Events

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We had to cancel today'smeeting and hope to announce a new date soon. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 CANCELLED 

Join us on Thursday, October 6 for our monthly chapter meeting with a special guest speakers:

 
Cloud Security with MITRE ATT&CK
by Jose Barajas, Director of Global Sales Engineering, AttackIQ

Abstract
Cloud security is a significant challenge, and few businesses today are capable of utilizing the native security controls and capabilities provided by cloud platforms. How can you ensure that your cybersecurity capabilities are working to defend your organization’s data as best they can?

Many security operations centers (SOCs) are typically uniformed in their knowledge of the security solutions available in Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), or Google Cloud Platform environments. The MITRE Adversarial Tactics, Techniques, and Common Knowledge (ATT&CK) framework helps towards this as it is a clear, standardized method for organizations to address complexity in their cloud environments and increase their cloud cybersecurity efficiency.

This session with AttackIQ Academy instructor Jose Barajas will cover practical steps for deploying the ATT&CK framework to maximize your cloud security effectiveness.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • How to get started with a threat-informed defense strategy for the cloud
  • Applying cloud security management best practices in Azure and AWS
  • Ways to improve overall cloud security operations
 

Speaker Bio
jose barajasJose Barajas is Director of Global Sales Engineering at AttackIQ. He has over a decade of experience as a security researcher reverse-engineering malware and developing security controls and analytics. At AttackIQ, he now focuses on improving security control efficacy through attacker behavior emulation and establishing continuous security validation programs. Jose has presented at Black Hat, Globaltek Security Conference, and ISACA Security Conference.

 

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Join us on Tuesday, October 18 for our monthly chapter meeting with a special guest speakers:

 
FedRAMP: Breaking the Barrier for Government Compliance, Presented
by Alexis Robinson & Nichole Becknel 

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Speaker Bio
alexis appollonia
Alexis Appollonia Robinson is the Head of U.S. Government Security & Compliance for Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the Washington, DC area.  For over 10 years, she has served her Federal Government clients by enabling strategies based on security best practices, collaborating for thought leadership,  conducting cybersecurity and financial assessments, and audit readiness.   She graduated with double Bachelors of Science degrees in Accounting and Information Systems from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland, College Park.  After working in IT software and development at CGI Federal, she turned to her passion for strong teaming and challenging engagements in a people-first firm with assurance and consulting work at EY.   She is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).  In her current role, Alexis Robinson supports the security of AWS’s internal environment including cloud services applicable to AWS East/West and AWS GovCloud (US) Regions for various compliance frameworks (i.e. FedRAMP, CMMC, DoD SRG, ITAR, MARS-E, NIST SP 800-53

Alexis is the former Co-Chair of EY’s Black Professional Network of Greater Washington, an affinity group that hosts several networking events, career development workshops, partner and executive director relationship breakfasts and dinners, and community service outreach programs within the Washington D.C. metropolitan area for over 150 members in the community.  Through this effort, she served on the Americas BPN Steering Committee as the Northeast Representative and Communications Lead.   To continue her diversity initiatives at Amazon, she is registered as a Diversity & Inclusion Interviewer, Minority Represented Speaker, and contributor to the IAD Newsletter.  Externally, Alexis is the Partner of Experience for Empow(H)er Cybersecurity, a nonprofit organization focused on providing a safe space for women of color interested in, or currently working in the field of cybersecurity.

 
On her free time, she is playing video games, watching "Bob’s Burgers", "Ted Lasso", “One Punch Man” and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia".  She lives with her husband and son in Maryland.

 

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Join us on Tuesday, December 6 for our special chapter meeting:

 

Cyber Trivia Competition

Abstract
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Speaker Bio
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Join us on Tuesday, November 15 for our monthly chapter meeting with a special guest speakers:

 

Risk Management Framework or Healthcare Cybersecurity or Dealing with an OCR Investigation
by Ernest Smith, CEO, The RMF Security Group

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Speaker Bio
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Join us on Tuesday, December 20 for our monthly chapter meeting with a special guest speakers:

 

 
Critical Infrastructure a View of the Obvious
by Dr. Ron Martin, PhD Capital Technology University

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Speaker Bio
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