July 9th Mtg: Breaking the Kill Chain: Prevent, Detect, and Mitigate Threats to Your Organization

Date: July 9th, 2015
Time: 7pm
Place: Stamatatos Lab, 2211 Elliot Ave, 6th Floor, Seattle WA
Directions: Map
Subject: Breaking the Kill Chain: Prevent, Detect, and Mitigate Threats to Your Organization
Presenters: Jason Gifford

The discussion/presentation revolves around layering different technologies (IPS, App Inspection, etc.) to find and defeat different types of malware and invasions. There’s a fair amount of time talking about how SSL Intercept / MITM works and some light discussion on sandboxing for zero day variants. All of it ties in to providing the access that the business requires, the users desire, and the security we
all need.

BIO:
Jason has over 18 years of experience in the field of network security including extensive experience in HIPAA and Financial regulations. Over the course of his career Jason has designed and implemented network security solutions across the entire spectrum of company sizes from single 3 person offices to global company WANs that spread over multiple continents. In addition to the design and implementation work he has also assisted both local and federal law enforcement agencies in various cyber security incidents.

June 11th Mtg: Managing Data & Storage at Scale

Date: June 11th, 2015
Time: 7pm
Place: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
Room 303 (The new NORMAL room – 1 Floor down)
University of Washington Campus
Directions: http://www.ee.washington.edu/about/contact.html
Subject: Managing Data & Storage at Scale
Presenters: Peter Godman

Our data footprint is growing at an ever increasing rate. And we never, ever, throw anything away.

Understanding what type of storage platform to choose in order to support a company’s future growth can be a daunting task. Custom built from open source or trust an enterprise-class player? Deploy a NAS, scale-out, object, or cloud based solution? What type of tools are needed to support a storage infrastructure when the number of data assets has grown by 2x, 10x, 100x?

Join Peter Godman, CEO and founder of Qumulo, who will share his expert view on how to work your way through the storage landscape of today in order to support the digital workflows of tomorrow. Hear firsthand why he and his team have placed their bet on the future of Data-Aware Scale-Out NAS. In this talk, Peter will also address some of the key differences between storage alternatives and where he sees the storage industry moving over the next 5 years.

BIO:
Peter brings 20 years of industry systems experience to Qumulo. As VP of Engineering and CEO of Corensic, Peter brought the world’s first thin-hypervisor based product to market. As Director of Software Engineering at Isilon, he led development of several major releases of Isilon’s award-winning OneFS distributed file system and was inventor of 18 patented technologies. Peter studied math and computer science at MIT.

May 14th Mtg: Mobile Forensics: Modern ways of communication. Hidden and deleted data

Date: May 14th, 2015
Time: 7pm
Place: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
Room 303 (The new NORMAL room – 1 Floor down)
University of Washington Campus
Directions: http://www.ee.washington.edu/about/contact.html
Subject: Mobile Forensics: Modern ways of communication. Hidden and deleted data
Presenters: Anna Truss

Modern devices are not just phones that are used for calls, they are modern communication devices which keep a lot of personal data. The experts’ job is to analyze this information and the purpose of this presentation is to share knowledge on how to find and identify it.

The technology of mobile devices changes frequently. It is important that your forensic tools stay up to date and highlight those changes. In this presentation find out what information mobile devices can hide about the device owner and what data can be easily skipped from the eyesight. Learn to reveal suspect’s or victim’s way of life with timelines, communications and locations at a certain period of time. Investigators can track user location at every moment, build and map their historic routes, and clearly see all activities performed by the user at each location. Learn how investigators can discover social connections between the users of multiple mobile devices and produce charts and tables revealing the users’ closest circle at a glance.

BIO:
Anna Truss
CEO / Digital Forensic & Security Engineer
DefSec Solutions, LLC

With an IT background of over 15 years, Anna has been conducting forensic investigations for the past 5 years for attorneys, public and private entities and financial institutions. Some of the certifications that she holds are: CyberSecurity Forensic Analyst (CSFA), Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (C|HFI), AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE), etc.

Anna is currently the 1st VP of the WA State High Tech Crime Investigation Association, and was the Secretary for the past 3 years. She continues to stay current in technology advancements through education, training and professional association memberships. She is currently persuing a Masters’ of Science Degree in Cyber Security.

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