June 28th 2017 Chapter Meeting

June 28th 2017 6pm - 8pm

Chapter Meeting Agenda:
6:00pm-6:15pm Networking
6:15pm-6:30pm Chapter Business
6:30pm-8:00pm Presentations
Location: Bellevue City Hall
450 110th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98009


attendance qualifies for 2 CISSP credits


Alex Brown, Ernst & Young discussing "How blockchain can bring forth security and privacy solutions that facilitate digital transformation."

Presentation Abstract:

  Blockchain has grasped the attention of industry, academia, and government, alike, to experiment with applications beyond its traditional association with financial transactions. With regards to security and privacy, noteworthy discussions have been held around blockchain’s potential to provide data integrity, IoT, and identity protection solutions. In the wake of digital transformation pursuits that exacerbate current cybersecurity issues such as scarcity of resources, scalability, and sustainability, it is important that as a community, we analyze experimental use-cases and aid in the conceptualization of new applications. In the words of Arvind Krishna (Senior VP at IBM Research), “over the past two decades, the Internet has revolutionized many aspects of business and society. Blockchain could bring to those processes the openness and efficiency we have come to expect in the Internet Era."


  Alex Brown joined Ernst & Young’s Cybersecurity Advisory Services practice in September as a recent M.S. graduate from Penn State's Information Sciences and Technology program. Prior, he spent time conducting research on active authentication at the Naval Research Lab and advising defense and intelligence clients with a Washington, DC-based governmental services firm. In addition to leveraging these experiences to advance client cybersecurity initiatives, he seeks to promote discussion and thought leadership within the security and privacy community.


Yen-Ming Chen, Security Architect, Microsoft "Everybody is special, Just like everyone else -- Cloud Security/Compliance Requirements around the world"

Presentation Abstract:

  Our team spent three years helping Azure to unblock business in 10+ countries with 20+ compliance work items including accreditations, certifications, self-assessment and whitepapers. Outside of unblocking business, this is my personal journey of learning and knowing security/compliance requirements from different countries, how they are different but yet the same in many perspectives. The story starts with China, then expand to Asia, North America, South America, EU, Australia, and ends with Germany. We will talk about Cloud Security/Compliance Requirements and what they mean to service providers and customers. We will also discuss challenges, how to navigate the country and the common requirements.


  JYen-Ming Chen currently works in Microsoft as a Security Architect for payment related storefront and backend. Prior to current role, he spent 3 years help Azure to achieve 20+ compliance work items covering 10+ countries. Before Microsoft, Yen-Ming worked on security in various roles in companies like FireEye, Citigroup and Foundstone/McAfee. He contributed to five books including "To The Cloud" and "Hacking Exposed series" and open source project like Snort. He got his master degree from Carnegie Mellon University's Information Networking Institute.

CSA Seattle Chapter Conference

September 29th 2017 8am - 7pm


CSA Seattle Chapter Conference: Secure Digital Transformation @ Cloud City

As the home to many of the leading pioneers in cloud computing the Northwest is fast becoming known as Cloud City.
The question organizations and IT professionals are asking has changed from “what is the Cloud?” to “how do I assess, control, and manage adoption of the Cloud to meet business strategic goals while ensuring the security of our systems and data?”.
The Cloud and IoT has changed the IT landscape and created new challenges for managing cloud operations and data; and identifying and responding to unique attack and security issues.
Plan to join us for a one day educational conference with leading industry experts to discuss governance and compliance standards, security assessment and deployment strategies, critical and emerging threats, legal issues/obligations, and best practices to help CISO’s, CIO’s, CTO’s and IT Security Professionals address the new frontiers in securing the digital transformation in the Cloud.
When:  Friday September 29th 2017
Where:  Embassy Suites, 3225 158th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA (just off I-90)
Summit:  2 educational tracks with 8 CPE credits available, evening social

Additional information coming soon!!

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