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The South Florida Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)® welcomes you.

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Our April SFISSA Meeting Was (Heart) “Bleeding Edge”…

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Checkpoint and RSA gave members a peek into InfoSec trends and advances in detection capabilities.


We covered a lot of ground about how SFISSA are being recognized across the organization as movers and shakers.


Felipe Tribaldos won a $100 AMEX gift card! (Courtesy of RSA!)

Felipe works for Cloudflare…and we are anxiously waiting for confirmation that they will be sponsors for the MAY meeting!

(How’s THAT for timely!?)

We also reviewed our plans to serve as facilitators for Business, Universities and Students to come together in a collaborative effort.

We are getting a committee together that will ask businesses to sponsor 10 CS major students, who are interested in InfoSec careers, at various Universities throughout South Florida.

If you are interested on being on the committee, please contact William@sfissa.org for more information.

April 2014 SFISSA Meeting, Thursday, April 17, at Nova Southeastern University in Davie – 5:30pm – 7:30pm

South Florida ISSA’s April 2014 Meeting with Check Point and RSA!

South Florida’s April 2014 meeting will be on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Nova Southeastern University.
The meeting will take place in the Carl DeSantis Building  from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, followed by the usual networking hour at Falcon Pub.

As always, this meeting will be FREE and provide you with 2 CPE credits!


Speaker Presentations


Title: The 2014 Security Report
Abstract: A look back at the threat landscape faced by organizations in 2013 and predictions for 2014.
Bio: Jeffrey Fogel is a Security Engineer with Check Point Software Technologies. Before joining Check Point, Jeffrey was the Senior Network Security Engineer for Office Depot, managing over 100 firewall and IPS appliances located across 9 countries and 3 continents. Prior to Office Depot, Jeffrey worked for a county government in Florida as a database developer, network engineer and firewall administrator. Jeffrey began his career in 1998 after graduating from Florida State University with a degree in Management Information Systems.


Title Detecting Signature-Less malware Faster:  Why Live Memory Analysis is Critical
Abstract: It is widely known that perimeter defenses are inadequate protection against today’s advanced threats.  There is an increasing gap in traditional signature-based defenses as attackers continuously use new, hard-to-detect method to compromise hosts, establish a hidden presence on target systems, and exfiltrate sensitive data out of organizations.  Because attackers leverage several established, well exploited antivirus (AV) evasion techniques, the detection rate and effectiveness of traditional AV is significantly reduced and endpoints are left to vulnerable to unpatched or unknown vulnerabilities.  In this session, RSA will discuss why automating the detection of anomalies within applications and memory is a critical element to gaining complete visibility in your environment.
Bio:  Michael Gotham is a Technical Consultant at RSA, the security division of EMC, and leading expert on the company’s Security Analytics and ECAT solutions in the Southeast.  He has a broad range of experience providing technical consultation on network monitoring, forensics, authentication, identity and access management, fraud and risk intelligence, and web threat detection.  He has received numerous sales engineering awards and professional achievements, including CISSP, Comp TIA Security+, and VMware and Cisco network certifications.  Prior to joining RSA in 2011, Michael was a sales engineer at Atlantix Global Systems responsible for multiple product lines, including Cisco, HP, IBM, Sun, VMware, EMC, and NetApp.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Georgia Institute of Technology.



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