2020 Keynote Speaker Roger A. Grimes

    2020 NAGW Virtual conference

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    How Compliance is Hurting Security

    About this keynote:
    We all know that compliance and security aren’t always the same. Attend this session to learn how they differ, how compliance is broken, learn about some common examples, and see how you can modify your compliance plans to be more secure without failing an audit. Taught by 30-year security veteran and former auditor who has passed the CPA and CISA exams.

    What you’ll learn:
    · Difference Between Compliance and Security
    · How Compliance Is Hurting Security
    · How to Fix Common Mistakes


    Roger A. Grimes, Data-Driven Defense Evangelist for KnowBe4, Inc., is a 33-year computer security consultant, instructor, holder of dozens of computer certifications, and author of 12 books and over 1,000 magazine articles on computer security. He has spoken at many of the world’s biggest computer security conferences, been in Newsweek™ magazine, appeared on television, been interviewed for NPR’s All Things Considered™, the Wall Street Journal, and been a guest on dozens of radio shows and podcasts. He has worked at some of the world’s largest computer security companies, including Foundstone, McAfee, and Microsoft.

    He has consulted for hundreds of companies, from the largest to the smallest, around the world. He specializes in host and network security, quantum security, identity management, anti-malware, hackers, honeypots, Public Key Infrastructure, cloud security, cryptography, policy, and technical writing. His certifications have included CPA, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CEH, MSCE: Security, Security+, and yada-yada others, and he has been an instructor for many of them. His writings and presentations are often known for their real-world, contrarian views. He was the weekly security columnist for InfoWorld and CSO magazines between 2005 - 2019.

    Roger A. Grimes, CPA, CISSP, CEH, MCSE, CISA, CISM, CNE, yada, yada, is the author of 12 books and over 1000 national magazine articles on computer security, specializing in host security and preventing hacker and malware attacks. Roger is a frequent speaker at national computer security conferences and was the weekly security columnist at InfoWorld and CSO magazines between 2005 - 2019. He has worked at some of the world’s largest computer security companies, including, Foundstone, McAfee, and Microsoft. Roger is frequently interviewed and quoted in the media including Newsweek, CNN, NPR, and WSJ. His presentations are fast-paced and filled with useful facts and recommendations.


    Outstanding Value

    The virtual conference fee includes:

    • One keynote presentation
    • 14 session topic choices
    • Networking with peers and presenters
    • Select post-conference session videos
    • Pinnacle Awards Presentation
    • Contact with sponsors and their products


    Relevant Topics

    Topics cover a wide range of interests and technologies providing information in all areas of the government web profession including:

    • Content Strategy
    • Innovative Tools & Technology
    • Open Data & Open Government
    • Plain Language
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • User Experience & Accessibility


    Conference History

    2020 will be the 18th NAGW Annual Conference, including the two original conferences held by a Kansas City group called the Metro Area Government Webmasters (MAGWeb). Learn more about the Conference History.