Columbia's Information Security Group

A free and informal gathering of information security professionals and enthusiasts in Columbia, South Carolina at the USC/Columbia Technology Incubator on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 PM.

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Trends 2015 presented by IT-ology

Technology is driving business at an unprecedented speed. But, on an almost daily business, cyber security breaches or hacks are taking place throughout the world. So, how do you protect your business, your family, your self? Join us for Trends 2015 as we explore the important topic of cyber security. Presentations will range from trending topics in cyber security to new technologies. This is a must attend event for C Suite, citizens and technologists!

| Wed,October 28th | IT-oLogy | 1301 Gervais St., Columbia |

Morning Keynotes Include:

Creating a Culture of Cyber Security, Michael Kaiser, National Cyber Security Alliance

Did you know it’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)? Securing the internet is a responsibility we all share, and NCSAM is intended to provide all digital citizens with the resources they need to protect themselves and others online. Learn about how we start to create a culture of cyber security as we have with other issues such as recycling.

South Carolina's Cyber Landscape and Opportunities, General Les Eisner, University of South Carolina

Lessons Learned from Ashley Madison, Jim Salter, Openoid

38 million accounts and 9.7 million credit card transactions from the notorious adultery site leaked this year. How does this affect you? Probably more than you think, whether you were in AM's databases or not. Learn how to manage your data - and its inevitable exposure - in the harsh reality of the internet era.

But It Disappeared!

What REALLY happens when you use apps (such as SnapChat)? Demonstration by top forensic specialists.

Afternoon Sessions:


How to Make Your Home and Family Cyber Safe, Michael Kaiser
Passwords in the Internet Age, Jim Salter, Openoid
So You've Been Hacked,Juliana Harris,SC Department of Consumer Affairs


Learn how to put together a cybersecurity plan for your business, how to manage potential issues and more.

Speakers include:
Michael Santarcangelo
Adam Anderson
Greg Meetze,SLED
Jarrett Coco, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough


Low Cost Tools for Security Challenges, Timothy De Block, ColaSec
Application Security, Bruce Jenkins, HP
Simple Hacking Techniques Anyone Can Use, Mark Baggett,SANS Institute


Earlier Event: October 17
October 17 - CTF Event
Later Event: November 14
BSides Charleston 2015