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Splunk Hands-On Training

Relying on Splunk, thousands of organizations around the world use it as their SIEM for security monitoring, advanced threat defense, incident investigation, incident response and a wide range of security analytics and operations use cases. ISSA Central MD is offering a one-day, hands-on introductory course / live demo. 

When: Saturday, May 4, 2019 08:30 AM to 3:00 PM (lunch provided)
Where: UMBC Training Centers, 6996 Columbia Gateway Drive,Columbia, MD

Morning Session: Splunk Search Party
The Search Party is geared to all Splunk Admins and Splunk Users who want to learn more about how to use Splunk and Search for the Needle in the Haystack! In the search party, Splunk plans to cover the following:

  • How to ingest data into Splunk
  • How to create index and source types (important for normalizing the data across multiple data sources)
  • How to enrich raw data
  • Basic searching and reporting
  • Creating data models
  • Leveraging apps from Splunkbase and using them on top of your existing data sources
  • Creating advanced dashboards and visualizations

Lunch Break: Provided by ISSA Central MD

Afternoon Session: Live Demo by Kyle Smith, Baltimore Splunk Users Group
Kyle Smith will give a live demo on how you can place Splunk on your laptop, add an antenna and collect live data from airplanes

Items of Interest
Registrations will be capped at 25 with only a limited number available to non-members. In the event you have to cancel, please do so as soon as possible since space will be limited.
Please bring a laptop for use in the morning. You will receive an e-mail prior to class with instructions on pre-loading Splunk software for the morning session. Internet access (Wifi) will be available at UMBC Training Centers

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Membership Meeting: April 24, 2019

Chapter Meeting Registration

Topic: Intro to Cyber Insurance

Cyber risk management is something that continues to evolve with the threat landscape as well as innovations in processes and technology. One of these new innovations is the emergence of cyber insurance. While it is new in terms of insurance products it has been around for several years and is quickly developing into something that many commercial organizations are starting to consider. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of the cyber insurance marketplace, the underwriting process and a shallow dive into the coverage provided by a typical policy.


As the lead for PSA’s Cyber Risk Solutions Practice, Mike Volk is responsible for helping clients make informed decisions about cyber insurance and develop strategies to reduce cyber risk. For the past eight years he has worked in several roles where he helped individuals and organizations navigate the complex cybersecurity landscape. Mike is engaged in the cybersecurity community and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAMI). Prior to joining PSA, Mike worked with individual job-seekers, industry experts, as well as government organizations and contractors in areas related to cybersecurity training and workforce development. He has authored several articles on topics related to cyber risk, cybersecurity education/training and cybersecurity workforce development. Mike contributed to Anne Arundel Community College as the Business Development Coordinator for the CyberCenter and Instructional Specialist for the Cyber and Technology Training area. He also served as the Cybersecurity Navigator and Project Coordinator for the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development in Baltimore City.

Please note new meeting schedule – February 2019
5:15 to 5:45 Business Meeting
5:45 to 6:15 Networking and Dinner
6:15 to 7:45 Speaker and Q&A

Chapter Meeting Registration

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