Membership Meeting: November 20, 2019

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Topic: Threat Informed Defense with MITRE ATT&CK™

The MITRE ATT&CK framework has become a widely used knowledge base and model for real cyber adversary behavior. In use across governments, private sector, and security solutions providers, ATT&CK helps to focus defenses against known threats, provides an effective tool for measuring security improvements, and drives innovation.

The session will cover the history of ATT&CK and what drove its creation at MITRE, the philosophy behind how ATT&CK is maintained, and several use cases for how it can be applied including behavioral analytic development, defensive gap analysis, and adversary emulation.

Speaker: Michael C. Long II, Senior Cyber Adversarial Engineer, The MITRE Corporation

Michael Long is a Senior Cyber Adversarial Engineer with the MITRE Corporation and a former U.S. Army Cyber Operations Specialist. Michael has over 10 years of experience in information security disciplines including adversary threat emulation, red teaming, threat hunting, and digital forensics and incident response. Michael Long has a proven track record of service in the public interest. Michael served on countless cyber operations for organizations including the Army Cyber Protection Brigade and Army Cyber Command, the results of which he regularly briefed to commanding generals, strategic executives, and congressional staffers. With MITRE, Michael continues to apply his technical expertise to improve the cybersecurity of our nations most sensitive and critical networks. Michael has a Masters Degree in Information Security Engineering from SANS Technology Institute, and holds many information security certifications including the prestigious GIAC Security Expert certification (GSE).

Please Note:

  • Deadline to register is November 18th at 5 PM.
  • Chapter & ISSA member’s ticket: FREE
  • Guest tickets: $15 if registered by 5 PM on November 18th. Otherwise, $20 at the door (cash or credit card). Refunds available until November 18th at 5pm.

Agenda:

5:15 – 5:45 Chapter Business Meeting

6:00 – 7:30 Speaker and Q&A

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CISSP Study Group

Spring 2020

ISSA Central Maryland is pleased to announce the opening of registration for our Spring 2020 session of the CISSP Study Group.  As you may know, we conduct these study groups twice a year (Spring and Fall) in order to provide access to high-quality, low-priced resources to further the Information Security profession, and help our community members meet the compliance requirements outlined in DoD 8570.01.  At just $450.00, our study group sessions are highly affordable even for those who are not reimbursed for educational expenses.

Dates:           Tuesday nights February 18, 2020 thru May 19, 2020 (14 weeks)

Time:            5:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Where:        UMBC Training Center, 6996 Columbia Gateway Drive,Columbia, MD

Cost:            $450.00
Discounts available for employees of chapter sponsors.

Text:              CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, 8th Edition by Shon Harris and Fernando Maymi.. Available on Amazon.com via this link.

The registration fee includes attendance at the study group, copies of the presentations, other materials, and dinner!  NOT INCLUDED are the cost of the textbook and the CISSP exam.

Reasons you should join our study group:

  1. Great instructors. Many of our instructors were pioneers in the information security field and personally worked with some of the people we read about in our textbook
  2. Low cost. Much more economical than most Boot Camps or even other comparable study groups.
  3. Group dynamics of a live, instructor-led study group
  4. Time for things to sink in. This is not a one-week boot camp.  We want you to learn, not cram.
  5. It’s a night you don’t have to cook! We typically bring in pizza, Subway, Uno’s, Jimmy John’s, and such, so you don’t have to eat before or after you get here.
  6. Hang out with other smart people. Meet and make friends with other people who are serious about advancing their careers.  Enjoy intelligent conversation on topics of interest to you.
  7. Meet new people working in your industry. Network for recruiting or collaborative purposes.
  8. Earn CPEs. Already have another certification?  This will likely count toward CPEs for existing certs.
  9. Structure. A physical class imposes a little external discipline to your study schedule.  A little peer pressure to keep up with the group can be a good thing.  Some people want to go at a slower pace, but most of us need a little push.
  10. Chapter Membership: Join ISSA within three months of class completion and the Chapter will refund the local chapter dues.

Additional information, contact:
Vice President of Education
Kevin Newman, CISSP, GCIH
V_P_Education@ISSA-CentralMD.org

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Previous Meetings

Membership Meeting: October 16, 2019

Chapter Business Meeting Slides: 2019-10-16-Meeting-Presentation.pdf Speaker Presentation: ISSA Central MD is hosting an event at the National Electronic Museum to celebrate National Cybersecurity Month. Topic: Taking a holistic approach to an insider threat program... READ MORE

Membership Meeting: October 8, 2019

Chapter Business Meeting Slides: 2019-10-08-Meeting-Presentation.pdf Topic: A Security Walkthrough of IAM in Light of Data Breaches in the Cloud Identity has become the new perimeter in the world of api-driven infrastructures (cloud computing). ... READ MORE