February, 2018 Chapter Meeting

Our February chapter meeting is on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at 5:45PM. Please RSVP if you plan on attending!

Current Ransomware Update

Abstract: Ransomware is a $1 billion dollar security industry, and that’s just for the cybercriminals. It is by far the most profitable malware threat in history. Because of this, along with reduced barriers to entry for attackers, these incidents are widespread, causing significant business loss and disruption for organizations. Sophistication levels, pervasiveness, polymorphism, and impact are also on the rise. In this discussion, David Lindstrom and Jimmy Nguyen of Cisco security will discuss current ransomware trends, the anatomy of an attack, prevention and detection capabilities, and response strategies to minimize ransomware-related risk.

Speaker Biography:
David Lindstrom is a Cyber Sales Specialist for Cisco, based in Southfield. He joined Cisco via the Lancope acquisition in 2015, and has worked closely with local companies in security planning and operations. He has been involved in technical solution selling for over 20 years as an individual contributor and in sales management. He supports accounts in the enterprise space in Michigan.

Jimmy Nguyen is a Security Consulting Systems Engineer, based in Lansing. He has over 15 years experience in security operations, engineering, and architecture, and joined Cisco in 2017 from HP Security. In his role as CSE, he helps MI enterprises align security architecture and operations to organizational priorities and security framework to achieve optimal business outcomes.

5:45-6:00PM Networking, dinner
6:00-7:15PM Presentation
7:15-7:45PM Q&A

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