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Cyber Security Forum: 5 Security Controls – December 4

Take part in our final Cyber Security Forum of 2018! During this forum, we will be hosting a discussion about security controls that can enhance your company’s security.

Is your company struggling to keep up with the latest security threats? Does your company spend more on the coffee budget than the security budget? Come to our next meeting where we discuss 5 free things you can do to enhance your company’s security posture. In this session, local security leaders will analyze and break down standard recommendations and talk about ways to implement these security controls in any size organization or budget.

Topics of discussion

  1. Blocking all free domains at your web filter, huge wins against drive-by malware and phishing
  2. Setting password required length to 15 characters, helps defend against password cracking
  3. Account segregation, moving away from multiple domain admins
  4. Inventory Hardware and Software and be able to align to vulnerabilities.
  5. Secure configurations and system patching

Panelists

Jimmy Carter | IT Director, Discovery Education, Formerly at Rackspace and Microsoft

Jimmy Carter is the IT Director for Discovery Education, a Software-as-a-Service company headquartered in Charlotte.  In this role, Jimmy is responsible for all aspects of IT, inclusive of security, but also the everyday ins-and-outs of service monitoring, computer management, software updates, purchasing and more.   In almost 20 years in the industry, Jimmy has served Norfolk Southern, Virginia Tech, Babcock and Wilcox, Areva (now Orano), Microsoft and until October of this year, led an Infrastructure and Security team at Rackspace.   Jimmy attended Virginia Tech and resides in the beautiful Ellett Valley near Blacksburg.

 

Robert Garbee | Information Security Engineer, Carilion Clinic Technology Services Group

Robert Garbee is an Information Security professional working for a large medical services provider that is headquartered in the Roanoke Valley.  In this role, Robert is responsible for performing threat analysis and network assessments for enterprise network systems located in various locations across Virginia.   He has more than 20 years of experience in information technology and during that time has held positions in information security, information technology and industrial security.   His certifications have included Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and most recently Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).  Robert is also a graduate of Liberty University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management Information Security.

 

Nathaniel Sykes | Executive Vice President for IT and Operations at R&K Solutions

Nate Sykes is the Executive Vice President for IT and Operations at R&K Solutions, and one of the founding members of RISE. Nate has worked in all areas of system and network administration. He has been involved in different aspects of security for the last 6 years, mostly involving prevention and detection. He holds GSEC, GMON, and GSLC certifications.

 

Moderated by Tweeks Director, Technology Futures and Community Advocacy Division of Information Technology, Virginia Tech

 

Event Details

When: Tuesday, December 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Where: Gill Memorial Building – 2nd Floor Classroom |
709 S Jefferson Street Roanoke, VA 24016

Cost: Members $15.00 |  Future Members $25.00 | Students $5.00

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Topic: What’s in Your Network? Security Practices for Different Network Types

This Cyber Security Forum will be a panel discussion between various network security experts from across vastly different network archetypes. We will have experts sharing network challenges and best practices of common IT/business networks, hospitals and medical networks, open/campus or “wild west” networks, as well as critical infrastructure/power (SCADA) networks & systems.  The panelists will share the commonalities and specialized differences between these networks types, as well as take audience questions, and welcome related stories from the audience.

Panelists include:

  • Thomas “Tweeks” Weeks
    Linux Engineer/Architect at Rackspace
  • Monta Elkins
    Security Architect for FoxGuard Solutions
  • David Raymond, Ph.D., CISSP
    Director, Virginia Cyber Range
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WHEN:
Thursday, February 9, 2017 (5:30 to 7:30pm)

WHERE:
Virginia Western Community College, Fralin Center – Room HP 210
3094 Colonial Ave SW Roanoke, VA 24015

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The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council spread the word at a cyber security forum Tuesday evening.

Experts said the more devices are connected to the internet, the more risk there is to become a victim. The top program used in crimes now is called Ransomware and it can be used through email or social networking. For regular technology users, there are several things you can do to protect yourself.

“There are some pretty key red flags,” said Robert Schadey, the Chief Information Security Officer for the 1901 Group in Blackburg. “Anything that involves your social security number, anything that requires credit card or giving up credit card information through insecure channels.”

View the article at: WDBJ7.com

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