September 20: 15 Year Anniversary Meeting

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Birmingham InfraGard Meeting

Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Meeting Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Topic: 15 Year Anniversary Meeting

Come celebrate with us (and eat free barbecue and cake)!  On September 20th (the third Tuesday this month), we will celebrate our 15th year as a chapter.  If you’ve not been at a meeting for a while, this is a great reason to come see familiar faces and reconnect.

There will be a brief presentation on news from the National Congress meeting.

 

Lunch Details: Barbecue lunch courtesy of your Infragard Birmingham Member Alliance chapter

RSVP here (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/infragard-birmingham-member-alliance-sept-meeting-15-year-anniversary-meeting-tickets-27627970002)

Location: 

Brasfield & Gorrie
3021 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233

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August 9: “Exploring the Social & Behavioral Science Underlying Social Media” by John Grimes

Birmingham InfraGard Meeting

Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Meeting Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Topic: Exploring the Social & Behavioral Science Underlying Social Media

In the wake of 911, then CIA Director George Tennant observed :”With our ever increasing dependence upon the internet, we have entrusted our national security and entire way of life to a technology that we barely understand.” Now, fifteen years later, should a similar alarm be sounded about the Social Media phenomena?

During our brief time together on 9 August, we will delve into this evolving phenomena, its social and behavioral addictive allure, and the first, second and third order effects its presents for both the attacker and defender of critical infrastructure.

Presenter: John Grimes

1 March 2015 marked the first day in over thirty-plus  years that COL (ret’d) John Grimes was no longer in the exclusive employ of any three or four letter governmental agency when he launched Cyber.Kinetic.Weaponry, a subsidiary of Grimes Professional Corporation.  As the name suggest, CKW provides its portfolio of clients with the full spectrum of intelligence and security professional services world-wide.

Lunch Details: Barbecue lunch courtesy of your Infragard Birmingham Member Alliance chapter

RSVP here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/infragard-birmingham-member-alliance-aug-meeting-exploring-the-social-behavioral-science-underlying-tickets-26890166211)

Location: 

Brasfield & Gorrie
3021 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233

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July 12: “Ransomware Trends and Tactics” by Brendan Griffin with PhishMe

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Birmingham InfraGard Meeting

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Meeting Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Topic: Ransomware Trends and Tactics

Presenter: Brendan Griffin, Threat Intelligence Manager and malware analyst with PhishMe

Brendan has spent the last several years reversing, including prominent botnet malware such as Dridex and Dyre along with the rising tide of encryption ransomware.  He oversees the production of daily machine- and human-readable intelligence reporting as well as strategic and longitudinal data analytics to identify and track malware trends.

Lunch Details: Barbecue lunch courtesy of your Infragard Birmingham Member Alliance chapter

RSVP here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/infragard-birmingham-member-alliance-july-meeting-ransomware-trends-and-tactics-by-brendan-griffin-tickets-26389714346)

Location: 

Brasfield & Gorrie
3021 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233

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Special Event: Federal Bureau of Investigation Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) Special Program

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Supervisory Special Agent Regina Burris from the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (www.IC3.gov) will be in Birmingham to discuss local trends, provide a general overview of the IC3 program and explain how individuals can report to and use IC3.    The meeting details are as follows:
Who: This is a joint meeting with the Birmingham/Huntsville InfraGard Chapters along with the Birmingham/Huntsville FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association
Date / Time: Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location:
Social Security Administration Headquarters
1200 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35285
Event URL:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/federal-bureau-of-investigation-internet-crime-complaint-center-ic3-special-program-tickets-25352238227
 ***Advanced registration is REQUIRED and can be made through the Eventbrite listing.  ***
Cost: FREE
Note: This event is in lieu of our regular 2nd Tuesday Lunchtime meeting.
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May 10: The Future of Money by Dr. Yuliang Zheng from the University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Birmingham InfraGard Meeting

Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Meeting Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

RSVP Here (bit.ly/BHamIGMay16Meeting)

Topic: The Future of Money

Digital cash has undergone transformational changes over the last few years. We examine cryptographic foundations of digital cash, and discuss blockchain based consensus protocols that underpin all notable digital cash systems. We also discuss security challenges posed by these new types of digital cash and survey the applications of blockchain in an array of real world problems ranging from smart contracts and title registration to financial services.

