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Enterprise Security Weekly - Episode 35

Episode Audio

Recorded March 2, 2017

Interview: Chris Clymer, Jack Nichelson, and Jason Middaugh, InfoSec World

Chris Clymer:

  • Chris Clymer serves as Director of the Security Services practice for MRK, a Cleveland-based technology company with 30+ years of history. Chris has nearly twenty year’s experience working within IT and IT security, serving as a functional CISO for organizations as diverse as Healthcare, Financial Services, Government, Retail, Manufacturing, and Technology. Chris has developed security programs for large publicly traded Fortune 500’s, for SMB’s with only a few dozen employees, and just about everywhere else in-between. He has run the security certification gauntlet, including CISSP, ISO 27001, GPEN, GWAPT, and FAIR.

Jack Nichelson:

  • Recognized for his passionate advocacy for information security, Jack Nichelson has committed himself to leading IT initiatives within government, financial, and manufacturing sectors. As the Director of Infrastructure & Security for Chart Industries, Jack offers nearly 20 years’ experience complemented with experience instructing and mentoring. Jack earned the recognition as one of the “People Who Made a Difference in Security 2013” by the SANS Institute. He holds an Executive MBA from Baldwin-Wallace University and a bachelor’s degree from Youngstown State University and is an adviser for Baldwin-Wallace’s state winner Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) team. He is certified in the following: CISSP, GCIH, GSLC, CRISC, CCNP, CCDA, CCNA and VCP.

Jason Middaugh:

  • Jason is Director of Infrastructure & Security Services at Cliffs Natural Resources, and has nearly twenty years of experience in the Information Technology arena as a leader in the security, infrastructure, and IT strategy fields. He has experience managing and working in the banking (National City/PNC), consulting (Unisys), software (Microsoft), and manufacturing/mining (Cliffs Natural Resources) sectors. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Toledo, a master’s degree in business administration from The Ohio State University, and holds several IT based certifications (CISSP, MCSE, VCP, CCNA, CCDA). Jason is a chair member of the North East Ohio Cyber Consortium and is currently attending the FBI Citizens Academy.


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