Eastern Carolina Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Hello InfraGard, Eastern Carolina Chapter member,

Please join us for our bi-monthly Eastern Carolina InfraGard meeting on Wednesday December 11th at Cisco from 1-4pm.

Tony Crass of Woodstar Labs will give two presentations on Improving Cybersecurity Posture Across IT & OS Infrastructures and Building a Practical Incident Response Team .

Presentation Summary:

Improving Cybersecurity Posture Across IT & OT Infrastructures. This presentation will look at traditional information technology infrastructure and operational technology environments with a specific focus on IoT (“Internet of Things”) devices and how they have gained prevalence not only in home use but in particular within business offices and manufacturing plants. This will include some review, and sharing, of identified risks of these types of devices and other non-traditional threat vectors and considerations for reducing risks around those devices. The presentation is focused on raising awareness around these challenges containing some technical aspects but mainly around awareness at the business level to enact and support efforts to reduce associated risks.

Building a Practical Incident Response Program Incidents are pervasive. Response is, at its best, challenging. As cyber security professionals at both leadership and practitioner levels. Data such as this: “The first six months of 2019 have seen more than 3,800 publicly disclosed breaches exposing an incredible 4.1 billion compromised records” Davey Winder (Forbes) are the new reality we must prepare to deal with on a daily basis. This presentation will provide a brief overview of incident response processes and how they connect to other functions in cyber security, considerations for forming an incident response team, important questions to consider during the process, and will wrap up with one or more mini-exercises (time permitting). The presentation adapted from a 2-day in-depth training course for both leadership and operators and will bring value to both groups.

Presenters Bio:

Torry Crass currently serves as a Cyber Security Advisor and member of the CISO as a Service practice at Woodstar Labs, a division of AUI. He has more than 20 years of experience in the information technology field and over 10 years of cyber security experience from hands-on keyboard to senior leadership roles. At Woodstar Labs he provides both strategic and tactical cyber security guidance for programs and clients.

Prior to joining Woodstar Labs, Torry was a CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) at LEO Cyber Security based in Fort Worth, TX assisting a variety of clients with all aspects of planning, implementing, and improving cyber security programs in manufacturing, industrial, utility, and financial sectors. Prior to LEO Cyber Security, Mr. Crass spent 14 years with SPX Corporation and finished his time there as the Manager of Information Security.

He also serves as Program Chair of the InfraGard National Cyber Camp Program, an advisory board member for the Cyber Crime Technology Program at SPCC, an advisory board member of SecureWorld Charlotte, a co-chair of BSides Charlotte security conference, and a member of the South Carolina State Guard cyber unit with regular participation in cyber related exercises with the National Guard and other organizations, and more.


Hosted at Cisco for Wednesday December 11th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Cisco Systems, Building #5
7025 Kit Creek Road
Morrisville, NC 27560

Event Location

Cisco Systems, Building #5
7025 Kit Creek Road
Morrisville, NC 27560

Event Fees:

Registration FREE

Registration is closed for this event.

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