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

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September, 2018 Chapter Meeting

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

NOTE – This meeting will be at Founders Brewery in Grand Rapids. Details below!

Why Ticketing Matters for Security Operations

Abstract: We have plenty of theories about how we should be managing incident response, but how do we take that from idea to actionable program? Join us as we demonstrate how to bring incident response and threat intelligence together under a common platform to enable security analysts to quickly, decisively and effectively understand and respond to incidents as they happen.

Speaker Biographies:
Kris Russo – I have been active in large enterprise IT for 20 years and hold a B.S. in Information Security & Intelligence. An initial infrastructure discipline helped lay the foundation to pursue my passion for information security. I have since held roles in GRC, infrastructure security, vulnerability management and am a certified incident handler. Today I am a Security Architect with a Boutique Integrator, based in West Michigan. My career path has uniquely positioned me to be an advisor for organizations looking to building information security programs that enhance response capability while maximizing the value of security investments.

Matt Reid – I am an accomplished business leader with over 20 years of IT experience in Security and Business Continuity. My career began in Consulting Services, but evolved into Technical Sales and eventually Leadership. I have led many teams of Consultants, Architects and Sales Engineers on both the Vendor and Channel side. I have extensive experience developing Technical Sales plays, creating Service Offerings and fostering an entrepreneurial spirit in the teams I work with. I have been told my ability to understand the technical and work well with people is unique and valuable. Prior to joining ITS to lead their Security business, he spent over a decade at Symantec, technically developing partner communities around emerging technologies. Before Symantec, he worked in the VAR channel as a delivery consultant.

This meeting is being sponsored graciously by ITS. Beverages and appetizers will be provided!

Founders Brewery
235 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Take the elevator upstairs to the Centennial Room

Schedule

5:45-7:45 – Presentations

May, 2018 Chapter Meeting

Our May chapter meeting is on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 at 5:45PM. Please RSVP if you plan on attending!

DMARC: Email Authentication

Abstract: Understanding SPF, DKIM and DMAR and how they allow you to authenticate email for your Domains.

Speaker Biography:
Chris Lawrence is a 20+ year veteran of the Network, Application, Mobile and User Communication industry. He has worked throughout those year for industry leading Security vendors selling and designing security for all size and types organizations. Most recently he is working at Proofpoint focusing in on the communication channels that corporate users use to do their jobs which includes Email, Mobile, Social Media, SaaS and other collaboration platforms. Prior to moving into sales he spent over 10 years as a Security practitioner building corporate networks for companies in S.E. Michigan.

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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