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Charlotte ISSA 11th Annual Security Summit - May 7th

Charlotte Security Summit

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Where: Charlotte Convention Center -- When: May 7th, 2015 -- Time: 8am-5pm - Registration booth opens at 7am

Hotels: Hilton Charlotte City Center, Courtyard Charlotte, Omni

Two training classes will be offered on the 5th and the 6th at National Gypsum TIC - Buy a class ticket - you get a free pass to the Summit event!

    Wireless Penetration Testing Intro - taught by Tim Fowler of MountainSec

    Mobile App Testing with MobiSec 2.0 - taught by Jason Gillam of SecureIdeas - Course materials developed from one of the originators of the SANS 542 course

Keynote Speakers: Ed Skoudis, Renee Guttmann, Dave Marcus, and Lenny Zeltser


  Ed Skoudis is the founder of Counter Hack, an innovative organization that designs, builds, and operates popular infosec challenges and simulations including CyberCity, NetWars, Cyber Quests, and Cyber Foundations. As director of the CyberCity project, Ed oversees the development of missions which help train cyber warriors in how to defend the kinetic assets of a physical, miniaturized city. Ed's expertise includes hacker attacks and defenses, incident response, and malware analysis, with over fifteen years of experience in information security.Ed authored and regularly teaches the SANS courses on network penetration testing (Security 560) and incident response (Security 504), helping over three thousand information security professionals each year improve their skills and abilities to defend their networks. He has performed numerous security assessments; conducted exhaustive anti-virus, anti-spyware, Virtual Machine, and IPS research; and responded to computer attacks for clients in government, military, financial, high technology, healthcare, and other industries. Previously, Ed served as a security consultant with InGuardians, International Network Services (INS), Global Integrity, Predictive Systems, SAIC, and Bell Communications Research (Bellcore). Ed also blogs about command line tips and penetration testing.

Renee Guttmann is an accomplished global information security and privacy executive with a proven track record of establishing internationally recognized information security programs for Fortune 500 companies. As vice president of information risk and member of the Office of the CISO for Accuvant, Guttmann is responsible for providing guidance to security leaders at enterprise-class organizations. Her council helps enable them to think differently about security strategies so they can change, innovate and be more successful.

Prior to joining Accuvant, Guttmann served as chief information security officer of Coca-Cola, where she established an enterprise-wide information risk management program to address information security, privacy and business continuity planning risks across the Coca-Cola systems. Guttmann previously held leadership positions for Time, Inc. and Time Warner, Inc., where she drove the global information security and privacy program as well as the application security program at the corporate head office. She also served in various security-related roles at Capital One, Glaxo Wellcome and Gartner, Inc.

Guttmann is internationally recognized within the information security community for knowledge, vision and leadership in the constantly evolving and complex area of information security and risk management. She is a prominent speaker at top industry conferences and has been honored with accolades such as the Compass Award from CSO Magazine and “Woman of Influence” by the Executive Women’s Forum. Guttmann is a fellow of the Ponemon Institute. She serves on several technical advisory boards and is a board member of a non-profit organization that helps children in the Atlanta community. She received her honors bachelor’s degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, and holds multiple technical certifications.

Lenny Zeltser is a seasoned business and tech leader with extensive experience in information technology and security. As a product management director at NCR Corp, he heads the software and services group that address customers' data protection needs. Before NCR, Lenny led the enterprise security consulting practice at a major cloud services provider. He also trains professionals in digital forensics and malware combat at SANS Institute. In addition, Lenny is a Board of Directors member at SANS Technology Institute.

Lenny's expertise is strongest at the intersection of business, technology and information security and includes incident response, cloud services and product management. He frequently speaks at conferences, writes articles and has co-authored books on network security and malicious software. Lenny has an MBA degree from MIT Sloan, a Computer Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania and has earned the prestigious GIAC Security Expert designation from SANS Institute.

You can learn about Lenny's projects and interests at

Dave Marcus currently serves as Director and Chief Architect of Threat Research and Intelligence for Intel Security's Federal Advanced Programs Group. His focus includes advanced research and threat intelligence projects such as Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) analysis, stealth malware, custom analysis and pivoting tools, hardware-assisted security architecture and SCADA/ICS research. In his spare time he rides his Harley, is an avid powerlifter, metalhead and family man. He also enjoys practicing the art of lockpicking (tho he is not very good at it) and is a hacker of things.








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