FBI Cyber update & Advanced Persistent Threats (APT)

Monday December 2nd, 2019 / 6 PM – 9 PM

WHO: Southwest CyberSec Forum

WHEN: 1st Monday of each month 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

WHERE: UAT theater at 2625 W Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283

WHY: To stay current with new cyber threats, explore new security technologies, and network with your peers.

FREE: No membership fees, no RSVP’s, food and drinks provided by our sponsors.  

Sponsor: Fortinet 

Our thanks to Fortinet for sponsoring this months meeting!

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Fortinet

Debbie Lite Trauter
Channel Account Manager – Mountain Desert
E: dlite@fortinet.com
M: 714.336.9695
Skype: Debbie Lite Trauter
NSE Certified : Level 3
899 Kifer Road | Sunnyvale, CA 94086

[5:30-6:30 PM]

Pizza and Networking in the UAT common area

  • Open to the public and UAT students
  • Pizza and Drink provided.
  • No food or drink in the UAT Theater (Please)

[6:30-7:05 PM]

Cyber Security Community updates

  • Cyber community updates (~5 min)
  • Sponsor segment (~15 min)
  • Cyber threat update with Erik Graham (~15 min)

[7:05-8 PM]

FBI Cyber update

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Federal Bureau of Investigation

by FBI Special Agent Paul Schaaf, also Phoenix Co-Infragard Coordinator, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Paul and team will provide an update on the FBI Cyber Task Force and relevant issues we all face as we collectively work together to keep our national infrastructure safe and secure.

[8-8:45 PM]

PENDING

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by TBD

Focus may be around Advanced Persistent Threats.

Detecting APT with NAC, Sandboxing & SIEM-Part I + Zeek/Bro Log Collection

Monday November 4th, 2019 / 6 PM – 9 PM

WHO: Southwest CyberSec Forum

WHEN: 1st Monday of each month 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

WHERE: UAT theater at 2625 W Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283

WHY: To stay current with new cyber threats, explore new security technologies, and network with your peers.

FREE: No membership fees, no RSVP’s, food and drinks provided by our sponsors.

 

Sponsor: Fortinet 

Our thanks to Fortinet for sponsoring this months meeting!

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Fortinet

 

Debbie Lite Trauter
Channel Account Manager – Mountain Desert
E: dlite@fortinet.com
M: 714.336.9695
Skype: Debbie Lite Trauter
NSE Certified : Level 3
899 Kifer Road | Sunnyvale, CA 94086

[7:15-8 PM]

Detecting APT with NAC, Sandboxing and SIEM – Part 1

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by Cory  Sober, Systems Engineering Manager, Fortinet

Join Cory for the first in a two part series on Advanced Persistent Threats and how to detect them is something every large organization struggles with.  Yes, you have a wide variety of tools but how do you get them to all work together to get rapid answers to the time critical question of “Do I have a compromise and what is my exposure?”   Join Cory in this first of a two part series where he does a deep dive in how to use modern commercial tools including Network Access Control, Sandbox technology and full fledged Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) to detect Advanced Persistent Threats so you can quickly isolate and remediate compromises.

Cory is a Systems Engineering Manager at Fortinet with decades of hands on experience and holds several technical certifications relating to security, networking and systems.

In addition to being a security and networking expert, Cory is a graduate of the Reserve Officers Law Enforcement Academy and a member of Infragard

[8-8:45 PM]

Security Monitoring with Zeek and Bro IDS

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by Tim Garcia, SANS instructor (Tool Time with Tim) VP-CISSP,GSEC,GCDA,GCCC,GMON,GCED

Can a 20 year old technology help give you strategic visibility into a modern enterprise netowork?  The answer is yes!.  Welcome to a powerful network monitoring/logging tool most people have never heard of.

Tim Garcia will review the capabilities and use of the the Zeek and Bro IDS (two seperte tools that are often used together) for security threat hunting.

(Originally the presentation was to be on the use of the Yara scripting tool to identify maleware signatures but the Zeek/Bro topic won out due to popular demand).

