About The Speaker
Matt Luallen, a native of Illinois, is a well-respected professional providing strategic IT and information security consulting solutions for a variety of organizations. Mr. Luallen serves as the President and Principal Consultant of Sph3r3, LLC and continues his federal government affiliation aiding the Information Architecture and Cyber Security Program Office at Argonne National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy. He has extensive consulting experience within the governmental and commercial sectors including a multi-client base of corporations, financial institutions, health care organizations and public utilities.

A graduate of National Technological University with a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Mr. Luallen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana. Mr. Luallen also holds the industry designations of CISSP, CCIE and GSEC. This unique coupling has provided a framework to directly correlate core business functions and requirements with computer architectural solutions.

Mr. Luallen also is an instructor for DePaul University, the SANS Institute, and Global Knowledge and has been asked to speak at many national conventions such as RSA, NetSec and InfoSec. Over the past few years Mr. Luallen has served in an advisory or consulting capacity on information architecture as well as security and computer crime with several U.S. government agencies, commercial entities and their contractors, including the National Science Foundation, FBI InfraGard Program and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Mr. Luallen also serves on the CompTIA Security+ cornerstone committee and as a member of the Council of General Advisors at the Gerson Lehrman Group.