How to talk to Executives (and get your budget)

Presented by
  • J. Foster Davis
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    J. Foster Davis

    Co-Founder of BreachBits - Former NSA and US Navy Veteran

    How to talk to Executives (and get your budget)

    We talk one way - the execs seem to talk another way. Not a problem... until we need things from each other. You need budget, personnel, tools, support, and more time to actually do your job. They need to understand ROI and risks. You're both smart - but you're both stubborn. Whether you're a software dev, security engineer, data scientist, or an executive - dive in with a guy that's been on both sides of the table and walked away with everything needed to get the job done. Foster Davis shares war stories of the easy (but often elusive) art of "communication via risk management."

    About J. Foster Davis

    Jacob Foster Davis is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas and a certified Chief Information Security Officer. He is co-founder of BreachBits®, a cyber risk rating firm headquartered in the greater Washington, D.C. area. BreachBits serves BreachRisk™ Score cyber risk management powered by PTaaS and A.I. for large enterprises and SMBs worldwide. He’s a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy where he studied information technology and astronautical engineering and holds a Master of Science degree from the Naval Postgraduate School where he studied artificial intelligence. He served for 15 years as a U.S. Naval Officer conducting humanitarian, counter-piracy, and cyberspace training operations. At the National Security Agency, he led satellite intelligence operations and served on a task force for the Secretary of the Navy’s Cybersecurity Readiness Review. His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal and the Joint Commendation Medal. In recent years, he’s worked with Wall Street risk management initiatives and as an Adjunct Professor at the U.S. Naval Academy.