IT Security for Project Managers

About implementing Security in IT(-related) projects and products properly – A pragmatic Guideline

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Despite many accepted IT security standards, many IT projects fail at IT security. This also includes for instance (‘smart’) products that just include information technology in small proportion. What needs to be considered, what mistakes and pitfalls to avoid?

Most IT projects have a tight budget. Only in rare cases, a project manager has access to unlimited financial resources. This applies to projects of both large and small businesses alike but usually the smaller the company the bigger the problem. If security cannot be used as a (unique) selling point for a product or for the development of a system, the project manager often has a hard job to acquire proper and adequate resources for security.

Your Instructor(s)

Frank Hissen
Frank Hissen

Frank Hissen successfully studied Computer Science at Darmstadt University of Technology (Germany) focusing on IT security. For over 22 years, he works as IT consultant and software engineer; for over 16 years, he also works in various positions as security expert in IT development and consulting projects. He mainly worked for large businesses but also medium-sized companies.

He develops software and system architectures for complex systems and implements them or supervises the implementation. Moreover, he creates studies and function specifications.

In the area of IT security, Mr. Hissen is specialized in applied and technical IT security . For major as well as smaller companies, he equally developed and implemented security solutions and accompanied processes for secure product and software development.

In the area of cryptography and encryption, Mr. Hissen developed security solutions as Senior Solution Engineer at SECUDE before he became self-employed in 2009. Since then he works as freelancing expert in the area of web and cloud application security. He creates secure conceptual designs of system architectures but also takes care of their secure implementation and corresponding security requirements. One other focus is the technical examination and validation of the actual implementation.

Until now, Mr. Hissen worked in various projects amongst others for Deutsche Telekom AG, SECUDE, Allianz AG, ITO Darmstadt UT and SAP Research.

For his services and background, he can be reached through HissenIT - IT Consulting & Software Development.

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