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Michael R. Brown
Michael R. Brownl, Sr IT Security Professional
Michael R. Brownl, Sr IT Security Professional

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Resources for presentation on IT Risk
As mentioned previously, I gave a presentation on IT Risk at the 2017 Security BSides Orlando Conference .  The title was "Risk: It's more then just a game from Parker Brothers".  Was trying to be a little cute and have a catchy title. The talk was about IT...

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BSides Orlando 2017 Report
Saturday, April 8, 2017, the 5th Security BSides Orlando conference was held.  This year there were several changes over past ones. The conference was but one day.  The venue this year was Valencia College rather then University of Central Florida from the ...

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Upcoming Security Conferences for 2017
There are several conferences in the South Florida (and other areas) that I plan to be at in the coming months, and am speaking or hope to be. BSides Orlando will be April 8th, but now moved to Valencia College-West Campus.  Also different this year is this...

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2017 SFISSA Security Conference Report
This past Friday, the South Florida ISSA Chapter held its 2017 Security Conference .  The chapter holds these every 2 years, and this year's event was our more successful one to date. We had 4 tracks of talks, include a track of workshops (twice the length ...

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News on NIST's update to Cybersecurity Framework
As I have previously posted, and hopefully most are aware, NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) has released a draft for an update of the Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) , to be v1.1 . Recently NIST held 2 webinars on the CSF, each an hour lo...

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Memorial Healthcare pays $5.5 million HIPAA settlement
Well, at this point hopefully those in the infosec field, especially in the healthcare arena, are aware of the recent settlement by Memorial Healthcare for $5.5 million.  This was for violations of HIPAA that result in the protected health information (PHI)...

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BSides Tampa 2017 report
This past weekend, February 11th, I was in Tampa for the 4th BSides Tampa Conference.  This is my second time attending, and second time presenting. Overall it was a good conference.  There were some differences from last year, most positive.  They clearly ...

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ISACA's State of Cyber Security 2017 Report
Recently ISACA released the result of a survey as their State of Cyber Security Report 2017, part 1 .  You can download it at their website HERE . Part 1 focuses on topics like "workforce challenges" and "persistent skills gap".  Like many other groups, ISA...

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Commentary on Cyber Resilience
At the upcoming HackMiami5 conference I will be speaking on " Cyber Resilience ".  I have been looking at this term over the last several months.  As an infosec/cybersecurity professional, I wanted to better understand what this "cyber resilience" is and ho...

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Upcoming Conferences in South Florida 2017
There are several conferences in the South Florida (and general area) that I plan to be at in the coming months, and some I hope to speak at. The South Florida ISACA Chapter will be having their 10th WOW event on Friday, February 24th.  This will be an all ...
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