Presenter: Dr. Yuliang Zheng, Professor and Chair, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Professor Yuliang Zheng is known as the father of the signcryption technology which is now an ISO international standard for data security. His pioneering research into the application of one-way hash to immunizing public key encryption against adaptive attacks has been embodied in numerous international standards for public key cryptography, including those from ISO, IEEE and IETF. An internationally recognized authority in cryptography and network security, Professor Zheng has published over 200 scholarly articles and books on security and holds a multiple number of patents in cyber security. He plays an active, leadership role in international research communities, serving as the Chair of the Steering Committee of the Public Key Cryptography (PKC) conferences sponsored by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR). In addition, he served as an associate editor of The Computer Journal published by the Oxford University Press and is on the steering committees for a number of research and industrial forums including Information Security Conference (ISC), IEEE Information Assurance Standards Committee, and Workshop on Long-Term/Information-Theoretic Security.

In his more than 30 years of experience with information security technology and applications, Professor Zheng has traversed both the commercial and scholastic sides of the industries. He worked for two years as a software engineer at a telecommunication company after completing his undergraduate degree, and, after earning his PhD, moved to Australia. There he worked at first as a cyber security research scientist at the Australian Defense Force Academy, then as a professor at the University of Wollongong and Monash University. In August 2001, Professor Zheng was recruited as one of the top 10 international experts in cyber security to join the faculty of UNC Charlotte where he founded the Information Security and Assurance Center (ISAC). Since July 2015 Professor Zheng has been with the University of Alabama at Birmingham, serving as the Chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. In addition to scholarly research, he has consulted for a large number of banks, e-commerce, computer and telecommunication companies, and governments at all levels.

Professor Yuliang Zheng earned his Bachelor of Science degree with Highest Distinction in computer science from the Nanjing Institute of Technology in 1982. He then won a prestigious young researcher’s award from the Ministry of Education for studies at Yokohama National University in Japan, where he earned his master’s and PhD degrees in electrical and computer engineering.

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 Monday, May 9 at 11:30AM 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.

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April 12: Jefferson County EMA – County-wide notification system / Trinity to Grandview Hospital move

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Birmingham InfraGard Meeting

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Meeting Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Topic 1: The Jefferson County County-wide notification system (and all of its uses)

Topic 2: (If time permits) The Trinity to Grandview Hospital move

Presenter: Jim Coker, Director, Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency (EMA)

Mr. Coker retired as a Captain from the Hoover Police Department following a 35 year law enforcement career.  He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy; a graduate of the University of Alabama (undergraduate) and Faulkner University (graduate school) and is an adjunct professor at Faulkner University.  In September of 2014, he became the Jefferson County EMA Director.  Mr. Coker is also the Chairperson for the Alabama Mutual Aid System Advisory Council, and on the Greater Alabama Council Board of the Boy Scouts of America.  He served in the Alabama Army National Guard, and also as the Incident Commander (Central Alabama) for the Alabama Incident Management Team.

RSVP Here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/infragard-birmingham-member-alliance-april-meeting-jefferson-county-ema-county-wide-notification-tickets-24409982916)

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 Monday, April 11 at 11:30AM 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.

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Don’t miss out… Alabama Cyber Now Conference

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Don’t Miss Out!

Registration for April 5th Alabama Cyber Now 

Conference Closes Friday April 1st.

The one-day conference is geared towards security experts, network/system administrators, managers and C- level executives. In addition to 19 great speakers, we have 30 IT and security vendors in the exhibit area. Join 250 other cyber security and IT professionals for an awesome day of information sharing and networking.  Up to 5 CPES are available for those who attend the entire day of sessions.

  REGISTER NOW 

 Check out the Sponsors, Speakers and Schedule at Alabama Cyber Now

 Note: CAISSA, InfraGard – Birmingham and TechBirmingham members receive a $30 discount off registration. Contact your organization for details before registering!

A Special Thanks to our Top Level Sponsors!


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Presenting Organizations

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