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ISSA-LA September Dinner Meeting

September 16, 2015 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm


Location: Microsoft Technology Center (map)
13031 W Jefferson Blvd Suite 200, Playa Vista, CA

Topic: Enterprise Cybersecurity: Building an Effective Defense
Scott Donaldson, Chris Williams, and Abdul Aslam will discuss material from their book, Enterprise Cybersecurity: How to Build a Successful Cyberdefense Program Against Advanced Threats. In his discussion, they will talk about how the “traditional” cyber-defense methods have been ineffective against modern threats, and why that has taken place. They will discuss how most “defense in depth” architectures don’t have much depth, if any. They will talk about how “kill chain” methodology can be used to drive a security architecture. Finally, they will discuss some of the cyber defenses that are needed to be effective against modern threats, and how cyberdefense will continue to evolve in the future.

Key Presentation Points
-How you were taught to do cyber defense in the past
-What modern attackers do to defeat your defenses: the illusion of “defense in depth”
-Why the defense methods you were taught in the past don’t work against today’s attackers
-Why the frameworks you’re supposed to implement won’t help you much
-What you can do that *does* work
-What you can expect in the future


– Scott E. Donaldson is a Senior Vice President for Leidos, Inc., a Fortune 500 company that provides scientific, engineering, systems integration, and technical services. He is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and IT Director for its Heath and Engineering Sector.
Chris K. Williams is an Enterprise Cybersecurity Architect at Leidos, Inc. He has been designing, deploying, and operating cybersecurity solutions for government and commercial clients for over 20 years, and holds a patent for e-commerce technology.
Abdul Aslam is the Director of Cyber Security Compliance and Risk Management for Leidos, Inc. He has 19 years of experience in devising risk acceptance and compliance frameworks, application security, security operations and information protection.

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Register early online before the Monday prior to the the event, and get a discount!
Non-Members: $40


September 16, 2015
6:15 pm - 9:00 pm