PLS Virtual Leadership Lunch – November 2022

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PLS Virtual Leadership Lunch – November 2022

"Building a Cybersecurity Program - A Journey" with Tom Sauer, CISSP, CISM

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With a dynamic and continuously evolving threat landscape arising from nation states and organized crime attackers, companies must be ever vigilant in protecting the “crown jewels” in order to realize their mission and to stay in business. 

Tom Sauer has 38 years of experience in the IT industry.  For the past seven years he has worked at Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (CSI). He is an IT Director of Infrastructure Services with responsibilities for IT Infrastructure, Compliance, IT Service Management and Cybersecurity. 

Tom previously worked at Target where he provided oversight for the delivery of multiple domestic SAP implementations.  He also led various functions within the Project Management Office, both for the U.S. and Canada.  

Prior to Target, Tom led global IT teams in the delivery of various technology solutions at Medtronic. Prior to Medtronic, Tom served in various IT leadership positions at General Electric in Fort Wayne, Indiana. 

Tom holds an MBA from Indiana University and a Bachelors of Science in Management Information Systems and Operations Management from the University of Arizona. He completed his Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) in August of 2022 and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) in June of 2021. 

Tom lives in Maple Grove, Minnesota with his wife, Beth.  He has two grown daughters, Ashley and Christa who live in the Twin Cities. Tom enjoys many outdoor activities and is an avid photographer. 

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Speaker: Tom Sauer, CISSP, CISM, MBA