About the Speaker
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    David Hawkins
    Director, Consulting Engineer, BitSight

    David Hawkins has been in the security industry for just over 20 years. His background includes both IT security as well as physical security. David has served as the Technical Vice Chair of the Open Security Exchange, co-authoring the PHISBITs security protocol which was intended to help integrate physical and IT security.

    On the Information Security side, David has been part of the engine behind responding to security questionnaires, writing security product and procedural documentation, and speaking on various topics to include identity management, secure file sharing, and advanced threat protection. As a consulting engineer with BitSight, he is focused on helping companies with risk, compliance, technology, and program development. His goal is to promote the continued maturity of the security ratings industry into a discipline that holistically considers information security, data protection, technology, and business risk as a unified concept.