How BYOD implementations impact Systems Security … what the SE needs to know …
Glenn Schoonover

Date: November 14, 2012
Location: Amphora Restaurant
1151 Elden Street
Herndon, VA 20170
Start Time: 6:00 PM

Cost: $10.00 (INCOSE-WMA members), $20.00 (non-members), Free (student members)
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Special Note from Chapter President Laurie Nasta
For this last ‘chapter’ meeting of 2012 (our next “meeting” will be Holiday Party!) we have a topic by a great speaker, Mr. Glenn Schoonover of Koolspan, Inc.

I first heard about Koolspan at a special Technical Forum put on by the Innovative Solutions Consortium founded by my friend and colleague, Mr. Ken Spedden of D.A.T.A, Inc.  Because I became aware of Koolspan through Ken, I offered him the opportunity to introduce our speaker, and take a few minutes to make WMA aware of the ISC and the great work they are doing.  Below you will read a bit about the ISC, a bio on Mr. Schoonover, an abstract on the great topic he is sharing with us relative to Systems Security/Information Assurance and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies that are springing up everywhere (even Fairfax County Public Schools), the dangers, the risks, and what a good SE needs to be aware of….

As usual we will be at the Amphora Diner, Herndon, Va starting at 6 pm, where menu will feature your choice of:  Vegetable Lasagna,Pork Loin Chops, or Chicken Piccata with sides/vegetables, greek salad, bread selection, and as usual the fabulous Amphora dessert – the fruit bavarian cake. We hope to see you there!

What is the ISC?
The Innovative Solutions Consortium (ISC) was founded as a forum to promote collaboration among industry leaders, enable meaningful information exchange, and address the government’s toughest technology and scientific problems. Our goal is to use our combined capabilities to help those who protect and defend our nation, and build a more robust environment for government contractors and commercial innovators.

As companies begin to move away from a strictly controlled mobile environment towards BYOD they need to reevaluate their policies with respect to mobile devices. Very often BYOD is described as merely an extension of existing corporate infrastructure policies.  I would suggest that a BYOD policy needs to be more comprehensive as mobile devices are vulnerable to a wider range of attack vectors than is the average desktop or laptop computer. A true system wide approach needs to be considered with an end state of protecting the data regardless of what form it is in rather than controlling devices.  My talk will  address some of these attack vectors  and the very often unanticipated threats they present to an agency or organization as they embrace a move to Bring Your Own Device.  Even if an organization is not currently considering BYOD, these thoughts apply in that most companies could do a far better job of protecting their intellectual property or in government terms the “Sensitive But Unclassified” information.

GLENN SCHOONOVER, CISSP, Senior Director of Security Solutions at KoolSpan.  With over 15 years of cyber-security expertise he has the distinction of being the first Chief of Network Security at the Pentagon establishing a 24/7 Computer Emergency Operations Center and coordinating activities across all of the DoD. Previously he was an Executive Director with Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector and a senior technical architect at Microsoft supporting Federal customers. Glenn is a 1986 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and is a combat veteran of Operations Just Cause and Desert Storm. He has been awarded the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, and numerous other commendations.

  • First Chief Information Security Office at the Pentagon
  • Executive Director at Microsoft for National Security initiatives Worldwide
  • 15 years Information Security and Enterprise Network Experience
  • Former Contracting Officer’s Representative
  • 9+ years of experience in Civil Affairs, Civil Military Operations, Humanitarian Assistance, Emergency Logistics, and working with NGO’s in Africa, Latin American and the Middle East
  • Global experience working with cross-cultural, multinational teams. Working knowledge of French and Russian
  • Combat veteran of Operations Just Cause, and Desert Storm.