Tim is SANS Instructor primarily focused on blue team activities, ethical hacking, incident handling, security management and general information security principles.   Instructor in Information Systems Security, Systems Analysis and Project Management for several local universities in the Phoenix area.

In-House Risk-Based Security Controls Assessment (SCA) Process and Blockchain Security

Monday October 7th, 2019 / 6 PM - 9 PM

WHO: Southwest CyberSec Forum

WHEN: 1st Monday of each month 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WHERE: UAT theater at 2625 W Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283

WHY: To stay current with new cyber threats, explore new security technologies, and network with your peers.

FREE: No membership fees, no RSVP’s, food and drinks provided by our sponsors.

 

Sponsor: Ventech Solutions 

Our thanks to Ventech Solutions for sponsoring this months meeting!

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Sponsor Contact: Jennifer White
Senior Account Executive
Mobile: 480-297-8016
Jennifer.White@ventechsolutions.com

Presentation 1: In-House Risk-Based Security Controls Assessment (SCA) Process (7:00 - 8:00 PM)

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Dr. Jerry Craig, D.Sc. CCSP, CISSP, InTP, PMP, ITILv3 Intermediate VP, Security Services of Ventech

Session Content:

Most organizations utilize third-party auditors as well as vulnerability and compliance-based assessments to determine the health of their systems prior to receiving an Authority to Operate (ATO) from a designated authority. Each organization in a specific business sector must follow federally mandated frameworks and processes. This is true whether it’s a healthcare organization utilizing frameworks to satisfy HIPAA and HITRUST requirements, military organizations satisfying the Department of Defense’s Certification and Accreditation (C&A) process, or a federal contractor who is required to maintain a security boundary for a Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) system.

Dr. Jerry Craig will review a new process in which Security Controls Assessments (SCA) are managed and operated by in-house assessor teams—which allows the federal government to reduced engagement periods and costs, continuous monitoring, deeper knowledge into control families and individual controls, greater visibility into systems, risk-based system vulnerabilities analysis, and most importantly, the ability to stand in a defensible position in the event of a data breach.

Bio:

As Ventech Solutions’ HIDS Security Director, Dr. Craig is responsible for managing the security operations for the Health Care Quality Information Systems (HCQIS) Infrastructure and Data Center Support (HIDS), a program of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). His area of responsibilities includes a Security Operations Center, Security Engineering Team, an Identity & Access Management Team, and a Compliance/Audit Team. In addition to his time supporting CMS, Dr. Craig serves as Ventech Solutions’ Vice President of Security Services.

Dr. Craig has over 20 years of experience delivering mission critical systems, services, and IT security solutions to a wide range of Department of Defense customers, universities, and private sector businesses. Dr. Craig led the implementation of the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA) for the United States Navy and Air Force and led the deployment of the United States Marine Corps’ Combat Operations Centers for multiple DoD Special Operations units operating in Southeast Asia. For the past 10 years, Dr. Craig has served as an Adjunct Associate Professor for the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), as well as an Adjunct Professor for Capital Technology University (CTU).

Dr. Craig currently holds a Doctor of Science in Cybersecurity, a Master of Science in Network Security, a Master of Arts in Economics and Business Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Studies. Dr. Craig maintains numerous certifications including ISC2’s Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP), CompTIA’s Security+ and A+, and is a certified Insider Threat Program Manager via Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute.

Presentation 2: Blockchain Security (8:00-8:45 PM)

by Michael Noel

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Session Content:

Is blockchain really secure?

“Secure” It turns out is very hard to define in the context of blockchains.
Secure from whom?
Secure for what?
Blockchain Security depends on your perspective, Today we will be covering several different blockchain perspectives including,

A. The centralization question, Centralization is at least part of the problem. Data stored in a large depository is far more attractive to a potential hacker.

B. Permissioned systems, Building private or community systems AKA Permissioned blockchains for increased security is a severely misguided one. Permissioned systems, STILL raise questions.

C. The Centralization of Decentralized Systems, Despite blockchain technology being decentralized, there are still centralized aspects of it, such as cryptocurrency exchanges.

