Dr. Mathias Plass is currently the Security Architect for Ulta Beauty. As a senior leader on the IT Risk Management team, he is responsible for managing Ulta’s disaster recovery, governance and compliance, and maintaining the risk management posture of the organization. Prior to joining Ulta, he served as the Principal Security Engineer for WOW – Cable Internet and Phone, Technology & Security Manager for Home Run Inn Inc., and as a programmer with Safeco Insurance, Castle Metals and Chicago Title and Trust. He is a certified information systems security professional (CISSP), ethical hacker (C|EH), penetration tester (CPT), and network professional (Network+). He received his doctor of science degree from Capitol Technology University in Laurel, Maryland in 2015; a master of science degree in information assurance in 2012 from the University of Maryland University College in Adelphi, Maryland; and his bachelor of science degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1996.