With all the different possible layers of Defense in Depth, security professionals often ask how much do I really need to know to effectively apply Defense in Depth in protecting assets and data. There’s a professional certification in IT security where the exam is often described as a “mile wide, an inch deep”. This talks seeks to discuss the reality of how information security requires that professionals go beyond the basic understanding of layers they are implementing to learn and properly apply defense in depth.
Ryan is currently an IT Security and Compliance Manager with a local government entity and an independent security consultant. He has over 10 years experience in IT and IT Security including security operations, monitoring, incident response, and compliance. He attained his Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology at the University of Central Florida and holds CISSP, CISA, and EnCE certifications.