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Using Machine Learning to Spot and Block Targeted Attacks in Office 365 with Barracuda Networks

Calgary IT Pro Community Association ("CIC")

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MST)

Using Machine Learning to Spot and Block Targeted...

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Ended $120.00 $9.14
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About Our Topic: Using Machine Learning to Spot and Block Targeted Attacks in Office 365 with Barracuda Networks

Machine learning is revolutionizing the practice of information security by helping sort out the signal from the noise. Nowhere is the promise of machine learning more evident than in email-borne spotting targeted attacks like business email compromise, impersonation attempts, or account hijacking. Asaf Cidon, VP of Email Security at Barracuda will talk about machine learning's promise and limitations. Attendees will learn how new technologies can simplify the task of spotting suspicious activity or malicious campaigns. 


About our Speaker: Asaf Cidon

Asaf Cidon is Vice President, Email Security at Barracuda Networks, where he co-leads the email security team. He is responsible for driving Barracuda's next generation content security and fraud detection solutions, leveraging machine learning. Asaf was previously the CEO and co-founder of Sookasa, a cloud storage security startup that was acquired by Barracuda. Previously, Asaf completed his PhD at Stanford, where his research focused on cloud storage reliability and performance. He also previously worked as a researcher in Google’s web search engineering team. Asaf holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford, and BSc in Computer Engineering Cum Laude from the Technion. He is a recipient of SC's 2017 Rising Star award. His work has been featured in numerous publications, such as NBC, NYTimes and Forbes.


Event Details:

Date:         Tuesday January 16, 2018

Time:         6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (Doors open @ 6:00pm)

Place:        IBM Canada - 2nd Floor - 227 11 Ave SW Calgary AB T2R 1R9

Cost:         Current CIC Members: FREE

                  Guests & Future CIC Members: FREE for this event only (Usually $30.00*)             

                  New CIC Members: $120.00 (Jan to Dec 31 2018)

                  New CIC Student Members: $24.00 (Jan to Dec 31 2018)

Payment:   Visa/MasterCard via Eventbrite (Note: S/C & Eventbrite fees apply)

                  Interac e-Transfer

                  Cash/Cheque at the door.

Note:         Light food & refreshments will be available for attendees.


About our Sponsors:

*Special Event Sponsor: Barracuda Networks

Barracuda Networks offers industry-leading network security products for data storage & disaster recovery, content security, and networking & application delivery.

IBM Canada – Venue

In 2017, IBM is 100 years old in Canada. This century has been driven by innovation that matters to our clients, our people, our country and the world. We are proud to be part of a company that has dedicated a century to finding solutions to contemporary challenges with a vision of the future. Innovation, transformation, and pioneering have always been part of our culture. This second century of IBM will continue to change the world.

Global IT Services Ltd – Speakers' Honoraria

Global IT Services provides managed IT services for small and medium businesses, including servers, networks, phone systems, software support and cloud services. Global IT Services provides CIC with speakers' honoraria for presenters at our technical events.

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.

iTech - Platinum Sponsor

iTech is Canada’s leading portfolio of IT technology conferences and exhibitions focusing on Infrastructure, Cloud, Security, Data Centre, Virtualization & Mobility.

At iTech you will have the opportunity to; discover new cutting edge products & services, network & meet new people in the industry, stay up-to-date on the latest technology trends, see technology in action through live demonstrations, attend conference seminar sessions, research information to enhance your IT strategy, enjoy this Local event right in your backyard!

Have questions about Using Machine Learning to Spot and Block Targeted Attacks in Office 365 with Barracuda Networks? Contact Calgary IT Pro Community Association ("CIC")

When & Where

IBM Canada
2nd Floor - 227 11 Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2R 1R9

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MST)

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Calgary IT Pro Community Association ("CIC")

About us:


The Calgary IT Pro Community Association [“CIC”] is a registered not-for-profit society incorporated April 28 2008 under the Alberta Societies Act.



The purpose of the Calgary IT Professional Community Association [“CIC”] is to provide information technology professionals and consultants in Southern Alberta with opportunities for professional development, social networking and sharing knowledge with peers in a non-competitive environment.



Our vision is to become the leading IT professional user group community in Canada



Our mission is to present quality technical programs, offer unique special-interest groups for technical and business practice areas, cultivate strategic partnerships with leading vendors and encourageactive member participation through volunteer engagement and social interaction opportunities.



Our values hinge on honesty, integrity and trust in everything we do.Our members strive to honour every commitment they make to the best of their ability and to meet or exceed expectations when delivering on those commitments.


We value balance in one’s work, family and community – providing good service and expertise for fair compensation so that families are supported and nurtured and our communities are enriched through the work and volunteer efforts of our members.


Membership Information:


Membership in CIC is open to anyone interested in joining and contributing to the organization. Regular meetings are usually held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. You are encouraged to attend and participate actively.


Membership dues for 2018:

Regular Members: $120 (Jan 01 – Dec 31)

Students w/ ID: $25 (Jan 01 – Dec 31)



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