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Alamo ISSA August 2021 Quarterly Meeting + Happy Hour - Aug 17th, 2021

  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021
  • 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy – The RIM 17603 I-10, San Antonio, TX 78257



Alamo ISSA August 2021 Quarterly Meeting + Happy Hour

August 17, 2021 | 12:00 pm to 4:30pm

Maggiano's Little Italy - The Rim

17603 I-10, San Antonio, TX 78257


Register today: 

For CPE submission, be sure to include your (ISC)2 number when signing up.

Student member inquiries, please contact our Alamo ISSA Chapter Student Member Representative: John Lee


Aug 17 | Quarterly Meeting Agenda:

  • 11:30a - Doors Open
  • 12:00p - Meeting Begins /  Welcome Announcements / Standing Chapter Business
  • 12:20p - Lunch Served
  • 12:45p - ISSA Chapter Sponsor Spotlight 
  • 12:55p - Break (15 min)
  • 1:10p - 1st presentation | Karim Hijazi "Hacking The Hackers to Stop Ransomware"
  • 2:05p - Break (15 min)
  • 2:20p - 2nd presentation | Francisco Donoso "A stroll through the Ransomware Kill Chain"
  • 3:15p - Break (15 min)
  • 3:30p - 3rd presentation | Chris Jacquet "My CISO journey, and lessons learned along the way"
  • 4:20p - Door Prize Drawings (must be present to win)
  • 4:30p - Closing Remarks / Meeting Adjourns & Networking Mixer Begins (4:30p - 6:30p)


1st Presentation:

Hacking The Hackers to Stop Ransomware


With ransomware running rampant and supply chain attacks evading security controls, we will briefly describe how attackers evade current methods securing the outer walls and internal systems and how external counterintelligence can close gaps in breach visibility. By essentially hacking the hacker using different methods it becomes possible to hijack attacker communications from the outside of the organization to discover breaches early in the kill chain and with much more evidentiary data to accelerate the response.


Karim Hijazi | Found & CEO - Prevailion

Prevailion’s Founder and CEO, Karim Hijazi, has a rich history in cybersecurity. His previous startup, Unveillance, was acquired by Mandiant (now FireEye) in 2012. He’s worked closely with the US intelligence community for years and specializes in adversary intelligence, cyber threat analysis, and cybersecurity innovation. Karim noticed a vulnerability in the way businesses have begun to rely on their third-party partners. The size of a business’ perimeter had increased along with the size of their third-party ecosystem, and there was no clear way to monitor that vast new space.  He saw an opportunity to give businesses visibility into this untapped space with the creation of Prevailion. Most recently, as of October of 2020, Prevailion had been awarded the coveted Gartner Cool Vendor Award for Security Operations and Threat Intelligence.


2nd Presentation:

A stroll through the Ransomware Kill Chain: Case Studies 


Discuss the baseline of a ransomware attack. During these case study reviews, Francisco will highlight the way the adversary gains initial access to a client's environment, how to establish a foothold, and how attackers move quickly to deploy their ransomware across an enterprise network. Throughout the presentation, Francisco will also highlight steps the organization could have taken to prevent or limit the impact of the attack.


Francisco Donoso, Senior Director - Security Strategy - Kudelski Security


3rd Presentation:

My journey to a CISO role, and lessons learned along the way


This presentation will take us through Chris's journey into a CISO role, from a Customer Support engineer role back in France into one of the largest Japanese-owned companies. Along the way of his 36 years in technology, there are a number of lessons learned that Chris will explain and hopefully will help the audience navigate their career in Security.


Chris Jacquet, Hitachi Vantara, VP & Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)


Chapter Partners:

We would like to give a big shout-out to our Alamo ISSA Chapter Partners. Without their continued partnership, these great events would not be possible. A Big Thank You!

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