Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
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Information Security: Risks, Threats, Prevention & Defense
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Guests are welcome to attend our meetings. The guest meeting fee is $30 which includes dinner. If you become an RTP-AITP chapter member before the end of the month, your paid guest fee will be refunded. The member's cost to attend chapter meetings is included in the annual membership fee.
When: Thursday, June 10, 2013
5:30 - 6:30pm : Registration & Networking
6:30 - 7:10pm : Dinner / AITP Business
7:10 - 8:30pm : Information Security
Managing Consultant at Forsythe Solutions Group
Thomas is currently a Managing Consultant in Forsythe’s Information Security Advisory Services group. In this role, he is primarily focused on helping Forsythe’s Fortune 1000 clients identify cost-effective strategies for mitigating technology risks in their business environment. By taking a holistic approach that incorporates people, process, and technology, Thomas and the Forsythe team are able to prioritize and maximize the value of Information Security investments. Prior to taking his role at Forsythe, Thomas had over 14 years with Dell (formerly Perot Systems) leading cross-functional teams and projects in very large, global enterprise environments.
Beyond his normal responsibilities, Thomas has also penned many articles on improving the efficiency of enterprise IT in trade periodicals, book chapters, and a best-selling textbook entitled ADSI Scripting for System Administration published by MacMillan Technical Publishing. His dedication to measurement and monitoring of key security metrics, maturing standard operating procedures, and the use of scripts and standardized workflows to execute complex tasks yields a proven track record for simultaneously improving the operational efficiency and security posture of the enterprise IT environments he serves.
Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, and is several weeks away from completing his Master’s degree in Business Administration in the flagship Global Executive Program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. His unique background blends strong business acumen, leadership, and operational management of large and complex IT environments across the Information Security, Windows, project management, and ITIL disciplines in a variety of industries. His depth of experience in both business and technology fosters his unparalleled ability to develop comprehensive solutions that truly help Forsythe’s clients realize the business value of IT.
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Security Practice Director at Sycom Technologies
Darren Manners has over 20 years of experience in the Information security field, with nearly 10 years experience as naval intelligence communication interceptor and analyst in the Royal Navy. Working in various security roles, both blue and red team, Darren has worked in multiple vertical markets. Darren holds many industry-leading certifications including; SANS Cyber Guardian (one of 15 in the world), SANS GSE (one of 52 in the world),CCIE (Security), OSCP, CISSP, CISA and many other security focused certifications. Darren has published technical papers and designed security software such as ice-hole ( presented at Black Hat 2012) and Sphere of Influence.
Senior Systems Engineer at FireEye
Charles Wilkerson is a 25 year veteran of the Information Technology field. He has provided network and security engineering services while directly employed by companies such as UPS, Dean Witter (now Morgan Stanley), AXA/Equitable Life, The US Army and CarMax. He has also served in the roles of Sr. Security Engineer and Consulting Systems Engineer for several major security vendors including Secure Computing (now Intel), IronPort Systems, Cisco Systems, Fortinet, and currently FireEye. At FireEye Charles provides subject matter expert level support and technical guidance to customers and FireEye partners. In addition Charles acts in a consultative fashion and is looked to for expertise by the FireEye Sales team, channel partners and customers. Charles resides in Glen Allen, VA and is happily married to Stephanie, with 4 children, sons Charles, Ryan, Taj and daughter Summer.
FireEye is the leader in stopping the new breed of cyber-attacks, such as advanced malware, that easily bypass traditional signature-based defenses and compromise the majority of enterprise networks. The FireEye solutions supplement traditional and next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways, which cannot stop advanced threats, leaving security holes in networks. FireEye offers the industry's only solution that detects and blocks attacks across both Web and email threat vectors as well as latent malware resident on file shares. It addresses all stages of an attack lifecycle with a signature-less engine utilizing stateful attack analysis to detect zero-day threats. Based in Milpitas, California, FireEye is backed by premier financial partners including Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, and Juniper Networks.
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Sales Engineer at Good Technology
Brian has 9 years of Pre & Post Sales Engineering for Enterprise firms covering the US, EMEA, and APAC and 10 years in the roles of Senior IT Practice Manager, Architecture, Management Consulting. He also has 3 years in the role of an Adjunct Faculty Member for Instructional Engineering Professional curriculum and 4 years in the roles Information Systems Engineering/Design, Database Administration and Design
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