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NTXISSA October 2016 Monthly Meeting

October 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


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Speaker: Jim Broome
Account Manager: Taylor Crow

Mr. Jim Broome is a seasoned IT/IS veteran with 20+ years of information security experience in both consultative and operational roles. Jim leads DirectDefense, where he is responsible for the day-to-day management of the company, as well as providing guidance and direction for DirectDefense’s security service offerings.
Presentation Title: Removing The Snake Oil From Your Security Program

Presentation Description:

The volume of new technologies coming to the security market today are numerous and intimidating. During the course of this presentation, DirectDefense will discuss specific technologies, solutions, and strategies that actually work at preventing and/or detecting attacks, all from the attacker’s perspective.

Areas Discussed:

  • Network Security and Intrusion Monitoring – The argument to go “next gen”, but with some context.
  • Patch and Configuration Management – Effective patch and configuration management costs money, either in full time employees and/or in solutions.
  • SIEM – $100K and what did you get? Can you see the bad guys?
  • End Point Protection – Not ready to concede defeat of your systems? Great, but it is time to think differently.

Reservation and Payment Information

You may reserve your spot by registering at Constant Contact 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.

Please note you are free to show up without registering and we will certainly try to seat you, but it is always possible we may need to turn unregistered persons away when seats run out.


Members who prepay online: $10

Guests who prepay online: $20

Anyone paying at the door: $25

Event Media

Come back following the meeting for access to the presentation file and photos from this event.

Note: Photos and audio/video recording occur at our events and you will be required to agree to a model release during registration.


October 20, 2016
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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