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Upcoming Events

Cyber Insurance in the world of Cyber Criminals Sponsored by AON

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Abstract 1:Does cyber insurance work? Can it be a meaningful part of cybersecurity resilience? We will discuss myths about cyber insurance, what coverage is available and how it can help your organization.

Abstract 2: The threat associated with ransomware has become significantly more prolific in the past year. This presentation will provide an overview of a repeatable process for responding to ransomware incidents and developing a go-forward approach to recover and mitigate the risk of future threats.

When: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
5:30 PM
 to 8:00 PM

Where: Allstate Office - 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, 8th floor

5:30 – 6:00PM – Networking (Food & Drinks Provided)

6:00 – 6:10PM – Introduction from Organizers & Sponsors

6:10 – 6:40PM – Cyber Risk & Insurance Power Broker

Guest Speaker: Stephanie Snyder

6:40 – 7:00PM – Q&A, Networking break

7:00 – 7:30PM – Ransomware Response and Mitigation Strategies: A Practical Approach

Guest Speaker: Elizabeth Martin

7:30 – 8:00PM – Q&A, Networking

CMD+CTRL Cyber Range - Hackathon is Back Sponsored by Secure Innovation

When: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
5:30 PM
 to 9:00 PM

Where: Enova International - 175 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL

Chicago CyberSecurity is teaming up with Security Innovation to offer attendees a fun "find the vulnerabilities" game - CMD+CTRL Cyber Range - that shows how hackers break into websites and teaches the importance of secure coding habits.

The CMD+CTRL Cyber Range is where players compete to find vulnerabilities, score points, and move up the leaderboard. Leveraging cheat sheets, attack tables, and expert led training sessions, see if you can hack us.

Past Events

Defending your next Cyber Attack with Threat Intelligence Sponsored by Devo


Abstract 1:The SOC is a key driver of your cybersecurity strategy, but many enterprises still face repeated challenges to actualizing the full value of their SOC. As the cybersecurity landscape continues to change, SOCs must evolve security operations to bolster against these challenges. Ponemon Institute, sponsored by Devo Technology, surveyed cybersecurity experts on key trends in security operations. In this presentation, we will examine the trends and barriers impacting the SOC today, and how to address them.

Abstract 2: Nowadays, social engineers use many tools to collect information about a person online. How to monitor whether someone is actively collecting your personal information online? Ailin is going to show you a couple of open-source intelligence monitor tools, to help you defend yourself against potential OSINT threat.

When: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
5:30 PM
 to 8:00 PM

Where: TechNexus - 20 N Upper Wacker Dr #1200 · Chicago, IL

5:30-6:30 PM – Networking & Socializing (Food & Drinks Provided)

6:30 - 7:10 PM - Security Research: Top 5 Barriers Impacting Your SOC’s Success and How to Overcome Them

Guest Speaker: Jason Mical, has been a member of the FBI Infraguard, United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force, ISSA, HTCIA, ASIS, ANSIR and CTIA Fraud Task Forces.

7:15 - 7:45 PM - Threat Monitoring for Personal Open Source Intelligence Attack

Guest Speaker: Ailin Zhang, an open-source intelligence enthusiast. While working as an IoT web application back end developer.

Technical Workshop - Building Your First DevSecOps Pipeline,  Sponsored by Check Point and Sumo Logic

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When: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
5:30 PM
 to 8:00 PM

Where: Check Point Office -  311 South Wacker Dr -  Chicago, IL

Hands-on training on how to build your first DevOps pipeline using Github (Source Control), Jenkins (CICD), Maven (Build & Test), Docker (Operating-System-Level virtualization), Artifactory (Artifacts Repository Manager), Pivotal Web Services (Platform as a Service - Hosting Applications)

Panel Discussion - Securing Your Applications in a DevOps World, Sponsored By Virsec and Check Point

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When: August 28, 2019
Wednesday, 5:30 - 8pm

Where: TechNexus - 20 N Upper Wacker Dr #1200 Chicago, IL

Panel discussion is with Executives from top companies: VP of Allstate Information Security, CISO of Paylocity, CTO of Virsec, CISO from Motorola Mobility, VP of Customer Success & Services at NowSecure, and Director of Security Architecture at HomePartners.

Networking with CyberSecurity Professionals, Sponsored by BevSecHops

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When: July 18, 2019

Where: Hub 51

This is an evening of drinks, food and opportunity to network with other security professionals in our community. Come for the drinks, stay for the LinkedIn connections!

Securing Your Applications with Keto AppSec Sponsored by Contrast Security

When: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
5:30 PM
 to 8:00 PM

Where: Allstate

Join us this evening to network and learn about securing your applications with Keto AppSec and how Allstate continuously deliver secured application Sponsored by Contrast Security.

Malware Defense using Artificial Intelligence


Where: TechNexus

Join us this evening to network and learn about how artificial intelligence is being used in the fight against malware and how our sponsor BlackBerry|Cylance is stopping them. This event is free, and you can earn CPE credits by attending!

Data Integrity Breaches with Joinesty

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When: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Joinesty, Inc.

320 W Ohio St #3W · Chicago, IL

Join us for an evening of networking, dinner, and drinks while you learn about data breaches from technical and legal perspectives, sponsored by Joinesty - Instantly Make Your Data Useless to Cybercriminals.

CMD+CTRL Cyber Range - Hackathon

Hackathon sponsored by NowSecure and Security Innovation
When: Monday, March 25, 2019
5:30 PM
 to 9:00 PM

Where: Allstate

Security Innovation is teaming up with NowSecure to offer attendees a fun "find the vulnerabilities" game - CMD+CTRL Cyber Range - that shows how hackers break into websites and teaches the importance of secure coding habits. Compete to find vulnerabilities, score points, and move up the leaderboard.