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NTXISSA May 19, 2022 Monthly Meeting

May 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Come join us on Thursday, May 19, 2022 for our next North Texas ISSA Learn & Learn Meeting. REGISTRATION REQUIRED as seating is limited

Maggiano’s Little Italy, North Ballroom, $15 for Members, $28 for Guests

6001 W Park Blvd
Plano, TX 75093


How important is identity security? Globally, organizations spent $12B in 2020 on identity and access management solutions. According to Fortune Business Insights, this market is expected to be $34B in 2028. So what are security leaders experiencing as this need for identity security continues to grow?

The perimeter of a network was once very clear — it was the firewall. Thanks to digital transformation and the changes in how the world communicates and transacts, the firewall is no longer the clear perimeter. The identity is the new perimeter.

In this informative panel discussion with subject-matter experts such as Dr. Branden Williams, you’ll hear how organizations are modifying their IT security practice to address identity security and account for not only human identities, but machine identities, too. You’ll also hear how IT security executives are helping their organization not only save money, but make more money through their customer identity and access management (CIAM) program.

Our panelists will be discussing their thoughts on:

  1. Protecting both human identities and machine identities
  2. The compliance requirements around identity-based security
  3. The complexity of managing digital transformation with on-prem and cloud applications and the identities that need access
  4. Similarities and differences of protecting workforce and customer identities
  5. How a good customer identity and access management (CIAM) program drives business revenue

Panel Members:

Dr. Branden Williams – Vice President of IAM Strategy – Ping Identity

Dr. Williams has nearly twenty-five years of experience in business, technology, and cybersecurity as a consultant, strategist, and executive. He has experience working for the largest and smallest institutions as an entrepreneur, practitioner, and advisor. His specialty is navigating complex landscapes — be it compliance, security, technology, or business-and finding innovative solutions that promote growth while reducing risk. He is a practitioner and advisor for operational, engineering, and management of IT and IS tools. He’s held several executive roles in the industry, and served on both the PCICo and EMVCo boards. Furthermore, he is an author of several books on PCI Compliance, and his blog and other publications can be found at his website (brandenwilliams.com).

Alex Taube – Manager, Federated Identity – Southwest Airlines

Alex has been working in IAM for the last decade in many roles. He currently is the Manager over both Enterprise and Customer federated identities and is helping lead his teams to deploy and modernize the identity experiences. Before leading these teams at Southwest Airlines, Alex was an engineer in multiple facets of IAM specializing mainly in identity governance and federation. He has spent nearly his entire career in aviation between Bell Flight and Southwest Airlines.

Kiran Kumar Ketha – Senior Manager, Information Security Engineering – Rent-A-Center

Kiran is a highly motivated Cybersecurity leader with over 15 years of hands-on and managerial experience in Information Technology covering various industries such as, global manufacturing, utilities, and retail. He is particularly passionate about implementing security programs that help enable businesses to reduce risk and realize their organizational objectives. Kiran currently oversees Rent-A-Center’s enterprise-wide Identity and Access Management (IAM) and Network & Application Security programs.

Mustapha Kebbeh – CISO – Brinks

Mustapha has 15 years’ experience working in Information Security. As Chief Information Security Officer for a global enterprise, Mustapha heads the vision and strategy for all IT cybersecurity, enterprise risk management, and IT enterprise architecture impacting 75,000 employees around the world. Mustapha serves as CISO Executive Governing body member & co-chair for Evanta, a Gartner company. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer and Information systems security / information assurance, as well as industry certifications such as CISSP, CEH, CISM and CHFI.

This month’s door prizes are Traeger Grill and several Amazon Gift Cards! One chance to win per registered guest. NTX ISSA Members have two chances to win!

Please Note:

  • Registration is required prior to the event – seats are limited!
  • Cash is not accepted at the event
  • You must be a member of the Cybersecurity Industry to attend

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Members registration: $15
Non-member registration: $28


Maggiano’s Little Italy
6001 West Park Blvd
Plano, TX 75093 United States
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(972) 781-0776