Central Indiana ISSA Local Chapter Meeting

Next Meeting Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (Eastern)

First  Presentation: Security Leadership Tabletop Second Presentation: TBD

Presentation Details

First  Presentation: Security Hygiene:  Putting out fires before they start

Speaker: Jim Wojno, Tanium

Abstract: In security we obsess about vulns, exploits and attacks with headline grabbing names like Petya / Nyetya, WannaCry, Eternal Blue, or Meltdown / Spectre and not enough on the fundamentals. Sexy technospeak marketing names dominate a field where dozens of companies compete to sell you the latest Silver Bullet One-Size-Fits-All miracle cure widget. This tabloid-esque fixation with style over substance creates a “Shiny Object Effect” that produces little long term value and burns precious resources better used on a Back to Basics approach. This talk will discuss the benefits of a fundamental security hygiene program both from a technology and a business perspective as well as provide attendees with practical advice on how to improve their own operations using tools you probably already own. Examples discussed will highlight how Blue Team members can become a force multiplier through a return to basics and security 101 and how a focus on the basics can pay higher dividends than the latest glitzy next-gen widget.

Bio: Dynamic, award winning technical sales professional with a proven track record of success. With a passionate focus on IT security, I’ve represented several of the tech industry’s leading vendors as the primary engineering contact for enterprise accounts in the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic regions. My extensive experience has given me a unique view of the technical sales process. I’ve performed all of the technical roles surrounding large scale enterprise IT implementations: I’ve been the customer, the implementation consultant, the vendor, the value added reseller representative and the on call support engineer. This gives me a vantage point that few people have, with the ability to predict the concerns and pain points of each role in advance in order to ensure proposed solutions will meet both technical and business needs of all stakeholders.

Comfortable interacting at all levels within the enterprise, from the front line technical administrators to the highest C level executives with a proven ability to map complex technical solutions to business needs. I strive to maintain a laser beam focus on providing maximum return on investment to customers through continued engagement and follow up both during and after the sales cycle.

Specialties: CISSP-ISSEP and Security+ certifications, ~20 years’ experience on various Unix/Linux platforms. Deep dive technical understanding of network and system security including all layers of the OSI model and related protocols. Excellent communication, customer management and presentation skills.

Second Presentation: TBD

Speaker: TBD

Abstract: TBD

Bio: TBD

Dinner Sponsorship: Central Indiana ISSA


Evening Agenda:

5:30 – 6:00 pm > Networking and Food

6:00 – 6:15 pm > Central Indiana ISSA Introduction and Chapter Business

6:15 – 8:00 pm > Meeting Speaker(s)

8:00 pm           > Optional Social Hour

*** Please note that the location for our chapter meetings is Ice Miller LLP, which is located in the OneAmerica Tower in Downtown Indianapolis.  Enter the building and take an elevator to the 29th floor. Someone will then direct you to the CI-ISSA meeting.

*** PLEASE ARRIVE BEFORE 6:00 pm.  If you arrive after 6:00 pm, the elevators are locked to the 29th floor so please see a Building Security person and ask them for help to access that floor.  ***