Security Architecture & Engineering 101

George Pajari

This workshop is an introduction to security architecture and engineering for those having recently entered the field or those considering it. This is, essentially, a two-hour crash course into the Security Architecture and Engineering Domain of the CISSP exam, by the person who is writing that section of the next edition of the (ISC)² CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK).


Speakers Bio: George Pajari is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Hootsuite, the most widely used social media management platform with over 15 million users including more than 800 of the Fortune 1000 companies. He is responsible for information security, IS risk management, and IT general controls.

Previously he was the Security Architect at Hootsuite, and before that, Manager of Network Operations for Glentel's national digital radio service.

He is a member of the BC Government's Provincial Security Advisory Council, a member of the Vancouver (ISC)² Chapter executive, and one of the organisers of the Vancouver BSides security conference. He has been invited by the (ISC)² to write the Security Architecture and Engineering section for the next edition of the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), to be published by John Wiley in late 2018.

George's professional certifications include the CISSP-ISSAP and CISM.