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July 2020

Introduction to Project Management Models

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

As part of the Introduction to Project Management series, this presentation provides an overview of project management models. As part of the Introduction to Project Management series, this presentation provides an overview of project management models. Project management models provide a system of practices, techniques, procedures, and rules to complete a project. During this session we will look at what project management models are and why we use them. During this session, I will provide an overview of the most…

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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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August 2020

Project Management Series: Moving from Concepts to Concrete

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

This session will help provide a holistic, “big picture” framework for building successful projects. This will be a virtual, online event. Link will be shared with those who register. Event FocusAs part of the Introduction to Project Management series, this presentation provides an overview of some of the fundamental concepts underlying project management including the project life cycle, understanding the major phases of a project, the major process groups to be addressed and specific knowledge areas that are common to…

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Open Source Security Tool Training

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

WiFi Security Testing Jesse Roberts of Compass IT Compliance will come back to talk about hacking WiFi access points. Whether it's WPA2 passwords or Enterprise, there's various things to think about and weaknesses to consider. Jesse will show how we can test these devices and tighten up the security.Some Important additional Details:Our Open Source Security Tool Series –WiFi Security Testing is taking place on Microsoft Teams . If you have never logged into a Microsoft Teams before, be sure to…

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Shaping Security Transformation in Challenging Times

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Due to the sheer volume of the task, staying current on all those security dependencies is nearly impossible to do alone. Improving vulnerability management and remediation processes is a task that requires cybersecurity pros to actively keep up with the latest developments in the threat landscape, business environments, intelligence, services, and technology solutions. Due to the sheer volume of the task, staying current on all those security dependencies is nearly impossible to do alone. Join Steven Booth, FireEye Chief Security…

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Unleashing Analytics in Small Organizations

August 20 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT

Taking advantage of the data our business collect is not just a luxury of the fortune 500 anymore. Taking advantage of the data our business collect is not just a luxury of the fortune 500 anymore. Learn how your SMB organization can better leverage the information that you already gather, without breaking the bank.We’ve all heard buzzwords flying around like “data-driven decision making” and “the data renaissance,” but to small and medium business owners these concepts often seem inaccessible due…

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Overview of the Project Management Knowledge Areas

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

This presentation will cover the Project Management Institutes (PMI) Knowledge Areas and describe their functions. This will be a virtual, online event. Link will be shared with those who register. Event FocusProject Management is an essential structured approach to getting things done that all companies should know. Natalie Benkovich will use stories from past projects to help bring alive several of the PMI knowledge areas. This will help bring the concepts to life and give you an idea of how…

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September 2020

CIS Top20: A prioritized set of actions to protect your organization

September 8 @ 10:10 am - 10:40 am EDT

This presentation will provide an overview of the Basic, Foundational and Organizational CIS 20 Controls. We will discuss the control categories, there significance to your organization and provide examples of what can occur if these controls are not put in place.What participants can expect to gain: An introductory overview of the CIS 20 Controls framework.Who should attend? IT Management & Executive Level ManagementAbout the presenter:Bruce Cheney: Bruce’s certification list reads like a scroll. His 20+ years of IT Experience and…

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The Process and Power of Intent Listening

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am EDT

Nimota Garcia will focus on the process, importance and power of intent listening. This will be a virtual, online event. Link will be shared with those who register. Event FocusWe all have the ability to listen intently. Nimota Garcia will impart the knowledge she has gleaned that brings this skill to the next level. Nimota will share how having the necessary tools to communicate with peers, ensures that the message is accurately communicated and the desired results are achieved.In this…

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Strengthening Your Frontline of Defense Against Cyber Attacks

September 15 @ 10:10 am - 10:50 am EDT

Strengthening Your Frontline of Defense Against Cyber Attacks: Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection and KnowBe4 OverviewAs businesses come to rely more on technology, how do you protect yourself from cybercriminals? Join Kathleen Malin , VP of Technology and Operations Management of the RI Foundation, and Tricia King, Senior Consultant at Vertikal6, to learn about two tools that can be used to keep your business safe.Tricia will be covering Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection which provides protection across the Microsoft 365 environment. It…

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Exposing Uncomfortable Topics: Errors and Omissions with Scaling

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Bad scaling is one of the biggest 'agile problems' of modern days for companies. Bad scaling is one of the biggest 'agile problems' of modern days for companies.Bad scaling is one of the three (the other two are : "agile tools" mania and falling a victim to big consultancies' industrial model " target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">here: most expensive mistakes companies make, when they set themselves on a wrong 'agile course'.Bad scaling is one of the three corners of "Trippe Taxation"…

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Cyber Agility & Resiliency

September 22 @ 10:10 am - 10:40 am EDT

Approaching security programmatically enables organizations to be resilient and agile in enabling business continuity. Cybersecurity requirements are constantly evolving. Building capabilities, justifying investment dollars, designing and validating solutions gets easier to facilitate when you create a Security information management system; a programmatic approach. Have you embarked on your journey yet?What participants can expect to gain: Insight into building a strategic approach to operationalizing security policies, why follow a framework? How to establish security policies? Why document your capabilities? Who should…

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CIS Top 20 “Data Recovery Capabilities”

September 29 @ 10:10 am - 10:40 am EDT

CIS Control #10 Building upon the CIS Top 20 presentation, we will dive into CIS’ Control 10, which details the processes and tools used to properly back up critical information with a proven methodology for timely recovery. We will walk through the importance of the 5 sub-controls and the risks associated with not implementing them.What participants can expect to gain:An understanding of why it is important to backup your data, test your backups, and take precautions to protect your backup.Who…

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October 2020

2020 Cybersecurity Summit

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

Click here to register for this event. The PBN Cybersecurity Virtual Summit – in partnership with the Tech Collective – is an informative, thought provoking discussion with experts in cybersecurity from the technology, education, legal, insurance and accounting industries, among others. With the current pandemic and more employees working remotely, we will provide important up-to-date information on a variety of threats and offer advice on securing network perimeters and preventing hackers from stealing client, customer, and employee information, as well as sensitive company data.…

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Telling Your Story Right

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Telling Your Story the Right Way with Jen Silbert Everyday, whether we realize it or not, we’re telling stories. Some stories we tell out loud and full of volume. Other stories linger quietly in our head, silently yet powerfully shaping what we believe to be true, to be possible, for better and for worse. The stories we tell, to others and to ourselves, both inspire us and hold us back. They determine, regardless of the cards we’re dealt in life,…

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CIS Top 20 “Secure Configurations for Network Devices, such as Firewalls, R

October 13 @ 10:10 am - 10:40 am EDT

Building upon the CIS Top 20 presentation, we will dive into CIS’ Control 11, which is meant to help organizations “ Building upon the CIS Top 20 presentation, we will dive into CIS’ Control 11, which is meant to help organizations “establish, implement, and actively manage (track, report on, correct) the security configuration of network infrastructure devices using a rigorous configuration management and change control process in order to prevent attackers from exploiting vulnerable services and settings”.What participants can expect:A…

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Unleashing Analytics in Small Organizations

October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT

Taking advantage of the data our business collect is not just a luxury of the fortune 500 anymore. Taking advantage of the data our business collect is not just a luxury of the fortune 500 anymore. Learn how your SMB organization can better leverage the information that you already gather, without breaking the bank.We’ve all heard buzzwords flying around like “data-driven decision making” and “the data renaissance,” but to small and medium business owners these concepts often seem inaccessible due…

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Women in Tech Mentor Program Info Session (Fall 2020 Cohort)

October 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Attend the Women in Tech Mentor Program Info Session to learn more about the program and how it can positively impact your career OverviewTech Collective’s Women in Tech Mentor Program was designed to connect women to create a mutually beneficial relationship geared toward professional and leadership development. The Mentor Program matches experienced and up-and-coming professional women to share best practices, answer questions, offer advice and leadership, and provide support in the tech industry. This session is for both the mentee…

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Stop Building the Wrong Things Faster…Reversing the Curse of Agile

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Leveraging the cadence of Agile to build the right products and features through a continuous flow between product discovery and delivery. Only 20% of software product features have the positive impact initially intended, 60% have little to no impact while the remaining 20% are a complete failure, their release set the product back.* Product Agility leverages the cadence of Agile to reverse this trend, enabling you to build the right things through a continuous flow between product discovery and delivery.…

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COVID19: Review of Common HR Issues

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

This presentation will review a discussion of FFCRA, face coverings for employees and customers, workplace safety with COVID This presentation will review a discussion of FFCRA, face coverings for employees and customers, workplace safety with COVID, Medical Screening and COVID exposures. We will disscuss :Discussion of FFCRA and time available to employees provided by the Federal GovernmentDiscussion of face coverings, who needs to where them and handling employees or customers who refuse to wear themReturning to work? Ensuring workplace safetyMedical…

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