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Date and Time

July 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Event Category

Web Conference

Event Type

ISSA Thought Leadership Series




Lisa O'Connell



Jorge Orchilles – Chief Technology Officer, SCYTHE

Jorge Orchilles is the Chief Technology Officer of SCYTHE and co-creator of the C2 Matrix project. He is a SANS Certified Instructor and the author of Security 564: Red Team Exercises and Adversary Emulation. He was a founding member of MITRE Engenuity Center of Threat-Informed Defense. He is a Fellow at the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and National Security Institute. Prior, Jorge led the offensive security team at Citi for over 10 years.

He also co-authored Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)and A Framework for the Regulatory Use of Penetration Testing in the Financial Services Industry, and author of Microsoft Windows 7 Administrator’s Reference. Jorge holds post-graduate degrees from Stanford and Florida International University in Advanced Computer Security & Master of Science. Jorge speaks English, Spanish

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Thomas Fischer – Security Advocate and Threat Researcher

Thomas has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry ranging from software development to infrastructure & network operations and architecture to settle in information security. He has an extensive security background covering roles from incident responder to security architect at fortune 500 companies, vendors and consulting organizations. He is currently security advocate and threat researcher focused on advising companies on understanding their data protection activities against malicious parties not just for external threats but also compliance instigated.

Thomas is also an active participant in the InfoSec community not only as a member but also as director of Security BSides London, ISSA UK chapter board member and speaker at events like SANS DFIR EMEA, DeepSec, Shmoocon, and various BSides events.

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Paul Williams – Chief Technology Officer, Clarity Consulting Corporation

Paul Williams is the Chief Technology Officer of Clarity Consulting Corporation, a Houston-based information security consulting firm.
Paul is a recognized authority on information security who has performed hundreds of “Red Team” physical and cyber security intrusion tests for commercial and government customers across the United States over the past 20 years. Paul has 44 years of breakthrough innovation in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, electronics, communications, weapons development and defense-related technologies. Paul has been the Chief Technology Officer of five previous companies, including a Washington, DC area defense contractor for the U.S. Intelligence Community.
Paul is a super geek who stays excited about technology. Paul is a subject-matter expert in multiple fields of technology, including cyber security, cryptography, artificial intelligence, ultra-high-speed databases, professional software development, software quality test engineering, electronics, communications, mechanical engineering, weapons development and multiple defense related technologies. Over the years, Paul has earned an unparalleled reputation across the country for his extensive array of effective cyber security defense solutions and for leading and rapidly solving complex cyber-crime investigations through a variety of innovative and proprietary techniques. As a result, Paul has consulted for and provided tactical and strategic security guidance to Fortune 500 businesses and local, state, and federal government agencies.
Paul has spoken at more than 275 cyber-security speaking engagements around the world over the past 20 years, often as a paid keynote speaker. Paul maintains a personal collection of 25,000 computer viruses and 2,000 Trojan Horses for advanced malware research.

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Dave Mayer – Red Team Director, GRIMM

Dave is a Security Consultant who specializes in Red Teaming and
offensive testing. Previously he has led the Red Team for a global
financial organization where he performed Red Team engagements,
internal and external penetration tests, and product testing. Prior
to that he worked within healthcare as an Information Security
generalist. Dave graduated from State University of New York at
Plattsburgh with a Bachelors in Computer Science. Dave currently holds
the following certifications: GIAC GSE, GSEC, GSNA, GCIA, GCFE, GPEN,

See Dave Mayer‘s full profile.

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