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Silicon Valley AFCEA Chapter Presents: The Broken Side of Internet Security

AFCEA Silicon Valley Chapter #175

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)

San Jose, CA

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WHO:  AFCEA Members and Guests

WHAT:  The Broken Side of Internet Securty (includes boxed lunch)

WHEN:  6 August 2014 @ 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:  CISCO, Bldg 9, 260 East Tasman Drive, San Jose, CA

GUEST SPEAKERS:  Mr. Jonathan Bennun, Cisco Security Product Manager and Ms. Reema Prasad, Cisco Solutions Architect

Jonathan Bennun is a software professional with over 15 years of experience in various roles in the tech industry, most notably in Data Security. He is a product maker, breaker and shaker: As software developer and team leader he has built and designed different software components and products. As an Application Security expert he has worked as an ethical hacker ("white hat") and consultant, analyzing vulnerabilities and "breaking" products and systems for financial, commercial and military customers. As innovator and "shaker" he has played significant roles in two security start-ups leveraging innovative prototypes into commercialized products. Since 2013, Jonathan has worked at Cisco Systems as Product Manager on the Adaptive Security Appliances product line.  Jonathan holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University, and an MBA from University of Michigan. 

Reema Prasad is a solutions architect for US Federal Area, Cisco Systems, Inc.  She supports long range federal programs, including defense intelligence, and civilian programs. As an architect for the federal area, she designs solutions, and helps to identify capabilities, platforms, and value added support, allowing federal agencies and the military to achieve their goals.  She works with federal communities to identify requirements and advise them on the future direction of networking technologies and the networking industry.  In her previous role at Cisco, she was a Systems Engineer consulting to systems integrators such as Boeing Defense, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, General Atomics, CACI Inc. and L3 Communications.  Reema holds a Bachelors degree in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Masters degree in Applied Physics from the Johns Hopkins University.

ABSTRACT:  This presentation will highlight the vulnerabilities and perils of internet security. It will focus on several concrete examples of flaws in internet security and insights into how hackers leverage those flaws. The speakers will also discuss questions the audience has around Cybersecurity. The audience will learn how to protect their personal privacy on an individual level, as well as how security affects the government and defense environment on a larger scale. Questions such as whose job it is to improve national and personal security and what is the current state of security in the nation will be explored.

NOTE:  Ticket gains admission to the event and a boxed lunch.  Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, 31 July.  Tickets can be purchased at the door, the day of the event, for $30.

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Cisco Systems - Building 9
260 E Tasman Dr
San Jose, CA 95134

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)


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AFCEA Silicon Valley Chapter #175

AFCEA International, established in 1946, is a non-profit organization serving its members by providing a forum for the ethical exchange of information, and dedicated to increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to its members in information technology, communications and electronics for the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities.  Join today as an individual or corporate member.

The Silicon Valley Chapter serves the local, state, federal agencies and military communities.  The chapter focuses on Communication Systems as they pertain to unified communication and collaboration, security, and information assurance.  The chapter enriches its membership through regularly scheduled events at locations throughout the Chapter region.  Fund raising activities bolster our ongoing awards and scholarship program. 

Member Benefits:

  • Scholarship awards available to ROTC students currently studying/residing in Silicon Valley
  • IT Industry-sponsored mentoring programs for junior enlisted/young AFCEANS
  • Free Signal magazine subscription and much, much more!
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