D. eclipse attack, Nodes on the blockchain must remain in constant communication to compare data, is this a strength, or a vulnerability?

E. Tokenomics is not Economics, Approaching Blockchain Security from the coding perspective is very important, and just like any other form of security, the human factor must be considered. Tokenomics is another important factor we need to understand with any blockchain implementation.

F. Tokenized Assets, Security Tokens are coming, what steps are necessary to protect Digital representations of your organization's equity and therefore control?

Bio:

Michael Noel - Certified Blockchain Professional, Building Distributed Ledger Architected Organizations

Michael is the Co-Founder and CEO of Blockinetics, Founder of Blockchain Equities, Blockchain Weekly Host, Cryptonite Ventures Founding Member, facilitator for three monthly Phoenix Meetups, and one of the first candidates to be Certified by the EC-Council as a Certified Blockchain Professional.

He is on numerous Advisory Boards such as Swift Harvest, Ethera Labs, Lannister Holdings, and Hemp Harvest. Michael is a Member of BizIt M&A and has multiple connections to Private Equity groups, Angel and VC Groups.

In 2011 a friend introduced him to cryptocurrency mining and they started a Crypto mining operation In 2014. Later that year the discovery of Ethereum nurtured a hard pivot to rationalizing workflows and developing Smart Contracts. Michael Co-Founded Blockchain Consultants, Inc. in 2016 and has been helping multiple companies in multiple industries, adopt Distributed Ledger Technology ever since.

Specialties: Blockchain, Distributed Ledger, Cyber Security, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Information Technology, Big Data, Graph Processing, Micron Automata Processor, Disruptive Technologies, Disruptive Innovation, Growth Hacking and Connecting the Dots!

Cyber and Physical Security Working Together by SRP

Southwest CyberSec Forum

Monday August 5th, 2019 / 6 PM – 9 PM

WHO: Southwest CyberSec Forum

WHEN: 1st Monday of each month 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

WHERE: UAT theater at 2625 W Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283

WHY: To stay current with new cyber threats, explore new security technologies, and network with your peers.

FREE: No membership fees, no RSVP’s, food and drinks provided by our sponsors.

 

Sponsor: Check Point Software Technologies 

Our thanks to Check Point Software Technologies for sponsoring this months meeting!

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Check Point Software Technologies

Sponsor Contacts:

Enterprise Team: AZ,NM,NV
Brian Besse: Territory Manager BBesse@CheckPoint.com 949-521-3590
Jon Fallon: Security Engineer JFallon@CheckPoint.com
Michael Reuland: Business Development MReuland@checkpoint.com
Katie Schweger Renewals Specialist KSchwege@checkpoint.com

Presentation 1: The New Norm – Cyber and Physical Security Working Together – The SRP Example (7:15-8:00 PM)

by Jay Spradling and Kevin Wruble from the Salt River Project (SRP)

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Jay Spradling

Manager over Security & Business Continuity

As the Manager over Security & Business Continuity for Salt River Project (SRP), Jay Spradling is responsible for the physical security at eight dams, seven power generating stations, and numerous facilities and substations around Arizona. SRP maintains a service territory of 2,900-square miles spanning portions of Maricopa, Gila and Pinal counties. He is the Past Chair of a regional working group of utility security directors and managers from around the west coast.

Prior to SRP, Jay had a 30 year career in law enforcement. During his 25 years with the Tempe (AZ) Police Department, he served in virtually every Bureau or Division of that department. Among his assignments were Detective, Motorcycle Officer, Gang Sergeant, Basic Training Sergeant, Narcotics Commander, and SWAT Team Commander. He retired as an Assistant Chief of Police and then moved over to the Arizona State University (ASU) Police Department, where he served as their Assistant Chief of Police for another five years.

Jay is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and continues to be active with the Board of their Arizona Chapter.

Jay is a long time member and Past President of the Tempe South Rotary Club. He has been active in numerous other charitable organizations, including Tempe Leadership, American Cancer Society, Paz de Cristo, the Boy Scouts of America, Feed My Starving Children, and the Desert Southwest Chapter of the Alzheimerís Association. Jay is married and has two adult children.

