Mr. Connor is the former Senior Manager – Global Security Systems, Symantec Corporation. Connor’s active involvement in security industry convergence initiatives and security profession thought leadership, and his determination to lead by example, have brought him recognition as a security visionary.
His more than 18-year history in security includes stints at Sun Microsystems Simplex (now SimplexGrinnell, a Tyco company) PeopleSoft (a division of Oracle). Mr. Connor has always promoted a converged physical and IT security management approach to provide a comprehensive view of global operations.
At Symantec, Mr. Connor was responsible for the design engineering and implementation of global strategies for physical and technical security systems at Symantec. Large scale enterprise global deployments and the combining of multiple organizations into a single security ecosystem was his challenge.
Realizing that all facility-based physical security systems, devices and services operated in silos, he initiated a program at Symantec to coordinate information maintained across the company’s many departments and projects, including human resources, IT directories, building access, disaster recovery, smart cards, background checks and visitor management, under a single policy framework. This program not only increased security and information management, it saved in total cost. Mr. Connor does not keep his ideas or experiences bottled up; he uses them to help advance the security industry and the security profession at large. This year he has spoken on convergence and global security strategies at several industry meetings, presenting before such organizations as the ISACA and IIA Silicon Valley Chapters, the San Francisco Bay Area and international conference of ASIS, HTCIA,CTST,ISC West, Global security forum as well as the 2007 RSA Conference held in San Francisco. Cornerstones of Trust forum.
Mr. Connor was named one of the Top 10 Movers and Shakers in the Security industry by the editors of Security Technology and Design in 2006. He was recently recognized by AESRM as the only US security professional named a finalist in the Excellence in Security Convergence and Contribution to Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Award.
Member: ASIS, OSE, The High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) http://www.htcia.org/ The Alliance for Enterprise Security Risk Management (AESRM) was formed by three leading international security associations: ASIS International, ISACA and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)