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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,

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

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

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

Supervisory Special Agent Regina Burris from the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center ( 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

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May 10: The Future of Money by Dr. Yuliang Zheng from the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham InfraGard Meeting Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Meeting Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm RSVP Here ( 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

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

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

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Don’t miss out… Alabama Cyber Now Conference

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

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