Ricky Allen is a Vice President with Critical Start and the currently the President of the South Texas ISSA chapter. He holds certifications such as SABSA Security Architecture, CISSP, CISA, and Six Sigma. Ricky previously held roles at Accenture as an executive in their strategic information security consulting practice and at HP Enterprise Security Products as the practice lead for developing Security Operations programs for ArcSight SIEM products. Ricky was focused on retail and manufacturing industries while at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he performed penetration testing and risk assessments for companies across the US. Ricky has presented at conferences such as BSides, Black Hat, API, Hou.Sec.Con, SANS, SecureWorld, and Data Connectors. Ricky is based in Houston, TX and has a degree in Management Information Systems from Texas A&M University.