Kevin Wruble

Kevin Wruble

Manager over Cyber Security Identity and Access Management

As the Manager over Cyber Security Identity and Access Management for Salt River Project (SRP), Kevin is responsible for the systems and processes which manage access to SRPís electronic assets. SRP maintains a service territory of 2,900-square miles spanning portions of Maricopa, Gila and Pinal counties.

During his 23 years of experience in the information technology and cyber security industries, Kevin has served in a variety of technical and management roles. Kevin has earned CISSP, GLEG, and ITPM certifications, is a graduate of the University of New Mexico, and is married with two children.

Session Content:

This will be an abbreviated content session based on content at the ASIS Phoenix Chapter Bi-Monthly April 2019 Meeting

  • Quick overview of our what we protect for SRP from a physical and cyber perspective
    • How our specific roles differ and align
    • Backgrounds
    • Terminations
    • Investigations
    • Compliance Requirements
    • A need for common vernacular – “We need everything!”
  • C-Suite Perceptions & Issues
  • Insider Threat
  • Q&A

Presentation 2: PENDING (8:00-8:45 PM)

by TBD

We currently have an open slot for the second presentation and will provide updates throughout the month.

 

FBI Cyber Task Force Update and Lethal Software Bugs

Monday July 1st, 2019 / 6 PM – 9 PM

WHO: Southwest CyberSec Forum

WHEN: 1st Monday of each month 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

WHERE: UAT theater at 2625 W Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283

WHY: To stay current with new cyber threats, explore new security technologies, and network with your peers.

FREE: No membership fees, no RSVP’s, food and drinks provided by our sponsors.

 

Sponsor: 

Our thanks to General Dynamics for sponsoring this months meeting!

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General Dynamics

Sponsor Contact:

John E. Alschuler, CISSP, ISSEP
Systems Engineer, Principal
General Dynamics Mission Systems
8201 E. McDowell Rd, M.S. H2220
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Presentation 1: FBI Cyber Task Force Update (6:45-8:15 PM)

by FBI Special Agent Paul Schaaf, also Phoenix Co-Infragard Coordinator

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Federal Bureau of Investigation

Paul and team will provide an update on the FBI Cyber Task Force and relevant issues we all face as we collectively work together to keep our national infrastructure safe and secure.

 

Presentation 2: Lethal Software Bugs (8:15-9:00 PM)

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Elio Grieco
No one is perfect, but software should be. As we continue to add software into more aspects of our lives, the impact of bugs becomes increasingly more dangerous. Well cover the history of bugs that have killed people, what can be done to prevent such tragedies, and likely future industry trends. We’ll also talk about various policies and techniques that can be used to create software that is trustworthy and bug free.

This plays into last months presentation on the CISSP Domain One and how human life should be priority one when balancing decisions on cyber security.

Building Elegant Security Dashboards for your NOC or SOC & CISSP Domain 1 Security & Risk Management

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Monday June 3rd, 2019 / 6 PM – 9 PM

WHO: Southwest CyberSec Forum
WHEN: 1st Monday of each month 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
WHERE: UAT theater at 2625 W Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283
WHY: To stay current with new cyber threats, explore new security technologies, and network with your peers.

FREE: No membership fees, no RSVP’s, food and drinks provided by our sponsors.

 

Sponsor: 

Oracle
Sponsorship by Oracle

Sponsor Contact:

Dan Krpata dan.krpata@oracle.com
Security and Management Specialist
602-549-5197

 

Cyber Threat Rundown with Erik Graham

We have video of our presentations on YouTube!

 

Presentation 1: Building Security Dashboards from Elasticsearch Log Data (7:00-7:45 PM)

by Dean Moore and John Nash of Phreedom Technologies

 

We have video of our presentations on YouTube!

 

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John R. Nash

With the relentless increase in speed and capacity of networks and systems, the logs that are generated can exceed thousands of events per second or more!  Is there any hope for an understaffed security team to keep up with the constant flow of user activity and system events, and hope to make any sense out of it?

