May, 2019 Chapter Meeting

Reminder: The West Michigan ISC2 chapter skips April as many attendees are participating in Spring Break.  Have fun and safe travels.

Our May chapter meeting is on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 5:45PM. Please RSVP if you plan on attending!

Developing an Infosec Operational Dashboard

Abstract: John will share a de-identified cyber security operational dashboard used for monthly reporting.  This will offer insight for cyber security leadership and IT leadership to see what works and to hear the story of what does not.  This will also offer details for the security practitioner on what is important and what is not.  Security without measurements makes it hard to see if you are headed in the right direction.  A good dashboard can fit on one page and does not have to overwhelm the audience.

Speaker Biography: John Weller

John Weller is the Chief Information Security Officer for Metro Health – University of Michigan Health since 2015. Leadership experience includes Chief Information Security Officer, IT audit manager, and twenty years broad IT experience delivering enterprise-wide solutions and developing IT service management teams.  Transformational leader that leverages data driven operations with measurable results that cover infrastructure, IT support, business intelligence, workflow, identity management, and security operations.  Accomplished risk management leader experienced in Sarbanes Oxley regulations, COBIT controls, GLBA act, HIPAA, HITRUST, ISO, and PCI. Comfortable presenting to executive boards and chairing subcommittees.  

Schedule
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

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March, 2019 Chapter Meeting

Our March chapter meeting is on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 at 5:45PM. Please RSVP if you plan on attending!

Flight Deck Information Assurance Auditing

Abstract: Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) is said to be “written in blood.” NATOPS was created in 1961 after nearly 50 years of the US Navy flying aircraft. The extensive system was created to stop the extreme failures that resulted in the loss of hundreds of lives and billions of dollars in loss.

Between 2015 and 2017, WitFoo researchers worked with organizations from higher education, Fortune 500, healthcare and mid-market to test NATOPS quality assurance (QA) approaches in cyber security and information security auditing.

In this session, the following experiments and findings will be discussed:

  • Defining the correct “unit of work” in security operations (borrowing from Maintenance Action Forms.)
  • “Data Evolution” of extremely technical information that can be understood by executives (and Admirals).
  • Ongoing, organic metric collection and analysis in contrast with inspections and audits
  • Separating human audits and architecture audits
  • Improving auditing using NATOPS Readiness Inspections approaches

The session will include data and demonstrations of the findings.

Speaker Biographies: Charles Herring, WitFoo Chief Technology Officer

Charles’ dedication to maturing the craft of InfoSec is built on a diverse career path across the industry. He started his career in InfoSec in the US Navy in 2002 serving as the Network Security Officer at the US Naval Postgraduate School. After leaving active duty, he was a contributing product reviewer for InfoWorld magazine focusing on network security products. Charles spent 7 years running Herring Consulting, a company dedicated to process orchestration, data sharing, and marketing. In 2012, Charles joined the Lancope team as a pre-sales engineer, promoted to Consulting Security Architect and later as Strategic Account Manager following the acquisition of Lancope by Cisco. In 2014, Charles partnered with veterans of the military, law enforcement and cybersecurity to research new approaches to improve the craft of cybersecurity operations. In 2016, that research resulted in the forming of WitFoo. When not working with cybersecurity heroes, Charles enjoys SCUBA divining with his wife, Mai.


Schedule
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

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February, 2019 Chapter Meeting

Our February chapter meeting is on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 5:45PM. Please RSVP if you plan on attending!

The Zero Trust Journey

Abstract: Zero Trust is more than network segmentation; it’s a complete and holistic approach that includes processes and technologies for protecting data, networks, user access, workloads, and devices via analytics, automation, and orchestration. This session focuses on the Strategy and Design (processes and technology) for your Organization’s Zero Trust journey.

Speaker Biographies:
Craig Young is a Cybersecurity CSE for Cisco Systems. Craig has over 20 years of experience in IT and security with emphasis in Manufacturing, Medical, Retail, Government, and Insurance. His experience has been primarily security focused with some time spent focusing on data center technologies as well.

Schedule
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

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November, 2018 Chapter Meeting

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

Tales from the CSOC – APT Attack Survival

Abstract: Since early 2018, APT Leviathan (Fever Dream, TEMP.Periscope) has been conducting an ongoing wave of intrusions targeting engineering and maritime entities. This tale from the CSOC chronicles one such attack encounter. From the APT side of the story, we will explore how they achieved shell, conducted recon, gathered creds, moved laterally, established persistence and engaged their core target. From the CSOC side of the story, we will review how they were detected, pursued, and defeated in the last second cut-the-red-wire-before-detonation dramatic ending. We’ll conclude with lessons learned and recommendations.

Speaker Biographies:
Paul Speulstra has over 25 years of enterprise IT experience, is an accomplished cyber security specialist, software developer and IT manager. From the early days of the very first boot sector and macro viruses to today’s threats combating APTs, cyptomining and ransomware attacks, Paul has an extensive and diversified background in the IT security sphere. Currently serving as an incident responder in a Fortune 500 global cyber security operations center for the past 4 years, Paul has firsthand experience in the research, prevention, detection and remediation of current cyber security threats and malware. Paul also enjoys writing custom software security utilities to complement and enhance the defense-in-depth security posture at his workplace.

Schedule
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

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October, 2018 Chapter Meeting

Our October chapter meeting is on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at 5:45PM. Please RSVP if you plan on attending!

Building Security That Thinks

Abstract: Learn about evolving technology around machine learning, including fundamentals for Cyber Security Professionals.

Speaker Biographies:
Andy Bryan is the Head of Field Engineering at Vectra, Andy is a technologist who has spent most of his 23-year career moving early stage companies toward publicly traded companies with a heavy focus on Security Studies. Prior to joining Vectra, Andy spend a several years at FireEye / Mandiant, Aruba Networks, and Fortinet. Andy currently holds his CISSP and had taken numerous security certification courses from SANS and went to school at both Colorado Tech and Northeastern University for Computer Science. Early in his career Andy was indoctrinated into the security mindset with US Army where he attended several different schools and spent several years overseas while performing his duty to the United States.

Schedule
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

Map