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Finding the Hay in the Needlestack: 2014’s Emerging and Dominant Information Security Controls

Speaker: Bob Kalka, CRISC, is the Director of IBM Security Systems

Location: GOL-1400

Time: 1:00 pm -2:30 pm, April 30, 2014

Over the past decade, a discrete set of information security controls and processes have been adopted by businesses and other organizations in response to innovation, compliance, complexity and cost pressures.  This session will provide a business-focused perspective on the controls that have become dominant across industries, along with the emerging controls that are poised to obtain the next round of investment.

Bob Kalka, CRISC, is the Director of IBM Security Systems, a division of IBM Software Group.  Bob is responsible for IBM’s global strategic clients, as well as its enablement programs.  He has been intimately involved in developing IBM’s overall strategy for its security-related investments, including more than twenty acquisitions of security-related firms over the past fifteen years.

Bob has been involved in the information security industry for 20 of his 24 years with IBM.   He has held a number of leadership positions in product management, sales, business development, marketing management and product development.  He is a frequent international speaker on the relationship of business with Information Technology, cloud computing and security, and has had numerous papers and articles published on these topics.  He also holds a United States Patent related to secure distributed computing software.

Bob received a Master of Business Administration degree in Organizational Change and Development from Syracuse University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology.  Bob also holds a certificate in strategic marketing planning from the Indiana University Graduate School of Business.  He is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) by ISACA, and is also ITIL certified.

He currently resides in Austin, Texas with his wife and two children.