ISSA Monthly Meetings

Monthly Meeting - August 28, 2017

Security Architecture: How to move projects forward without getting pwned

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Presenter: Aaron Tikeepe



When discussing architecture, security professionals tend to focus on the more technical aspects of a project: which firewall to buy, what sort of encryption is in use, etc. These technical considerations are often the easiest part of a project. This presentation will cover the types of projects a security architect may encounter, specific challenges associated with each, and will provide a high level methodology for helping move projects forward.


Aaron Tikeepe is an IT Security Architect at Kum & Go, responsible for IT Security and PCI compliance. He is currently dual enrolled in Upper Iowa's MBA program and Iowa State's Masters in Information Assurance program. When he is not studying, Aaron enjoys spending time with his family, participating in CTFs, and playing guitar.


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