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Cybersecurity SIG Events Archives 2017


2017 Cybersecurity SIG Events Calendar Archive

Title Description Date Location and Time Featured Speaker(s) 
Year in Review - US Cyber Policy and Changing Threat Actors   November 2017     Details coming soon!
Easiest Catch: Don’t Be Another Fish In the Dark ‘Net' Today, it’s not “if” your information is going to be compromised or stolen, but “when”. As technological advances become engrained in our society, hackers and cybercriminals adapt to newest trends in order to take advantage of the most glaring vulnerabilities. And for most of us, the main vulnerability isn’t digital or technical, but human. Spear phishing attacks are drastically increasing as cybercriminals are catching onto the fact that tricking someone is much easier than hacking. Mark Lanterman will be discussing the growing importance of the “human element” of cybersecurity, the pervasive impact of the Internet of Things, the threat of the Dark Web, in addition to providing the audience with some realistic advice on how to counteract the risks.

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October 24, 2017 Webinar only
12:00pm PT/
3:00pm ET
Cyber Security Virtual Summit

This exclusive, high-level event will offer attendees the opportunity to engage with the sharpest minds on topics such as emerging cyber threats and what it takes to ensure your organization's security.

Sept 28, 2017 11:00 am ET - 5:00 pm ET LEARN MORE / REGISTER
Forewarned is Forearmed: Employee Training is Key to Data Breach Preparedness
The reality of the threat landscape is that IT security experts develop new breach prevention technology, protocols and best practices every day – and yet hackers, ID theft criminals, organized crime, and corporate spies continue to breach confidential information. While information security technology is critical to every business, an equal or more important component is “cybersecurity education and awareness training for employees.” Mark Pribish will educate us on how every business can protect their organization through employee education and awareness training.  August 30, 2017 Webinar only
12:00pm PT/
3:00pm ET
Moving to the Cloud - Is it More Secure? Cloud services have matured over the last few years as both cloud providers and consumers have refined their processes. Organizations have improved the way they integrate the cloud with in-house resources.  For some, cloud services can increase resiliency and provide valuable additions to both disaster recovery and business continuity plans.


While the cloud can provide greater access to 24x7 security monitoring, pooled development environments, and trained technical staff there are pitfalls. Have cloud providers really become more secure? Are there compelling arguments for moving your business to the cloud? How do you begin assessing the risks?

June 27, 2017 Webinar only
m PT/
3:00pm ET
The New Face of Cyber Threats - Ransomware and Social Engineering, The Next Level Major media outlets and publications such as CNBC, Fortune, Bloomberg and Forbes have headlined “people are often the weakest link in the security chain” for the past year. Cyber aggressors know this all too well. Motivated threat actors have taken ransomware and social engineering attacks to the next level. Do know what an advanced social engineering attack looks like? Are you ready?


Andrew Plato, accomplished author, speaker, leader, and analyst in information security, will be sharing with us his experiences and knowledge as the cyber threat landscape continues to evolve and provide even more challenges. Andrew envisions solutions based on identifying fringe patterns to improve early detection of social engineering, defending systems with procedural delays at key points in processes, and recovering from ransomware attacks with disposable information technology.


Join Laszlo Gonc, SIM’s Cybersecurity Special Interest Group (SIG) Programming Lead and established security professional as he interviews Andrew Plato, President and CEO of Anitian, for a lively discussion on ransomware, social engineering and the future of cyber security.

April 18, 2017 Webinar only

12:00pm PT/
3:00pm ET

Andrew Plato, 

Laszlo Gonc

Cyber Security Uncertainty:
Business Trends and Changing Politics in 2017

Join Laszlo Gonc, SIM’s Cybersecurity Special Interest Group (SIG) Programming Lead and established security professional as he interviews Leona Thomas, Vice President of Operations for WYLEI, for a lively discussion on global business trends, the future of cyber security and beyond.

“You better figure out the things to watch,” according to Leona Thomas.

Significant changes are happening globally and in almost every US government department, potentially impacting your business. This is “not about politics, it’s about policy.”

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February 28, 2017

Webinar only

12:00pm PT/
3:00pm ET

Leona Thomas, 

Laszlo Gonc

Cybersecurity as a Growth Advantage

The Society of Information Management’s Capital Area Chapter and National Cybersecurity Special Interest Group, are proud to host Joel Barbier, a director at Cisco’s Global Center for Digital Business Transformation, as he presents this new perspective and key insights, based on a recently completed global study.

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February 15, 2017

Webinar & Chapter

4:00pm PT/
7:00pm ET

Joel Barbier



2016 Cybersecurity SIG Event Archives

All events, other than those at SIMposium, are for Cybersecurity SIG members only.  Webinar details will be provided at time of registration for those events where a Webinar is available.



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