John and Dean will show how to build sophisticated security dashboards, sourced from firewall and windows event log data stored in Elasticsearch.  The focus will be on the use of open source tools to build time series histograms and heat maps to identify important data that will highlight how your infrastructure is operating and quickly identify patterns and anomalies that may require further investigation.

Examples:

Dashboard 1
Firewall session for most active users over a 2 day period
Dasboard 3
ISP Daily Bandwidth by Netblock Owner (ASN)
Security Dashboard 2
Daily Heat map of Firewall Policy Events

 

Presentation 2: CISSP Domain 1 Security & Risk Management presented by Tim Hoffman (7:45-8:00 PM)

We have video of our presentations on YouTube!

 

Tim Hoffman
Tim Hoffman

The security & risk management domain is a complex domains that accounts for a total of 16% of the score on the examination. This domain often confuses the more technical personnel because it speaks to business. The intent of the domain puts focus directly on business executives and security personnel who must work together to agree on the proper security activities to perform to achieve optimum governance. The Board and Executive Management will involve themselves with providing strategic direction and making decisions based on risk – then managing risks appropriately while concurrently verifying that the enterprise’s resources are used responsibly.

Mr. Timothy Hoffman is a Healthcare Cybersecurity Executive with an extensive US Navy cryptologic background, a serial entrepreneur, and Founder of Tim Hoffman & Associates, LLC. His professional credentials include an MS from Central Michigan University and certifications including: CISSP, GCIH, CCSK, Security+(CE), Network+(CE), ITIL v3, ISO 27001, C|EH, CNDA, Expert Rating PM, ISP, and many others.

Mr. Hoffman’s strength is found in alignment of technology solutions to business needs so as to support business through risk management. His team translates technical speak into everyday language that is easy to understand and has won praise for security program creation, policy & procedure writing, Cloud system design, and network architecture.

Notable career accomplishments include 5 books, radio show host in Italy & US, multiple language facility with fluency in Italian, and platform training to thousands of students on IT & cybersecurity topics for nearly 30 years. He is a competitive level dancer on the global UCWDC scale placing 4th in 2016 and 8th at a higher level in 2019.

 

Presentations on Intel AMT and NGFW Next Generation Firewalls

Presentation 1: Security Implications of Intel’s Active Management Technology (AMT)

Presented by Gorden Bader, CISSP

Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) is hardware and firmware technology for remote out-of-band management of personal computers, running on the Intel Management Engine, a separate microprocessor not exposed to the user, in order to monitor, maintain, update, upgrade, and repair them.

Presentation 2: Review of Modern Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW)

by John Nash, VP of Technology, Phreedom Technologies

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John R. Nash, VP of Technology, LLC

 

John Nash of Phreedom Technologies presents a feature round up of modern perimeter firewalls. There is a lot of confusion and misconceptions, even among security professionals about what modern firewalls do.  Even the terms Next Generation, NGFW or 4th Generation Firewall which are commonly thrown around by vendors can be confusing and misleading.  John breaks down the features of a sampling of the the leading firewall vendors giving you a clear picture of what the proper role of a perimeter firewall plays in your organization and how it ties into your overalls security strategy. This is tailored to professionals at every stage in their career.

Review of Modern Firewalls and the Security implications of Intel’s Active Management Technology (AMT)

Metro Area

Monday May 6th, 2019

This month we have Gordon Bader provide an overview of the Security Implications of Intel’s Active Management Technology (AMT) which is an embedded technology in many of the system we all use which provides out-of-band vectors for attack that most companies are not aware of along with John Nash who will be perform a feature round up of modern perimeter firewalls.

Erik Graham will be presenting his popular cyber threat update as usual.

This meeting is free and open to the public, so please invite your friends & bring your best questions. Our goal is to foster the exchange of information between businesses, government and educational institutions.

Free to the public, no RSVP’s, food and drinks provided by our sponsors.

