Tuesday, October 26, 2021
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Phishing, Ransomware and the New World Order (session)

The oft-described “Prince of security weirdness”, Kevin claims mass pollution of Google and says that he’s not the vet or the police captain, does not sing “Danny Boy” and is definitely not the dead guy. He holds a Master’s degree in Information Security from the University of London.

He speaks often – some might say too often – on the subjects of security and technology, and is a sought-after pundit on these and other topics. Kevin holds CISSP status and is a member in good standing of the IEEE and ISC2.

Kevin has worked in the Internet field for many years, with side trips into the weird worlds of, among many others, Voice over IP, ethical hacking, network architecture and audit mitigation. With two patents to his name for developments in VoIP security, he seems unable to concentrate on anything for too long unless it’s security related. He’s co-authored several books on topics related to the Internet, forensics and the admissibility of digital evidence.

Working in both customer-facing and development roles, Kevin worked at AT&T Labs for sixteen years. He has served as the Chief Information Security Officer for a Fortune 500 Payments company, a major fitness chain and a major outdoor retailer, the world’s largest distribution company, and the Interim Chief Security Officer or CIO for several other companies. From managing PCI and other audit woes to designing and implementing a security strategy, Kevin has amassed a formidable set of credentials for someone who claims he still doesn’t know what he wants to do when he grows up. He is currently the CISO for Scientific Games, based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Among his hobbies, Kevin lists flying his airplane, riding his motorcycle, collecting pinball machines and taking his huskies for long walks.