Friday, January 18 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Engineered Biosystems Building: 950 Atlantic Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30332, CHOA Room
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Cybersecurity Lecture Series with Nir Valtman

The Cybersecurity Lecture Series at Georgia Tech is a free, one-hour lecture from a thought leader who is advancing the field of information security and privacy. Invited speakers include executives and researchers from Fortune 500 companies, federal intelligence agencies, start-ups, and incubators, as well as Georgia Tech faculty and students presenting their research. Lectures are open to all -- students, faculty, industry, government, or simply the curious.



Information security certifications, frameworks, and regulatory requirements provide a good foundation for startups to build an information security program. Since a security breach could put a startup out of business, they tend to treat security differently. However, if unchecked, security could eat a big piece of the total budgetary pie, starving innovation and business growth. This presentation will share Nir’s lessons learned as the first CISO at Kabbage. 


Nir Valtman heads information security at Kabbage, a unicorn FinTech company. Beforehand, Nir worked at NCR Corporation in several roles, including heading the application security across the software solutions portfolio and leading the divisional information security group as the Retail CISO. Furthermore, as part of his previous positions, he was working in several security leadership, application security, penetration testing and systems infrastructure security positions. Nir is a frequent speaker at leading conferences around the world, including Black HatDefconRSABSides, and OWASP. Nir has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science but his knowledge is mainly based on cowboy learning and information sharing with the techno-oriented communities.

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