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NTXISSA February 20 2020 Monthly Meeting

February 20, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

$10 – $30

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Speaker: Nir Gaist Founder and CTO

Nir Gaist Nir Gaist, Founder and CTO of Nyotron, is a recognized information security expert and ethical hacker. He started programming at age 6 and opened his first company by age 9. Since then Nir has worked with some of the largest Israeli and US organizations, such as banks, police departments, the Israeli parliament and Microsoft. He also wrote a cybersecurity curriculum for the Israel Ministry of Education. Nir holds patents for the creation of a programming language called Behavior Pattern Mapping (BPM) that enables monitoring of the integrity of the operating system behavior.

Title: Why can we put a man on the moon, but not thwart ransomware?

Ransomware has long been a menace for organizations and consumers. Global damage estimates reach about 10 billion USD per year. After all these years, why does ransomware continue to be so good at being so bad?

In this talk, Nir Gaist, Founder and CTO of Nyotron, will review the history of the security industry’s fight against ransomware that is marked by repeated failure. Nir will examine the industry’s various (and largely ineffective) detection methods, and how ransomware developers use trivial techniques to bypass all of them. He will provide live demonstrations of ransomware bypassing multiple leading endpoint security products, and of “RIPlace” – a newly-discovered evasion technique that has a potential of making ransomware unstoppable. 


Reservation and Payment Information


You may reserve your spot by registering via the Constant Contact link in the email we send out or the Register button on this page before 9:00am the day of the meeting. We encourage you to register online even if you plan on paying at the door so that we will have a count for the restaurant.

To join us, please preregister at least before the day of the event. We often have a completely booked venue for our Lunch and Learn monthly meetings, and we may not be able to accommodate at-the-door registration.


Members registration: $10

Guest registration: $25NTXISSA January 16 2020 Monthly Meeting


February 20, 2020
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
$10 – $30
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Maggiano’s Little Italy
6001 West Park Blvd
Plano, TX 75093 United States
(972) 781-0776