Alamo ISSA Quarterly Meeting

Maggiano’s Little Italy – The RIM 17603 I-10, San Antonio, TX 78257 Noon until 4:30 PM

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May 21, 2019- ISSA Quarterly Meeting
August 20th – ISSA Quarterly Meeting
November 19th – ISSA Quarterly Meeting 

Other Local Events!

BSides San Antonio – June 8, 2019
Texas Cyber Summit – TCS Training – October 8-9, 2019 – Event – October 10-13, 2019


ISSA Quarterly Meeting with San Antonio InfraGard – May 21st, 2019

Maggiano’s Little Italy – The RIM

 17603 I-10, San Antonio, TX 78257 Noon until 4:30 PM

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Guest, ISSA and InfraGard Member tickets have been discounted $5.00 if purchased in April!

The Alamo ISSA invites our friends from InfraGard – San Antonio Members Alliance to join us. 

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg will be joining us to honor the State Champion CyberPatriot teams.  Presentations include a former CIA Operations Officer speaking on nation state-sponsored talent recruitment platforms, security operations, and the hidden risks in Active Directory.  

Benefits of attending Alamo ISSA Quarterly Meetings:
All of the Alamo ISSA Quarterly Meetings give you the opportunity to earn 3 CPE’s toward your certifications.

   Network with other information security professionals in the area.Lunch is included with your ticket.
   After the meeting, a mixer sponsored by CyberArk will be held until 6:30 PM in Maggiano’s Bar area.

Speaker: Allen L. Phelps, Trust Farm CEO, Former CIA Operations Officer

Title: Insider Threat Intelligence: Overview of Nation State-Sponsored Talent Recruitment Platforms

Abstract: Intellectual Property, Trade Secrets, Proprietary Information, and Restricted Information such as PII, PHI and PCI have become valuable information assets managed by organizations across government and industry sectors. Information is the driving force of innovation and invention in the United States and is critical to an organization?s successful execution of its strategic plans and product development efforts.

The emergence of the Nation State-sponsored Talent Recruitment Platform has prompted an increase in the threat profile for organizations across all industry sectors. This briefing will discuss the emergence of the Nation State-Sponsored Talent Recruitment Platform and the threat that such information collection efforts represent to the public and private organizations in the United States.

Bio: Allen L. Phelps, CISA, is the Vice President, Insider Threat Management Practice for Pamir and the CEO of Trust Farm; both companies are based in Vienna, Virginia and assist clients across industry sectors to safeguard their trade secrets and other proprietary information. Allen offers an innovative Insider Threat Management-as-a-Service (ITMaaS) to efficiently manage risks to information assets.

He most recently established the Insider Threat Management Program/Trade Secret Protection Program at Merck & Co., a large innovative research-based pharmaceutical company, which has been cited as the best-in-class security program focused on the safeguarding of pharmaceutical trade secrets (chemical and biological).

Prior to starting his corporate security career, Allen served almost two decades with Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in various roles, including as an Operations Officer focused on the recruitment of scientific and research targets worldwide. He focused on counterintelligence, counterterrorism and counterproliferation issues during his CIA tenure.

Speaker: Andrew Weisman, BluVector

Title: The Security Team’s Guide to Fileless Malware

Abstract: Malware is evolving faster than many of the tools designed to detect them. In the past few years, fileless malware attacks (aka memory-based threats) were few and far between. In 2019, they’re the fastest growing segment of successful attacks. During this session, BluVector will define what constitutes as fileless malware, discuss why today’s solution aren’t finding them, show examples of fileless attacks and present the tactics that security teams should use to detect and prevent them.

Bio: Andrew Weisman is a Sr. Sales Engineer with BluVector focusing systems engineering and threat assessments. Prior to BluVector he worked at SS8, Telesoft and Endace focusing on solutions for breach detection and forensics. His experience has focused on technologies including VoIP and network transport solutions.


Speaker: Andy Thompson, CyberArk Software

Title: What’s zDeal with zBang?! Discover Hidden Risks in AD with zBang.

Abstract: Did you know, just because a user isn’t in the Domain Admins group doesn’t mean they don’t have the permissions of a Domain Admin. Lots of hidden risks exist in IT environments and most blue-teams don’t even begin to scratch the surface of where attackers are hiding…often in plain sight! This talk discusses several of these persistence tactics, how to counter these threats, and how to discover them in your environment free with zBang.

Bio: Andy Thompson is a part of the Customer Success team at CyberArk Software. He currently helps organizations build ongoing security programs around their privileged accounts. Andy has worked in many different fields of Information Technology and Security over the last 23 years giving him a unique perspective on security. Andy is also an active member of the hacking community of Dallas, TX.