Alabama Cyber Now Conference 2016

February 12, 2016 Leave a comment

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Date / Time: Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 | 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Location:
Regions Field
1401 1st Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35233

Event URL: Alabama Cyber Now Conference

Save the date for the PREMIER cyber conference in Alabama.

TechBirmingham, The Central Alabama Information Systems Security Association (CAISSA), InfraGard Birmingham Member Alliance, and Tech Alabama would like to invite you to the Alabama Cyber Now Conference on April 5, 2016, at Regions Field in Birmingham, Alabama including the following:

  • Technical presentations relevant for management and technical professionals
  • An impressive slate of industry-­recognized speakers
  • Vendors representing cutting edge security products and know­-how
  • The opportunity for networking with security experts and professionals from across the region

Attendees will have the opportunity to benefit from educational training sessions, technical and management presentations, and keynote presentations from our speakers. This is the first event of this kind in the Birmingham region and will be a great opportunity to meet peers in your field, share your ideas, and learn new skills from others.

Who Should Attend?
Cyber security is everyone’s business in today’s fast paced IT-­based society. This conference is geared for not only technical experts and network/system administrators, but also managers and senior C-­level executives. Our slate of training, concurrent presentations, and exhibitor demonstrations will address issues critical to supporting cyber security at all levels in our increasingly interconnected world.

Registration Fee: $79 per attendee (includes breakfast and lunch)

Registration is open NOW through Eventbrite.
*Members of the InfraGard Birmingham Member Alliance receive $30 off their ticket through this link.

Why Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor?

  • The Alabama Cyber NOW Conference is the first of its kind in the Birmingham region
  • Direct access to over 200 potential customers and business partners
  • Brand awareness for company’s name in the region
  • Opportunity to introduce your products and services to finance, health care, education, military, and government professionals, all in one conference!

Sponsorship Opportunities: AlabamaCyberNowConference_SponsorshipOpportunities.pdf

Need more information?
Contact us today for detailed information or for additional information on sponsorship or exhibiting. Please email info@techbirmingham.com

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February 9: A Glimpse Inside the Insider Threat

February 1, 2016 Leave a comment

Topic:  A Glimpse Inside the Insider Threat

Update from a thirty year Intelligence Community veteran social & behavioral scientist’s research on better detecting, assessing, defending and defeating the insidious threat posed to all organizations from one of its closest and most trusted insiders.

Social Media Analytics – https://www.dropbox.com/s/x3dfi9l1l9sn31p/CW15-John2.mp4?dl=0
The New Air University – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgqqoI0fgxA&authuser=0

Presenter:  John Grimes, JD

1 March 2015 marked the first day in over thirty years that John Grimes was no longer in the exclusive employ of any state or federal governmental agency when he launched Cyber.Kinetic.Weaponry, a subsidiary of Grimes Professional Corporation.

From 1 May 2012 until then John served the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research as its first Director of Intelligence Analytics. He had only returned to campus the previous February after serving for 18 months as the Senior Intelligence Officer (Forward) with the National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) and the University of Virginia, in both Afghanistan and Charlottesville, VA. While forward deployed and based in Kabul, AFG John directed 180 NGIC intelligence agents and analysts for all of calendar 2011 across NGIC’s science and technology programs of record including Counterinsurgency Targeting, Biometrics, Domain (i.e., document, cell phone, pocket litter, etc.) Exploitation, Weapons Technical Intelligence and Anti-Armor Analysis providing direct support to ISAF & INTERPOL.

Prior to this deployment, John also deployed as the Senior Intelligence Officer in the 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in 2002-2003 where he directed the intelligence operations for the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force Afghanistan (all Army Green Berets, Navy Seals, Air Force SOF and Marine Corps Reconnaissance personnel). During his thirty years in uniform as a member of all three components of the US Army, he also served as a member of the faculty of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) instructing courses in Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Trial Advocacy, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Criminal Investigation where he also coached the UAB Mock Trial Team (Nat. Champion 2006) between deployments.

