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Security & Technology: Tech Talk (Sponsored by Appvance)

We are more reliant on technology from shopping to banking to entertainment but have you thought about the potential security threats to our privacy, personal information, and safety? As we become more dependent on interconnected smart devices in every aspect of our lives, how do we protect our personal information from being exposed and reduce the risk of invasion? 

Tech in Motion Silicon Valley is pleased to host a Tech Talk with companies who are developing ways for us to ensure security for personal information, businesses, homes, and personal safety! These companies are providing safe and secure solutions for our day to day activities. Please join us for this informative and educational presentation!


McAfee, Inc., part of Intel Security, empowers businesses, the public sector, and home users to safely experience the benefits of the Internet. McAfee Mobile Security offers protection against mobile data loss and threats that target smartphones and tablets. McAfee Enterprise Mobility Management helps reduce the risks from lost or stolen devices, such as corporate data loss, unauthorized access, and business data leakage from employee-owned devices. A full array of mobile devices, including Apple iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows Phone are supported. Speaker: Alok Shukla, Consumer Mobile Security, Product Manager at Intel Security. Topic: Near Free Mobile Apps = Compromises in user security?

Vectra Networks delivers continuous automated cyber-attack lifecycle detection and reporting that instantly identifies attacks while they are happening, as well as what the attacker is doing. Every organization is infected with malware. Vectra Networks redefines security with the patent-pending X-series platform that instantly identifies cyber-attacks while they are happening as well as what the attacker is doing. Vectra automatically prioritizes attacks that pose the greatest business risk, enabling organizations to quickly make decisions on where to focus their time and resources. Speaker: Jason KehlVP of Engineering at Vectra Networks. 

41st Parameter, A part of Experian, global leader in device recognition and intelligence, combines patented technologies and years of expertise to identify devices without cookies, without compromising privacy and without impacting performance. AdTruth, the digital media division, gives marketers a better way to recognize and reach their most valuable audiences across all types of devices. The company’s FraudNet platform protects businesses from fraud before it happens. These privacy compliant solutions help keep the Internet more secure and relevant for everyone. Speaker: Steve Van LareVP of Engineering at 41st Parameter.


6:00pm - 6:25pm: Light Snacks

6:25pm - 6:30pm: Appvance Announcement

6:30pm - 7:00pm: 41st Parameter

7:00pm - 7:30pm: McAfee, Inc., part of Intel Security

7:30pm - 8:00pm: Vectra Networks

8:00pm - 9:00pm: Networking (Don't forget to check out our sponsor booths: Appvance & Vectra Networks)

Directions to Microsoft Silicon Valley 

We would like to thank our gracious sponsors Workbridge AssociatesJobspring Partners, Appvance, and Vectra Networks for sponsoring this month’s event. 

About Our Sponsors:

Appvance PerformanceCloud is a 3rd generation platform designed to test and validate scalability and performance of internal and external facing apps. QA teams using APC show a 600% improvement in productivity versus older tools. IT managers, DevOps, and brand managers use Appvance PerformanceCloud to ensure their apps will perform as promised, to encourage usage and protect brand image. APC provides deeper diagnoses of issues compared to older tools, and offers end-to-end app performance verification, including Web apps, Ajax, Social/Mobile apps, SOA, Web services using SOAP/REST, and BPM/ESB, for organizations of all sizes. While fully compatible with industry standard functional test scripting languages, including Selenium and soapUI, Appvance's patent pending uxAvatar technology replaces scripting with recordings of user actions requiring little to no coding, simplifying the entire app testing process from functional to performance to APM.

Vectra Networks is the leading innovator in real-time detection of in-progress cyber attacks. The Vectra X-series breach detection platform continuously monitors network traffic to automatically detect any phase of an ongoing cyber attack. The platform provides visually intuitive reports of hosts under attack and context about what the attacker is doing. Vectra automatically prioritizes attacks that pose the greatest business risk, enabling organizations to quickly make decisions on where to focus their time and resources. Vectra Networks’ investors include Khosla Ventures, Accel Partners, IA Ventures and AME Cloud Ventures. 

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  • Oliver Z.

    The 1st part was given by Van Lare from 41st Parameter, he went over the fraud trends, characteristics, how to combat the attacks, potential problems, that they took a different approach: device recognition. An interesting point is "covert identification": letting the intruder "in" to certain degrees of the network, then observing its behavior. The 2nd part was given by PM Shuka from McAfee, personally I felt his presentation was more from the point of end users, some cases involved security & privacy breaches occurred at well know companies & mobile app devs, this'd only get more serious as various apps flourish the connected devices. The final part was Kehl VP from Vectra Networks. His views were gloomier than the previous speakers and thought by default users should think their data were compromised, cyber attackers were targeting corporate biz intelligence constantly. Vectra'd deploy automated cyber-attack detection methods and identify what happened. His slides were more lively.

    1 · September 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I wonder how alternative app markets factor into the equation, and do companies have to aggressively search for apps that may have their name and appearance duplicated in other app stores?

      September 19, 2014

    • Oliver Z.

      @Greg, I believe you can ask localized app developers in each alternative app markets if that's what you mean.

      September 19, 2014

  • Anu B.

    Thanks to the organizers and the speakers.

    1 · September 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed the talk and thought that it was pretty informative. It had a good overview of the security landscape encompassing apps/programming security, network traffic, and fraud detection.

    1 · September 19, 2014

  • al f.

    After coming home from the meetup my computer is acting like it has a virus - CPU running at 100% with no visible applications running. Weird!

    September 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      And today one of my accounts was hacked and multiple unauthorized transactions were made. Very Weird.

      September 19, 2014

  • Annelise

    Looking forward to learning more about security.

    1 · September 18, 2014

  • Olga S.

    Hello, both my husband and I work in IT in Belgium. We are visiting San Francisco now and not driving. Is it possible to catch a train/shuttle bus?

    September 16, 2014

    • Kishore K.

      There are public transit options to get there eventually, but very painful. I'd recommend asking for a ride share from some participant driving from SF. Good luck.

      September 18, 2014

  • Tara B.

    Looking forward to Thursday!!

    1 · September 15, 2014

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    1 · September 14, 2014

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    August 13, 2014

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