Agile Security: Balancing Security with the Need for Agility written by Jeff Lowder
Jeff Lowder is an information security executive with a passion for innovation in information risk management, with an exceptionally strong background in IT governance, inductive logic, and decision theory as it relates to risk analysis and risk management. He has over 14 years of management experience and 17 years of IT experience that span risk management, Internet security, strategic planning, incident response, compliance, information systems audit, business continuity planning, and project management.
He is the President of the Society for Information Risk Analysts, which is devoted exclusively to continually improving the practice of information risk analysis, and Director, Global Information Security for OpenMarket. His previous assignments include Director, Information Security / Risk Management at Disney Interactive Media Group, a branch of The Walt Disney Company; Sr. Security Architect / Manager, Network Security at NetZero; Director, Security and Privacy at Elemica; and Director, Network Security at the United States Air Force Academy, where he was named Information Protection Individual of the Year.
He has been published in multiple editions of the HANDBOOK OF INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT (ed. Harold F. Tipton and Mikki Krause, Auerbach Publications). He is a member of the ISSA and the Society for Risk Analysis. A graduate of Seattle Pacific University, with a B.S. degree in Computer Science, Lowder also is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and has served on the boards of the Delaware Valley ISSA and the SANS Institute’s GSEC Certification Advisory Board.