Central Ohio ISSA Monthly Meeting - October 16, 2019

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Expedient Upper Arlington

5000 Arlington Centre Boulevard

Columbus, OH 43220

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When
Wed, October 16, 2019
8:00am – 12:00 noon

Where
Expedient/Tree of Life, Upper Arlington

PARKING NOTICE - Please park in the lot immediately to your right as you pass the entrance gate.

Cost
Member - Free
Non-Member - $20

Schedule

07:30 – 08:00Registration with light breakfast

08:00 - 08:50Connie Matthews, CEO at REST / Marissa Ball, Security Analyst at AEP / Samara Williams, Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst at Huntington

Title: Your career: A training, mentoring and learning success story

Abstract: Whether you’re BREAKING into cybersecurity or rebranding yourself, understanding the importance of training, mentoring and soft skills is vital to your overall success in a cybersecurity technology career. We will discuss how to navigate your career goals and what the future may hold for you. We will evaluate what you need to consider as you explore entering the industry or whether you’re experienced and want to know more about how you keep your skills current by retooling, and how to apply adaptive learning as change continues to occur.

You don't have to be an ethical hacker to be part of this thriving global industry! In this session we'll explore the various segments of the industry and how you can "break-in" by rebranding your experience for each domain.

We'll focus on key skills and techniques to entry into the following domains of the industry:

  • Access Control Systems and Methodology
  • Telecommunications and Network Security
  • Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Security Management Practices
  • Security Architecture and Models
  • Law, Investigation, and Ethics
  • Application and Systems Development Security
  • Cryptography
  • Computer Operations Security
  • Physical Security

We'll also explore answers to the following considerations:

  • How to "secure" a mentor and coach in the industry
  • What are the essential groups to get involved in?
  • What certifications and/or experience do you really need?
  • As you grow in your career, how do you give back?

Bio:

Connie Matthews

Connie has been in the Information Security industry for over 16 years, as a trusted advisor. She has worked with hundreds of global and small and medium businesses in building their information security programs and helping organizations understand their risks around People, Process and Technology. Connie’s passion drove her to start her own company, ReynCon Educational Services & Training, offering Cyber Security training to help educate companies and individuals seeking to build more awareness toward both soft and technical cyber security training. A believer in the importance of giving back to the community. Connie serves as an advisor to Tiffin University’s Cyber Security Program, holds multiple board positions and has been the key advisor/organizer for the Central Ohio Info Security Conference for over 12 Years. She is an advocate for the representation of women in the Cyber Security workforce. Connie believes in the importance of giving back to the community, she serves as: Activities & Affiliations: Advisor to Tiffin University’s Cyber Security Program Key advisor/organizer for the Central Ohio Info Security Conference for over 12 Years. Original committee participant for the Ohio Cyber Collaboration Committee (OC3), includes the Cyber Range and Education Central Ohio OWASP Board Member (Application Security Group) Central Ohio ISSA Board Member (Information Security Group) Volunteer of the Year for ISSA International Helps run Columbus BSides and 614Con Named: 181 Top Women in Cybersecurity to follow on Twitter – Cybercrime Magazine Named as Who’s Who to follow in Columbus Business First.

Marissa Ball

Marissa protects the power grid from potential threats as a cybersecurity analyst for a major utility company. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor's in Biology before teaching herself the different areas of cybersecurity and how to code. Marissa coordinated the 2019 ISSA InfoSec Summit student panel, presented a purple team village at 614Con, and was recently elected Director of Communications for Central Ohio ISSA. Her goal is to continue giving back to the community and to help those who want to pursue a career in cybersecurity.

Samara Williams

After completing a degree in Information Technology with a specialization in Cybersecurity, Samara started her career in Information Technology as a software tester for Accenture Federal services. Samara moved from San Antonio, TX to Columbus, OH to pursue a Cybersecurity job with the Columbus Collaboratory. Samara was a rotation analyst in a program designed by the Collaboratory where she had the opportunity to rotate through seven companies headquartered in Columbus to learn from their Cyber Security program. Currently, Samara works for Huntington Bank, as a Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst. As an analyst, Samara collects and assesses a wide range of threats to the financial industry. She specializes in MITRE ATT&CK, threat actor reporting, and fostering relationships with other departments within the bank. Furthermore, Samara was chosen by the Cybersecurity Community Outreach Director to be a part of the newly established “Cybersecurity Shadowing” initiative, which enables Samara to share what she does within the enterprise, as well as her Cybersecurity journey. Samara is passionate about relationship building, giving back to the community, and encouraging women and minorities in Technology. This passion also lends itself to the various extra curriculars that she is involved in such as: her newly appointed role as Treasurer of the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals - Columbus Chapter (ICMCP-CBUS), Founding Member of the Ohio Cyber Women (OCW) organization, and volunteer mentor for Franklin County Children Services.

9:00 – 9:50Mike Spaulding, Vertiv, Director of Security Operations

Title: DIVORCE: Why breaking up with your MSSP is hard to do.

Abstract: This talk will discuss the ins and outs of MSSPs and why joining a MSSP is so easy to do, yet leaving an MSSP is nearly impossible. The talk will provide key considerations before entering into a contract with a MSSP and sound advice on ‘separating’ from your MSSP and handling the ‘split’ needed to go another direction.

Bio: Security leader with more than 20 years of experience in Cyber Security and 15 years as a Senior Security decision-maker. As a respected IT/Security leader within organizations, I am focused on building success by understanding the needs of both the external/internal customers. I adapt well within corporate environments by understanding and enabling the business by leading technology staff along with corporate strategy and culture using people, process and technology as a true enabler to align security with the company's expected business outcomes.

My experience includes working in senior technical and managerial roles for large multi-international organizations including; Accenture, Symantec, JPMorgan Chase, NetJets, OhioHealth, and Honda. I have extensive global experience working both domestically and in foreign locations. I have a proven track record of achieving superior results within tight financial constraints.

I have spoken at numerous security conferences around the world (BlackHat, B-Sides, ISACA, MISTI, and ISSA, to name a few). I have spent much of my career helping organizations mature their overall information security posture and assisting them after large-scale compromises and breache.

10:00 - 10:50Jeff Schmidt, Vice President, Chief Cyber Security Innovator, Columbus Collaboratory

Title: Offense Informed Defense: Notes and Experience from the Field

Abstract: Join Jeff Schmidt,Vice President, Chief Cyber Security Innovator at Columbus Collaboratory, in a discussion about applying an offense-informed defense approach to cut through the alert noise, be more effective at both identifying the most likely and riskiest attacks and thwarting them faster at less cost. He will discuss how to understand not only the attack vectors, the attackers’ tactics, techniques and procedures but also the residual effects so that, in an environment of almost immeasurable alerts and alarms, your team can focus on the indicators that are the most important. Using real examples from the cyber field, Jeff will share lessons learned and experiences to help you better plan your cyber defenses for 2020.

Bio: Jeff Schmidt, VP and Chief Cyber Security Innovator at Columbus Collaboratory is an accomplished cybersecurity expert with a background in security and risk management. He founded JAS Global Advisors LLC, a security consulting firm in Chicago, and Authis, a provider of innovative risk-managed identity services for the financial sector. Jeff is a board member for Delta Risk LLC, A Chertoff Group Company, a global advisory firm focused on security and risk management. In 1998, he worked with the FBI to create the InfraGard Program, receiving commendations from the Attorney General and the Director of the FBI. He is an adjunct professor of systems security engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology and a Zurich Cyber Risk Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, at The Atlantic Council. Jeff received a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems and an MBA from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.

10:50 – 11:30Closing Comments

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