2020 Virtual Events

October 22 Virtual Presentations

Thursday, October 22nd, 2:00 PM

In lieu of the annual Rochester Security Summit, please join us for the first in our series of
Fall 2020 virtual events.

Angel Grant
Delving into Digital Fraud – Report Reveals Trends
2:00pm – 2:30pm ET

Digital transformation is making it easier not only for legitimate organizations to expand their
reach but also for fraudsters and other bad actors to expand theirs. Hear the results of a research
study into the digital developments, market forces and regulatory pressures that are driving this
shift in how fraudsters and others commit their crimes, as well as how anti-fraud forces fight them.
The session will cover three key trends gleaned from this research and provide an understanding of
how digital transformation becomes both a critical contributing factor in the problem of growing
cyber risks today.

Angel Grant is CMO, RSA Fraud and Risk Intelligence at RSA Security and current member of the Board
of Advisors at the PCI Security Standards Council. Before that, she served as the Director of
Product Marketing for the Identity, Fraud and Risk Intelligence at RSA. Grant has more than 20 years
of experience in the security, eCommerce and financial services industries and is a visionary leader
with a passion for developing security solutions to protect against cybercrime and make our digital
world a safer place. She attended Bentley University and holds the CISSP certification.

David Frier
Data Protection for the Work-From-Home Era
2:30pm – 3:30pm ET

Remember five or more years ago you were scoffing at the people who said the perimeter was gone?
Well, now (almost) all your employees work from home, and guess what? Your “perimeter” encloses
almost none of where your work gets done. So today we’ll have a survey of methods to protect data
that don’t assume or require a perimeter in the traditional sense. DLP, DRM, and Cloud approaches
that keep data movement controlled but flexible.


  • Manager of IT Governance & Compliance at Constellation Brands …but I speak only for myself,
    not for my employer!
  • Been doing Information Security for fifteen years, in IT of one sort or another for two score
    plus one
  • Avid player of poker, enthusiastic-if-slow rider of a Trek.
  • [masked] — also semi-findable on LinkedIn

Joint ISSA Chapter / Rochester Security Community Presentation

Thursday, June 4th, 6:00 PM
Cost: Included in ISSA Membership / Open to RSS Audience at No Cost
Where: Please RSVP to info@rocissa.org by Monday, June 1st (see below for Zoom link)

Topic: Accelerating and Securing Applications at the Edge

Presentation Summary:
In today’s digital economy, the underlying applications and workflows that power organizations must be agile, secure and perform in an optimal manner. As workloads and data move closer to end users, development teams battle legacy infrastructures that are inflexible and unable to scale – slowing down innovation, constricting development cycles and reducing application security and performance. To accelerate and secure modern web experiences, we must rethink how we deploy end-to-end application defenses, ensuring availability and application layer security. Learn how containerized environments can be service-chained to build out a multilayered security policy, giving organizations the flexibility to customize security stacks across best-in-breed WAF, bot management and API protection solutions while delivering policies tailored to individual workflows.

Who: CenturyLinks’ Peter Brecl (Director of Product Management, Security Services)

Speaker’s Bio:
Peter Brecl is director of product management for global security products at CenturyLink. He is responsible for the managed security services portfolio, specifically CenturyLink’s Distributed Denial of Service mitigation, web application protection, Security Log Monitoring and threat intelligence solutions, integral products for customers looking to protect their networks.

Peter has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining CenturyLink, Peter held positions at Level 3, Qwest and US WEST, Inc. managing business, wholesale and consumer products. His deep industry experience includes product management and development of CenturyLink’s managed security services, data networking, wireless, Fixed Mobile Convergence, VoIP, broadband and IP products.