About Daniel Ziesmer

Daniel Ziesmer is the President of Centripetum LLC, a consulting firm dedicated to supporting small business risk management and cybersecurity efforts. He is a former college professor, security officer and architect, and security compliance professional, with extensive prior experience in establishing security programs for government and private industry, including industrial and automation control system (IACS) environments. Daniel holds a wide array of industry certifications, is a member of and contributor to numerous GRC, IT, ICS, and scientific industry organizations, and has served as a technical editor for more than a dozen IT industry books and textbooks.
22 Feb 2018

Four Corners CyberCon 2018 Presentation

By |2018-02-22T11:23:35+00:00February 22nd, 2018|Presentations|

We would like to thank everyone who stopped by our booth and joined us for our presentation on incident response planning.  You can retrieve a PDF version of our presentation using the link below: By the way, for those of you who attended, you'll be happy to note that the video is [...]

1 Feb 2018

Visit Our Booth and Presentation at Four Corners CyberCon 2018

By |2018-02-19T17:24:34+00:00February 1st, 2018|Presentations|

Centripetum will have a booth at CyberCon 2018 being hosted at San Juan College in Farmington, NM.  In addition, the President will be presenting a lively and informative discussion on incident response planning: Have you noticed people talk about incident response plans and tabletop exercises, but no one seems to mention what should (and does) [...]

18 Dec 2017

Gimmicks and Games from the Trenches

By |2018-02-18T12:45:40+00:00December 18th, 2017|Opinion & Commentary|

Recently we’ve been troubled by a spate of news articles and other public announcements – coming from seemingly authoritative sources – that have made claims or insinuations that are doing not just a disservice to those in the risk management and cybersecurity industry who are trying to educate the general public, but a real disservice [...]

18 Oct 2017

2017 ISSA International Conference Presentation

By |2018-02-19T16:46:08+00:00October 18th, 2017|Presentations|

My thanks to everyone who attended my presentation earlier this month at the 2017 ISSA International Conference. My presentation can be downloaded here for anyone who would like a copy: Note that the presentation includes some additional links for both discussed and additional resources of information on the topic.

7 Aug 2017

The GDPR: No, It’s Not an Economic Indicator, But It Could Still Cost You

By |2017-08-07T15:22:58+00:00August 7th, 2017|Compliance and Regulatory|

I have had the opportunity to speak at various times on privacy law, most recently being a spate of presentations on New Mexico’s new breach notification law. Unfortunately, the real 600-pound gorilla in the room is the impending GDPR: the European Commission’s General Data Protection Regulation. In the simplest terms, if you have or intend [...]

26 Jun 2017

Brown Bag Lunch Presentation: New Mexico Breach Notification Act

By |2017-06-26T22:52:17+00:00June 26th, 2017|Presentations|

The San Juan College Enterprise Center is hosting a Brown Bag Lunch, where we will be presenting an encore discussion of the New Mexico Data Breach Notification Act and its potential impacts on small and medium enterprises. It’s official: The New Mexico “Data Breach Notification Act” is in effect. If your business stores any data [...]

20 Jun 2017

Presenting at the 2017 ISSA International Conference

By |2017-06-20T16:39:00+00:00June 20th, 2017|Presentations|

There’s an old axiom: ‘What gets measured gets done.’  So how have you been demonstrating to your management and governance that your risk management and cybersecurity program is performing? Daniel Ziesmer, the President of Centripetum LLC, will ‘re-center’ the usually conversation of risk management and cybersecurity instead around ‘the business of doing business’, setting aside [...]

20 Jun 2017

Join Us at the Colorado Springs Technology and Training Forum

By |2017-06-20T16:23:49+00:00June 20th, 2017|Presentations|

Daniel Ziesmer, the President of Centripetum LLC, will be presenting at the 7th Annual Colorado Springs Technology and Training Forum (CSTTF), being held in Colorado Springs, CO, August 30-31. Daniel will be presenting on the use of business metrics to demonstrate the value of a risk management and cybersecurity program.  The concept isn’t actually new, [...]

5 Jun 2017

Layer 8: The Orlando Shooting, and Why Cybersecurity is Not Enough

By |2017-06-05T23:34:42+00:00June 5th, 2017|Layer 8|

I'm writing today to respond to the very immediate incident of an ex-employee who shot and killed 5 former co-workers.  You can read about the story here: http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/05/us/orlando-fatalities/index.html It’s so unfortunate when these types of things occur, but these types of events are exactly the reason that organizations like Centripetum are working hard to promote [...]

15 May 2017

Out on a Limb: Did You Wannacry? Maybe You Deserved It.

By |2017-05-17T00:30:31+00:00May 15th, 2017|Opinion & Commentary|

'Out on a Limb' segments are intentionally provocative conversations about popular areas or issues of risk management and cybersecurity, intended to promote discussions and thoughts about the subject. The opinions expressed herein do not necessary reflect the opinions of Centripetum, LLC. I get it: ransomware can be scary and expensive if one is hit.  There [...]