November 29 - San Fernando Valley

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11/29/2018 - Thursday, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
DeVry University, Sherman Oaks, CA
Speaker: Mikhael Felker
Topic: Project Managers are Key Enablers to Business Resiliency

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Once business strategy is determined, it's up to project managers to execute on the organizational vision. Every organization is going through digital transformation.

Project Managers are key to ensuring that value of transformation is realized, and the organizational project portfolio is protected from increasing risks of cyber threats.

This session focuses on what are the key areas Project Managers need to focus on to ensure project delivery and long-term business resiliency.

 


About the Speaker:

Mikhael Felker is Director of Information Security and Risk Management at Farmers Insurance.

Previously, he was the first information security hire at The Honest Company to build the information security program and team for this LA based unicorn ($1.7B valuation, 2015). During his tenure he developed the first information security policies, implemented key security technologies, executed risk assessments, hired security engineers and contractors, developed program metrics, and provided C-level program reporting.

During his decade career across a number of industries including Technology, Insurance, Healthcare, Defense and Consumer Products companies, he has implemented technologies for vulnerability management, identity & access management, intrusion prevention, wireless security, eDiscovery, remote access, application security, two factor, security awareness training, eSignature, encryption platforms, endpoint security and many others.

In addition to his professional experience, Mikhael's other passion is teaching and non-profit engagement; he has been a lecturer at USC Engineering and UCLA Extension, teaching courses ranging from Internet Protocols to Information Security Management. He previously served on the Board of Directors for ISSA Los Angeles and PMI Los Angeles.

Felker received his M.S. in information security policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University and B.S. in computer science from UCLA. He holds industry credentials in security, privacy and project management including CISSP, PMP, CIPP/US, CISM, CISA, ITIL, CGEIT, and CSM. Mikhael's written work of 50+ publications has been featured in 10+ publications including Forbes, ACM, IEEE Security & Privacy, ISACA Journal, ISSA Journal, case studies and a number of online magazines

 

Meeting Agenda:
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Registration and Networking
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Announcements
7:00 pm - 7:55 pm Guest Speaker
7:55 pm – 8:00 pm Adjournment and Closing Remarks

 

PDUs
PMPs will receive 1.0 PDU in the Strategy & Business category.

 

Cost for Event:
FREE

 

Location Information:
DeVry University
15301 Ventura Blvd, Building D-100
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

 

Parking Instructions:
$3 if entering the Galleria Parking Garage after 4pm

 

Postponement/Cancelation
This event may be canceled or postponed, though all efforts will be made to avoid doing so.  If canceled or postponed, notification will be made to all registrants via email.

 

Questions/Comments:
Contact the PMI-LA SFV Meeting Director SFV.Meeting@pmi-la.org

 



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