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A Tale of the Internet of Things, Murder Most Foul, and Barbecue

  Presented by Don Faulkner, CISSP • CISO, University of Arkansas

We have always lived in a data-driven world. Recently our capacity to produce and consume data has begun to grow at a staggering rate. In the same way that good data enriches our world and our lives, bad data has the potential to destroy lives. We’ll look at some stories of how bad data comes in to being through simple activities, like trying to make better barbecue, we’ll examine some of the consequences, and we’ll attempt to answer the question, is there life after death?

An authority on assuring the reliability and security of information systems, Don Faulkner has analyzed, architected, and tested some of America’s largest commercial and government information systems. He has over 20 years experience stress-testing mission critical software, from nuclear power station modeling to commercial middle-ware products.

As Chief Information Security Officer at the University of Arkansas, Don is challenged daily to find elegant solutions to interesting problems ranging from identity and access management to cloud security to policy development. Previously, he was a professional security consultant with many clients in the Fortune 500 and the public sector.

A proponent of open systems, he’s interested in emerging technologies dealing with how information flows between people and computers, how it works for us, and how individuals stay in control.

Mr. Faulkner holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering along with multiple certifications, and is active in a number of information security communities.