Actions and Detail Panel
Hack-a-Shack: A 101 on Threats to Your Network
Tue, 20 September 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM MDT
About our Topic:
Target. Home Depot. T-Mobile. Remember when these names on a list meant you were doing errands? Even worse – OPM. What do they all have in common, ancillary to being hacked? They have all had a “CNN Moment”. Nobody wants to be next, and it is not a question of “IF” you will be hacked, but “WHEN” and “HOW BADLY”. We can’t stop the “when”, but we can certainly minimize the “how badly”.
Many presentations TALK about hacking and compromise, but these only happen to other people. How many of them actually DEMONSTRATE one? This one does. And not just one, but two! This will show attendees how simple such an endeavor can be, and more importantly, how easy it is to fall victim to one.
Now to mitigate. Yes, you too can protect your network from Ransomware!!!! This presentation is also designed to outline the top security things that can be addressed RIGHT NOW, to determine and mitigate an environment’s attack surface, and ensure that you are not on CNN tomorrow for all the wrong reasons.
Date: Tuesday September 20, 2016
Start Time: 5:30pm
Finish Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Microsoft Canada (downtown)
110 9 Ave SW, Calgary, AB Calgary AB T2P 1M9
Light Food and Refreshments will be provided for attendees.
Cost: Guests and Future CIC Members - $25.00
New/Renewing CIC Members - $65.00
New/Renewing Student Mbrs - $25.00
Current CIC Members - FREE
Payment: VISA/MasterCard via EventBrite (+fees)
Contact us for payment via:
Cash/Cheque (at the door), Interac e-Transfer or Employer Invoice
Note: New memberships are valid through December 31, 2016
About our Presenter:
Kevin J. Ripa, PI, GSEC, GCFE, GCFA, EnCE, BAI, CDRP, CEH
Owner of Computer Evidence Recovery, Inc.
Kevin J. Ripa, is the owner of Computer Evidence Recovery, Inc., and Past President and current Vice President of the Alberta Association of Private Investigators. He is a former member, in various capacities, of the Department of National Defence serving in both foreign and domestic postings. He is now providing superior service to various levels of law enforcement, Fortune 500 companies, and the legal community, and has assisted in many complex cyber-forensics and hacking response investigations around the world.
Kevin has over 20 years of experience in the digital investigations field, having started doing forensics before the days of GUI response and vendor training. He is a respected and sought after individual for his expertise in Information Technology investigations, and he has been qualified as an expert witness on numerous occasions at virtually all levels of the judicial process. He has also designed, produced, hosted, and taught numerous industry related courses, not to mention hundreds of speaking and training engagements to industry and law enforcement around the world.
As well as being a SANS Community instructor, Kevin holds a number of industry certifications, including GSEC, GCFA, EnCE, Certified Data Recovery Professional, Licensed Private Investigator, and has previously held certs as Certified Penetration Tester and Certified Ethical Hacker. He has also authored dozens of articles in circulation, as well as chapters to a number of manuals, books, and training texts on the subjects of Computer Security and Forensics.
About our Sponsors:
Q9 – Venue
For almost two decades we’ve been Canada’s leading provider of outsourced data centre services. Whether you need rapidly scalable infrastructure, or peace of mind from the latest network threats, our experts can help your business meet the challenges of an ever-changing IT landscape. Your mission-critical applications deserve best-in-class service. If you’re looking for rock solid data centre infrastructure and exceptional service quality – it’s time we talked.
True North Group Inc – Various
True North Group Inc. provides exclusively Canadian integrated cloud, managed IT and security services as well as professional IT consulting to small and mid-market enterprises. True North Group has provided door prizes at many events as well as contributions toward CIC’s operational funding.
Microsoft – Office 365 + Operational Funding
Microsoft supplies the Calgary IT Pro Community Association with a free 25-seat Office 365 E3 subscription for the leadership team and committees. As well, Microsoft has agreed to fund a portion of CIC's operating expenses for 2016.