March, 2020 Chapter Meeting

Our March chapter meeting is on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 5:45PM. Please RSVP if you plan on attending!

Open Source SIEM

Abstract: The Gordon Food Server Enterprise Information Security team chose to adopt an open source approach to security monitoring. After analysis, we decided to implement an Elastic Stack environment in preference over a commercial SIEM. This talk will discuss where we started, what we were looking to accomplish, why we chose the Elastic Stack. We will discuss adoption, budget, resource requirements, lessons learned to implement the solution and where we are taking our implementation in the future.

Speaker Biography: Paul Dumbleton is the Enterprise Information Security Team Manager at Gordon Food Service

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, 2020 Chapter Meeting

Our November chapter meeting is on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 5:45PM. Please RSVP if you plan on attending!

Is poor cyber hygiene crippling your security program?

Abstract: Don’t expect a whole lot from your expensive new security tools unless you first master the basics. Time and again in 2019, responders and security analysts saw threat actors exploit basic security gaps to circumvent expensive security stacks. Join Marcelle Lee and Allison Wikoff, both Senior Security Researchers from Secureworks’ Counter Threat Unit™ Research team for an overview of the cyber threat landscape. Topics covered will include: Lessons learned from Secureworks incident response practice, eCrime threat landscape, and targeted threat landscape (with a focus on Iran)

The new Secureworks Incident Response Insights Report 2019 shows how organizations are undermining their security programs by leaving gaps in security fundamentals that gift easy opportunities to threat actors. As a result, the adversaries gravitated toward known successful tactics and needed only moderate evolution to achieve success. Use of native tools and other living off the land techniques helped them evade detection. Frustratingly, many of the gaps our team saw can be effectively addressed with measures like multi-factor authentication.

The report examines the methods threat actors used to gain access and provides advice on prioritizing your efforts to protect against present day threats. You’ll also learn the 5 most common misconceptions our incident response team hear from organizations with large blind spots.

Speaker Biography: Marcelle Lee and Allison Wikoff, both Senior Security Researchers from Secureworks’ Counter Threat Unit™ Research team

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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December, 2019 Chapter Meeting

Our November chapter meeting is on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 5:45PM. Please RSVP if you plan on attending!

Preparing For The Future Of Privacy Laws and Consumer Expectations

Abstract: We will discuss privacy law and intellectual property law. Amanda will present some specific ways in which businesses can work to comply with global privacy laws as well as prepare for the future of privacy laws and consumer expectations. She will also talk briefly about Trademarks, Patents, and Copyright and what businesses should do to safeguard intellectual property. Amanda will be available for discussion and questions.

Speaker Biography: Amanda is a Bilingual (Spanish) attorney with experience in Intellectual Property, Privacy, corporate transactional, and civil litigation matters. Amanda’s practice includes counseling clients on trademark, copyright, data privacy and security, contracts, licensing, technology and internet law. Amanda works with clients all over the world and handles sensitive business matters including brand protection, IP infringement, e-commerce matters, Amazon seller disputes, data privacy, data breach response, complicated business contracts, and high dollar Asset Purchase Agreements, etc.

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, 2019 Chapter Meeting

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

Cyber Crime Update from the FBI

Abstract: Donald W. Whitt from the FBI Cyber division will be providing a current state of affairs in the battle against cyber crime.

Speaker Biography: Agent Donald W. Whitt is a Special Agent in the FBI’s cyber division.

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, 2019 Chapter Meeting

Our September chapter meeting is on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 5:45PM. Please RSVP if you plan on attending!

Securing Your Automation Platform, Infrastructure and Processes

Abstract: Robotic process automation (RPA) has been called the fastest growing enterprise software market by Gartner.  Some companies are even pursuing strategies involving a ‘bot for every employee’.  Given the rapid growth of automation and the digital workforce, the most typically-asked questions revolve around securing the automation platform and digital workers.  Via our client discussions in the market, we have developed a set of best practices and approaches for organizations looking to adopt RPA and scale across the organization.  During this session, automation and digital workforce experts from UiPath will discuss considerations for handling access and credential management, architecture for controlling and monitoring automations and other top of mind security subjects.

Speaker Biography: Paul Bruning and Sachin Gupta, UiPath

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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