Brandon DunlapBrandon Dunlap is the Managing Director of research at Brightfly. He has more than 15 years of experience managing business technology risk in large and small organizations. He has served in a variety of roles across heavily regulated industries, successfully leading all aspects of IT security programs, including policy and procedure management, oversight and control, strategy, architecture, development, and training. Currently, he is the Managing Director of Research of Brightfly, an independent, advisory and research firm that focuses on building a collaborative IT practitioner communities and bridging the gaps within information technology, security, risk, compliance, and audit disciplines.

Using Brightfly's research for real-world applications, Brandon helped develop Policy Manager, a tool for automating IT policy development, compliance and tracking, which is now part of the Symantec Control Compliance Suite. Brandon has also served as a Symantec Senior Product Manager and as the head of the Information Protection Unit at Constellation Energy. In his role at Brightfly, he uses his unique background to guide the firm's research agenda and cultivate the community involvement. Additionally, he develops and delivers curriculum on key security and compliance topics for leading professional associations.

Brandon's broad presentation history, charismatic speaking style, credible experience, and vendor-neutral perspective have made him a popular presenter at technical and business-focused events In addition to headlining Brightfly events, he has recently addressed professionals at international gatherings and regional events of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and ISACA, as well as the Institute for Applied Network Security (IANS), the ASIS International, and other events. Brandon has been quoted and profiled in major industry publications, including CSO Online, Information Security Magazine, Dark Reading, and TechTarget's SearchSecurity.

 

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