Monthly Archives: September 2016

September, 2016 Chapter Meeting

Our September chapter meeting is on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 at 5:45PM. Please RSVP if you plan on attending!

Incident Response Safari: An expedition to build your own First Responder Toolkit

Abstract: The presentation will cover the lessons learned when preparing and planning for incident response. We will go over incident handling lifecycle management including different tools and techniques to detect, record, contain, and analyze cyber security incidents. The presenter will share a First Responder toolkit with cheatsheets, process flows, and open source tools to help those getting started with triaging, sniper forensics, and traditional forensics to preserve, document, collect, and even analyze digital artifacts and evidence. The presenter encourages audience participation and information sharing of related lessons learned, tools, and techniques for the benefit of all participants.

Update: content from Vel’s presentation can be found here.

Speaker Biography: Vel Pavlov is West Michigan information security professional with over 10 years of experience in the field. He is currently IT Security Coordinator managing a team of four (three full-time and one part-time) employees and all IT Security related initiatives for Ferris State University. Outside of the management responsibilities, Vel’s focus is on risk and vulnerability assessment, incident handling lifecycle management, and building information security program based on ISO27001/27002 framework. Vel holds a number of certifications including CISSP, C|EH, C|HFI, C)PTE, ITILv3 Foundations, Security+, A+, Rapid7 Certified Nexpose Administrator, and Metasploit Pro Certified Specialist. He is also chapter co-author in reference books on the subjects of mobile malware (Mobile Technology Consumption: Opportunities and Challenges authored by Dr. Barbara Ciaramitaro) and digital antiforensics (Digital Forensics Explained by Dr. Greg Gogolin). Vel serves as an adjunct faculty and cyber security course designer for Excelsior College, Ferris State, and most recently Walsh College. His motivation is to help the learners to diversify the theoretical curriculum with applicable hands-on experience in cyber security offense and defense.


5:45-6:15PM Networking/Membership signup / Dinner
6:15-7:15PM Presentation
7:15-7:45PM Q&A

NEW LOCATION Location Information

Metro Health IT Facility
985 Gezon Parkway (across from Target loading dock)
Wyoming, MI, 49519