December 2nd in-person event riseNYC


Event details:

Fireside chat : "The Problem with Cybersecurity” , Russell Harnish | Senior Security Consultant, Critical Start


Russell serves as Senior Security Consultant at Critical Start, working with enterprise clients in the Northeast, helping them solve security operations challenges. He is a former Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and has spent over 20 years in the channel, working in sales engineering, operational, and executive roles. He is a graduate of the Engineering School at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Pesentation “Demystifying Zero Trust” by Appgate


Tina Gravel, An award-winning executive with more than 28 years of experience in the IT outsourcing, cloud, data center, security and SaaS industries, Tina is currently SVP Global Channels and Alliances with Appgate, the leader in security and analytics products and services for zero trust. A highly rated public speaker, her talks are often memorable and sparked with humor and personal stories. Tina has a knack for making topics that are highly technical easier for those not technically inclined to understand.

Advancing Tech Talent and Diversity Community Executive Council for 2022 Follow Tina on Twitter @tgravel @appgatesecurity and her website; and

Ethan Smart is a security practitioner turned Co-Founder with a background in security engineering, architecture, and risk management. He has worked with some of the largest Fortune 500 enterprises, and has helped them solve some of the most complex security problems at scale.


He is now focused on utilizing his knowledge and experience as a practitioner to develop and evangelize highly functional, scalable, and usable software at appNovi. appNovi provides practitioners the context they need to make critical decisions in an environment where seconds matter.

appNovi provides integrated security visualization and analytics solutions to leverage existing security solutions for effective attack surface mapping, vulnerability prioritization, and incident response. Founded by former practitioners, appNovi solutions seek to resolve the longstanding cybersecurity challenges through simple, smart, scalable solutions.

Food and drinks will be provided. We will be heading to a local bar to continue to talk shop after the event.

COVID-19 safety measures

COVID 19 vaccination required
Event will be indoors

Safety measures instituted by event host. Meetup is not responsible for ensuring that precautions are followed.