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Is it Bring Your Own Device or Bring Your Own Risk?

Join us Wednesday, July 25, 2012 as we present -  the topic of BYOD. This topic is a hot one right now for a number of organizations as personal devices are becoming a center of discussion. Should employees be allowed to use personal devices for company email or possibly get on the company network? Join us for an evening of outstanding information as we panel some IT leaders along with some experts on the topic. We will have representatives from City governments, Healthcare and the Security Industry.

 Bios for Event:


      Mary G. Siero


Mary is an executive level Information Technology Consultant with experience in several industries in both IT and business departments. Her diverse background has provided her with a unique perspective about IT’s role and the value it can bring to the businesses it supports.  Mary has over 30 years’ experience in engineering and technology from industries such as Gaming and Hospitality, Healthcare, Consumer Products, Manufacturing and Education. She has worked for Fortune 100 companies as well as "for profit” and "not for profit” healthcare organizations.


She holds current certifications as a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), a Certification in Risk and Information System Controls (CRISC) and an ITIL V3 Foundations Certification. She is a Charter Member of the FBI Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association in Las Vegas, a board member of the Southern Nevada Infragard Alliance, and is a member in good standing of (ISC)2, ISSA, ISACA and Toastmasters.


Over her career Mary has developed and managed IT security, risk, compliance and operational environments for multiple organizations. Starting with gap analyses and assessments, she has built best practice organizations complete with controls applicable to the various regulatory environments required for that industry (includes SOX, Gaming, PCI, HIPAA, etc).


She is an accomplished presenter having presented at national conferences including Gartner’s Security and Risk Management Conference in 2010 and Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) National Conferences.  In addition, she has presented on security and risk topics at Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA) Chapter events and is a contributing writer to Hospitality Upgrade Magazine.


She served on the Advisory Board for UNLV’s Informatics Advisory Board and was the Chairman of Informatics Curriculum Development Committee.  Mary is a Charter Member of the FBI Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association in Las Vegas, a current Board Member for the Southern Nevada Chapter of Infragard, the VP of Public Relations for the Valley Voices and Vices Toastmaster’s Club and is a member in good standing of International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) .


Among her notable accomplishments are:

  • February, 2011 recipient of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the Year Award
  • Past recipient of the Cerviel Angel of Strength Corporate Achievement Award for Hispanic women
  • Co-inventor of the Hallmark patent for Long Distance Greetings
  • Team leader for Cadillac Division of General Motors Gold Plated Ornamentation Team
  • Recipient as part of the Fisher Guide Division Team of the Society of Plastics Engineers Award for the "Most Innovative Use of Plastics”


She is a graduate of the University of Detroit with a Masters Degree in Polymer Chemistry and a graduate of Michigan State University where she obtained her Bachelors Degree in Chemistry. 


     Nick Kael


Nick L. Kael
Sr. Principal Security Strategist
Security Business Practice

Nick Kael is a senior security executive, with over fifteen years in the technology industry, the last nine years dedicated to information and network security. At Symantec Nick is responsible for security strategy and direction, working knowledge of industry trends, understanding the threat landscape and leveraging best practices. Nick is an extension of the Symantec Chief Technology Officer’s team of the Security Business Practice and a trusted advisor to the Symantec executive team and executives of our customers across Symantec. He has a broad range of knowledge in information security domains, web technologies, architecture, infrastructure, networking and development environments.
Prior to Symantec Nick held leadership roles in both network and security engineering for several telecommunications providers. These providers included: MCI, Qwest, Global Crossing and British Telecom where he held the title of Director of Managed Security Services.
Before entering the corporate world, Nick served eight years in the United States Marine Corps as a Team Leader on a Force Reconnaissance team where different aspects of security were vital to operations both on a physical and logical level.
Nick has obtained the following certifications:

• Security+ Certified
• MCSE + Security
• BCCPP & Bluecoat Blue Knight
• VTP5



Facilitated by: Mary Siero

President/CEO at Innovative IT LLC

Terry Daus  Nick Kael Barry Cormier  Joe Marcella

Information Security Manager

City of Henderson


Senior Principal Security Strategist



 IT Director

Nathan Adelson Hopice



City of Las Vegas

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