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Save The Date: VIRTUAL NJ ISSA Chapter Meeting on 09/30/2020

September 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

New Jersey Chapter ISSA Meeting
Date: Wednesday, September 30th, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Venue: Remote via Zoom (NJ ISSA Members will receive an email with Zoom instructions. Please use a contact form to request dial in details if you did not receive the email.)


4:00 – 4:15       NJ ISSA Chapter Updates

4:15 – 5:00       Presentation:  Evolution of Network Security

Chris Morales, Head of Security Analytics


“The machine learning gives us real-time context and insights about threat behaviors – where they are, what they’re doing and what’s affected.” – Deputy CISO at major Real Estate Firm

Attackers have a big advantage in circumventing signatures, reputation lists and other prevention security defenses.  Malware can gain a foothold as endpoints and networks are left vulnerable, with no way for signatures to catch unmapped threats.  Combining data science, machine learning and behavioral analysis, automated threat management detects malicious behaviors inside the network, regardless of the attacker’s attempt to evade signatures and whether it’s an insider or outsider threat.  This session will focus on the evolution of network security and for a real-world attack storyboarding comparing signatures to behavioral analysis methods.

Speaker Bio

Chris Morales is Head of Security Analytics at Vectra, where he advises and designs incident response and threat management programs for Fortune 500 enterprise clients. He has nearly two decades of information security experience in an array of cybersecurity consulting, sales, and research roles. Christopher is a widely respected expert on cybersecurity issues and technologies and has researched, written and presented numerous information security architecture programs and processes.

5:00 – 5:15       Break

5:15 – 6:00       Presentation:  Cyber Security Simulations

David Krygowski, CyberBit


This session will focus on the use of software to be a realistic ‘flight simulator’ for their cyberwarfare adopted by SOC’s across the world.  This contrasts significantly with regards to attending courses or tabletops. Cyber simulation is a tool to train and onboard security teams, assess candidates, and test playbooks and technologies in a safe and controllable environment, ensuring their security teams are prepared for simple minor attacks or complex critical attacks.

Cyber simulations can be a training tool to provide:

    • Train red, blue, purple teams
    • Assess new hires
    • Simple to use
    • Test configurations, products, and playbooks in a safe environment
    • Rich catalog of out of box simulated scenarios
    • Customizable & dynamic
    • Real security technologies like Splunk
    • Real network traffic
    • Real actual attacks

5:55 – 6:00 Closing Comments


September 30, 2020
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm