Erik Bartholomy

Security Architect - Boulder, Colorado

My Role

I am responsible for implementing a security and risk management program for identifying, assessing and remediating security risk within IT here at LogRhythm. The program, once instituted, will govern the security posture and architecture based on standards, conventions, principles and corporate strategy.

My Story

I have spent sixteen years in the security industry. Right out of college I worked for EDS, where I was formally trained as a Systems Engineer and Architect. It was there that my career as an architect took off. I spent many years developing various technologies: from Electronic Formal Books, pneumatic tint machines and color spectral analyzers at Sherwin-Williams, to building a new e-commerce hosting environment at IBM.

I spent my last eight years working in security architecture, where I managed global architectural strategy around core infrastructure (DSN, Authentications, NTP, GSLB, Procy Servers, FWs) managing risk, solutions, investments and implementation. Along the way, I became a certified Distinguished Architect (TOGAF) through The Open Group. I can use this experience to develop our out Enterprise Architecture program.

My Philosophy

As an architect, I develop conceptual blueprints that define and structure an operation of an organization. My goal, through architecture, is to determine how an organization can most effectively achieve its current and future objectives.

However, despite all of the formalities of architecture and security, such as, approaches, methods, artifacts and defining and selling end state vision…it has a lot more to do with one’s ability to actually affect necessary change. I highly value collaboration, which is an instrument for making effective change. It is priceless to get people talking. From talking, you obtain insight and with insight you get innovation.

My Qualifications

I have a degree in Computer Science and Business Administration from Baldwin Wallace University, in Ohio. I am also a Certified Distinguished Architect from The Open Group.