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01/15/2014: NAISG Boston Monthly Meeting - Two Great Presentation Topics

Date: Wednesday, January 15th, 6:30 PM
Location: Microsoft office, Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA.  Use the Microsoft-specific building entrance.
Cost: Free and includes pizza!
Reservations and Photo ID: Required. Reserve here at Meetup or by sending an email to [masked].  We require your full name for building security purposes, so please include that if your Meetup username does not provide it or you will NOT be added to the security list.  Please also bring a photo ID to present to building security upon entering the building. 

Topic #1:
"The Explosion of Cybercrime - Five Ways IT May Be an Accomplice," presented by Mark Villinski,  Kaspersky Lab Marketing Manager.

Mobile devices, social media sites, and the exponential growth of cybercriminals are threatening your users and your data every day. Can your IT department become an unwitting accomplice to cybercrime? Mark Villinski, Kaspersky Lab Marketing Manager, sheds light on the growing challenges facing IT and discusses the five ways that IT departments may unknowingly be enabling cybercrime in their organizations. During this session, you will hear:
 > A comprehensive overview of the current state of the cybercrime threat landscape.
 > Several real life examples and stories of attacks - where they come from and ways to detect them.
 > Examples of current IT policies and procedures that may be exposing your network to attacks.

Topic #2:
"The Hunt for Silk Road’s Masters – When Deep Web turns to Murder," presented by Paul Bowen, NAISG board member emeritus
This presentation will outline the government’s hunt for the people behind Silk Road. A story that involves Deep Web, Bitcoin, TOR, deception, betrayal, multiple murders for hires and how a simple online slip-up may have ended one of the most profitable underground sites in history. This presentation will pick up where the May NAISG presentation "Bitcoin and Deep Web" left off with Silk Road shown as a still functioning site.


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  • Peter L.

    Heard part of this driving around last night and mentioned the evolution of bitcoin and how soon we would have to embrace it if our clients started using bitcoins (theoretically), when members of the lunch party mentioned seeing an episode of "the Good Wife" dealing with Silk Road, and another mentioned it appearing on another weekly drama.

    1 · May 7, 2014

  • Peter L.

    It didn't take long, this weeks episode of NCIS revolved around Bitcoin and Silk Road!
    Season 11: Episode 20 - Page Not Found

    1 · April 11, 2014

  • Christopher B.

    This meeting was outstanding, thanks to those who made it possible. Looking forward to the next one.

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great talk! Thanks for hosting!

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • Arthur P.

    Very informative and educational

    1 · January 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member


    January 11, 2014

    • Bradley D.

      We will need your full name in order to add you to the building security list. Please see the meeting description for details.

      January 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sent you an email @ Bradley

      January 14, 2014

  • prasad n.

    Yes I would be attending

    January 10, 2014

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    Thank you to DTS for sponsoring the pizza for the February meeting!

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