June 27th 2018 Chapter Meeting

June 27th 2018 6pm-8pm

Chapter Meeting Agenda:
6:00pm-6:15pm Networking
6:15pm-6:30pm Chapter Business
6:30pm-8:00pm Presentations
Location: Mercer Island Community Center
8236 SE 24th St,
Mercer Island, WA 98040


attendance qualifies for 2 CISSP credits


Radia Pearlman, Fellow, Dell EMC
Blockhain: Hype or Hope?
"Blockchain" is a technology that powers Bitcoin, and has gotten a lot of press, though very little of it actually explains what blockchain is and how it works. This talk will explain how Bitcoin's blockchain technology works, and its properties, including efficiency, security, and anonymity. There is a lot of misinformation published about it, and to further the confusion, researchers are naming all sorts of things "blockchain" that bear little resemblance to the original blockchain. So, is blockchain a revolutionary technology that will enable not only electronic money, but have all sorts of other applications?  Or is it an unscalable fad that will fade away?
Radia Perlman is a Fellow at Dell EMC.  Her specialties include network routing protocols, and network security. She developed the technology for making network routing self-stabilizing, largely self-managing, and scalable.  She also invented the spanning tree algorithm, which transformed Ethernet from a technology that supported a few hundred nodes within a single building, to something that could support large networks.  She also has made contributions in network security, including scalable data expiration, distributed algorithms despite malicious participants, DDOS prevention techniques, and user authentication. She is the author of the textbook “Interconnections” (about network layers 2 and 3) and coauthor of “Network Security”. She has been recognized with many industry honors including induction into the National Academy of Engineering, the Inventor Hall of Fame, and lifetime achievement awards from Usenix and SIGCOMM.  She has a PhD in computer science from MIT.
Chris Boscolo, Founder and CEO of ZNO Labs, official launch partner of the lifeID Foundation
Blockchain-based Identity: A Chance to Fix What the Internet Got Wrong About Identity
Digital identities on the Internet today are broken. To prove ownership of your online accounts, you need to keep track of dozens of passwords. These centralized usernames and passwords are targets for hackers who want to gain control of your accounts. Furthermore, proving who you are online means handing over far too much personal information that, once out of your control, is often carelessly disclosed to third parties.
This presentation will provide an overview of blockchains and how they enable a new paradigm for digital identities, where users remain in complete control over their account credentials while limiting disclosure of personal information.
Chris Boscolo is Founder and CEO of ZNO Labs, the official launch partner of the lifeID Foundation. ZNO Labs is partnering with the lifeID Foundation to build and launch a world-wide, open source, blockchain-based identity platform. Chris has decades of experience in security startups as a founder and technical leader, most notably as chief software architect of WatchGuard Technologies, where he lead the development of its market-leading Internet firewall/VPN appliance. Chris also was Founder and CTO of Napera Networks, a network security company he later sold. Prior to working on lifeID, Chris served as the Vice President of Software Development at Optimum Energy.

July 25th 2018 Chapter Meeting

July 25th 2018 6:00pm-8:00pm

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


Chengyun Chu, CEO and Co-founder of C2SEC INC.
The future of cyber risk assessment in the cloud: can we predict and prepare for cyber risks? 
In Feb 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued a guidance calling on public companies to disclose their cyber risks to investors. This action was because cyber is now a long-term risk factor that may impact a company's financial bottom-line, as shown by incidents such as 2017's Equifax data breach.
Can we assess, predict and quantify cyber risks so that enterprises can effectively manage and hedge cyber risks? And how will cloud computing change the overall picture? We will have a live demonstration to illustrate the complexity of modern enterprises IT systems, the challenges the executives and security teams facing to manage their cyber risks, and the future of cyber risk assessment combining the state-of-the-art cyber security, cloud, big data and artificial intelligence technologies.
  Chengyun Chu is the CEO and Co-Founder of C2SEC, a startup focusing on predicting and quantifying cyber risk in financial terms. Before founding C2SEC, Chengyun worked as Director of Cyber Security Strategy of Microsoft. He leads the efforts to built various successful security products and services from the ground, such as EMET and Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection. He also lead Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC)'s  engineering team to respond to high profile security incidents such as Stuxnet, Aurora, Flame, etc. For more information, please visit his LinkedIn page is: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chengyun-chu-a4838912/

CCSK Training

September 20th 2018 8:30am - 5pm

CCSK Foundation Training Course v4

1-day CCSK Foundation instructor led class that will help you successfully prepare for the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) exam.
The course covers and includes:
  • All major domains in the CSA Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing document, along with the ENISA whitepaper.
  •  Access to a number of exclusive self-paced study resources.
  • One exam voucher token for the CCSK version 4 exam.
The Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) provides students a comprehensive review of cloud security fundamentals and prepares them to take the Cloud Security Alliance CCSK V4 Certification Exam. The CCSK session starts with a detailed description of Cloud Computing and business requirements (governance, risk management, compliance, and legal). The session then moves into more technical security issues such as encryption, Identity Management, assessment of Public and Private Clouds, securing corporate data in the public cloud and securing private clouds. The CCSK training is comprised of the following six modules, encompassing the Cloud Security Alliance’s 14 Domains ensuring students can successfully prepare for the exam while also enhancing their overall competencies in cloud security.
Module 1 | Introduction and Cloud Architectures
Module 2 | Infrastructure Security for Cloud Computing
Module 3 | Managing Cloud Computing Security and Risk
Module 4 | Data Security for Cloud Computing
Module 5 | Securing Cloud Applications and Users
Module 6 | Cloud Security Operations
When:  Thursday September 20th
  • 8:30 Check-in and continental breakfast
  • 9am - 5pm Instructor led lecture and course
Where:  Embassy Suites, Bellevue, WA
Cost:  $995.00 per person, please note that registration will be limited to 25 students
Registration Includes:
  • 1 Day of CCSK Training from an Authorized Cloud Security Alliance Instructor
  • Official CCSK Foundation Student Handbook
  • CCSK Practice Exams. Accessible online, self-paced and randomly generated.
  • 1 CCSK Exam Voucher + 1 Re-Attempt Exam Voucher
  • Continental Breakfast, Lunch Buffet, and afternoon snacks

Details & Registration

2018 CSA Seattle Chapter Conference

September 21st 2018 8am - 8pm


CSA Seattle Chapter Conference: Securing the Digital Horizon @ Cloud City

When: Friday September 21st 2018
  • $179 early bird before 8/1
  • $199 8/1- 9/9
  • $250 after 9/9
Where: Embassy Suites, 3225 158th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA (just off I-90)
Conference: 3 educational tracks with 8 CPE credits available, evening social
Additional details will be posted as available
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