Barry Kouns



kouns_barry.jpg (134×167)Barry Kouns is principal consultant for ISO/IEC 27001:2013 pre-certification services at Risk Based Security, Inc., an information security, threat intelligence, and risk management consultancy. Barry’s experience includes information security consulting, risk assessment and quality management. Barry has provided training, procedure development and pre-certification consulting services resulting in the successful ISO/IEC 27001 certification of more than two dozen organizations. Barry has full knowledge of GLBA, FFIEC, HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and 201 CMR 17 and is well versed with PCI DSS, ISO 9001, COBIT, FISMA, NIST 800-53, BS 25999, ISO 31000 and ISO 20000. He has earned a B.S. in Statistics from Virginia Tech and a M.S. in Industrial Engineering Management from North Dakota State University. He has earned the CISSP designation, is a trained ISO /IEC 27001:2013 Auditor & ISMS Implementer, and is ITIL Foundation Certified. Barry was a Captain in the United States Air Force and served as a B-52H Navigator/Bombardier.

Incident Response Management – Not a Fire Drill

In spite of the billions of dollars spent annually to prevent a data breach, breaches are being reported at a rate of more than eight per day. Most security experts say it’s not a matter of if your organization’s data will be breached, but when. If your organization does not have a well designed, formally documented, and regularly tested Incident Response process in place, how well will you respond to the data breach that is most likely in your future?
Not all Incident Response programs are created equal. Speed of action, without first understanding the nature and severity of an event can often lead to elevating the costs to the organization. Join this session to learn how to build an effective Incident Response Management process to identify and properly respond to the various levels of information security events.