21 Feb 2018: The State of Cyber Security

New Location: La Reina High School (see below)
Pizza and Networking:
6:30 PM
Presentation: 7:00 PM
Speaker: Don Thomas
Free admission. Register at www.ieee-bv.org/meet/2018-02-cs

Abstract
The state of cyber security is changing.

Security Professionals who are responsible for cybersecurity in an organization must grasp new cybersecurity threats and assess how they affect overall security posture and business in general.

Enterprises are under an endless stream of cyberattacks. The sophistication of attacks are evolving, and the number of attacks are not expected to decrease. The latest technology not only brings new opportunities but also increases the potential scope of attacks.

Breaches are expected to get worse.

The weaponization of exploits are happening within weeks after a major disclosure.  Even if no exploit code is presented, the adversaries are only delayed for a sort time.

This talk will go over the breaches within the last year, the current trend, what we can expect to see in the near future; along with some recommendations.

About the Speaker
Don Thomas, CISSP, CISA is a Cyber Security Professional that has been involved in cyber security for over 35 years, building networks, gathering intelligence and architecting solutions to protect enterprises.   Mr. Thomas guided Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Mattel, Disney, EarthLink and Lockheed in architecting and implementing secure solutions for their enterprises.

Mr. Thomas has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the California State University Northridge and Engineering Management certification from CalTech.  He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Global Information Assurance Incident Handler (GIAC/GCIH).

Mr. Thomas is also involved with several technical societies that advance technology, IEEE Computer Society, Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and more.  He is also Director for the security track for the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE), educating users on the latest advancements with open source security solutions that can help small business drive down their cost with implementing cost effective security using open source solutions.

Agenda
Pizza and Networking:
6:30 PM
Presentation:
 7:00 PM

New Location
La Reina High School, Cafeteria
106 W Janss Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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