MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Harris Institute for Assured Information at Florida Institute of Technology and the Space Coast Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) present a monthly lecture series on security trends and topics. This month’s meeting, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the third-floor conference room of the Harris Center for Science and Engineering Building on the Florida Tech campus.
The institute will host a very special guest for its end-of-year lecture, Information Technology Executive and Independent Consultant William Miller, who has served as senior information technology executive and chief information officer (CIO) at Harris Corp.
Miller will speak on the different perspective C-level officers have on computer security. He said, “There’s a very different view from the trenches and the board room when it comes to information assurance. In particular, security practitioners need to understand the role information security plays in the business and how to communicate deeply technical requirements to upper level management. Using stories from peers and first-hand experience, I hope I can shed some light on the disconnects – and successes – that can occur.”
Miller has more than 25 years of high tech industry experience, including ten years at Harris Corp. as CIO. Under his leadership, the company has grown in sales from $2.7 billion to more than $5.3 billion. As CIO Miller optimized IT organizational design, and set enabling technology vision and strategy for all phases of IT investments across a complex user enterprise of 16,000, including 7,500 engineers and scientists. Miller led the establishment of IT Acquisition Due Diligence & Integration Practices for Harris, assimilating 15 companies since 2004 and assessing others.
Born in Baltimore, Md., Miller earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Loyola College in Maryland, a master’s degree in materials science from the University of Virginia, and a master’s in business administration from the University of Central Florida.
For more information, contact Richard Ford at (321) 674-7473.