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Jake Kouns

CISO, Risk Based Security

Jake Kouns is the CISO for Risk Based Security that provides vulnerability and data breach intelligence.  Mr. Kouns has presented at many well-known security conferences including RSA, Black Hat, DEF CON, DerbyCon, CISO Executive Summit, EntNet IEEE GlobeCom, FIRST,CanSecWest, SOURCE, SyScan and many more. He is the co-author of the book Information Technology Risk Management in Enterprise Environments, Wiley, 2010 and The Chief Information Security Officer, IT Governance, 2011.  He has briefed the DHS and Pentagon on Cyber Liability Insurance issues and is frequently interviewed as an expert in the security industry by Information Week, eWeek, Forbes, PC World, CSO, CIO and SC Magazine. He has appeared on CNN as well as the Brian Lehrer Show and was featured on the cover of SCMagazine. He holds both a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Information Security from James Madison University.  In addition, he holds a number of certifications including ISC2's CISSP, and ISACA's CISM, CISA and CGEIT.

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No matter the industry, all companies are under increasing pressure to bring better products to market. Many companies require IT, specifically developers to deliver and they need to release fast, and difficult deadlines are being pushed down from the C level. Even with numerous high-profile data breaches, security is still often an afterthought for many organizations....