Colonel Grimes is a graduate of the U.S. Army’s Airborne, Air Assault, Pathfinder, Sniper/Ranger, Explosive Ordinance Disposal, Defense Against Methods of Entry (DAME), Special Security Officer, and Psychological Operations Officer schools. He is a graduate of the Command and General’s Staff College (Commandant’s List) and is an Advanced Course graduate and branch qualified in Infantry, Military Intelligence, Civil Affairs, and Judge Advocate. His awards and decorations include the NATO Badge, Combat Action Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Department of Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and Excellence in Competition Bronze Medal, Pistol. COL Grimes is also rated as a by the FAA as a Commercial Pilot in both Single & Multi-Engine Fixed Wing and Helicopter, with Instrument Rating.

John’s Blazer Roots run deep being a native of Birmingham, Alabama where he graduated from Ramsay High School in 1972, the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1976 and Cumberland School of Law in 1981.

RSVP Here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/infragard-birmingham-member-alliance-february-meeting-a-glimpse-inside-the-insider-threat-tickets-21220645522)

Lunch Details

  • Lunch (Charhouse) provided by Brasfield & Gorrie (if you RSVP by Feb 5th)
  • RSVP after Feb 5, feel free to bring your own lunch

FAQs:

Location / Building?

  • Brasfield & Gorrie – Main Building – Multi-purpose Room
  • Seating is limited… so please sign-up early.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

  • There are two visitor parking lots and ample, free street parking.

Can I bring my own lunch?

  • Absolutely!
Categories: Meeting Announcements

December 8: Cyber Security Challenges in the Financial Services Industry

December 4, 2015 Comments off

Birmingham InfraGard Meeting

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Meeting Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Topic: Cyber Security Challenges in the Financial Services Industry

Regions Bank recently hosted a US Congressman, sharing with him the cyber security challenges facing financial services and what steps banks are taking to better protect themselves and their customers.  Regions’ CISO will provide highlights from that presentation.

Presenter: Jeff Kennedy, CISO, Regions Bank

Jeff joined Regions in January 2015 serving as Chief Information Security Officer. Regions is a top U.S. bank-holding company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with $122 billion in assets, operating approximately 1,650 banking offices in 16 states.

Previously, Jeff was the Director of Operational Risk at BOK Financial Corporation, where he was responsible for Information Security, Corporate Purchasing, IT Risk Management and Enterprise Operational Risk Management.  Jeff started his career at Synovus, spending 21 years with the company.  The last 5 years he served as the IT Group Executive, where he was responsible for all aspects of technology strategy and delivery.

Jeff earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia and is a Certified Public Accountant.

RSVP Here (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/infragard-birmingham-member-alliance-december-meeting-cyber-security-challenges-in-the-financial-tickets-19848318856)

Lunch Details

  • Lunch is available for purchase via Eventbrite and provided by LunchBox Express.
  • Lunch includes:  Any sandwich or wrap (Includes pickle spear, tortilla chips, homemade salsa with salad of the day OR homemade dessert), a drink (Water, Sweet Tea, Coke, Diet Coke or Sprite).

FAQs

Location: The Conference Center at Brasfield & Gorrie, 3201 7th Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35233

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There are two visitor parking lots and ample, free street parking.

What is the refund policy?

Cancellation must be made through Eventbrite before Friday, December 7 at 9AM CT.  Refunds (minus any Eventbrite fees) will be acknowledged within 2 business days and can take up to 5 days to process.

What if I can’t attended, but I purchased a lunch?

Any lunches left over at the end of the meeting (1:00 PM CT) will be donated to the Chapter.  We cannot carry over payments to the next month meeting.

Can I bring my own lunch?

Absolutely!  If you did not order a lunch, feel free to bring your own.

Will there be any extra lunches (that can be bought at the door)?

No.  Lunches are made to order.

Categories: Meeting Announcements

November 10: Mobility in Healthcare: UAB Health System’s Mobile Healthcare Initiatives

November 5, 2015 Comments off

Birmingham InfraGard Meeting

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Meeting Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Topic: Mobility in Healthcare: UAB Health System’s Mobile Healthcare Initiatives

This will be an overview of the mobile healthcare initiatives that UAB Health System is implementing in order to allow caregivers the freedom accessing the right data at the right time in the right place. This has been an evolutionary effort that has spanned several years and is continuing to evolve over time as new technologies emerge and business needs are identified.