2625 W Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283 (Map)

Sponsor: 

 

At this time we have an open sponsorship slot.  If you would like to sponsor this meeting information on our sponsorship page or contact John Nash

AGENDA

Networking, Food and Drinks

  • 6:00 to 6:30 pm
  • No Entry into the UAT Theater until 6:30 as classes are in session
  • No Food or Drink inside the UAT theater at any time

General Announcements & Sponsor Segment

  • 6:30 to 6:50 pm
  • Sponsorship pending

Cyber Threat Updates by Erik Graham

  • 6:50 to 7:00 pm
  • Erik will be presenting his cyber update in his usual entertaining style.

An overview of the Security Implications of Intel’s Active Management TechnologySecurity Management with Gordon Bader

  • 7:00 to 7:45 pm

Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) is hardware and firmware technology for remote out-of-band management of personal computers, running on the Intel Management Engine, a separate microprocessor not exposed to the user, in order to monitor, maintain, update, upgrade, and repair them.

Gordon is a recently retired systems architect with over 40 years of experience in software/systems engineering, with an emphasis in real time embedded systems, as applied to electronic warfare, flight management systems, GPS, GIS systems, encryption systems, satellite communication systems (SBS, Iridium, Celestri, Teledesic) and system security architectures (multiple levels of security (MLS), multiple independent levels of security (MILS), separation and cross domain).

Join Gordon  he reviews the security implications of this ubiquitous, but not commonly understood technology.

A Feature Round Up of Modern Perimeter Firewalls with John Nash

  • 7:45 to 8:45 pm
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John R. Nash

John Nash of Phreedom Technologies will present the feature round up of modern perimeter firewalls.

There is a lot of confusion and misconceptions, even among security professionals about what modern firewalls do.  Even the terms Next Generation, NGFW or 4th Generation Firewall which are commonly thrown around by vendors can be confusing and misleading.  John will break down the features of a sampling of the the leading firewall vendors and allow you to leave with a clear picture of what the proper role of a perimeter firewall plays in your organization and how it ties into your overalls security strategy. This is open to professionals at every stage in their career.

Over the last 34 years, John has worked for Rockwell International in the R&D labs for the GPS system, as a field engineer for communication carriers deploying packet switched technologies and is now VP of Technology for Phreedom Technologies with his business partner Dean Moore.

Wrap Up and Networking

  • 8:45 to 9:00 pm

ISO 27001 Information Security Management and Hacking Hired

Metro Area

Monday April 1st, 2019

This month we have Dave Anders presenting on Information Security Management with an emphasis on ISO 27001 along with Rachel Harpley who will be presenting Hacking Hired: Work the Vectors, Get the offer.

Erik Graham will be presenting his popular cyber threat update as usual.

This meeting is free and open to the public, so please invite your friends & bring your best questions. Our goal is to keep you, your co-workers, and your family informed and safe

Free to the public, no RSVP’s, food and drinks provided by our sponsors.

2625 W Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283 (Map)

Sponsor: 

 

At this time we have an open sponsorship slot.  If you would like to sponsor this meeting information on our sponsorship page or contact John Nash

AGENDA

Networking, Food and Drinks

  • 6:00 to 6:30 pm
  • No Entry into the UAT Theater until 6:30 as classes are in session
  • No Food or Drink inside the UAT theater at any time

General Announcements & Sponsor Segment

  • 6:30 to 6:50 pm
  • Sponsorship pending

Cyber Threat Updates by Erik Graham

  • 6:50 to 7:00 pm
  • Erik will be presenting his cyber update in his usual entertaining style.

Information Security Management with Dave Anders

  • 7:00 to 7:45 pm

As CEO/Partner of iCertWorksISO Manager and SecuraStar, Dave Anders has worked for decades managing a broad spectrum of risk management products and services for some of the largest organizations in the world

Join Dave as he reviews the method and approach used to apply the ISO 27001 framework to multinational organizations with complex risk models.

 

 

Hacking Hired: Work the Vectors, Get the Offer with Rachel Harpley

  • 7:45 to 8:45 pm

Rachel Harpley of Recruit Bit Security will present the insider track on how to manage your cyber security career trajectory.

