Join Texas A&M University's Information Security Officer and a leading security analyst from South Dakota's Bureau of Information & Telecommunications SOC as they share best practices for selecting security solutions that provide full visibility into your IT infrastructure. Learn why they zeroed in on Elastic to mitigate risk by detecting and responding to threats as quickly as possible.
You’ll learn how to align your technology choices with business objectives, which criteria to use in order to select the right tools, and why they zeroed in on Elastic to mitigate risk by detecting and responding to threats as quickly as possible.
South Dakota Bureau of Information and Telecommunications (BIT)
Texas A&M University Engineering
Information Security Officer
Nicholas works for the State of South Dakota in the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications (BIT)’s Security Operations Center team. As an engineer and security analyst, he works to ensure that analysts have proper visibility into the IT infrastructure to detect and respond to threats as quickly as possible.
Andrew Stokes | Information Security Officer, Texas A&M Engineering
Andrew Stokes is the Assistant Director and Information Security Officer for Texas A&M Engineering. He directs security governance, operations, and defense for Texas A&M Engineering research agency and the College, as well as the incident response team for the Texas A&M University System. In support of his agency’s DoD and DoE partnerships, he founded the first advanced practices cyber unit in higher education that encompasses incident response and cyber threat intelligence. Andrew has over thirteen years of experience working in enterprise information technology and security operations. His incident response experience includes leading the investigation on several high profile incidents, including the 2019 Texas Ransomware Attack. He earned the CISSP in 2014, deployed on two combat tours while serving in the U.S. Marines, and is rarely found without coffee.