Welcome to the Columbus, Ohio Chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®). The Columbus, Ohio Chapter exists to champion and give voice to the profession of business analysis; to educate our members and those who use our services; and to advance our professional standing by participating in a rigorous program of national certification.
We draw our membership from the dynamic business environment of Ohio’s capitol and from vibrant professional communities in nearby cities and suburbs.
If you are a business analyst, project or program manager, or interested business professional working in the Columbus, Ohio area, we invite you to join our chapter and share our energy as we help to define and shape the role of the business analyst in today’s enterprise environments.
We’re back at Safelite (7400 Safelite Way, Columbus, OH 43235) for our chapter meeting on Wednesday, September 14 at 6:00pm.
Speakers: Jason Petry and Eapen Thomas
Topic: Bringing the Hacker Mindset into Requirements and Testing
Abstract: Security requirements and testing are different from functional requirements & testing. In security testing the goal is to find out if the system can stand up to abusers. So the test scenarios may not be realistic from a common user standpoint. Being able to think of these requirements requires a different mindset than that used for traditional functional requirements. Anticipating and planning for these scenarios is vital for security testing.
Security requirements and testing requires an adversarial mindset, a “what if” mindset, i.e., the same one hackers use to break into systems.
Speaker Bios: Jason currently works in Nationwide’s Information Risk Management (IRM) department, supporting the IT for IT applications area, and supporting application security for a full Line of Business. Prior to this, Jason worked as a private consultant in the Information Security Space, providing security assessment and consulting services since 2001. Jason has a Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics from Ohio State.
Eapen currently works in Nationwide Information Risk Management (IRM) department, enabling the development of secure applications. Prior to this Eapen was a consultant in Nationwide Build Capability, working on Enterprise quality metrics and Quality Assurance & testing capability uplift activities. Prior to Nationwide, Eapen worked in Network Management software testing and deployment at Lucent Bell Labs for 12 years. Eapen has a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the Ohio State University.