There are no traditional career paths in cyber security, but the recruiting process often lacks transparency. Come learn from an insider to build your own career. This talk, “Hacking Hired,” identifies the four primary vectors of your job search and shares insights on how to work these vectors to your advantage to create the career you want. From a high-level, these vectors are the tools, technology, organizations and people. This is open to professionals at every stage in their career.

 

Wrap Up and Networking

  • 8:45 to 9:00 pm

Southwest CyberSec Forum Sponsored by Phreedom Technologies

Metro Area

Monday March 4th, 2019

WHO: Southwest CyberSec Forum
WHEN: 1st Monday of each month (excluding holidays)
WHERE:  UAT theater at 2625 W Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283 (NEW LOCATION!)
WHY: To stay current with new cyber threats, explore new security technologies, and network with your peers.
FREE: No membership fees, no RSVP’s, food and drinks provided by our sponsors.

This month we have Rebecca Wynn presenting on Cybersecurity.  Rebecca, (CISSP, CRISC, CASP, CCISO) is a very accomplished speaker and leader in cybersecurity and someone you don’t want to miss, and Elio Grieco will be presenting on AI, Machine Learning and the driving forces behind them.

Erik Graham will be presenting his popular cyber threat update as usual.

This meeting is free and open to the public, so please invite your friends & bring your best questions. Our goal is to keep you, your co-workers, and your family informed and safe

Notice: Until Further Notice, all future meetings will be at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, AZ.

2625 W Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283 (Map)

Sponsor: 

 

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Phreedom Technologies

Phreedom Technologies offers premier managed IT, security and infrastructure services which take distractions off your plate and allow you to focus on your business.   Our solutions include core network, on/off-site backups and managed security.

As a small business owned and managed by local entrepreneurs, Phreedom is agile, responsive and accessible.

Contact Dean (602-336-3452) or John (602-336-3451) to get started.

Phreedom is proud to support the Phoenix cyber community though our regular sponsorship of the SWCSF.

AGENDA

Networking, Food and Drinks

  • 6:00 to 6:30 pm
  • No Entry into the UAT Theater until 6:30 as classes are in session
  • No Food or Drink inside the UAT theater at any time

General Announcements & Sponsor Segment

  • 6:30 to 6:50 pm
  • Sponsorship pending

Cyber Threat Updates by Erik Graham

  • 6:50 to 7:00 pm
  • Erik will be presenting his cyber update in his usual entertaining style.

Cybersecurity Masterpiece Theater with Dr. Rebecca Wynn

  • 7:00 to 7:45 pm

Who should be put in jail if a company has a data breach? Come and take part in looking at recent court cases, pending legislation, data breaches, and be on the jury. Who should be sent to jail? CEO? CIO? CTO? CISO? Employee?

Named 2017 Cybersecurity Professional of the Year – Cybersecurity Excellence Awards, Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) SC Magazine, Global Privacy and Security by Design (GPSbyDesign) International Council Member, SC Magazine’s List of “Women in IT Security – Top Influencers for 2018, and finalist Women in Technology Business Role Model of the Year 2018 – Dr. Rebecca Wynn is lauded as a “game-changer who is ten steps ahead in developing and enforcing cybersecurity and privacy best practices and policies.” She is a “big picture” thinker who brings nearly 20 years of experience in Information Security, Assurance & Technology. Recently she led the information security, privacy, and compliance pre-acquisition, acquisition and post-acquisition of LearnVest, Inc. to Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company – a Fortune 100 company. She is well known for being a gifted polymath, having deep understanding of current cyber security challenges and privacy issues. She has a proven track record of taking companies to the next level of excellence in many sectors including government, financial services, fintech, healthcare, information technology, legal, semiconductors, and retail. Always open to new opportunities.

Elio Grieco

  • 7:45 to 8:45 pm

What is Machine Learning?  How is it different than AI?  How does it work, how is it being used today and what are the implications for cybersecurity industry?

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Elio Grieco

As a respected member of the Phoenix cyber community Elio will be speaking on AI/Machine Learning, the factors that are driving the adoption of these technologies, how they are being used and their trajectory and impact on our tech and society.

Wrap Up and Networking

  • 8:45 to 9:00 pm