NOVEMBER 6-10, 2017

NOVEMBER 6-10, 2017
Official Conference of the
International Institute of Business Analysis 


Thursday, November 9, 2017

3:20 pm – 4:20 pm | Presentation | Room: Oceana 3-5

Cybersecurity Challenges & Opportunities for Business Analysts

Presented by: John Keppler


Businesses worldwide face an ever-evolving cyber threat that many feel are ill-equipped to manage. Data breaches at corporations, educational institutions and government agencies continue to erode public confidence in the state of cybersecurity. The emergence of consumer goods such as wearable devices and self-driving cars, alongside the increasing connectivity of the systems managing critical infrastructure such as power plants and traffic signals are creating new threats to public safety, privacy, and economic stability.

This presentation will examine the recent findings of the cyber security workforce study conducted by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education in partnership with (ISC)2 , Booz Allen Hamilton, Alta Associates and Frost & Sullivan. This study examined the current state of response to the developing cyber security risks in the 2017 Global Information Security Workforce. The presentation will highlight the top organizational concerns identified and discuss the implications of the fact that two thirds of organizations indicated that there are not enough cybersecurity workers in their organizations to meet the challenges which they currently face.

This year's Study reveals important opportunities for business analysts, especially since we are on pace to reach a cybersecurity workforce gap of 1.8 million by 2022, a 20% increase over the forecast made in the 2015. Join us to explore these critical strategic trends and gain some insights into how business analysts are responding to these challenges and how they are helping organizations to combat the risks in today's ever evolving threat environment.


 John Keppler

John Keppler

Sr. Manager, Certifications & Professional Education
IEEE Computer Society

Dr. John Keppler is currently the senior manager for the Global Professional Development, Continuing Education & Certification Programs at the IEEE Computer Society. He continuously works with academic institutions, industry leaders, technical experts and training professionals to design, develop and deliver state of the art continuing education courses and workforce development assessments.

He has recently completed the development of the IEEE CS Cyber Security e-learning programs and professional certifications. He has also been actively working to build and maintain strategic alliances and educational collaborations with industry, government and other professional organizations. In addition, he also manages the development and maintenance activities for the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK) and the Information Technology Body of Knowledge. As the appointed liaison for the IEEE CS Research Activities Board and the IEEE CS Professional Activities Board, Dr. Keppler works closely with the society's board members to develop strategic plans and to insure that the society's goals are met.

Dr. Keppler holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) as well as a Doctoral Degree in Business Management. He has previously taught at the University of Utah, the College of Notre Dame and the University of California. He has conducted numerous professional and executive development workshops throughout the U.S. and Overseas.

John's 2017 Presentations:

  1. Cybersecurity Challenges & Opportunities for Business Analysts
    Thursday, November 9, 2017 (3:20 pm – 4:20 pm)

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