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INTERFACE Kansas City
July 13th, 2017

  Presented by Wayne Crowder • Head of Information Security, Shamrock Trading Corporation

Technical work is challenging. Employees outside of IT cannot comprehend the amount of time invested and energy spent to work in our industry. We can be quite proud of our achievements, but may struggle to gain acceptance or buy-in from the business. The fear of losing what we have can occasionally lead to burnout and dead ends. Technology professionals can find themselves working longer hours but achieving less. You may also work in a culture with a perception of IT that can be isolating. The business wants things fixed without investing for the future or understanding the issues IT is continually facing. You are on an island.

How can IT initiatives be perceived as an essential need instead of a losing cost center? Learning to adapt and keeping confidence with a current employer is a lost art. It has become the norm to find a new job in hopes that the grass is greener, only to repeat the same cycle of seclusion and fatigue. How can islanders break out of this cycle? Attendees will learn how to avoid the pitfalls of knowledge hoarding and end user apathy. Techniques, training and culture ideas will be shared. Those who can think outside the box and use their non-IT talents can achieve more through some basic thinking and simple approaches to working with those in their environment.

Presented by: Wayne Crowder / Head of Information Security, Shamrock Trading Corporation

Wayne Crowder is an accomplished security professional, speaker, and advisor. He is an expert in the fields of threat intelligence and investigations. He consults with security strategists, business owners, and managers, to develop security programs, minimize risk, and implement best in class security solutions. He is a passionate Information Security leader and currently serves as the Kansas City (ISC)2 Chapter Vice President. Wayne is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst, and GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst.