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October 2019

SMB Rhode to Resilience Presented by: The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA)

October 16, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street This event will be held in the Trilix Training Room, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business Workshop 58% of cybercrime targets small businesses! Join us for an interactive workshop to learn how to protect your business from cyber-attacks.About this EventGCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business WorkshopDate: October 16th, 2019Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pmLocation: Tech Collective 188 Valley Street, Providence RI58% of cybercrime targets small businesses… don’t be the next statistic!Join us for an interactive workshop to learn how to protect your business from cyber-attack.Each attendee will leave the session…

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Open Source Security Training

October 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street Training to be held in Trilix Training Room, Providence, RI 02919
Providence, RI 02919 US
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Learn System Hacking and Password Cracking: Cain and Abel When: Monday, October 21st Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Location: Tech Collective 188 Valley Street, Providence – Trilix Training Room- Additional parking on 181 Valley Street, Providence. Presented by: Douglas Tondreau Tech Collective understand the power of collective collaboration and together with our Cybersecurity Steering Committee have drafted a plan to support our Rhode Island Tech Ecosystem by hosting monthly Open Source Security Tools event. System hacking is one of…

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November 2019

SMB Cyber Security Series: Incident Response Simulation

November 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am EST
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street Event to be held in Trilix Training Room, Providence, RI 02919
Providence, RI 02919 US
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Interactive Panel Discussion & Incident Response Tabletop Exercise In this interactive presentation we take you through a breach of a financial institution. With video clips and group discussions, you will be given a clear view of what occurs after a breach. Our panel of experts will offer deep insights into the process an incident response.We will examine and discuss:• Third Party Vendor Management• Public Notification of a cyber-incident• Damage Control• Response Strategies• Prevention of re-infection• Incident Response PlanningFeatured PanelistsJohn D.…

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SMB Cyber Security Series: Incident Response Simulation

November 7, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street Event to be held in Trilix Training Room, Providence, RI 02919
Providence, RI 02919 US
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Interactive Panel Discussion & Incident Response Tabletop Exercise About this EventIn this interactive presentation we take you through a breach of a financial institution. With video clips and group discussions, you will be given a clear view of what occurs after a breach. Our panel of experts will offer deep insights into the process an incident response.We will examine and discuss:• Third Party Vendor Management• Public Notification of a cyber-incident• Damage Control• Response Strategies• Prevention of re-infection• Incident Response PlanningFeatured…

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January 2020

Open Source Security Tool Training

January 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street Training will take place in the Trilix Training Room, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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Anonymity: The Cost of Free When: Monday, January 13thTime: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm (5:30 pm to 6 pm registration)Location: Tech Collective 188 Valley Street, Providence – Trilix Training Room- Additional parking on 181 Valley Street, Providence.Presented by: Manuel LobaoWhy: Tech Collective understand the power of collective collaboration and together with our Cybersecurity Steering Committee have drafted a plan to support our Rhode Island Tech Ecosystem by hosting monthly Open Source Security Tools event.Anonymity: The Cost of FreeAs our digital…

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March 2020

Open Source Security Tool Training

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street Trilix Training Room, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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Hacking WiFi Jesse Roberts from CompassIT Compliance will be back to talk about how to test WiFi connections for vulnerabilities.In this meeting we will be going over the aircrack-ng suite. During this tutorial we will cover:Wireless basicsWiFi Monitor ModeWPA Handshake captureWPA handshake dictionary attacksEvil TwinWe will also look at WiFi pineapple from Hak5 and take a visit to github to download and play with WiFiSuite written by NickSanotta. Please have a kali vm or laptop available.

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April 2020

Open Source Security Tool Training

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Open Source Security Tool Series Crowdsourced from our Technology Professionals! (Remote Virtual Event)Let's learn about phishing and how to create an effective phishing campaign using the open-source tool GoPhish. You can download the tool for free here:https://github.com/gophish/gophishIf you want to follow along, install Kali Linux in a VM (or something similar that you're comfortable with)Meeting event link will be sent to those who register.

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The 5 Pillars of NIST

April 21 @ 10:10 am - 10:40 am EDT

The 5 Pillars of NIST The primary goal of our presentation is to: 1) Help organizations manage cyber risks2) Provide a common language to discuss cyber risks and 3) create, guide and assess or improve comprehensive cybersecurity programsAbout the presenter:Carl Benevento, cyber security specialist, will be sharing his insight and experience in the realm of physical, social and cyber security concepts. Carl has 30 years of experience in technology and security.Carl’s hands on security experience dealing with real time cyber…

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Securing Your Remote Workforce: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Securing Your Remote Workforce: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Coronavirus has hit and you are being asked to work from home. Now what? For over 20 years, we have been working remotely from our office. "Working from home" doesn't have to mean a degraded level of work or support you offer your clients or colleagues. In fact, it very well may mean you get more done! In this session, we'll show you how to do it. Please come…

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System and Organization Controls (SOC) 1 & 2

April 28 @ 2:10 pm - 2:40 pm EDT

Overview and Importance in the Vendor Management process. System and Organization Controls (SOC) 1 & 2 Overview and Importance in the Vendor Management process.In this session, please join Doug Gerth from Wolf & Company for an overview of System and Organization Controls (SOC) Reports. Why would you have a SOC? What are the differences between the most common SOC reports, SOC 1 & 2? What is the difference between Type 1 & Type 2? Why would you ask your vendors…

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May 2020

Cyber Security Challenges

May 5 @ 10:10 am - 10:40 am EDT

Current Cyber Security Challenges presented by the COVID-19 Pandemic Tech Collective understands the power of collective collaboration and together with our Committees has drafted a plan to support our Rhode Island Tech Ecosystem by hosting powerful events. Current Cyber Security Challenges presented by the COVID-19 PandemicIn this presentation we review:Present day cyber security challengesTechnologies to keep you cyber safeTips to keep Teleworking safeAbout the presenter:Carl Benevento, cyber security specialist, will be sharing his insight and experience in the realm of…

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Open Source Security Tool Training

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Open Source Security Tool Series Crowdsourced from our Technology Professionals! A Walkthrough of OSINT ToolsThis will be a virtual event and the link will be sent to those who RSVP.Rae Baker is an expert in Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) investigations. For this meetup, she will walk us through some of the common freely available tools and her methodology.Some Important additional Details:Our Open Source Security Tool Series - A Walkthrough of OSINT Tools is taking place on Microsoft Teams . If…

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Ransomware – Tales from the Trenches

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Get prepared for a ransomware attack! About the presentation: Mandiant will discuss the current landscape as it relates to ransomware, present real-world case studies, and provide guidance on incident preparedness for organizations facing this threat. • Ransomware overview• Common infection vectors• Ransomware deployment trends• Recovery from ransomwareParticipants will walk away better prepared to address a potential ransomware attack in the future and will gain a deepened knowledge on how ransomware threat actors operate.About the Presenters: Manny Jean-Georges leads the Boston-based…

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June 2020

Open Source Security Tool Training

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

How to Make a PiHole Are you sick of seeing so many ads on web pages while you surf the internet at home? Worry about malware coming into your home network? Using a PiHole can eliminate a lot of that traffic. A PiHole is built with a Raspberry Pi, a small and inexpensive computer that you can buy from multiple sources for $40 or less. Dan and Dan will walk us through how to build one, install it on our…

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Cybersecurity Failures and Legal Liability

June 23 @ 10:10 am - 10:40 am EDT

This presentation will touch upon the most common types of cyber-attacks This presentation will touch upon the most common types of cyber-attacks that are occurring now. The presentation will also provide examples of the types of legal liability that may result from a failure to adequately protect data.What participants can expect to gain: A more comprehensive understanding of the need to protect data and the legal consequences that may result from a failure to properly protect data.About the Presenter: Attorney…

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Business Continuity: Critical Areas for Designing a Telework Solution

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Business Continuity: Critical Areas of Focus for Designing a Teleworker Solution. When business continuity plans are put in place, they are usually a response to unplanned events. In addition to enabling workers during a challenging time, how do we manage, deploy, and secure a new model of remote access? We’ll provide answers about what works (and what does not) when deploying remote solutions for workers.What participants can expect to gain: Candid and real-world perspectives on enabling a remote workforce.Who should…

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Ransomware Relief

June 30 @ 10:10 am - 10:40 am EDT

Tech Collective understands the power of collective collaboration and together, with our Committees, has drafted a plan to support you. Our agenda is below- What exactly is ransomware?- How does it get in?- What are the hacker's motivations?- How can I protect against ransomware?About the presenter:Carl Benevento, cyber security specialist, will be sharing his insight and experience in the realm of physical, social and cyber security concepts. Carl has 30 years of experience in technology and security.Carl’s hands on security…

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July 2020

Open Source Security Tool Training

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Domain Categorization with DomainCat This will be a virtual, online event. Link will be shared with those who RSVP.Domain Categorization is a useful tactic in helping secure your organization, but what is it, how does it work, and can it stop attacks against your organization? This talk will cover how domain categorization works and how to check categorizations on domains. For those on the red team side, we will look at how to get your domains categorized to bypass your…

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PCI overview – Payment Card Industry, do you take credit cards?

July 28 @ 10:10 am - 10:40 am EDT

An overview of PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliance and what you need to be properly prepared to take credit An overview of PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliance and what you need to be properly prepared to take credit cards at your business. How do you take credit cards at your business? Do you have a completed Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ)? About the Presenter: Doug Gerth: Doug has 24+ years of security related sales…

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