Presenter: John Bandy, Information Security Architect, UAB Health Systems

John has over 32 years of Information Technology experience with the last 12 years focusing on Information Security. He holds a Master of Science degree in Information Security and Assurance from Western Governors University. He also holds a CISSP as well as many other IT certifications. John is currently the Information Security Architect at UAB Health Systems in Birmingham Alabama.

UAB Health Systems has over 16,000 employees, multiple hospitals and 142 clinics servicing over 1,000,000 visits per year. Some of his recent accomplishments include Intrusion Detection, Laptop Encryption, Email Encryption, Centralized Logging and developing a Governance, Risk and Compliance Framework.

RSVP Here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/infragard-birmingham-member-alliance-november-meeting-mobility-in-healthcare-uab-health-systems-tickets-19428817115)  

Lunch Details

  • Lunch is available for purchase via Eventbrite and provided by LunchBox Express
  • Lunch includes:  Any sandwich or wrap (Includes pickle spear, tortilla chips, homemade salsa with salad of the day OR homemade dessert), a drink (Water, Sweet Tea, Coke, Diet Coke or Sprite).

FAQs

Location

The Conference Center at Brasfield & Gorrie, 3201 7th Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35233

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There are two visitor parking lots and ample, free street parking.

What is the refund policy?

Cancellation must be made through Eventbrite before Friday, Sept 9th at 12 PM/Noon CT.  Refunds (minus any Eventbrite fees) will be acknowledged within 2 business days and can take up to 5 days to process.

What if I can’t attended, but I purchased a lunch?

Any lunches left over at the end of the meeting (1:00 PM CT) will be donated to the Chapter.  We cannot carry over payments to the next month meeting.

Can I bring my own lunch?

Absolutely!  If you did not order a lunch, feel free to bring your own.

Will there be any extra lunches (that can be bought at the door)?

No.  Lunches are made to order.

Categories: Meeting Announcements

October 13: Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation in our Backyard

October 5, 2015 Comments off

Birmingham InfraGard Meeting

Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Meeting Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Topic: Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation in our Backyard

Presenter: Carolyn Potter, Executive Director, The WellHouse

Mrs. Potter was born and raised in Alabama where she attended Jacksonville State University. She lived 10 years in the Atlanta area where her 3 children were born before moving to Greenville, SC. In Greenville, Mrs. Potter worked for a number of years advocating for abused and neglected children as well as establishing a non-profit for homeless youth. Mrs. Potter moved back to Alabama in 2012 and became the State Director of the Alabama CASA Network, an agency responsible for the establishment of programs advocating for children in DHR/Dependency cases in juvenile court.

Mrs. Potter was asked to take the positon of Executive Director for the WellHouse in the fall of 2014. She currently serves in this positon. She is married and her husband, John, is retired from the Navy and she enjoys spending her spare time with him and her granddaughter Clara.

About The WellHouse

The WellHouse is a faith-based and Christ-centered nonprofit organization offering immediate shelter and transitional housing to women who have been trafficked, are prostituting, or otherwise sexually exploited. Food, clothing, spiritual guidance, Christian counseling, and other necessities are provided, along with assisting with referrals for substance abuse treatment, if needed. Life skills classes, GED preparation, and other enrichment services are part of the experience to help these women become self-sufficient and give them a sense of self-worth. The goal is for women to go on to live full and productive lives.

RSVP Here

Lunch Details

  • Lunch is available for purchase via Eventbrite and provided by LunchBox Express
  • Lunch includes:  Any sandwich or wrap (Includes pickle spear, tortilla chips, homemade salsa with salad of the day OR homemade dessert), a drink (Water, Sweet Tea, Coke, Diet Coke or Sprite).

FAQs

Location

The Conference Center at Brasfield & Gorrie, 3201 7th Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35233

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There are two visitor parking lots and ample, free street parking.

What is the refund policy?

