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IT Security Issues & Trends

  • ASU University Club 425 E. University Drive Tempe, AZ 85281 (map)

Join us at our May 15th meeting to hear key updates from Security Consulting Group, Stach & Liu. Security - it is a top priority for all IT organizations. Whether it is an external threat or an internal exploit, security incidents cost businesses more than just money - they cost customer loyalty, market credibility and ultimately overall business viability.

Security Attacks - Learn where attacks are most likely to happen, why they are successful, and which industry best practices could have been used to mitigate or completely curb many of these successful attacks.

Security Metrics - Discover some of the metrics from the past few years, the securities incidents that have taken place, as well as confirmed data breaches.

Security Case Studies - Review case studies such as Verizon’s DBIR, which are not only relevant to security professionals but also to many individuals across a wide range of industries as well.

Drew Porter (Security +, CEH)

Drew, is a Senior Security Analyst, in this role, he focuses on regulatory compliance and security policies and processes.

Drew is a sought after speaker, and has presented at ToorCon, BSides, ICDW. He has been quoted in multiple publications, including San Diego City Beat, Forbes Magazine, and Bauer-Power Media. Drew is an organizing member of Root the Box, a popular capture the flag security competition, and a member of [Buffer]Overflow, one of the largest active computer security clubs in the US.

Prior to joining Stach & Liu, Drew worked as a Mobile Security Exploit Engineer for Cummings Engineering. In this role, he focused on rapid development of military communication systems. Before that, he worked as a System Security Architect for VireoMD where he focused on interpreting HIPAA/HITECH law and form policies for both the company and clients.

Andrew Wilson

Andrew is a Senior Security Associate, in this role, he focuses on application penetration testing, source code security, and secure application development.

Andrew is a sought after speaker and has presented at DEFCON, BSides, and AppSec in addition to organizing CactusCon. He has been a guest speaker on the PaulDotCom podcast, and his personal research and writing has been cited numerous times on the front page of OWASP’s website. Andrew belongs to an elite group of only sixteen Microsoft Developer Security MVPs in the world. Prior to Stach & Liu, Andrew worked for 9 years as a senior .NET engineer building secure applications in a variety of industries. Andrew has worked extensively in higher education and banking fraud.

Andrew holds a Master of Education from Ottawa University in Curriculum Development & Instruction, and his Associate Degree from the University of Advancing Technology, C.A.E. with a major in Software Engineering.

Schedule of Events

5:30 PM - Networking / Registration

6:00 PM - Dinner

6:30 PM - Presentations and Speakers



Earlier Event: April 24
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Later Event: June 19
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