Is there a Return on your Security Investment??

State agencies need to make a significant investment to keep their organizations secure. The New York State Forum's Security Committee is sponsoring a seminar to provide attendees with information to validate that investment, while promoting the business of the organization.

Agenda and Presentations

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8:30 am
9:00 am
Welcome & Introduction
9:05 am
Introduction to ROI

Dr. Anthony Cresswell, Interim Director, Center for Technology in Government

This topic will cover new methods for defining, measuring, and communicating public returns from information technology investments in security or other government IT sectors, and to offer recommendations for using these methods in planning and decision making.

Dr. Cresswell specializes in organizational studies, research methods, and the role of information in organizational action & innovation. He is currently the Interim Director of CTG and author of Advancing Return on Investment Analysis for Government IT: A Public Value Framework. Albany, NY: Center for Technology In Government, 2006.

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9:50 am
Maximizing Your Investment in Security

Brian Fuller, Senior Security Manager, BearingPoint Public Sector

Agencies should build an IT security program that considers both risk and investment returns across the enterprise. Using a comprehensive framework such as the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) will ensure that each dollar spent on security will garner not only compliance with a valuable standard, but also reduce the organizations exposure to financial, reputation, legal, and operational risks.

Mr. Fuller has nearly 10 years of Federal, State, Intelligence and Commercial sector experience managing Technology, Risk Management, and Enterprise Security initiatives. He is currently responsible for the strategy & direction of solutions and services for the BearingPoint Public Sector Security Group.

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10:35 am
10:50 am
Where to Start

Donald A. (Andy) Purdy, Jr., Esq., CISSP

ROI can be best achieved when technology enhances security and IT operations, while increasing the effectiveness of business processes in advancing the mission and goals of the organization. The speaker will discuss one such model: the Resiliency Engineering Framework developed by Carnegie Mellon University and the Financial Services Technology Consortium.

Former Acting Director National Cyber Security Division/US-CERT, Department of Homeland Security; former member of the White House staff team that drafted the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace. Currently, President, DRA Enterprises, Inc. ( (External Link)), Member of the Executive Advisory Board of BigFix, Inc. ., and a partner in the law firm, Allenbaugh Samini, LLP ( (External Link)).

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11:20 am
Panel Q&A

Time & Place:

  • February 6, 2008
  • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (8:30 Check-in/Registration)
  • Meeting Rooms 2 & 3, The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, NY 12242