Presented by Matt Harper • Director of Information Security & Infrastructure, Devon Energy Corporation
If we graded ourselves on the progress we’ve made in IT over the past 20 years, would we be satisfied with the results? There are many common challenges which have persisted throughout the years. The question is this: are the solutions out of reach or do our actions fall short of our intentions? In this talk, Matt Harper will share his perspective (and a few confessions) of the constant struggle to “walk the talk” across information security and infrastructure operations.
Matt Harper serves as the Director of Information Security & Infrastructure for Devon Energy Corporation, a Fortune 500 oil & gas Company headquartered in Oklahoma City. His responsibilities include leading the execution of Devon’s technology strategy and managing cyber risk to Devon’s technology and data.
Mr. Harper serves as a board member for the Oil & Gas ISAC, is an active member of the American Petroleum Institute IT Security Subcommittee, and the Chair of the Oil & Gas Sector Coordinating Council collaborating with the Department of Energy and Department of Homeland Security on energy security policy.
Prior to joining Devon, Harper served as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he specialized in cyber investigations, critical infrastructure protection and intelligence matters. Harper has been on the front lines on numerous computer intrusion investigations involving state sponsored attacks, terrorist groups, organized crime and hacker groups. While in the FBI, Mr. Harper created the Cyber Program and founded the Oklahoma InfraGard chapter.
Harper is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), holds numerous technical certifications and Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Missouri.