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Al Kirkpatrick, CISM, CISSP, VP, CISO, First American Corporation

Al Kirkpatrick is vice president and chief information risk officer for The First American Corporation. Responsible for First American's 250 subsidiaries, including significant international holdings. Additionally, al also supports the corporation's global subsidiaries and customers regarding risks related to international operations. Prior to joining First American, Kirkpatrick held chief information security officer positions at two large, technologically advanced corporations. He has also held various technology management positions, including the management of fossil and nuclear power plant information systems for the nation's largest investor-owned utility company. AL has several certification credentials, including the Certified Information Security Manager, Certified Information Systems Security Professional and Nuclear Quality Assurance Auditing designations. He is acknowledged as a thought leader regarding risk management and a regular speaker at domestic and international conferences. His new book, Risk Management Across the Globe© is scheduled for publication Fall, 2008.

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IT Security: Future Perfect?

Today’s IT security is only as effective as the human beings who implement and monitor it. Technology may promise self healing, intelligent, automated systems that will proactively respond to threats. How soon will this be a reality? Will this be state of the art IT security …IN THE YEAR 2050?


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