Former US Government Lead Cyber Official Set to Speak in Atlanta

The fourth annual Enterprise Mobility Exchange, East Coast event, taking place between the 7 - 9 July, at the Loews Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia is beginning to generate significant excitement throughout the community.

One of the main reasons for this is due to the increasingly impressive speaker faculty, which is growing in credibility and seniority with each new addition.

Among those already confirmed to lead one of the more the cutting edge and prominent sessions at the event is Andy Purdy, Chief Security Officer of Huawei Technologies USA.

Andy Purdy.jpgAndy Purdy joined Huawei Technologies USA as Chief Security Officer in July 2012. Within his role, Purdy oversees Huawei USA's cyber security assurance strategy and systems, and supports the critical global security system adopted by all of the company's business groups and departments, including research and development, supply chain, marketing and sales, project delivery and technical service.

A highly experienced professional within this discipline, Purdy worked as Chief Cyber Security Strategist for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) before joining Huawei USA. In this role he provided strategic input to the development and implementation of a company-wide initiative to address the cyber security needs of CSC's global client base, and worked in national and international venues to drive cyber public policy and awareness.

Purdy was also a member of the White House staff team that helped to draft the US National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace in 2003. He later went to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to help form and launch the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD), and the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), where he later served as acting director between 2004 and 2006, as the then-lead cyber official at DHS and the lead cyber official of the US government.

Purdy will be leading the event’s ‘Security Masterclass’, which will focus on finding a balance between security and usability for mobile solutions within the enterprise setting.

This session will give the audience the opportunity to hear from leading information security professionals about their experience and insight into what is one of the highest priorities for any mobile deployments.

Purdy’s involvement in the session is set to draw on the relevance of Huawei's long-term commitment to provide innovative and secure products and solutions to US operators and customers. For more information, you can visit the website to view the full agenda.