Cyber Security

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Thank you to all those who joined us for our BABC 2018 Cyber Security Breakfast on October 17 at GCI in Seattle. More than 50 professionals joined to hear why companies should take cyber security seriously. Experts discussed the critical reasons companies go beyond the customer facing systems to address their internal processes and procedures, ensuring maximum security, compliance, and cost control. Speakers also shared insights, examples and facts on what companies should be doing now and how they should anticipate future needs. Many thanks to our group of panelists for their time and expertise, and to our sponsors for their generous support. 

John Barnhardt, VP Business Product Development


John is responsible for product management and development of GCI’s managed services portfolio. John has more than 25 years of professional experience in network management and engineering, technology consultation, educational technology management and product development. John has served in many roles at GCI, including Program Management of the company’s $250 million dollar TERRA network initiative, which brought modern broadband service to rural Alaska. He currently serves on the executive board of several nonprofits.

David Fowler, VP Strategic Services & Privacy Compliance


David Fowler has over 20 years of experience in the marketing industry, focused strictly on issues associated with the digital channel including, email marketing, deliverability, social media, mobile, integrated marketing, marketing automation and digital privacy compliance.David is seasoned thought leader on issues pertaining to email deliverability, digital privacy compliance with national and international engagements that include: Online Trust Alliance (Board Member), Email Services & Provider Coalition (Board Member), International Association of Privacy Professionals, Federal Trade Commission, In-Box East & West, Inbox/Outbox, American Marketing Association, Messaging and Anti Abuse Working Group, TrustArc, Privacy & American Business, Email Insider Summit and Email Experience Council.

Michael Hamilton, CISSP, Founder

CI Security

Michael has 30 years of experience in information security, as a practitioner, consultant, executive and entrepreneur. As former Chief Information Security Officer for the City of Seattle, Michael managed information security policy, strategy, and operations for 30 government agencies. Prior, Michael was the Managing Consultant for VeriSign Global Security Consulting and in that role provided expertise for hundreds of organizations, from Fortune 100 to small private colleges, and in nearly every sector.

Siva Ram, Head of Business Security & Fraud Risk

GLCM Digital Channels, HSBC Bank

Siva has over 18 years of professional experience in the security industry helping organizations of various sizes improve security with  penetration testing, security architecture, fraud monitoring and  building security programs. He currently manages cyber security, compliance and fraud risk for corporate banking digital channels for HSBC that are deployed in over 50 countries. 

Jeff Ridgeley, Cyber Security Architect


Jeff runs the cyber security practice at Northpoint and has over 15 years of cyber security experience in large healthcare delivery systems. An integral part of the core management team, Jeff draws on his 22 years of IT experience to aid customers navigating the broad landscape of cyber security including addressing all aspects of regulatory, compliance, and technical matters.


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