Cancellation must be made through Eventbrite before Friday, Sept 4th at 12 PM/Noon CT.  Refunds (minus any Eventbrite fees) will be acknowledged within 2 business days and can take up to 5 days to process.

What if I can’t attended, but I purchased a lunch?

Any lunches left over at the end of the meeting (1:00 PM CT) will be donated to the Chapter.  We cannot carry over payments to the next month meeting.

Will there be any extra lunches (that can be bought at the door)?

No.  Lunches are made to order.

Categories: Meeting Announcements

September 8th Monthly InfraGard Meeting

September 2, 2015 Comments off

Birmingham InfraGard Meeting

September 8th 2015

Event: Birmingham InfraGard September Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, September 8th  2015

Meeting Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Topic:  Medical Data Vulnerability
Overview of healthcare breaches in the news, published research on the topic, and interesting facts and figures.

Presenter: Dr. Darrell Burke, Associate Professor, UAB School of Health Professions, Department of Health Services Administration

Darrell teaches in the masters, doctoral, and certificate programs. With a career background in healthcare information technology design, Healthcare IT consulting and hospital operations (efficiency) his courses support both the health services administration and health informatics degree programs. UAB courses include: Strategic Information Systems, Operations Management and Process Improvement, and Leadership.

RSVP: 

EventBrite Event URL:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/birmingham-infragard-september-meeting-medical-data-vulnerability-tickets-18419806136

Lunch Details

 Lunch is available for purchase via Eventbrite and provided by LunchBox Express

Lunch includes:  Any sandwich or wrap (Includes pickle spear, tortilla chips, homemade salsa with salad of the day OR homemade dessert), a drink (Water, Sweet Tea, Coke, Diet Coke or Sprite)

FAQs

Location / Building?

The Conference Center at Brasfield & Gorrie

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There are two visitor parking lots and ample, free street parking.

What is the refund policy?

Cancellation must be made through Eventbrite before Friday, Sept 4th at 12 PM/Noon CT.  Refunds (minus any Eventbrite fees) will be acknowledged within 2 business days and can take up to 5 days to process.

What if I can’t attended, but I purchased a lunch?

Any lunches left over at the end of the meeting (1:00 PM CT) will be donated to the Chapter.  We cannot carry over payments to the next month meeting.

Will there be any extra lunches (that can be bought at the door)?

No.  Lunches are made to order.

Categories: Meeting Announcements

Birmingham Infragard August 11th 2015 at The Conference Center at Brasfield & Gorrie

July 20, 2015 Comments off

Birmingham InfraGard Meeting

August 11th 2015

Event: Birmingham InfraGard July Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, August 11th  2015

Meeting Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Topic:  ISIS and the Digital Caliphate

Presenter:   Gary Warner

Director of Research, Computer Forensics

UAB Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research

Gary Warner will present about the Islamic State.  Part one will focus on the historical context of where ISIS came from.  Part two will discuss their mastery of Social Media and Digital technology for propaganda and recruiting.  We will conclude by discussing ways in which InfraGard members can help with documenting the digital activities of ISIS.

RSVP to:

EventBrite Event URL:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/birmingham-infragard-august-meeting-isis-and-the-digital-caliphate-tickets-17833230673

Lunch Details

  • Lunch is available for purchase via Eventbrite and provided by LunchBox Express
  • Lunch includes:  Any sandwich or wrap (Includes pickle spear, tortilla chips, homemade salsa with salad of the day OR homemade dessert), a drink (Water, Sweet Tea, Coke, Diet Coke or Sprite)

FAQs

Location / Building?

The Conference Center at Brasfield & Gorrie

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There are two visitor parking lots and ample, free street parking.

What is the refund policy?

Cancellation must be made through Eventbrite before Friday, Aug 7th at 12 PM/Noon CT.  Refunds (minus any Eventbrite fees) will be acknowledged within 2 business days and can take up to 5 days to process.

What if I can’t attended, but I purchased a lunch?

Any lunches left over at the end of the meeting (1:00 PM CT) will be donated to the Chapter.  We cannot carry over payments to the next month meeting.

Will there be any extra lunches (that can be bought at the door)?

No.  Lunches are made to order.

Categories: Meeting Announcements
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