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May 18, 2015

NJ ISSA Chapter Meeting

Event Details:


New Jersey Chapter ISSA Meeting
Date: Thursday, May 18, 2015
5:30 PM
Venue: 1 Verizon Way, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

ISC2 will be hosting the joint chapter event with at Verizon in Basking Ridge, NJ. The event will feature guest speaker Thomas Ryan.

Thomas Ryan Bio

Thomas Ryan is a Security Subject Matter Expert currently working for HP Enterprise Security. Prior to working for HP, Mr. Ryan was the co-founder and Managing Partner for Provide Security LLC. Mr. Ryan founded the company in December of 2009, in response to the rapidly growing demand for cyber security professionals in the world of increasing internet-based attacks, social media threats and cyber espionage. In 2010, Mr. Ryan was widely recognized for the, "Robin Sage Experiment." Through this experiment, Mr. Ryan drew the attention of professionals around the world as they were awakened by the dangers of social media today. After creating a fictional persona online, Ryan's experiment proved how seemingly harmless details via social networking sites could be destructive to both an individual's protection and corporation's security as well. Today, Mr. Ryan has expanded on his research to create customized programs to assist large corporations across industries to protect themselves from the risks that exist online today. Mr. Ryan has also functioned as an ethical hacking instructor for various military and government agencies. Mr. Ryan's passion for information security has led to his involvement as Chapter Vice President for OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) NY in 2004 and Board Member for NJ Chapter in 2005. His contributions include participating as a co-author of the OWASP Testing Guide, and speaking at several industry conferences including the BLACKHAT, ASIS, OWASP, HTCIA, INFRAGARD, ICCS and ISSA.

Abstract: Technology Without Limits & How It Makes Us More Vulnerable

Technology has been growing at alarming rates since the Dotcom Boom of the late 1990ís. As technologies grow, adaptation to security methodologies and technologies are growing far less. This talk will highlight various topics like how big data makes us vulnerable, the pros and cons of the internet of things, how security tools make us more vulnerable, how cyber impacts physical security making full scope red teaming essential. One of the key takeaways from this presentation will be, how to think differently and understand everyone role with security within your organization.

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