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InfraGardMN November General Member Meeting

November 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Join us in November for a year-end chapter update and information on open board positions, a look at Cargill’s program with CISO Jim O’Connor and the latest briefing from Cyentia Founder and Chief Data Scientist Jay Jacobs.

The Data-Driven Approach to Software and System Vulnerabilities

We all want to know what can be done to avoid or stop the next breach. However, the complexities of our connected world combined with an intelligent adversary make accurate measurements, and the subsequent decisions, difficult in the best of times. This talk will share our recent research starting with security in the software development practices through to published vulnerabilities and how we can use data to better prioritize and address the weaknesses ever-present in our environments.

12:30- 1:00       Check In & Pre-Meeting Networking
1:00 – 1:45        Welcome and Chapter Business!
                           – Jerrod Montoya – President InfraGard
1:45 – 2:10        Cargill Security: Food for Thought
                            – Jim O’Conner – Cargill
2:10 – 2:30         Networking Break
2:30 – 4:00         The Data-Driven Approach to Software and System Vulnerabilities
                            – Jay Jacobs – Cyentia

Register Here (Required) All attendees must register by noon on Friday November 15th

Want the Latest FBI Gear and Apparel? Want Free Food?
Join Us During the Event for the FBI Store and After the Event at Pizza Lucé!

9320 Excelsior Blvd.
Hopkins, MN

Speaker Bios

Jim O’Conner serves as the Chief Information Security Officer at Cargill Inc., an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial, and industrial products and services based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Jim currently leads technology governance, risk and controls.

Jay Jacobs is a Co-founder and Chief Data Scientist at Cyentia Institute, a research firm dedicated to advancing the state of information security knowledge and practice through data-driven research. Prior to Cyentia, Jay served as the Lead Data Analyst on the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report and is the co-founder of the Society for Information Risk Analysts, Also, Jay is the co-author of Data-Driven Security, a book covering data analysis and visualizations for information security.


November 18, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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