Jim Peterman

Director, Product Security Oracle Communications


Jim Peterman is Director of Product Security at Oracle’s Communications Global Business Unit.  In this role, Jim is responsible for helping product teams meet the industry’s stringent security requirements through the application of innovative security design, analysis, test and support methods.    He leads a team that helps assess the security impact of emerging technologies and formulates security strategies for on-premise, virtual and cloud-based environments.  Jim has worked in a variety of Government and Industry positions as design engineer, engineering manager and product manager, dealing with numerous telecommunications, networking, digital electronics, software engineering, and signal processing topics.  In addition to research and development, Jim has also been involved with engineering process improvement and quality initiatives serving as an ISO-9001 Internal Auditor and Team Leader.  He currently supports Oracle’s TL-9000 and ISO-27001 certification activities.  Jim is active in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) having served as Region 3 Student Professional Awareness Conference coordinator and enjoys speaking to student branches about career and professional issues and continuing education.  Jim is a member of the Tennessee Tech Electrical and Computer Engineering Industrial Advisory Board.  He holds BSEE and MSEE degrees from Tennessee Tech and an MBA from Regis University in Denver.  


Abstract

Architectural Risk Analysis - A Systems Design Approach to Threat Modeling

Many security activities in development organizations address security at the implementation and test phases.  Architectural Risk Analysis (ARA) helps teams address security during design and thereby strengthens the security posture of the product or system.  This presentation will overview the ARA process and describe how it can be implemented into your existing development life-cycle.