Category Archives: Chapter Meetings

November 2018 ISSA Chapter Meeting

November 2018 ISSA Chapter Meeting

 

Join the local Rochester ISSA chapter for dinner from the Dinosaur BBQ as well as a presentation by TrendMicro Sr. Systems Engineer, Amy McMahon!

Admission is free for current ISSA members and $20 for non-members or expired members.  Space is limited so please RSVP.

Where:  Nixon Peabody, 1300 Clinton Square, 14th floor (free parking underneath the building, bring the ticket to the meeting for validation)

When:  Thursday, November 15th, 6:00 PM  (Please RSVP toinfo@rocissa.org by Tuesday, November 13th.)

Special Presentation: IoT – Information of Things: Bridging Security of Information Technology and Operational Technology.

Amy McMahon, TrendMicro

Amy McMahon is a Sr. Systems Engineer with Trend Micro, specializing in Network Security since 2005.  She is the lead Technical Advisor for a team working with enterprise level accounts, primarily in manufacturing, financial, pharmaceutical and insurance industries in the Northeast.

Please RSVP to info@rocissa.org by Tuesday, November 13th to reserve your seat at this exciting event.

October 2018 ISSA Chapter Meeting

October 2018 ISSA Chapter Meeting

 
Join the local Rochester ISSA chapter for Happy Hour* including food, raffles, and a chance to meet with other security professionals.

* First alcoholic drink, food, and all non-alcoholic drinks compliments of ISSA Rochester Chapter. Additional alcoholic drinks may be purchased at the bar

Admission is free for current ISSA members and $20 for non-members or expired members.  Space is limited so please RSVP.

Where: Mulconry’s Irish Pub & Restaurant (17 Liftbridge Ln E Fairport, NY 14450)

When: Thursday, October 25th, 6:00 PM  (Please RSVP to info@rocissa.org by Tuesday, October 23rd).

Please RSVP to info@rocissa.org by Tuesday, October 23th to reserve your seat at this exciting event.

September 2018 ISSA Chapter Meeting

September 2018 ISSA Chapter Meeting

 

Join the local Rochester ISSA chapter for dinner from the Dinosaur BBQ as well as a presentation by FishTech CTO, Shawn Butler!

Admission is free for current ISSA members and $20 for non-members or expired members.  Space is limited so please RSVP.

Where:  Nixon Peabody, 1300 Clinton Square, 14th floor (free parking underneath the building, bring the ticket to the meeting for validation)

When:  Thursday, September 20th, 6:00 PM  (Please RSVP to info@rocissa.org by Tuesday, September 18th.)

Special Presentation: Data Analytics: The Convergence of BI and Cloud Security.

As more and more organizations move their business operations into the cloud, there is an increasing need to ingest data analytics related to privacy and information security, particularly for identity and vulnerability management.  This presentation will explore the convergence of business intelligence and cloud security, its impact on data governance, as well as the rise of DevSec Ops.

Shawn Butler, FishTech Group

Over the past 21 years, Shawn Butler has lead and supported teams as a CTO, Director of IT, Principal Architect, Principal Consultant, Data Network Analyst, and Data Network Consultant at Anixter, AT&T, GAK3, FishNet, Optiv, and FishTech Group.

His experience in the legal, healthcare, educational, manufacturing, retail, financial, insurance, and service provider verticals has enabled organizations to reduce costs, improve ROI, and solve problems within and between security, network, development, and business operations with agile, creative, low risk solutions.

Please RSVP to info@rocissa.org by Tuesday, September 18th to reserve your seat at this exciting event.

June 2018 ISSA Chapter Meeting

June 2018 ISSA Chapter Meeting

 

Join the local Rochester ISSA chapter for its June chapter meeting and Happy Hour at Mulconry’s as well as an exciting presentation by cyber threat intelligence expert, Josh Burgess!  There will even be a special raffle drawing for attendees with some great prizes provided by Crowdstrike!

Admission is free but space is limited so please RSVP.

Where:  Mulconry’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 17 Liftbridge Lane East, Fairport, NY 14450

When:  Thursday, June 21st, 5:30 PM  (Please RSVP to info@rocissa.orgby Monday, June 12th.)

Advanced Adversaries and Learning How to Stop Them – A CyberSecurity Intel Briefing

In an ever changing threat landscape, security teams are struggling to understand who the top threat actors are and how to stop them. Threat intelligence should be the driver behind your cybersecurity strategy and this crucial information is invaluable for organizations looking to update their response and detection programs as they defend against increasingly sophisticated advanced persistent threats.

✓  Spotlight on latest threats and who is responsible

✓  Effectively using cyber threat intelligence

✓  What can you do to minimize your risk of a breach

CrowdStrike tracks eCrime groups such as CARBON SPIDER. CARBON SPIDER focuses on the theft of funds and financial information for the purpose of monetization. CARBON SPIDER has been leveraging Bateleur JavaScript backdoor since November of 2017. Bateleur is a JavaScript (JS) implant that CrowdStrike has observed being delivered via a spear phishing campaign. Interested? CrowdStrike will be highlighting the latest tools, tactics, and procedures (TTPs) being used by adversaries today.

Josh Burgess, Crowdstrike

Josh Burgess has more than decade of cyber threat analysis and mitigation experience serving in multiple positions including the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, as well as the Financial Sector. His main role in his current position at CrowdStrike is to support customers by applying his experience in actioning both short term tactical as well as longer term strategic intelligence data and reporting.

Please RSVP to info@rocissa.org by Monday, June 12th to reserve your seat at this exciting event.

July 2017 ISSA Chapter Meeting

July 2017 ISSA Chapter Meeting

 
Join Security Compass as they host an evening with both the Rochester ISSA and OWASP chapters and discuss How Billion Dollar Enterprises Manage Application Security at Scale, presented by Altaz Valani, Research Director.

Where: Nixon Peabody, 1300 Clinton Square, 14th floor (free parking underneath the building, bring the ticket to the meeting for validation)

When: Thursday, July 13th, 6:00 PM (Please RSVP to john.king@owasp.org by Monday, July 10th.)

Special Presentation: How Billion Dollar Enterprises Manage Application Security at Scale

Security Compass recently completed a comprehensive research study by surveying companies across multiple industries with the goal of discovering how large, complex organizations address application security at scale. The majority of respondents surveyed were multinational organizations who reported annual earnings greater than $1 billion USD. Through this new research study, we have gleamed novel insights on how large organizations manage application security at scale. Through this presentation, we will reveal aggregated insights, industry trends, and best practices that illuminate how organizations are addressing application security at scale, so that you may apply and compare these learnings to the state of application security at your own organization.

Altaz Valani, Research Director, Security Compass

Altaz Valani is a Research Director at Security Compass responsible for managing the overall research vision and team. Prior to joining Security Compass, Altaz was a Senior Research Director in the Application Development Practice at Info-Tech Research Group providing IT managers, directors, and senior managers with guidance and analysis around application development – including Agile, Cloud, Mobile, and the overall SDLC. His other past positions include Senior Manager at KPMG, and various entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial positions where he worked side by side with senior-level stakeholders at blue chip clients to drive business value through software development.

Altaz enjoys coding, teaching, and the challenge of learning. He received his BEng in Computer Engineering from McMaster University, and his MBA from the University of Western Ontario.

AltazMAS!

Please RSVP to john.king@owasp.org by Monday, July 10th to reserve your seat at this exciting event.