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How vCISOs Optimize Cyberdefense
Top-level cybersecurity management requires years of experience dealing with the risks and threats specific to an industry. Outsourcing the vCISO role ensures all those needs—and any unanticipated ones—are accounted for. Join RSI Security for a glimpse into how our vCISO solution has optimized two cybersecurity programs in the field of Higher Education.

Our upcoming Webinar, “Why You Should Outsource Your vCISO Role…and How,” will take place on August 25, 2022, at 11:00 AM PST (2:00 PM EST), with a runtime of 50 minutes. The speakers will be RSI Security’s Sr. Technical Project Manager, David Samara, and guests Michael Zimmerman (CIO, Macomb Community College) and Cheryl Shelton (CTO, Mott Community College).

We will discuss:

- What responsibilities CISOs typically have and why they’re so crucial to account for
- Why organizations are increasingly struggling to find and retain full-time CISOs
- How outsourcing to a virtual CISO (vCISO) optimizes cyberdefense ROI

Afterwards, we’ll open the floor to a 15-minute discussion and audience Q&A, co-led by our two guest speakers. All attendees will be eligible for 1 CPE credit.

Can't make it? Register anyways, we'll send you a recording after!

Aug 25, 2022 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

David Samara
Sr. Technical Project Manager @RSI Security
David Samara is a Senior Technical Project Manager at RSI Security, after a multi-decade career in global IT Operations in management roles up to the CIO/VP level in the Military/Defense Industry that consistently included responsibility for Cybersecurity and leadership responsibilities of System design/install, DevOps, and unique roles in Threat Awareness/Hunting. Having shifted to the Cybersecurity industry, as a qualified Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Project Management Professional (PMP), Cloud Certified Practitioner (CCP), and Certified Scrum Master (CSM), David is especially skilled leading and working with an array of business scales, industries and cross-functional teams focused on strengthening capital through establishing complimentary Cybersecurity compliance structures.
John Shin
Managing Director @RSI Security
John Shin is the founder and managing director at RSI Security and has over 18 years of Information Technology and Cybersecurity leadership experience working with industries across the board. As a PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional, CISM, and Project Management Professional (PMP), John works with businesses at virtually any size and scale to assess and improve cybersecurity strategy and posture. He’s also the author of multiple research papers for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and others.
Michael Zimmerman
CIO @Macomb Community College
Since joining Macomb Community College in 2005 as CIO, Mike has provided leadership for the College’s academic, administrative and business computing technologies with a keen focus on organizational efficiency and a common sense application of technology. Prior to that, Mike spent 26 years in engineering design technology and executive leadership positions with an international high speed machining, welding and manufacturing automation company. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Wayne State University in Computer Science and a Master’s degree from Kettering University in Operations Management.
Cheryl Shelton
CTO @Mott Community College
Cheryl Shelton has served in the role of Chief Technology Officer at Mott Community College since 2009. Cheryl was also a classroom and online adjunct instructor at Mott for 17 years in the Information Technology department of the Technology Division. She has taught courses in general computing, computer programming, computer networking, and computer security. Cheryl has her bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan - Flint and her master's degree in Management Information Systems from Ferris State University. Prior to coming to Mott in 1998, Cheryl worked in various computer jobs in a variety of industries in the fields of help desk, network administrator, and systems analyst before making the transition to education. At Mott, she has worked in Academic Computing and been an Executive Dean before her current position as Chief Technology Officer.