The McMillen Group Team
CEO, Chief Security Architect
Eric is the CEO and Chief Security Architect with The McMillen Group, LLC headquartered in Plano, Texas. He has been consulting for the last ten years of his 15-year career. Eric’s expertise;includes;hacker attacks and defenses, the information security industry, and computer privacy issues. He has performed numerous penetration tests,vulnerability assessments, security audits and architecture reviews for clients in financial, accounting, healthcare, and other industries. Prior to forming The McMillen Group, he was a Manager in both the Network Security and Infrastructure practice and the National Information Systems Assurance practice for BDO Seidman, LLP, an international accounting and consulting practice; previously, he was the Chief Technology Officer for an international consulting firm, specializing in the Accounting and Professional Services sector. He is also a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), has published numerous articles, and is often an invited speaker at various industry conferences
Relevant Project Experience:
Internal Controls Assessments – Managed and executed, both as an external auditor and as a consultant to the internal audit department, numerous IT internal control audits / assessments to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404.
Network Security and Vulnerability Assessments – Managed and executed multiple security consulting engagements for clients in varying regulatory and technical environments.
Security Architecture Development – Designed and implemented network security architectures for multiple customers in numerous industries. Developed firewall architecture, security policies, and risk management procedures.
IT Plan and Budget Development – Designed three-year technology strategies and budgets for numerous clients. Facilitated the strategies implementation; including, but not limited to, network security architecture, end-user usage policies, disaster recovery and business continuation plans, and IT Department management procedures.
University of Kansas, Bachelor of Arts
Member, International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)²
Member, Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
Member, Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)