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Sep 1, 2014

In this episode

  • We discuss the largest challenges in the state government sector
  • Brian discusses balancing the need for openness versus security/secrecy
  • Phil talks about the challenge of balancing policy with agency needs in state government
  • Michael asks how state-level security justifies and prioritizes security requirements
  • Raf asks how policy is created that can be both effective, and broad
  • The group talks about metrics, policy implementation, and showing value to protecting citizens
  • The guys answer "What's the best piece of advice you've gotten in your career?


  • Philip Beyer ( @pjbeyer ) - Philip is a security professional with more than 12 years progressive experience. Currently leading information security for an organization as a function of business goals and risk profile. Consummate generalist with background in multi-client consulting and specialization in risk management, incident handling, security operations, software assurance (OpenSAMM, BSIMM), and technical compliance testing (ISO 27002, PCI-DSS, HIPAA). Confident leader, problem solver, relationship builder, technical communicator, public speaker, presenter, and security evangelist. Fast-paced learner with a strong work ethic and self-starter attitude.
  • Brian Engle ( @brianaengle ) - Currently the Chief Information Security Officer & Texas Cybersecurity Coordinator who is a results-oriented executive and leader with over 20 years of progressive experience in Information Technology and Information Security across the government, healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, technology, telecommunications and retail verticals. His specialties include risk management, project management, and cost effective delivery of appropriate security solutions within organizational risk tolerances. Consummate generalist with a background in effective incident management, security and network operations, vulnerability and threat management, as well as technical compliance evaluation and gap analysis.