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ISSA Chicago Chapter February 2021 Virtual Meeting

February 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join our February Virtual meeting

GoToWebinar room will be launched at 2:45 and meeting begins promptly at 3:00 PM CT

Format (each speaker):

  • 45 minutes speaker presentation
  • 15 min Q&A

Speaker 1: Bill Cheswick

Bill Cheswick pioneer of internet and information security. Since connecting to ARPAnet in 1985, Bill’s significant contributions are numerous.

Bill created the world’s 1st firewall, or one of them. Bill invented the 1st honeypot and the 1st application layer gateway. Bill coined the term “proxy” as it is currently used.

His 1st firewall paper described a circuit-level gateway that predated SOCKS by several years.

The 1st DNS proxy was patented by Bill, whose name is on 14 patents mainly at Bell Labs, Lucent, AT&T and Lumeta. Bill set up one of the 1st “packet telescopes” which captured and analyzed stray Internet packets.

The seminal book “Firewalls and Internet Security” was authored by Bill. The Internet Mapping Project was started by Bill.

Bill has appeared in National Geographic, Wired, CNN and has been quoted in: NY Times, Washington Post, LA Times, San Jose Mercury News, Wall Street Journal, Barrons, Forbes, Fortune, Time, Newsweek, New Scientist, AP News, Reuters.

More info is on Bill’s home page: https://cheswick.com/ches/cv/index.html

On Wikipedia you can read more on Bill here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Cheswick

Topic: Rethinking Passwords

“Better passwords, a problem that is likely to plague us for a long time. I would like to make authentication easier, stronger, and more fun. Current approach: trying to convince users to memorize one passphrase to rule them all, protecting a smartphone wallet. Also, trying to convince authentication providers to ease up on the world: the eye-of-newt password rules aren’t helping anybody.”

(3:00 PM – 4:00 PM)

Speaker 2: Dr. Ed Amoroso

Dr. Ed Amoroso, ex-CSO of AT&T and CEO of TAG Cyber: https://www.tag-cyber.com/

Ed was the 2nd person in the world to hold the title of Chief Information Security Officer. After 25 years at AT&T, Ed founded TAG Cyber in order to democratize the cyber security consulting business.

Ed directly served four Presidential Administrations in Cyber Security. He now serves on the NSA Advisory Board, the M&T Bank Board of Directors and is a Senior Advisor for the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. Ed is a Professor of Computer Security at New York University and an Adjunct Professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology. Business Insider tapped him as one of the country’s 50 leaders “who helped lead the cyber security industry through an unprecedented and tumultuous year.”

The books published by Ed include: “Cyber Security”, “From CIA to APT: An Introduction to Cyber Security“, “Working from Home: A Guide to Navigating the New Normal” and “Cyber Attacks: Protecting National Infrastructure”.

Topic: How do we tell security truths that might hurt?

This topic is based on Ed’s recent article you can read here:


(4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)

Registration closes Wednesday, 2/3, 5:00 PM CT – Seats are limited!

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  • On the day of the meeting, registrants will receive an email with the link for the virtual meeting.
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February 4
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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