This month, we're excited to welcome Billy Steeghs and Ben Finke of OnDefend. They'll be talking to us about cybersecurity and Big Data/Cloud Computing.
We'll be getting started with pizza, beer, and socializing at 5:30. Billy and Ben will present Cyber Security: Security at the speed of DevOps. Safety blanket for your cloud experiences at 6:00pm.
About Ben Finke:
Ben Finke co-founded OnDefend and currently acts as a managing partner, specifically the director of information security operations and management.
He has over 15 years of experience in running and managing enterprise scale security programs. Ben has spent his career in multiple leadership roles in information security, including running a security practice for a managed services provider. In this role, Ben provided security consulting and day-to-day network defensive operations for a dozens of organizations, from Fortune 500 companies to Software-as-a-Service providers to US Government organizations.
Ben also founded the assessment practice for several national service providers, delivering PCI QSA and other compliance audit services, as well as vulnerability management, network penetration testing, and web application security testing. Ben has also implemented threat management and security testing programs at over a dozen large organizations, developing solutions to provide a safe and resilient enterprise.
Ben regularly consults on information security, from developing threat management practices to teaching courses on secure development practices. Ben speaks regularly at public and industry events, and is a co-organizer of the BSides JAX information security conference.
Ben has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Florida State University and currently holds the CISSP and PCI Professional certifications, among others. Ben’s passions are to learn continuously, to share what he knows, and to build teams capable of amazing results.
About Billy Steeghs:
Billy Steeghs joined OnDefend to spearhead the growing needs for Advisory Services and Consulting and currently acts as a managing partner, specifically the Cybersecurity Advisor and SecOps.
He has over 20 years of IT engineering, architecture, and IT operational leadership experience. He provides strategic leadership guiding the creation of long-term cybersecurity services, technology roadmaps, risk management, and improvement plans aligned with the Client's business needs.
In his prior roles, he successfully architected and deployed secure and scalable data centers, healthcare analytics, predictive analysis and data warehouse services.
These architectures have been nationally recognized by VMWARE, Cisco, and NetAPP. Additionally, Billy managed certifications and implementations of NIST[masked] government cybersecurity compliance to support Government systems.
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