Security Architecture

Security in today’s corporate world, both commercial and Federal, has never been more complex. We find ourselves confronted with a more advanced set of adversaries, more complex enterprise architectures blurring the outside edges of security domains while making use of mobile, cloud, and BYOD architectures, and even more demands on compliance audit reporting.

The first part of this presentation discusses the cyber security landscape, the threats, trends, and emerging patterns of the cyber security adversary. The second is a first principles discussion of the IBM Security Framework, a product independent approach to securing the enterprise from a people, data, applications, and infrastructure perspective.

Speaker bio:

John McLaughlin is the North America Senior Security Architect for Q1 Labs in the IBM Security Systems Division. In this role, John solves the hardest of architectural problems for the largest IBM security customers. For these customers, John illuminates IBM technology that solves their security intelligence business problems in a cost effective, schedule sensitive, and performance enhancing way. His technical expertise includes all aspects of cyber-security, information assurance, system and network engineering, and project management.

Mr. McLaughlin is also an adjunct professor at George Mason University and a visiting professor at the University of California – San Diego. At both schools Mr. McLaughlin highlights engineering solutions to today’s top security attack vectors. Mr. McLaughlin has an M.S. in Computer Science from University of Southern Mississippi, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from George Mason University. His certifications include a CISSP, IBM’s Senior Certified Architect, and is a Distinguished Architect with The Open Group.

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