Darryl MacLeod works for the Lares Advisory Services team and has over 20 years of experience in the IT security sector, having been responsible for developing, managing, and assessing information security programs for all levels of enterprise and government-level organizations. He has spoken at multiple conferences such as Security BSides St.John’s, GoSec, and the Texas Cyber Summit. He also sits on the Board of Directors for AtlSecCon and is the former lead organizer for Security BSides Cape Breton.

Strategic Alliances: How GRC Teams Can Empower Offensive Security Efforts (<– add to your schedule)

Collaboration between Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) teams and offensive security teams is vital for a strong security stance. This presentation highlights the role of GRC teams in augmenting offensive security efforts. Traditionally, GRC teams are seen as policy makers, compliance assessors, and risk managers. Their role, however, significantly contributes to offensive security strategies, going beyond these conventional duties. The presentation emphasizes how GRC teams can enhance offensive security through risk-informed strategies, ensuring that offensive measures align with policies and compliance, optimizing resources, and bridging communication between technical and executive teams. The session aims to provide cybersecurity professionals and organizational leaders with a thorough understanding of the importance of GRC teams in offensive security and practical approaches for integrating these functions within their organizations.

Come see Darryl MacLeod at RVAsec 13!