October ISSA Monthly Meeting – How to Protect Yourself from the Next Ransomware Outbreak and What Do We Do About the WPA2 Break

Speaker: Jay Beale, CTO, and COO at InGuardians

Thursday, October 19th, 2017, 6:30 PM

Event Summary

NotPetya and WannaCry ravaged their targets, costing nearly a billion dollars in lost revenue. With worms like this running loose, many information security departments have been handed a mandate to take action to avoid widespread compromise and losses. But what actions should they take? This talk will discuss what the next evolution in worms will look like and what we should all do with that mandate.


In addition, Justin White, ISSA Puget Sound President, will lead an analysis of the most recent news and discuss how cyber attackers continue to evolve during his monthly Garden Fresh presentation. In this presentation, we will explore the trends that define today’s threat landscape such as recent cyber attacks, intelligence-led insights, and advanced defensive strategies.

Join us for the after meeting soirée with food and drinks at the Islander Restaurant. Plan on bringing a friend!!! This is a great opportunity to network with your peers, introduce your friend and to meet new people: Address 2441 76th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040


Jay Beale, CTO, InGuardians

Jay Beale is an information security specialist, well known for his work on mitigation technology, specifically in the form of operating system and application hardening. He’s written two of the most popular tools in this space: Bastille UNIX/Linux, a system lockdown and audit tool that introduced a vital security-training component, and the Center for Internet Security’s Unix Scoring Tool.  In the past, Jay was a member of the HoneyNet Project and worked actively on the OVAL project, working with government and industry to standardize and improve the field of vulnerability assessment.

Jay has served as an invited speaker at a variety of conferences worldwide as well as government symposia. He’s written columns and articles for Information Security Magazine, SecurityFocus, and SecurityPortal.com. He has worked on five books in the Information Security space. Three of these make up his Open Source Security Series, while two are technical works of fiction in the “Stealing the Network” series.

Jay works as an information security analyst with InGuardians, a firm he co-founded with Ed Skoudis, Mike Poor, Jim Alderson, and Bob Hillery. He formerly led the MandrakeSoft/Mandriva Security team.

Chapter Meeting Time:
Thursday, October 19, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Community Center at Mercer Island
8236 SE 24th Street Mercer Island, WA 98040

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