December 13: Gary Warner’s Security Year in Review

December 7, 2016 Leave a comment

Back by popular demand, our chapter co-founder will present a retrospective on this year of ransomware and other security topics.

Check out his blog here for a preview of his research and other interests: http://garwarner.blogspot.com/

***We will also have representatives from UAB at the meeting to accept a donation funding the new InfraGard Birmingham Gary Warner scholarship to assist undergraduates with an interest in computer forensics.

You can make a personal or corporate donation to the fund here: http://www.uab.edu/cas/infragardscholarship

RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dec-2016-meeting-gary-warners-security-year-in-review-registration-29623554850

Lunch Details:

Our lunch will be a holiday feast from Jim ‘n’ Nicks to include turkey and cornbread dressing, ham, green beans, sweet potato casserole, sweet & unsweet tea. Water will be available in the Depot kitchen adjacent to the meeting room. Please pay for and order your lunch here on EventBrite by the Friday, December 9 deadline at 4:30pm. Lunch ticket purchases are not refundable.

FAQs:

Location? Innovation Depot, 1500 First Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203

Parking? Free parking in Innovation Depot lot on 14th Street between First and Second Avenues North. Street parking also available.

Can I bring my own lunch? Yes, you may brown-bag it, but please RSVP to the meeting using EventBrite even if you’re not ordering lunch.

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November 8: Drones in Industry: Beyond Aerial Pictures, Capturing Actionable Data

October 25, 2016 Leave a comment

Birmingham InfraGard Meeting

Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Meeting Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Topic: Drones in Industry: Beyond Aerial Pictures, Capturing Actionable Data

Drones have becomes a popular and contentious topic in today’s pop-culture, but when applied correctly this technology transforms from a simple toy to a powerful tool for many commercial industries. This lecture format presentation will begin with a brief “intro to modern drones”, along with an overview of what’s required to operate drones commercially in the United States, and a history of B&G’s path to compliant operations on our projects. A simple introduction to types of hardware, outputs, and basic workflows will follow, with lessons learned on what’s necessary to begin flying and capturing immersive 3D maps. We will share our best practices for planning safe automated flight missions to acquire many types of data, and highlight these outputs using real-world examples on our construction projects. Furthermore, we will showcase what is possible when information acquired by drones is integrated deeply into existing construction processes. Finally, we will demonstrate how this data can be easily shared with entire teams to provide actionable data for collaboration across remote locations.

Speaker: Hunter Cole, Virtual Design and Construction Coordinator, Brasfield & Gorrie

Hunter Cole joined Brasfield & Gorrie in 2015 and is passionate about understanding and applying new technologies to improve existing processes. Hunter currently works as a Virtual Design and Construction Coordinator at Brasfield & Gorrie where he works directly with many emerging technologies such as 3D virtual design, virtual & augmented reality, 3D printing, and drones. Through the use of Building Information Modeling or “BIM”, he assists Brasfield & Gorrie’s project teams through the project’s delivery during the design and construction process. Hunter aims to add value to our projects by using new technologies to provide accurate and relevant information to our project teams throughout the lifecycle of construction.

Lunch Details: Jimmy John’s sub sandwiches, available for purchase at check-out

RSVP here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/infragard-birmingham-members-alliance-nov-meeting-drones-in-industry-beyond-aerial-pictures-tickets-28870110277)

Location: 

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

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October 11: Cyber Security Effort at UAB

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Birmingham InfraGard Meeting

Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Meeting Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Topic: Cyber Security Effort at UAB

Speaker: Deidre Mitchell, Information Security Engineer I, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mitchell has been employed as an information security engineer in the central information technology division at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) for over four years. She supports security operations of the organization, including intrusion detection and prevention, security system design and requirements review for UAB IT projects and compliance initiatives. She has played a lead role in UAB’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month efforts. Deidre says that professionally, she has always been committed to two things: the continual education/improvement that is ingrained in any IT career and helping to make the world a safer place while providing a creatively functional user experience

Lunch Details: Lunch courtesy of Brasfield and Gorrie

RSVP here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/infragard-birmingham-member-alliance-oct-meeting-cyber-security-effort-at-uab-tickets-28429896586)

Location: 

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

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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

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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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