About the Author

As a Security Consultant working in many industries for over ten years, Evan Wheeler is accustomed to advising clients on all aspects of Information Assurance. Specializing in risk management, digital forensic investigations, and security architecture development, he offers an expert insight into security principles for both clients and security professionals. He brings years of hands-on experience developing a risk assessment practice for a large security services company serving a diverse client-base, designing architectural risk analysis frameworks for several major financial services organizations, and performing risk assessments for organizations of many sizes.

Evan has spoken to many audiences on topics ranging from risk management to building a forensic incident response infrastructure, and is the author of the book Security Risk Management: Building an Information Security Risk Management Program from the Ground Up. He currently leads the information security risk management program as a Director of Corporate Information Security for Omgeo (A DTCC | Thomson Reuters Company), and previously consulted for the High Performance Computer Modernization Program within the U.S. Dept. of Defense.

As a complement to this diverse experience in the field and his Computer Science degree from Georgia Tech, he has earned a Master of Science in Information Assurance from the National Security Agency certified program at Northeastern University. Currently, Evan continues to contribute to the security industry as an instructor at both Clark and Northeastern Universities, and as a course author and instructor for the SANS Institute.

View Evan's professional profile on LinkedIn. An online version of Evan's resume is also avilable with links to his recent publications and presentations.

Evan is also proud to be serving on the Alumni Board of Trustees (ABT) for the new chapter of the Delta Chi fraternity at UMASS Amherst (Chapter Website), and tries to stay involved with his home chapter at Georgia Tech (Chapter Website).

Web Application & Multimedia design have long been interests, and continue to be a favority hobby. Evan was first introduced to the use of multimedia design as an educational medium in High School where he participated in several graduate level courses taught by Dr. Beva Eastman focusing on cutting edge techniques for educators. This interest has continued throughout his career resulting in several side-projects, only one of which is still available online today: MeadWestvaco PPG Product Catalog - Evan was a lead developer on the first version of this order management site, and it continues to be used today relatively unchanged from the original. He continues to integrate these skills and techniques into his online courses as an instructor at Northeastern University in an effort to enrich the experience of students taking purely virtual courses.