The three emerging pillars of cybersecurity include Risk Management, Cloud Security, and Cryptography. Cybersecurity can't be implemented efficiently without risk management. The cloud is taking over and here to stay. Cryptography is the clue that holds it all together.
Donald Parker, CISSP, CCSK, ITIL, MCSE
As a Sergeant in the US Army, cybersecurity instructor, inventor, author, and consultant to the Federal Government, Donald Parker has dedicated his entire career of over 23 years to the Information Technology industry with a special focus on Information Security. Mr. Parker has taught CISSP and other cybersecurity classes all over the United States and abroad, including Holland, Germany, and Guam. He holds a US patent for a physical computer security device that he believes will provide the greatest defense to one of the greatest threats on the Internet, Bot Networks. He has also developed a mechanical cryptographic cipher. Donald has authored a book on passing the CISSP exam and has published an audio version of the book online with over a million downloads. He has helped federal agencies and fortune 100 corporations comply with the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape. As an independent consultant and small business owner for the past 10 years, he successfully completed more than a dozen short to midterm contracts. The knowledge gained from more than 25 different public and private sector environments has afforded him a birds-eye view of this exciting new field. Many of Mr. Parker’s customers and students refer to him as a one-man band in the since that; he can identify the laws, regulations, requirements and policies that an organization must comply with and actually implement the security controls necessary to demonstrate compliance. Donald has developed a STEM program to teach kids and young adults cyber security basics and prepare them for capture the flag competitions.