ISSA 2018 InfoSec Conference

It’s that time of the year again! Boise ISSA is having its 16th annual conference on May 3, 2018! Keep an eye on their website for more updates!

Every year they strive to deliver excellent Key Note Speakers as well as smaller break out session and hands-on training.

This year the Keynote Speakers are William Kimble, President/CEO Cyber Defense Technologies and James McMurry, CEO of Milton Group. Richard Marshall, CEO of X-SES Consultants, LLC will be our special members only lunchtime keynote.

Ken Dunham will have more in-depth classes focusing on Threat Hunting (Price $100. Invoices will be sent out VIA PayPal)

They will also have the Ms. GreyHat Organization doing a Raspeberry Pi Hacking Workshop (Price $175 by April 3rd, $195 by May 2May 3rd $220. Invoices will be sent out VIA PayPal)


ISACA 2018 Soft Skills Seminar

Topic:           Emotions at Work

Speaker:      Jon Shipley, Ph.D. Human Resource Consultant, AmeriBen

Date:            Monday, April 23rd, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

CPEs:           2 CPE hours


  • $35 members and sisters organizations
  • $50 nonmembers
  • $20 retired members and students

Location:    Albertsons HQ, 250 E Parkcenter Blvd

Click here to RSVP

Presentation Summary:  “As our national economy has shifted to service industries, emotional labor and work put more strain now on employees than ever before. However, in the business world of numbers, money, and logic, an employee’s ability to express themselves emotionally is still extremely limited. This combination can lead to higher levels of stress, burnout, and subsequent turnover, costing employers large amounts of money over the long term. This training is designed to not only raise awareness of the issue, but provide experiences and information designed to help supervisors and employees deal more effectively with the effects of emotions at work.”

Jon Shipley is a Human Resource Consultant that has been working with AmeriBen since 2016. He received his PhD in Organizational Communication from Texas A&M, specializing in organizational culture and development. Over the years, he has enjoyed a variety of experiences in business, from sales and account management to customer service and branch management.

Jon’s expertise lies in creating interactive learning experiences – he has over 8 years teaching at the university level and received departmental awards based on that work. Currently he holds an adjunct position at Boise State University, teaching classes in organizational and interpersonal communication.

March 21, 2018 CPE Luncheon

Topic: Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)

Join us for this presentation by Alejandro “Ale” Cadena, Netskope

Time and Location: March 21st, at Boise Plaza, 1111 West Jefferson @ 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

There will be no cost to attend the CPE event.

Presentation Summary:   “Cloud Access Security Brokers – What’s All the Hype?”  An introduction to the growing Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) space, with demonstrations of some of the most common use cases for protecting sensitive data in a world where data is being moved to and shared in the cloud as the traditional perimeter disappears.

Speaker:  Alejandro “Ale” Cadena began his information security journey over sixteen years ago in the Marine Corps, leading to work in the Department of Defense where he focused his expertise on a broad swath of technologies. After a move to Seattle where he resides today, he helped build and protect the T-Mobile USA network as a Senior Security Engineer with a heavy emphasis on large scale proxy and firewall implementations. For the last several years Ale has shifted his focus to helping his customers and architect complex data security solutions for private and public cloud implementations. He is currently a Sr. Sales Engineer at Neskope and spends his free time seeking out great live music or experimenting with exotic spices in his kitchen.

February 21, 2018 CPE Luncheon

Topic: Auditor’s Guide to AD Security.

Join us for this presentation by Adam Steed, Associate Director, Protiviti

Time and Location: February 21st, at Boise Plaza, 1111 West Jefferson @ 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

Presentation Summary:  Over the last 18 months one of the most consistent findings for Internal Penetration tests involve Credential Theft and Pass the Hash (PtH) attacks in Active Directory. Organizations need to create comprehensive audit programs that can assess these types of threats and assess other top Active Directory security risks.

In this session, we will cover:

  • Fundamentals of Credential Theft and Pass the Hash
  • Demonstrate common Credential Theft and Pass the Hash attack tools
  • Explain the controls an organization must put in place to protect against these types of attacks
  • Discuss the other top 5 security issues common in Active Directory environments
  • Define the elements needed in an Active Directory security audit work program

Speaker:  Adam is an Associate Director in Protiviti’s Salt Lake City office. He brings over 20 years of experience in Healthcare, Banking and Internet E-Commerce. Adam has demonstrated experience in helping organizations move Identity Management  beyond compliance to optimized processes and security by finding a balance between business process optimization, usability and security. His former employers include W.J. Bradley Mortgage (Top 20 Mortgage Company), Zions Bank (15,000 Employees) and (6,000 Servers).  Adam is also a sought after speaker on at conferences such as Defcon, ISACA events, BSides, and Oktane.