Randy Burkhead

Randy Burkhead

Dr. Burkhead is a graduate of Capella University. She had spent several years conducting general security assessments, penetration tests, and audits of nearly every type throughout North America. Currently she is assigned to the AT&T Vulnerability Scanning Services (VSS) team where she assists clients in establishing a vulnerability management platform which falls into phase two of this four phase model. If you want to know the more detailed philosophy behind Dr. Burkhead’s IT security management style you can review her other works and presentations including her master’s thesis, “ITPE: Information Technology Preparation of the Environment,” my research published in “Handbook of Research on Individualism and Identity in the Globalized Digital Age” by F. Sigmund Topor, and talks I have given at other venues such as the University of Madison Wisconsin Lockdown security conference, and ISC2 round table discussions.

February 3, 2020 | Randy Burkhead

NO FATE

“The future is not set, there is no fate but what we make for ourselves.” John Connor, Terminator 2 There is a prevailing viewpoint among security professionals that security breaches are inevitable. They have adopted the mantra, “It is not a matter of if but a matter of when.” As recently as the day I wrote this…