(ISC)2 New Jersey Chapter Announces Marene Allison, VP and CISO for Johnson & Johnson as Keynote Speaker at Social Engineering Prevention Conference SECON2017

JERSEY CITY, N.J., April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- (ISC)2 New Jersey Chapter, is excited to announce Marene Allison, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Johnson & Johnson as a keynote speaker for its annual Social Engineering Prevention Conference SECON2017 held May 25, 2017 at New Jersey City University.

The conference offers two keynote presentations from industry leaders, interactive workshops, and "hands-on" exercises on social engineering. The program includes two Keynote CISO panels and a lively discussion on social engineering impact on security. Attendees will learn about implications of social engineering and mitigating strategies. Members of the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) will be on hand to answer questions or concerns.

Social engineering is pervasive and this conference has something for both business and technical attendees. Learn how to protect yourself, family and business from the dangers of social engineering.

Marene Allison's keynote presentation on Social Engineering and IoT will provide a current perspective of innovation and persistence in Cybersecurity. Also Ms. Allison will be a panelist on Implications of Social Engineering and Mitigation Strategies.

In her Chief Information Security Officer role at Johnson & Johnson', Marene Allison is responsible for protecting the company's Information Technology (IT) systems and data worldwide through elimination and mitigation of cybersecurity risk. Prior to J&J, Marene was Chief Security Officer and Vice President for Medco, where she oversaw all aspects of security and regulatory compliance. As head of Global Security at Avaya, Marene secured the World Cup network in Korea and Japan in 2002. She also worked as Vice President of Loss Prevention and Safety for the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company. Before that, Marene was an FBI Special Agent, working on undercover drug operations, terrorist bombings, and a mock nuclear terrorism exercise.

Other significant speakers include:

  • Beth Ritter-Guth, Director of Instructional Design & Director of American Honors, Union County College
  • Christopher Frenz, Director of Infrastructure, Interfaith Medical Center
  • Eric Kron, Security Awareness Advocate, KnowBe4
  • Nasir Memon, Associate Dean for Online Learning, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
  • Robert Wood, Head of Trust and Security, Nuna
  • Rashaad Bajwa, President, Domain Computer Services, Inc.
  • Rich Mikelinich, Chief Information Security Officer, Yale University
  • Wyman Miles, Chief Information Security Officer, Cornell University

"Not only companies need to safeguard their systems and data from social engineering, the dangers have reached the average household consumer – all need to be vigilant about methods to defend against confidence tricks," said Yolanda Baker, CISA, member of the Steering Committee for the conference, volunteer at (ISC)2 New Jersey Chapter and Past President of ISACA New Jersey Chapter.

Registration is open for General Admission and Students https://www.se-conference.org/

About Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson, headquartered in New Brunswick, New Jersey, is an American multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturer founded in 1886. Its common stock is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the company is listed among the Fortune 500. The approximately 126,400 employees at more than 230 Johnson & Johnson operating companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

About (ISC)2 New Jersey Chapter

(ISC)2 New Jersey Chapter is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization. Our chapter's mission is to disseminate knowledge, exchange ideas, and encourage community outreach efforts, for advancement of information security practice and awareness in our society. We also strive to provide enjoyable opportunities for professional networking and growth.

Media Contact: Yolanda Baker, CISA, (ISC)2 Chapter New Jersey, Phone: (646) 883-6815, press@isc2chapternj.org

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