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

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

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October 11: Cyber Security Effort at UAB

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

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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 (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

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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 (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

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