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ISSA-LA August Dinner Meeting

August 16, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Topic: Red Teams — All the Cool Kids Are Doing It: Does that Mean You Should Drink the Kool-aid? Exploring Different Approaches to Network Pentesting
Assessing and reducing an organization’s external attack surface is a key first step in a developing a mature security program. But like any engineering challenge, the key is choosing the right tool for the job. How can your organization define the right scope and approach to securing their external infrastructure? This talk will give you the perspective of a professional pentester, and outline what key questions and criteria to use when tailoring a netpen to meet your needs. Before spending security funds on the latest trend in ‘Red-teaming’, we’ll help you make sure it’s the right fit for you.

Speaker: Cara Marie
Cara Marie is a Principal Security Consultant with NCC Group, a global information assurance specialist providing organizations with expert security consulting services. At NCC Group, Cara specializes in network security, client /server testing, web application/web services security, and mobile application security. She is experienced in C, C++, Java, web technologies, and a variety of scripting languages. Cara has performed over 100 security assessments, on everything from web applications, mobile applications, internal and external corporate networks and cloud computing services, and architecture and threat modeling exercises. Cara is a member of NCC’s Strategic Infrastructure Service team, which helps enterprises plan and execute infrastructure assessments tailored to their specific needs.is a Principal Security Consultant at NCC Group, an information security firm specializing in application, network, and mobile security. Cara specializes in web application/web services security, network security, client/server testing, and mobile application security. She is experienced in C, C++, Java, web technologies, as well as a variety of scripting languages.


Thanks to Our Sponsors: Blackberry and Palo Alto Networks

BlackBerry® is a leading software and services company dedicated to securing the Enterprise of Things. BlackBerry software provides the embedded intelligence to secure the Enterprise of Things so that the Internet of Things (IoT) can thrive. Our software platform, BlackBerry Secure, is a comprehensive mobile-native approach to security that addresses the entire enterprise from end point to end point.

Palo Alto Networks is the next-generation security company maintaining trust in the digital age by helping tens of thousands of organizations worldwide prevent cyber breaches. Our innovative security platform with game-changing technology safely enables applications, users and content, empowering organizations to securely and efficiently move their businesses forward. Find out more at www.paloaltonetworks.com.


August 16, 2017
6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


ISSA Los Angeles Chapter


Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
Universal City, CA United States + Google Map