INI Seminar: Joshua Davis, Qualcomm

Time: April 2, 2010 - 2:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Location: DEC@Henry


The INI welcomes Joshua Davis, Director, Information Security and Risk Management, Qualcomm Inc, who will present "Wicked Problems and Information Security."

The INI Seminar takes place every Friday, 2:30 - 3:50 p.m. This week's seminar takes place at the Distributed Education Classroom at Henry Street (The INI Building).

Talk Abstract: Global warming, terrorism, international financial crisis, decreasing fossil fuel deposits, and... information security? Wicked and super wicked problems are issues that "defy resolution because of enormous interdependencies, uncertainties, circularities, and conflicting stakeholders implicated by any effort to develop a solution". We will examine whether or not current information security problems can be characterized as wicked problems; and whether or not methods developed to address known wicked problems can be applied to assist with improving information security management methodologies.
Speaker Bio: Joshua Davis is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP). Joshua is an active member of Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), ASIS International, Infragard, and the San Diego's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).  He is a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), and has co-authored or contributed to many recent publications including CSA’s Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing and ISACA's Cloud Computing.  Joshua holds a BS in Information Systems from the University of Redlands, and studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California.