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Deep Web, Dark Web, Dark Net? What does it all mean?

Join us for a hands-on demo of the Darkweb and some the better known Dark Net Markets, led by Michael McAndrews. By providing a brief introduction into how people browse the web anonymously, Michael will show how everyone can access some of the most hidden places on the web. But beware! Along with information on how to access these dark areas, Michael will offer practical tips to say safe while removing the mystery regarding how criminals trade malware, drugs, guns and even your personal information for profit. Feel free to bring a laptop and follow along.

About the Speaker

Michael McAndrews has been involved in Information Technology and Security for more than 20 years working in the financial services, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical industries before joining the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2006 as a Special Agent. During his time with the FBI, he investigated numerous violations, but focused primarily on computer crimes such as intrusions, Internet frauds and intellectual property violations. He was also a member of the FBI's Cyber Action Team, a group of selected agents who would deploy worldwide for the most critical of intrusions. With experience in both the National Security and Criminal arenas, Michael left the FBI in December 2013 to rejoin the private sector. He now works as an expert in the field using leading edge security devices and performing awareness training to groups worldwide.

Michael is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and has been certified by GIAC as a GSEC professional, an Intrusion Analyst (GCIA), and Incident Handler (GCIH). Michael also holds the A+ and Network+ certifications from Comptia.

Michael has previously given presentations and offered instruction at:
The International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA), Budapest, Hungary
German Military Staff College, Hamburg, Germany
The FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia
2015 CSO Summit, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2014 IT Defense Conference, Cologne, Germany
2014 Suits and Spooks Conference, Washington, DC
AZ Law Enforcement Sr. Leadership Conference, AZ Fusion Center (ACTIC)
2013 Arizona IT Symposium
Arizona Terrorism Liaison Officers (TLO) Conference, Scottsdale, AZ
Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), Phoenix Chapter
City of Phoenix, IT Awareness Series, Phoenix, AZ
2010 SecureWorld Expo, Phoenix, AZ
And many others...

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