Sneak Peek #3: Utchay Okorie – “Becoming a Human Firewall”

There’s still time to get early-bird registration pricing (ends April 30) or apply for a chapter scholarship (due May 1) for the Tri-Chapter Seminar in June.
If you need a nudge, here’s another sneak peek at one of the speakers …

Becoming a Human Firewall

Utchay Okorie, CISSP
Information Security Program Manager, Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Company

We have all heard the saying: “Prevention is better than cure” and the saying applies in the world of cybersecurity.

Security professionals have become really good at preventing attacks using technology and organizational policies but the human element has largely been underserved. This is particularly disconcerting when you add in the fact that most hacks and/or breaches are initiated with some form of social engineering.

We are going to take a look at some prevailing social engineering techniques and how to defend against them.

Utchay Okorie, CISSP, CCNA Security is the Information Security Program Manager for Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance where he establishes the enterprise vision and strategy of the Security Program in order to protect the people, information assets and technologies of Mutual of Enumclaw. Mr. Okorie previously worked with the WA State Auditor’s Office as the Senior Information Security Analyst which entailed managing the WA State Auditor’s Office as well as auditing State Agencies against the security posture framework created by the Office of the Chief Information Officer. Mr. Okorie graduated from the University of Washington with a Master’s degree in Cybersecurity and Leadership and is an avid poker player.