INI Seminar: Alan Levine

Time: October 1, 2010 - 2:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Location: DEC@CIC


The INI welcomes Alan Levine, Chief Information Security Officer, Alcoa Inc. His talk is titled "Conscious Control: The Value of Self-Assessment."

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 the Collaborative Innovation Center (DEC@CIC).

Speaker: Alan Levine, Chief Information Security Officer, Alcoa Inc., Pittsburgh, PA

Talk Abstract: Information and Cyber Security cannot always rely on textbook answers to real-life questions. Instead, Security requires an absolute knowledge of the current state of controls. Self-assessment is a key process for knowing current state. A self-assessment program can mean the difference between confidence and surprise, and surprise is antithetical to good security.
Speaker Bio: Alan Levine is Chief Information Security Officer at Alcoa Inc.  Previously, Alan was a Data Protection Officer, at UPMC Health System.  He has a BA from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a MA from City College of New York, and an ABD from Carnegie Mellon University (all but dissertation).  Alan was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.