jump to navigation

R&S Foundation is Live! (not for profit to help Recon, Sniper, MARSOC, SARC)! November 24, 2014

Posted by Chris Mark in Uncategorized.
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
add a comment

BDCI am honored to announce the formation of a new charitable group called the R&S Foundation.  The R&S Foundation (named for Recon & Sniper) was formed to help our veteran Brothers and Sisters in need.  The Recon, Scout/Sniper, SARC, and MARSOC communities are in need of a foundation to help those who are in need of financial, emotional or other support.   Several years ago a Reconnaissance Sniper created a loose affiliation of Snipers, Recon Marines, SARCs, and MARSOC Marines and named the group “A Buncha Damn Cowboys.” (there is an inside joke that I will leave out of this…logo is to the left).  The group grew and began collecting funds informally to help our brothers.  The group was met with overwhelming support from the Marine “pipehitter” community and some other motivated folks decided to formalize the group into the R&S Foundation.  Currently, the group is putting together the ‘non profit’ packet and have seated the Board of Directors (I have been asked to be on the BOD).  If you get a chance, please take a look at the Facebook page and give us a ‘like’.  

Please Remember those we lost on 9/11/01 September 11, 2014

Posted by Chris Mark in Uncategorized.
add a comment

Today marks 13 years since terrorists attacked the United States. Over 3,000 people were killed in the attacks.  As you go about your day, please don’t forget those we lost.

Chris Mark speaking at COMTEC 2014 by TouchNet August 27, 2014

Posted by Chris Mark in Uncategorized.
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
add a comment

comtec_v3Chris Mark will be presenting at the 2014 COMTEC TouchNet Client Conference on PCI DSS and data security within the payment card industry.  The title of the presentation will be Hitting the PCI Bullseye.  COMTEC is the premier conference for Higher Education organizations.  I was invited to speak in 2012 but  found myself delayed returning to teh US as I was in the Gulf of Aden providing maritime security.  Below is a description from the TouchNet website.

“Join us for the COMTEC pre-conference PCI Workshop: Hit the Bullseye on November 10th. This power-packed day of PCI and security training is vital for business, security, compliance, audit, and IT professionals who want to stay on target with changes in payment security rules in the coming year. You’ll get real-world advice on compliance and best practices from industry experts and campus leaders who are dedicated to information security.”

 

Chris Mark Speaking at 2014 AT&T CyberSecurity Conference August 25, 2014

Posted by Chris Mark in Uncategorized.
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
add a comment

ATTCyberSecurityConferenceAt 10 am on September 3rd, 2014 Chris (that is me) will be speaking at the 16th annual AT&T CyberSecurity Conference in New York City.  My particular discussion will be on the Human Element of Security.  From providing armed force protection in Mogadishu to unarmed security in a psychiatric ward through information security and anti-piracy work in the Gulf of Aden, I have learned that the underpinnings of security transcend all security domains.  My presentation will hit on the concepts of rationality, Knightian uncertainty, parallax, proximate reality, change blindness, deterrence, and threat adaptation to provide tools CSOs can use to make more informed decisions about security.

Rising Phoenix Equine Rehab – Helping Vets with PTSD August 2, 2014

Posted by Chris Mark in Uncategorized.
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
add a comment

I recently learned of a great charity called Rising Phoenix Equine Rehabilitation Center  that serves two valuable purposes.  First, they help rehabilitate horses and second, they provide horse therapy to veterans with PTSD….free of charge!  If you are so compelled, please take a look at Rising Phoenix and consider donating.

RisingPhoenix

 

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 238 other followers

%d bloggers like this: