All too often security practitioners run around on the shoals of reality presented by executive management. Aligning goals and expectations between security practitioners and executive management is a common problem many organizations face. This talk provides practitioners with an actionable model to educate executive management on; defined vs. perceived risk, gaining support, defining common goals, approval for initiatives, and improving communications. Armed with this knowledge, security practitioners are better enabled to avoid running aground in the dark waters of executive management.

Mike Lockhart is an information security executive with over fifteen years of experience in security, operations engineering, development and advisory roles. He has worked for startups and corporations, along with founding two companies. Mike's focus is aligning a practical and pragmatic approach to security with the needs and goals of an organization.

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