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    Evening Chapter Meeting

    November 19, 2015
    5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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    Vanderbilt Suites at the MetLife Building
    200 Park Avenue (44th Street and Vanderbilt Avenue)
    New York, NY 10133

    Insights from the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report

    Verizon's "2015 Data Breach Investigations Report," reveals that cyberattacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated, but that many criminals still rely on decades-old techniques such as phishing and hacking.  According to this report, the bulk of the cyberattacks (70 percent) use a combination of these techniques and involve a secondary victim, adding complexity to a breach.

    Another troubling area singled out in this year's report is that many existing vulnerabilities remain open, primarily because security patches that have long been available were never implemented.  In fact, many of the vulnerabilities are traced to 2007 – a gap of almost eight years.

    Join us and get insight on the report directly from Verizon!


     Sébastien Mazas, CISSP – PCI QSA, Professional Services Manager, Head of Risk And Compliance, APAC, LATAM and MEA, Verizon

    Sébastien has been for more than 2 years Head of the Risk and Compliance practice for APAC, LATAM and MEA, after 3 years as head of PCI-DSS for France and French-speaking countries in Europe, managing a team of consultants specialized in all standards from the PCI-SSC: PCI-DSS, PA-DSS and P2PE.  His team of assessors provides consultancy assistance to his customers from the first steps to the final assessments and after. He is also Head of the Operations for this practice worldwide and is responsible for the tools and processes that drive this activity.

    He has over 18 years of experience as an IT professional covering diverse platforms and security issues and an excellent understanding of the security needs in industrial, financial, and public organization environments. He possesses a wide range of skills and experiences that enable him to perform in multiple roles. He has both a technical background for the design and implementation of information security technologies, and also a strong project management such to drive such projects.  In his role of Professional Services Manager at Verizon, he is the sponsor of all projects in the team and therefore takes part in the critical decision in the life cycle. As a QSA for 5 years, he also participates in some large projects as a senior consultant and provides assistance and advice to the team in their delivery.

     Pergrin Pervez, U.S. & Canada, Business Development Director, Vigitrust

    Pergrin Pervez is the head of business development for the U.S. and Canada at VigiTrust.   In this role he advises large enterprises and mid-sized businesses in the financial services, retail, healthcare and government sectors on Cyber Security awareness, PCI DSS Compliance solutions and services, cloud based e-Learning (CBT), HIPAA, KYC/KYS Vendor Risk Management, and Qualified Security Assessments. 


    Dinner is included.

    Cash will not be accepted at the door.

    Dress Code: Business Casual Attire


    $40.00 Member Ticket

    $50.00 Non Member Ticket

    $25.00 Student Ticket

    $50.00 Walk-In