Security Leadership - Your Secret Weapon - PROF-M04

GW Ray Davidson, Professor of Practice, SANS Technology Institute
Ronald Woerner, Director, Cybersecurity Studies, Bellevue University

GW Ray Davidson received his Ph.D. in engineering from Purdue University, and worked as a pharmaceutical scientist for the first half of his career. This gave him intimate familiarity with the challenges of a regulated industry. After a dozen years in research, Davidson was seduced by the flashing lights and bright colors of corporate IT, and used his middle management position to take a leadership role in securing the enterprise. After contributing personally to his employer's downsizing effort, he taught Networking and Security at Purdue's Calumet campus for two years before taking his current position as Professor of Practice at the SANS Technology Institute. He holds numerous industry certifications and lives in Kalamazoo Michigan.

Ron Woerner, CISSP, a noted speaker and writer in the Security industry is the Director of Cybersecurity Studies at Bellevue University. Woerner has over 20 years IT and Security experience and has established the security practices for multiple Midwest companies including CSG Systems, ConAgra Foods and TD Ameritrade. He earned degrees from Michigan State University and Syracuse University. He was awarded the CISSP, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Toastmasters Advanced Communicator and Leader designations. He loves to talk to others who are passionate about Security and Privacy.



Ray Davidson Professor of Practice, SANS/GIAC/STI

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