Greg Jackson, a cybersecurity expert at Dynetics, will speak at the Utility Technology Association's (UTA's) Fall 2014 IT Conference, Oct. 22-24, 2014, at the Johnson City Power Board in Johnson City, Tenn. He will explain how to implement an effective security framework, emphasizing the National Institute of Standards and Technology Risk Management Framework (NIST) cybersecurity framework, released earlier this year.
Implementing security mechanisms without a framework can result in over-securing non-sensitive data or, more importantly, under-securing sensitive data. Jackson will discuss how to implement a framework based on the needs of a business owner or enterprise. He will explain how to move beyond security policies to a well-defined security system based on industry best practices.
Jackson, a certified information systems security professional (CISSP), manages the Enterprise Security group at Dynetics, which performs cybersecurity risk assessments and penetration testing, and provides managed security services.
Since retiring from the Air Force in 2001, Jackson has served a range of U.S. government and contractor customers working within various cybersecurity regulatory organizations, including Department of Defense (DoD) Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP), the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) and the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). He serves as chief architect of the data-centric approach that Dynetics takes to certification and accreditation and risk management.
UTA, originally formed in 1981 as UDPO (Utility Data Processing Organization), is a technology support group looking for new and innovative ideas to ensure strength and growth in the utility business world.
To find out more about the conference, visit http://www.utilitytechnology.org/events.aspx.
Dynetics provides information technology services to the defense, intelligence, healthcare, financial, automotive, education, telecommunications, utilities and other critical infrastructure sectors.
For more information, visit www.dynetics.com/information-technology.