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.
29 Mar 2019

2019 Four Corners CyberCon Presentations

By |2019-03-29T12:35:29-06:00March 29th, 2019|Presentations|

My thanks to everyone who attended my presentations earlier this month at the 2019 Four Corners CyberCon. PDF versions of the presentations can be downloaded here for anyone who would like a copy: 2019 CyberCon - Death by 1000 Paper Cuts, The Small Business Security Problem 2019 CyberCon - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Questions Note [...]

7 Mar 2019

President will Keynote at Four Corners CyberCon 2019

By |2019-03-07T13:27:27-06:00March 7th, 2019|Presentations|

The President of Centripetum will be the opening Keynote Speaker at this year's Four Corners CyberCon 2019, being hosted at San Juan College in Farmington, NM.  In addition, the President will be presenting a second discussion later in the day. Did you know there is a massive technology infrastructure that is barely secured, seldom monitored, [...]

21 Aug 2018

Presenting at the 2018 ISSA International Conference and Cyber Atlanta 2018

By |2019-03-07T17:03:35-06:00August 21st, 2018|Presentations|

Daniel Ziesmer will be presenting at the ISSA International Conference again this year, on the topic of: "Death by a Thousand Paper Cuts: The Small Business Security Problem". Did you know there is a massive technology infrastructure that is barely secured, seldom monitored, and its security risks almost completely unknown? It supports 1/3 of the [...]

26 Apr 2018

Join Us at the 2018 Peak Cyber Forum in Colorado Springs

By |2019-03-07T17:03:05-06:00April 26th, 2018|Presentations|

Daniel Ziesmer, will be presenting at the 8th Annual Colorado Springs Peak Cyber Forum (formerly the Technology and Training Forum, or CSTTF), being held in Colorado Springs, CO, August 22-23. Daniel will be presenting the topic, "From Tactical to Practical: Getting Incident Response Right". It seems that everyone talks about the importance of incident response [...]

22 Feb 2018

Four Corners CyberCon 2018 Presentation

By |2018-02-22T11:23:35-06:00February 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 |2018-02-19T17:24:34-06:00February 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 |2018-02-18T12:45:40-06:00December 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 |2018-02-19T16:46:08-06:00October 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 |2017-08-07T15:22:58-06:00August 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 |2017-06-26T22:52:17-06:00June 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 [...]