May
14
10:00 AM10:00

So You Want to Start a Security Company?

Sick of spending your days and nights lining the pockets of some huge, heartless corporation? Had enough of bosses who use your hard work to propel themselves further up the corporate ladder? Then perhaps it’s time to leave the security and stability of a comfortable corporate job and a reliable paycheck for the terrifying, unpredictable world of small business ownership!

In this session, Brian Johnson of 7 Minute Security will show how he used his IT experience and podcasting hobby as a launching pad to start a security company. Johnson will talk about the costs of getting a business off the ground, strategies for finding leads, and some free tools and services that can help new businesses start off on the right foot.

WARNING: This session will not be a Tony Robbins-style motivational speech, nor will it contain any prescriptive advice to succeed as a security company owner. Instead, Johnson will present an honest narrative – full of trials, errors and failures – so that you can objectively decide if it’s time to start your own business.

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Jun
14
11:30 AM11:30

Security Lunch Discussion

The MN Cybersecurity Professionals Group is holding its next quarterly meeting at Manny’s Steakhouse located at 825 S Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis.  Thursday June 14 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 pm. 

The upscale venue and lunch are provided courtesy of the sponsor. Registration is required.

Organizations of all sizes continue to get breached because they’re not getting some of the security basics right. And it doesn’t always require expensive software/hardware solutions to fulfill every one of our technical security needs. It can simply require some minor tweaks to our servers and implementing free/open-source tools to know what’s going on in our network – and even stop threats.

Keynote:
Brian Johnson, founder of 7 Minute Security, podcaster and security engineer. His firm specializes in security assessments, penetration testing and training. Brian is passionate about sharing knowledge, and hosts a weekly blog/podcast to help consumers and businesses strengthen their security posture.

When he isn’t securing his clients infrastructure, he enjoys outdoor activities with his family, as well as singing and playing guitar in an acoustic duo.

Roundtable:
The keynote presentation will be followed by a moderated roundtable discussion lead by an industry expert.

Registration:
Seating is limited and registration is required.  You’re welcomed to bring a colleague, or send delegates from your department, but anyone who wishes to attend must register

At this event, refreshments will be provided at no cost to attendees. The approximate fair market value of this event is $40. For the precise cost of this event, please contact Cynthia Au at Cynthia.Au@OneIdentity.com

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May
3
11:30 AM11:30

Lunch and Learn with One Identity

The MN Cybersecurity Professionals Group is holding its next quarterly meeting at Manny’s Steakhouse located at 825 S Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis.  We’re meeting on Thursday May 3rd from 11:30 – 1:30.  The upscale venue and lunch is provided courtesy of the sponsor, but registration is required (see below).

Keynote: The keynote presentation features guest speaker Brian Johnson – Founder of 7 Minute Security/Podcaster and Security Engineer Brian Johnson is a security engineer for 7 Minute Security, which specializes in security assessments, penetration testing and training.  He is especially passionate about sharing knowledge, and hosts a weekly blog/podcast to help consumers and businesses strengthen their security posture. When he isn’t camped out behind a keyboard, he enjoys outdoor activities with his family, as well as singing and playing guitar in an acoustic duo.

Our companies continue to get breached because we’re still not getting some of the security basics right.  The good news is we don’t always have to buy an expensive software/hardware solution for every one of our technical security needs.  Instead, by making some minor tweaks to our servers and implementing some free/open-source tools, we can gain a great amount of insight into what’s going on in our network – and even stop threats

Roundtable: The keynote presentation will be followed by a moderated roundtable discussion lead by an industry expert.

Registration: Seating is limited and registration is required.  You’re welcomed to bring a colleague, or send delegates from your department, but anyone who wishes to attend must register here:  https://www.oneidentity.com/event/security-lunch-discussion-minneapolis-minn8131225/

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Mar
20
10:00 AM10:00

BOMA Resource Fair: Are We Too Connected?

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I'll be co-presenting with Senior Strategy Consultant Eric Brown from Cyber Advisors in a session focused on protecting tenants in shared workspaces.  We'll be demonstrating the risks that devices like the Wifi Pineapple and Bash Bunny can pose to the physical security of these environments, as well as discuss tips on how to protect yourselves against them.

More info on the BOMA Website.

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Dec
7
2:45 PM14:45

GTS Educational Events - "Blue Team on a Budget"

According to the Web site, this government IT symposium "brings together over 1,000 IT leaders and professionals from across the spectrum of government agencies and systems...for three days of engagement, inspiration and information."

I'll be doing a presentation that focuses on 10 things you can do for free/cheap in your network today to greatly increase its security posture.

 

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