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ISSA Chicago Chapter June 2020 Virtual Meeting

June 4 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join our second Virtual meeting – No drink ticket required – BYO libation.

Format: 15 minutes for greeting & announcements, 60 minutes for presentation, and 15 minutes for Q&A.

Topic: Offensive Defense

While the media headlines surrounding the cyber-threat landscape continue to be dominated by nation-state sponsored attacks, vast majority of threats faced by an average US corporation continue to be cybercriminal in nature. From the perspective of the attackers, the cybercriminal activity is a no-lose proposition as any success is lavishly rewarded, while there is no cost associated with failure. As in cyber warfare, the relationship between the attackers and defenders is asymmetric, and it heavily favors the attacker. In this presentation, we will explore the concept of “offensive defense”, a different approach to adversaries designed to address the asymmetry, punish the adversary, and impose heavy costs for failure. The presentation will feature a number of real-life examples demonstrating the principles in practice.

Speaker: Tarik Rahmanovic, Executive Director, Cyber Threat Intelligence , Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Tarik’s career in information security spans over two decades and includes roles as a developer, penetration tester, researcher, exploit writer, expert witness, teacher, consultant, and intelligence team leader. In his current role he leads the Blue Cross Blue Shield system-wide cyberthreat intelligence team.

Registration closes Wednesday, 6/3, 5:00 PM CT – Seats are limited!

  • The meeting will be held via WebEx Meetings
  • Only People Registering Will Receive a Login Link for the Meeting
  • On the day of the meeting, registrants will receive an email with the link for the virtual meeting.
  • Please make sure you register with a VALID email address!


June 4
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


ISSA Chicago Chapter

MEMBERS: To access the member registration options, enter your membership ID as a Promotional Code

Looking for presentations from past meetings? Members can access them HERE on the ISSA.org web site.

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