Meeting Information

February2017 Quarterly Meeting

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Speaker: Gordon MacKay - EVP/Chief Technology Officer

Bio: Gordon MacKay, CISSP, serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI). He leads the technology roadmap, as well as the Cloud Platform Development and Vulnerability Research teams.

Title: Are You Vulnerable to Ransomware Malware? 

Abstract: Ransomware incidents are happening to organizations of all sizes at alarming rates. All industries are at risk of being a vulnerable to cyber criminals seeking to hold data hostage for hefty fees by encrypting it on infected computers.

Security specialists are tasked to stay up to date on the various forms of ransomware trends, and implement proactive ways to reduce the risk of a ransomware attack.

To better understand innovative ways to face the challenge of ransomware malware head on, Gordon MacKay, Chief Technology Officer at Digital Defense, Inc., will provide 

expert insight into the anatomy of a ransomware attack and the innovative ways to take a proactive approach to mitigating risks:

  • Discussion on multiple forms and various characteristics of Ransomware
  • Review of how vulnerable organizations are to Ransomware and how with a proactive approach and proper VM systems in place, vulnerabilities can efficiently be prioritized for remediation.
  • Guidance on how to take a proactive approach to data security and ensure solid backups are in place.

Speaker: Richard Seiersen, Author, CISO, Twilio

Bio: Richard Seiersen is a security executive with 20 years’ experience spanning subject matters in cybersecurity, governance, risk and compliance (GRC) and analytics. He is currently the CISO/VP Trust for Twilio and was previously the VP & General Manager of Cyber Security & Privacy for GE Healthcare. He is also the recently published co-author of "How To Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk."

Title: Risky Business: Can We Really Measure Cyber Risk?

Abstract: If your sensitive information gets out there, how exposed are you? What will the impact be on your financial state, ability to compete, reputation, and ultimately customer trust? Richard Seiersen, author of Measuring Cyber Risk, and current CISO at Twilio (after a long stint leading cybersecurity at GE Healthcare) shares how your organization can better prepare for a world where anything can happen.

We are gathering addition details for our last speaker. Information will be posted soon!


Maggiano's Little Italy


Mixer to follow at Hofbrau @ the Rim 
4:30 to 6:30
2 Free drinks plus appetizers