September 2019 Chapter Meeting

ISSA Triad of NC

Triad ISSA Chapter Meeting – September 26th


September 26th, 2019, 6-8 PM


Dynamic Quest
4821 Koger Blvd
Greensboro, NC 27407

Cost: Free for Triad ISSA Chapter Members and First Time Visitors. $10 for returning visitors.  Dinner will be provided.

If you know of any other security professionals interested in attending, please forward this invite on to them and copy us on your correspondence.


1. Meet, greet, network, and dinner (will be provided) (6:00 pm – 6:45 pm)
2. Chapter business (6:45 pm – 7:00 pm)
3. Presentation (7:00 pm – 8:00 pm): Cutting the Lines of Phishermen Before they Land One of Your Team


The Verizon 2019 Data Breach Investigation Report found that Phishing was the #1 Threat Action used in successful breaches linked to social engineering and malware attacks. As security professionals, what leadership and guidance should you be offering your organizations to help them defend against these withering attacks?

The presentation will show how you should be setting up SPF, DKIM and DMARC and what protection each brings to your organization. We’ll also go through an exercise of header analysis using actual cases of email phishing attacks that I’ve received.

We’ll conclude with discussion of some solutions available through Microsoft 365, Google Office Suite and Amazon Web Services and some tools and tool suites available from other manufacturers and what they can or can’t do for you.

Presenters’ Biography:

Mike Parsons holds the CISSP, PCIP, QIR, IAM, IEM and is HIPAA certified. He is a 6 year veteran of USMC and resides in eastern North Carolina.

Mike is the principal at BlueTeamAssess LLC and is its Senior Cybersecurity Architect. He believes information security has a tactical and strategic value proposition for any organization and must not be viewed as a discretionary expense. Mike’s areas of expertise are in information technology, specifically in networking, information security, risk and vulnerability management.

Mike earned his BA from ECU, his MBA from the University of Maryland and a graduate certificate in Information Security and Privacy from UNC at Charlotte. Mike is a Senior member of the ISSA and a Gold member of ISACA.

Mike installed the first firewall at Wachovia and served as the primary security engineer and architect for Wachovia’s first Internet banking and brokerage products. He has spoken before several local organizations on the subject of risk and vulnerability management and topics of current concern in information security. He has led many risk assessment efforts and has developed security standards for technical devices and operating environments in major organizations including government, retail and finance. His passion is helping SMBs address the threats encountered from the Internet and understand the risks they face in their daily operation.

Photography policy: The Board may take pictures of presenters and of meeting audiences. Pictures of smaller groups or individuals require permission from the subject(s). Registration implies acceptance of this policy.

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ISSA Triad of NC

The Information Systems Security Association is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums, publications, and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill, and professional growth of its members.

The Triad of NC chapter provides a local resource for information security professionals to get together, learn new things, and develop relationships with others in the industry. If you are involved in information security, full or part time, or are simply interested in the subject, this organization is a great way to learn and grow.

The Triad of NC chapter meets the 4th Thursday of each month January – October and the 2nd Thursday in November and December.  Meeting venues are generally rotated monthly between Dynamic Quest in Greensboro and Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem.

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