Brian Ventura

IANS Faculty

Brian is an independent consultant focused on Information Security Governance, Risk and Compliance. With a strong technical background in systems administration, enterprise architecture and IT operations, Brian transitioned into Information Security architecture, audit and security management. Brian is a SANS Certified Instructor.
Brian has experience with Fortune 100 companies, SMB and government which helps right-size solutions and focus for each customer and project.
  • Governance, Risk, and Compliance
  • OS security (Active Directory, Unix/Linux, Windows, benchmarks)
  • Building security programs (ex: vuln program, risk program)
  • Risk management
  • Vulnerability Management

Achievements & Contributions

  • Speaker at information security conferences
  • Board member for the Portland ISSA Chapter
  • CIS advisory board member for Portland Community College
  • Contributor to the CIS Controls (formerly Critical Security Controls)
  • Former board member for the Portland OWASP Chapter
  • Former Oregon CyberSecurity Advisory Board, advising the state on both internal and externally facing security programs for Oregon residents and local businesses.

Certifications & Credentials

  • BS Information Technology and Security, WGU

Hobbies & Fun Facts

In his free time, Brian likes to build bicycles, bike around town – including daily commuting, and downhill skiing.