NAISG & Israeli Consulate: Focus on Healthcare and Financial Cyber Security

The Boston chapter of the National Information Security Group (NAISG) and the Consulate General of Israel to New England are pleased to present a focused meeting on cyber security in the healthcare and financial industries.

Date: Wednesday, June 18th, 6:00 PM

Location: Microsoft office, 4th floor, Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA.  Use the Microsoft-specific building entrance.

Cost: Free and includes refreshments!

Reservations and Photo ID: REQUIRED.
Due to the collaborative efforts of NAISG and the office of the Consulate General of Israel to New England, reservations for this particular meeting are mandatory.  We will 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.

Presentation #1:
Join Iftach Ian Amit, director of services at IOActive, who will present "From Your Pocket, To Your Heart and Back: Cyber Security in the Financial and Healthcare Industries, and How They Affect Homeland Security."

Sometimes we are led to believe that the problems we face are fairly unique to our particular industry. Sometimes that’s true, but when we take a step back, we have a chance to realize that many of these issues are systemic - not to the specific scenarios in which they arise, but to the very nature of how we are “programmed” to deal with problems.

In this talk, Iftach will review some of these issues and trace the core element that connects them. From financial systems through healthcare, both backend and medical devices, we will uncover security flaws that affect us as individuals en masse. How does that relate back to homeland security? Well, unfortunately, too easily. At least in the eyes of an attacker.

About the Speaker:
Iftach is a seasoned manager in the security and software industries with vast experience in multiple disciplines of information security, from enterprise security, through retail, to end-user software and large back-end systems. He is an information security expert with vast experience ranging from low level technical expertise up through corporate security policy, regulatory compliance and strategy. Iftach has spoken at BlackHat and DefCon, and is a founding member of the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES), IL-CERT, and the Tel Aviv DefCon group.

Presentation #2:
To be announced

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  • Tandhy S.

    Ian provides healthcare and financial perspective in terms of security and how we define them, either as an assets or products

    June 19

  • Ian A.

    What a great meeting! Thanks again Brad for having me, and Baruch for working together on this.
    I had a blast going through the talk and having discussions during and after it!

    3 · June 19

  • Frank Q.

    Thanks Ian, enjoyed your presentation. I found your blog, & the articles are thought provoking. Will add it to my reading list.

    & also, Thanks to Brad for a great year from NAISG!
    see you in September.

    June 19

  • Rob R.

    Is there a particular reason the RSVPs are closed? I was not certain until today if I could make it.

    June 18

    • Bradley D.

      That was an error. I've reopened the meeting. Please try again.

      June 18

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