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Keys to Security written by Derek Schatz

Derek Schatz

Derek Schatz, CISSP, is currently the lead security architect for network systems at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, where he designs secure networks for airplanes. He has been in information security for over 11 years in both enterprise and consulting roles, including a stint as a manager in the Big 5. He has spoken at a number of conferences and also teaches information security on the side. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California at Irvine, and obtained his CISSP in 1999. He resides in southern California.

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Biography of Derek Schatz

– Derek Schatz, CISSP, is currently the lead security architect for network systems at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, where he designs secure networks for airplanes. He has been in information security for over 11 years in both enterprise and consulting roles, including a stint as a manager in the Big…