Doug Lhotka

Doug Lhotka

Company: IBM

Job Title: Cyber Security Architect

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Doug leads the Security Architects for IBM North America, coaching that talented team as they mature and grow their skills in a evolving and dynamic field. As a practicing architect, he helps security and business executives across many industries manage risk and secure strategic initiatives.

Doug earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Anthropology, and Psychology, and a Master's degree in Engineering Management from the University of Colorado, where he served on the advisory board for the Engineering Management program. Doug has authored patents, papers and books on subjects ranging from photographic lighting and human factors to architecture governance and 3D printing for fine art. Doug is in demand as a speaker on cybersecurity for executive, business, security and end-user audiences.

An avid outdoorsman and photographer, Doug lives in the Colorado forest with his wife and their four-footed & hoofed children. He spends as much of his time as he can not doing security work in the Rocky Mountains.

Doug Lhotka Seminars

  • Chicken Little has left the room: Security Beyond Fear Thu 27th Sep 10:50 - 11:20

    Chicken Little has left the room: Security Beyond Fear

    We’ve been managing risk in our business for hundreds of years, yet we continue to treat cyber threats as a special case. While it’s true that we’re in a time of escalating, industrialized threats, organizations still react and lurch from one crisis to another, cobbling together a security program based on yesterdays crisis. It’s time we move from a reactive, fear and compliance based program, to a business focused, risk-based approach to cyber security.


    Doug Lhotka

    Doug Lhotka

    Time / Place

    Thu 27th Sep 10:50 to 11:20

    Network Security and Ransomware Theatre