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January 2016 NY Information Security Meetup

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Price: $5.00 /per person

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Welcome the New Year with Cyber Security panel and presentations. Meet colleagues, security professionals, learn, mingle and prosper.

Cyber Security Workforce Discussion Panel:

- “The demand for the (cyber security) workforce is expected to rise to 6 million (globally) by 2019, with a projected shortfall of 1.5 million,” stated Michael Brown, CEO at Symantec. Cross-training IT workers and converting them to security specialists, automated security solutions from the vendor community, sending more youth to cybersecurity school. U.S. colleges may be a few of the answers. Is that sufficient?

BNY Mellon (

Christopher Hall ( – Deputy CISO

Rich Lehman ( - Vice President - Cyber Security Architecture

Jeff Northcutt ( – Global Head of Cyber Incident Response

Frank Perrelli – Global Head of Cyber Engineering


Presentation: 4 Tips for IT Security Professionals to Secure Mobile Endpoints

Mic McCully (, Skycure (

Skycure ( revolutionizes the way mobile devices are protected by introducing a solution that addresses emerging mobile security threats without compromising privacy, usability or battery life. Skycure enables organizations to embrace the BYOD (bring your own device) trend, but still provide strong protection and control.

Mic McCully is a Senior Solutions Consultant currently working as part of the Skycure Team. Mic’s current focus is on educating and promoting awareness of the current and evolving mobile threat landscape. This includes industry knowledge of mobile threats such as wifi and cellular threats, i.e. “Man it the Middle” attacks, next generation Malware and Mobile OS level exposure. His current time is spent helping educating Enterprises on this threat landscape and communicating the details of the Skycure solution.

cyphre ( The most ubiquitous threat to cloud data at rest and in flight is the period when security keys are memory resident on the host server. Cyphre’s patent-pending BlackTIE™ technology augments vulnerable single encryption keys with hardware-encrypted Black Keys to render hijacked keys useless, thus nullifying the threat. Chip-resident Black Keys are completely isolated from hacker exposure, and in fact even from Cyphre. For more heightened security, BlackTIE™ uses a one-file/one-key approach to encrypt all data.

Presentation: Encryption Keys - The Next Vulnerability

Lance Smith, Chief Executive Officer Cyphre, LLC

Lance is a seasoned executive with more than 18 years of Global 100 and start-up experience. A serial entrepreneur with proven C-level skill sets in revenue enablement, capital strategies, cloud data security, supply chain operations, and critical technology real estate management. Lance has led large multi-continental (i.e., follow-the-sun or 24×7) data center operations teams for Atos (EPA: ATO) and ACS/Xerox (NYSE: XRX). Most recently, Lance was the CEO and Founder of cloud companies, Eagle DevCo and Horizon Data Center Solutions, both venture-financed B2B companies offering flexible collocation and managed services with an innovative cloud computing/IaaS platform. Lance led each company to build a robust $100M sales pipeline and secured more than $75M in contracts, and exceeded $100M in equity financing and capital leases. Lance has his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Austin College and a Master in Public Administration from the University of North Texas.

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