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A10 Networks is sponsoring our May Meeting - Thank you A10!!! ::::::::AGENDA:::::::: 5:00-6:00PM - BACK 2 BASICS – Kenneth White - Securing Deployment on Amazon Web Services 6:00-6:45 PM -- Jobs and Careers Meeting 6:00-7:00 PM – Dinner – (Sitti - Lebanese) 7:00-7:20 PM -- Chapter Meeting – Board Updates 7:20-8:30 PM -- Chapter Meeting – Featured Presentation Jim Mason CISSP Senior Systems Engineer A10 Networks The Growing DDoS Threat

When: 5/1/2014
5:00 PM
Where: McKimmon Center NC State
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, North Carolina  27606
United States
Contact: Raleigh ISSA Board

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Raleigh ISSA May 1 2014 Chapter Meeting + B2B




5:00 – 6:00pm Back 2 Basics – Kenneth White - Securing Deployment on Amazon Web Services
6:00 – 6:45pm Jobs Networking (Look for room location on lobby directory)
6:00 – 7:00pm Dinner – (Sitti - Lebanese)
7:00 – 7:15pm Chapter Updates from the Board
7:15 – 8:30pm Presentation – Jim Mason - The Growing DDoS Threat



TITLE: Securing Deployment on Amazon Web Services


 PRESENTATION ABSTRACT: AWS in 2014 encompasses a much more sophisticated suite of products and services than the early EC2 compute & S3 file storage. Current generation infrastructure offers a myriad of options for fine-grained security, encryption, access control and authentication. This briefing provides recommended current practices for optimal security, performance and governance for sensitive-data workloads on AWS. Information will be provided for reference architectures, compliance matrices and Amazon senior engineering resources.


SPEAKER:  Kenneth White


SPEAKER BIO: Kenneth White is a principal scientist and senior security R&D engineer at Social & Scientific Systems. His work focuses on cloud security, machine learning, and distributed database architecture. Together with Matthew Green at Johns Hopkins, White co-founded the Open Crypto Audit Project, a community-driven initiative to conduct the first comprehensive  cryptanalysis and public security audit of the widely used TrueCrypt encryption software.  White holds a masters from Harvard and is a PhD candidate in neuroscience and cognitive science, with research focusing on expert systems, real-time classification and machine learning. He is a technical reviewer for the Software Engineering Institute, and publishes and speaks frequently on computational neuroscience, signal processing, and security engineering. He tweets @kennwhite.




SPONSORED BY: A10 Networks


TITLE:  The Growing DDoS Threat

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT: In recent years, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have increased dramatically in frequency, size and complexity.  While organizations have existing strategies in place that address a range of security threats, they are not sufficient to combat the new breeds of DDoS attacks that leverage large distributed "botnet" networks of compromised "zombie" machines to simultaneously launch attacks using compliant protocols.  In this session we will discuss the current DDoS landscape, recent events, types of attacks and mitigation techniques.


SPEAKER:  Jim Mason CISSP   Senior Systems Engineer   A10 Networks


SPEAKER BIO: Jim Mason is a Senior Systems Engineer with A10 Networks, specializing in application delivery, security and carrier-grade IPv4/IPv6 solutions. He has over 23 years of Information Systems experience, including tenures at Riverbed Technology, Fortinet, Cisco Systems, Foundry Networks and Anixter.

Jim is a native of Philadelphia, PA and has resided in the Charlotte, NC area since 1994.  


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