K.C. Yerrid has built his career through hard work, efficiency, and sheer determination. He can be described as an information security thought leader and a highly-adaptable resource that solidifies the structure of information security organizations. Brandishing an entrepreneurial spirit, he demonstrates a passionate energy for assisting customers and stakeholders in challenging environments. He is fiscally conscious and subscribes to optimizing existing investments before procuring "blinky-light solutions". He is also highly driven by organizational goals and utilizes both creativity and analytical skills to arrive at sustainable tactical and strategic solutions. He approaches each business challenge as a unique opportunity to leverage sound strategic decision-making, creative problem solving, and measured risk-taking to deliver the bottom-line results that drive shareholder returns on investment. K.C. Yerrid holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, a Masters degree in Information Systems Management, as well as a Masters degree in Business Administration, and is pursuing a Doctoral degree in Organizational Management within Information Technology. He currently holds the CISSP, CISM, and CEH certifications. He has represented organizations in the manufacturing, finance and banking, retail, and technology consulting industries, and is a founding member of the Security Awareness Training Framework (http://www.satframework.org).