Brent Hutfless

Job Title: IT Security Director
Organization: Wind Creek Hospitality

Brent Hutfless leads the information security program for Wind Creek Hospitality, the gaming and hospitality enterprise of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Wind Creek offers a variety of hotel, casino, dining, shopping, and entertainment venues at 10 locations throughout the US and Caribbean. Prior to his transition into gaming and hospitality, he held technology and security leadership roles at US Navy headquarters-level commands and a top US Federal contractor. His career covers active-duty service, aviation, defense, gaming, hospitality, healthcare, intelligence, manufacturing, and training. Brent holds degrees in Computer Science from Troy University and Software Engineering from the University of West Florida, in addition to CISSP and Medical Informatics certifications. He has contributed to post-secondary textbooks, peer-reviewed medical research, and enjoys presenting subjects like artificial intelligence, dark web, foreign espionage, hacking, identity theft, and other interesting topics that educate and entertain.