September ISSA Monthly Meeting

Speaker: Bryan Hurd, Senior Director, Security Strategy, Versive

Thursday, September 21st, 2017, 6:30 PM
Community Center at Mercer Island
8236 SE 24th Street Mercer Island, WA 98040

Event Summary

Mr. Hurd recently keynoted at the Combating Transnational Organized Cybercrime at George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies in Garmisch, Germany and will be talking at ISSA about:

  • The evolution in adversaries, motives, targets and affiliation
  • Zero Days, Ransomware, and their impact
  • What can be done at the international level, national level
  • Interesting analytic technologies (including a look at Machine Learning and AI for hunting adversaries).

In addition, this month 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


Mr. Hurd founded the US Navy’s Cyber Counterintelligence Program in the early 1990’s and was Microsoft’s Cyber Crime Center’s first-ever Chief of Intelligence. He Over 25 years experience in leading intelligence and cyber operations, was the chief of innovation for US Watchlisting, and shas founded other national level computer forensics programs. He is now at a Seattle startup, Versive, applying advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence to detection of advanced adversaries and insider threats.

Chapter Meeting Time:
Thursday, September 21, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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