May 2014 NY Information Security Meetup

  • May 13 · 6:00 PM
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Please join me for another GREAT night of Enterprise Security knowledge transfer.  On agenda is a senior Cyber Security leader with Department of Homeland Security as well as exciting technical presentation by a visionary in the Network and Access Control space. 


Jenny Menna

Director, Stakeholder Engagement and Critical Infrastructure Resilience

Office of Cybersecurity and Communications

Department of Homeland Security

Ms. Menna is a nationally recognized cybersecurity leader with substantial achievements in building large-scale information technology and security programs across government and the private sector.  As one of DHS’ leaders for cybersecurity, Ms. Menna has been instrumental in building the broad security partnership between the federal government and industry. She has been a leading strategist for significant government programs such as the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative and the Executive Order to improve cyber infrastructure.  Ms. Menna is currently the Director of the Stakeholder Engagement and Cyber Infrastructure Resilience Division at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which includes the new Critical Infrastructure Cyber Community Voluntary Program. Her Divisionacts as DHS’ primary point of engagement and coordination for cybersecurity and national security/emergency preparedness (NS/EP) communications initiatives for industry and state and local government partners. Ms. Menna leads the development of risk assessments and the delivery of key mitigation and information sharing capabilities that are designed to reduce risks to the Nation’s critical cyber infrastructure. She also leads DHS’ cybersecurity education, outreach, and awareness initiatives. 

Previously, she directed the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team and the Critical Infrastructure Cyber Protection & Awareness branch within the DHS Office of Cybersecurity and Communications.  Prior to joining DHS, she held a variety of leadership roles for a large systems integration firm. Menna received both her M.A. and B.A. from the University of Chicago. She is a graduate of the initial cadre of DHS Fellows and was selected as a member of the Senior Executive Service in 2009. 

How Can Public Wi-Fi Networks Present Risk to Your Corporate Wi-Fi Network?

Mobile devices are constantly in use and often connect to any available Wi-Fi network, in many cases public networks that are NOT very secure. Spyders’ Chief Technology Officer, Adam Mansour will demonstrate how your communication can be intercepted and ultimately your information stolen the next time you connect to a public Wi-Fi network. Adam will discuss the implications of a compromised mobile device, the potential impact it can have to your corporate Wi-Fi network, and walk through techniques to mitigate the risks.  

Adam Mansour

At age 23 Adam Mansour co-founded Spyders Inc., an IT security consulting, solution integration and managed security services firm.  In 2012 and 2013 Spyders was recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in Canada, and one of the 50 fastest growing companies in the fourth largest city in North America. 

As Spyders’ Chief Technology Officer, Adam has evaluated hundreds of IT security solutions and is responsible for selecting the leading and emerging security solution that will securely enable an enterprise’s current and future business requirements.

For the past 10 years Adam has been providing security consulting and engineering services for some of the largest national and international organizations based in Canada. He has built a strong reputation as an IT security expert delivering everything from ethical hacking services to the design and integration of complex multi-product security solutions. 

In 2009, Adam spearheaded a team of security software developers in the design of a standards based mobile device authentication solution to address a gap in the network security market. The solution, IntelliGO, has since evolved to become a security focused platform that integrates network access control and mobile device management capabilities into a single platform that is adopted in enterprises of all sizes and in all verticals across North America.  IntelliGO offers IT admins the control, visibility and integration needed to securely enable the mobile enterprise.

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  • David Raviv

    I greatly apologize for the delayed response. Information on the Critical Infrastructure Cyber Community or C³ can be found here: http://www.us-cert.gov/ccubedvp­ In addition, I will post the video from the event on-line for those who could not make it.

    Thank you all for your support

    3 · May 21

  • Michael Facchinei

    Follow up on my post below - can someone share how to find the DHS talk-track for CISOs to have with executive leadership/board of directors? Sorry for the blast to everyone.

    May 21

  • Michael Facchinei

    Great session, thanks David - really enjoyed Jenny and Adam's contribution. Question: Jenny mentioned DHS provides CISO/Security teams with a framework/talk-track for discussing IT Security with CEO/executives and the Board of Directors. I can't find it on the DHS website - can someone send? Thanks!

    1 · May 16

    • Russell Lewis

      Yes, I'd also be interested in finding that. Thanks for reminding us, Michael.

      1 · May 16

  • Arthur Hedge

    Excellent job by David again organizing a great meeting.

    1 · May 15

  • Chaddy Huussin Vazquez

    unfortunately i arrived 1 hour late :( , but it was a good meeting i had the opportunity to network with great people.

    1 · May 14

  • Adnan R

    I liked it

    May 14

  • Rich

    Unable to make this event.

    May 13

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