Monthly Meeting: February 18, 2015

Meeting Details
Where: Expedient/Tree of Life, Upper Arlington
When: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Time: 8:00am – 11:30am
Member Cost: FREE
Non-Member Cost: $20

08:00 – 08:15 : Registration with light breakfast

08:15 – 09:00 : Shawn Sines, Senior Security Analyst
Title:”Is Your Hair on Fire or are you just happy to see me?”
Subtitle: Understanding Crisis and IR Team Management

Abstract: Information Security professionals and IR tool vendors talk a lot about the detection, monitoring and response capabilities of products, but seldom talk about what makes the best mix of people to ensure your response team works. Understanding people and the psychology of how human beings react in a crisis informs our ability to build effective response capabilities within our organizations. This presentation covers the softer skills of hiring the right team, why the best team might not always be the right team and how understanding instinctual human reactions to crisis can better help you prepare for that eventual day when everything goes wrong and you’re team is left holding the baton to investigate and fend off the invaders.

Speaker Bio: Shawn Sines is a seasoned information security professional who in his career has held positions loading high explosives on attack aircraft, as a rentable mercenary building information security incident response programs, communicating sometimes bad news during a crisis and otherwise serving as that technical translation layer to technical and executive leadership. He has worked for THE large higher-education institution in Columbus, OH, spent time in the journalistic trenches at Central Ohio’s greatest surviving newspaper and now works at a global consumer products company in a senior security role.

09:10 – 10:00 : Mike Spaulding
Title: InfoSec Career Survival Session

Abstract: Ever wonder why so many InfoSec professionals burn out and just quit the industry? Ever wonder why you are fighting a cause that sometimes your company does not want to fight? Feel like you are getting the short end of the stick in your InfoSec career – rest assured you’re not alone! Many professionals experience the same feelings, but it doesn’t have to be that way. This session will talk about common pitfalls and strategies and tactics to avoid throughout one’s career and the speaker will present several strategies to having a rewarding and positive career in Information Security.

Speaker Bio: Mike Spaulding is a seasoned information security professional and leader. With over 20 years of experience within information security his expertise includes the best of breed vendors in the SIEM and Next Generation Firewall markets. During his consulting years, Mike focused on configuring and deploying these technologies in large global environments. Within his most recent roles he has provided both technical expertise, along with vision, planning, and mentoring to staff within his organizations to ensure that current and future professionals are prepared to handle the changing infosec landscape ahead.

10:10 – 11:00  : Phil Grimes
Title: hacker-ng: Farming the Future IT Crowd

Abstract: With growing trends in globalization, the Information Technology bundle of industries continues to be saturated with bodies and starving for talent at the same time.  In this session, hear the perception of a basement hacker turned IT professional about learning how to learn, the challenges of growing up in “the underground”, and bridging the gap into the professional arena; and members of the Reynoldsburg High School Cyber Patriot team who are forgoing their skills and identities within the Information Security crowd.  We have to grow beyond “turning it off and then turning it back on again”.  Fostering the growth of talented kids is vital to strengthening the ranks of industry roles in the future by getting involved and engaging them on their turf.  This is a high-level discussion on how we (and our peers) view, interact with, and take part in watering the fruit of tomorrow’s IT Crowd.

Speaker Bio: Phil Grimes is parent, biker, and Security Professional with experience in providing logistics, security assessments, and penetration testing services around the world. Engaging organizations ranging from small businesses, financial institutions, e-commerce, telecommunications, manufacturing, education and government agencies, as well as international corporations. Phil started learning networking and Internet security as a hobby in 1996, developing his technical skill set independently while learning the ins and outs of personal protection services, executive protection, and event logistics. Following the passion for the digital world, Phil joined the professional security industry in 2009 as a penetration tester until a change in his career trajectory, in 2012, when vulnerability research and exploit development became a main focus of attention. Phil’s experience in application security, penetration testing, mobile/Smart Phone security, and social engineering have proven successful in assessments for high profile customers both domestically and around the globe. An accomplished speaker and presenter, Phil has brought many topics to life for notaon, ThotCon, and Bsides conferences, in addition to various other speaking appearances to a wide range of audiences.

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2015 InfoSec Summit Registration & Sponsorship

Registration Details

The Summit comes early in 2015! March 23 & 24, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency, Columbus. Speaker lineup and schedule will be announced when ready, but registration is open now.

For the first time, we will offer a mobile application for the 2015 summit! This works alongside the regular website and will allow you to view the summit tracks, schedule, speaker lineup, and more! You can also create your own conference agenda and take notes. The app content will be updated as speakers and the schedule is solidified. Be sure to download the mobile app after registering!

We are doing registrations through our partner at EventMobi, and the last step in that process is payment via credit card through Stripe. If you cannot or do not want to pay via credit card, please contact us for alternate arrangements.

Click Here to Register for the 2015 Central Ohio InfoSec Summit

After you’ve registered, you can pick up the mobile app here. You’ll need to provide the e-mail address you used when you registered in order to pick it up. Please note that the app is NOT in the app stores but is simply a URL you can visit from your phone’s browser and then save to your mobile device’s home screen.Here are more detailed instructions.

Finally, help us get the word out about the 2015 summit by tweeting at us @coissa and using the hashtag #CMHSecSummit.

Hope to see you there! If you have any questions about the summit or the mobile app, please contact us

Sponsorship Details – Only 6 Sponsorship’s Remaining!

 (Platinum Sponsorship’s Sold Out)

We’re looking to partner with companies to sponsor the 2015 Central Ohio InfoSec Summit. Sponsorship details for the summit and chapter sponsorship, which includes sponsoring the summit, can be found in our2015 Sponsorship Opportunities document. Any questions can be directed to Thanks for your support and partnership!

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