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NY Metro November 15th Meeting
NY Law School
185 W Broadway
New York, NY 10013
Friday, November 15, 2019, 8:15 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Category: Chapter Meeting

NY Metro HTCIA November Chapter Meeting!

We have a half-day event on Friday, November 15th in downtown NYC.  We are proud to have two HTCIA NY Metro Members presenting at our meeting!

Register early if you plan to attend!

No Walk-Ins, you must be registered to attend.  Pre-registration is required.

AGENDA (draft)

8:15 AM  Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:50 AM  Chapter Opening Remarks

9:00 AM  Title: The Cybersecurity Program Evolution and Maturity

10:00 AM Title: The Top Ten Must Haves (and Must Nots) For an Effective Insider Threat Program."  (Part 1)

11:00 AM Break

11:15 AM Title: Cyber Security the Strategic Approach and the Threat Analysis View: A new view for the security in the 21st century (Part 2)

12:30 PM Conclusion of meeting

NY Metro HTCIA Members: Free

All Others - $15


New York Law School

185 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013



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Title: The Cybersecurity Program Evolution and Maturity

In this session, Cyber Security veteran Kathy Braun will discuss the topic “Cybersecurity Program Evolution and Maturity”.  She will be joined by Ken Belva.  The discussion will focus on all key areas of cyber security programs discussing the challenges faced by organizations to understand the indicators when business dictates security versus security is integrated into business.  How do organizations discern the difference and achieve a compliant and legal balance?

The discussion will briefly outline the security field 20 years ago including the skill sets at that time, and move on to today’s culture. Additionally, the discussion will be from a “boots on the ground” perspective highlighting the key functions and objectives of a cyber security program including real world scenarios. 

In response to the current threat landscape, the objective on how to achieve integration of IT security and offensive capabilities in a single program will be challengedThe discussion will end on the need to use the correct criteria, presenting examples of quantitative and qualitative criteria that enables a business to achieve a mature cyber security business model.


Title: The Top Ten Must Haves (and Must Nots) For an Effective Insider Threat Program

In this session, insider threat expert and CEO Shawn M. Thompson, Esq. will draw on ITMG’s experience training and building insider threat programs for over 500 companies. Shawn will discuss how to baseline your current capabilities, assess risk and select the right tools and staff to support your program. He will also discuss how to eliminate unintended and deleterious consequences as knowing what not to do is perhaps the most important success factor.

Title:  Cyber Security the Strategic Approach and the Threat Analysis View:

A new view for the security in the 21st century (Part 2)

In the second session, Sean M. Walsh Special Counsel at Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP, will draw upon his experience at the FBI and other intelligence and law enforcement agencies, to provide insight on how manage threats with a view to potential future government controls. 

Sean will review the need to fully understand your own corporate environment and its “crown jewels.” Why is total interconnectivity the prize of IT, especially in a world that does not respect interconnectivity.  We will explore “Attribution” as significant in building a secure network.  Cyber defense requires the entire C-Suite to work with a singular purpose.  IT managers and CISOs make up only a small part of the security team. Finally, relationships within the law enforcement and intelligence community are absolutely essential. A strategic view of your business will enable you to achieve purpose to cyber security.  Everyone must be involved in the effort to have cyber security including upstream and downstream vendors.  


Speaker BIOS:

Kathy Braun, MBA, CCE

Kathy Braun is an experienced Cybersecurity Professional in the areas of Computer Forensics, E-discovery, and developing Risk Management programs with a specialty in proactive services.  She has over 18 years of experience working with both the government and private sector providing services in both criminal and civil litigation. 

She has a degree in Information Technology, a BS in Criminal Justice, an MBA in Technology, and is a Certified Forensic Examiner (CCE).  Additionally, she served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President for InfraGard, and is a member of HTCIA, New York Chapter.

Presenting with Ms. Braun will be Kenneth F. Belva, CISSP, CEH who is a cyber security expert practicing in the field since 1998 serving in both technical and non-technical roles. For the past 20+ years he worked mainly in the financial services vertical, most recently at a multinational conglomerate.
He was previously on the board of the New York Metro Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) for 9 years. He has spoken and moderated at the United Nations as well as presented on AT&T’s Internet Security News Network (ISNN) on discovering unknown web application vulnerabilities as well as being interviewed on security enablement. 
He is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of bloginfosec.com as well as an NYC OWASP Chapter Leader. In addition, he is an independent penetration tester, security researcher and owner of OpCode 41 Security, Inc., a cyber security software company focusing on developing IoT security solutions and other security technology.


Shawn M. Thompson, Esq.,

CEO, Insider Threat Management Group

Mr. Thompson is the Founder and CEO of ITMG (itmg.co), the leading insider risk management service provider to the private sector. He possesses over 20 years’ experience investigating, prosecuting, and managing insider threats and is widely sought-after for his unique expertise. He is a former federal prosecutor and senior government official who held executive positions with several agencies including the FBI, NSA, and DNI. As a seasoned risk management professional, experienced prosecutor, credentialed special agent, and trained analyst, his cyber security acumen is second to none. He is a pioneer in the field of insider risk management, serving as a frequent guest speaker and thought leader on a variety of security topics. Mr. Thompson serves as a trusted advisor for the highest levels of government as well as private sector C-suite and Board of Directors alike. He is a member of the Maryland Bar.


Sean M. Walsh

Sean M. Walsh is currently Adjunct Professor at the N.J. Institute of Technology Computer Science Graduate School.  He is Special Counsel at Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP specializing in Cyber investigations and national security.

Previously, he was an Assistant General Counsel in the National Security Law Branch of the FBI's General Counsel’s Office where he provided legal advice on technical matters to the Counter Intelligence and Counter Terrorism programs and was the national security counsel to the FBI Cyber division.

Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Walsh served as Assistant General Counsel to the N.Y.C. SCA Inspector General’s Office, and as a Special Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, and as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx District Attorney’s Office, and in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of N.Y. He served in the Homicide Bureau and handled fraud and money laundering cases.

Mr. Walsh was in charge of the first law enforcement video technical unit which developed the use of video to take suspect statements, record lineups, and crime scenes. He has lectured extensively all over the world on the use of video by law enforcement to enhance their cases. He developed the first forensic on-line video editing system and the introduced use of remote video linked (VTC) for use in a court room in New York.

Sean Walsh was a pioneer in the field of computer forensics. He has investigated tried many cases involving the forensic use of digital information as well as having lectured worldwide including the European computer crime conference at The Hague.

Mr. Walsh graduated from Fordham University with a BS degree and JD degree. He completed the Nation Security Law program at University of Virginia Law School. He is a past International President of HTCIA, a founding board member and officer of LEVA, a former member of Acoustical Engineers Society (AES) standards committee, a member of IEEE, and the Association of the Bar of the City of NY where he has served on a number of committees including Communications and Computer Law committees.

He has received many awards and honors among which are the FBI Director’s Award for preventing multiple cyber terrorist attacks on the homeland and the Director of National Intelligence Cyber Award for advancing national cyber policy and cyber investigations.

Mr. Walsh served as an infantry officer in the U. S. Army.  

Contact: NY Metro Chapter President, Dora Gomez at: [email protected]