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IN-ISAC: SOC, Security Awareness and More

Nicholas Sturgeon - Indiana Office of Technology

Feb 10, 2016

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Abstract

The Indiana Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IN-ISAC) is an entity developed by the State of Indiana and key partners to mitigate cybersecurity risks for the State of Indiana. The IN-ISAC will accomplish this through sharing threat information and collaborating with the public, private industry, local government and other governmental agencies.

About the Speaker

Nick Sturgeon is the Manager of the Indiana Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IN-ISAC) and the Security Operations Center (SOC). As the Manager of the IN-ISAC, Nick is responsible for overall strategic planning, budget planning, project oversite, and ensures all efforts are focused on achieving the IN-ISAC’s mission. Nick also provides management and oversight of the IN-ISAC’s Security Awareness and Training program as well as direction on IN-ISAC/SOC policy and procedure development. As the SOC Manager, Nick is responsible for all day to day operations of the SOC. Nick is also involved with two Crit-Ex working groups and the State of Indiana Cybersecurity Coordination group. Nick also serves as the Deputy Director for Cyber Intelligence for the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center (IIFC).

Before joining the Indiana Office of Technology, Nick spent eight years with the Indiana State Police serving various roles. Nick held ranks of Trooper, Sergeant and First Sergeant. His last assignment was in the Criminal Justice Data Division and serving as the Assistant Commander of the Information Technology Section.

Nick earned a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Indiana State University, and a M.S. with a specialization in Cyber Forensics from Purdue University.

Unless otherwise noted, the security seminar is held on Wednesdays at 4:30P.M. STEW G52, West Lafayette Campus. More information...