Fuli Chavez

Fulcanelli “Fuli” Chavez is currently an Information Security Engineer for Albertsons Companies in Boise, ID.  He has over 20 years experience in Information Technology alongside over 15 years experience in Information Security.  Additionally to his current position, he has been a consultant, manager, and postsecondary educator.  As an educator, Fuli has been an instructor and program chair for accredited associate and bachelor level degrees in IT and IS.  He helped define the direction of these degrees through both high-level input and curriculum development.  As a consultant, he has provided a variety of IT and IS consulting to companies primarily in the Boise area.  He earned an MS in Engineering and BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington, and holds several IT/IS certifications including CISSP, CISA, and MCSE.

Expanding Community Initiatives to Meet IS Talent Needs

Information Security departments are experiencing an extremely difficult time acquiring qualified individuals to meet unfilled employment positions and this shortage is a huge challenge for companies. Having a pool of qualified pool of candidates to take on Information Security positions does not seem to be something that will be resolved anytime soon, and we need additional options to help meet these needs.

Our local Boise ISSA Chapter is teaming up with local colleges and universities to form local academic initiative that will coordinate efforts between academia and industry to help provide streamlined opportunities for individuals pursuing Information Security careers. Boise State University is providing key support in helping modify curricula to make Information Security fundamental to traditional STEM degrees.

Fuli Chavez, Director of Education at the Boise ISSA Chapter will discuss local efforts and vision with regards to this community outreach initiative. Sin Ming Loo, Professor and Director of Cyber Lab for Industrial Control Systems will share BSU’s current and proposed curriculums to help address the need for cyber and physical security exposure to all STEM disciplines and potentially all students.