Scott Sweren


Scott has over 25 years of practical hands-on and managerial experience in Information Technology, over ten of which have been focused exclusively on information security. Scott is currently the Information Security Officer for the University of Delaware responsible for institutional leadership to develop, implement and maintain a comprehensive information security and privacy program. Prior to joining the University of Delaware, Scott was a Payment Card Industry (PCI) Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) as well as a PCI Payment Application QSA (PA-QSA) for Trustwave and Fortrex Technologies. In that capacity, Scott performed PCI assessments and assessed applications that are used for credit card processing in addition to providing advisory services related to PCI and general information security management. Scott has held positions of increasing responsibility in the corporate environment, including Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of General Electric Specialty Materials (GESM). Other positions include Manager of Security Architecture for Hercules Incorporated, Assistant Vice President and Data Security Officer with First USA Bank (now JP Morgan Chase). Scott's varied career includes positions as UNIX and database administrator for The Vanguard Group, Independence Blue Cross, QVC, and Checkpoint Systems. Prior to holding operation positions, he was a programmer for Shared Medical Systems (now Siemens Medical), Generic Business Solutions and Summit Healthcare Solutions. Scott has the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP;) the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) designation and is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). He also is a certified Project Manager Professional (PMP;) and holds several other certifications in the information security area ranging from firewall administration to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) compliance. He was also a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), Qualified Payment Application Security Professional (QPASP) and a PA-QSA, certified to perform audits of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. Scott is a a popular speaker and published author. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Computer Science, from Elizabethtown College. Scott is active in several professional societies. He was the Communications Chairperson of ISSA-DV (Delaware Valley) from 2006 - 2009. He is an instructor for the Philadelphia ISACA chapter and he is also a supervisor for (ISC)2 where he manages a team that proctors certification exams.

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