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Chapter Announcements

Chapter Meeting

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday January 8th. Registration is at 10:30 am and the meeting starts at 11:00 am. Lunch will be at noon. During lunch we will have our second presenter.

Our first presenter, Andrew Joseph, Director with the SEP Mobile team for Symantec, will present ‘Mobile Threat Defense- Modern OS Security’.

The SEP Mobile team focuses helping global enterprises address the mobile security risk and need on iOS & Android devices. Andrew is an original member of the Skycure team and has been with the company for 4 years. Prior to joining Skycure Andrew was at AirWatch for 5 years from the early days of MDM through the VMWare acquisition. Andrew has a very deep technical background in mobile and has helped deploy mobile solutions in management and security to many of the Fortune 500.

The second presenter Gretel Egan, Security Awareness and Training Strategist for ProofPoint, will present, ‘2019 State of the Phish Report: Phishing Impacts and Opportunities

In this session, you will gain insight into industry-specific phishing metrics and the challenges infosec teams are facing, as well as recommendations for improving security awareness training effectiveness. This collection of data is taken from three sources: tens of millions of simulated phishing attacks sent through our Security Education Platform over a 12-month period; nearly 15,000 responses from quarterly surveys of infosec professionals sent throughout 2018; and an international survey of 7,000 working adults across seven countries, who were queried about their recognition of commonly used cybersecurity terminology.

Gretel is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Gretel Egan has been working in technical, business, and consumer communications for more than 20 years.  She has extensive experience in researching and developing cybersecurity education content and was named one of “10 Security Bloggers to Follow” by IDG Enterprise.

Gretel has written and provided commentary for international, industry, and trade publications, including the Daily Mirror, Dark Reading, and Accounting Today. She is also a frequent presenter for events and webinars hosted by industry-leading organizations like ISSA, Infosecurity Europe, ISACA, SecureWorld, and SC Media.

After the second presentation we will have the drawing for $50 AMEX gift card and lunch. The winner must be present to claim the prize or we will redraw. There will be 2 CPE given to attendees of the lunch meetings.

Meeting location: The Gulf Tower; Gulf Theater. 707 Grant Street on the 3rd floor.

Cost: $10 for members of AITP, ARMA, InfraGard, ISACA, ISC2, ISSA, OWASP, Steel City InfoSec and TRCPA with advance registration. $15 for non-members with advance registration. $5 for students with advance registration

To register in advance for this meeting contact Mike Sotace at mpsotace@edmc.edu. Deadline for advance registration is Friday January 4th, there is an extra $5.00 charge for registration after this date.