Security Impact of Social Engineering – SECON 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017 – 8:30
AM–5:30 PM

New Jersey City University
2039 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305

a one day event sponsored by the NJ Chapter of (ISC)2, friends, and sponsoring
NY/NJ/CT Metro area associations. Leaders in the industry are excited to
present leading edge insights, discussion and exchange of innovative, future
focused ideas and solutions to address technical and business related social
engineering. Highlights include: Learning about CEO Fraud/Whaling
(non-technical Social Engineering), Ransomware, Interactive Social Engineering
sessions, Social Engineering Video Contest, Social Engineering Toolkits, IoT,
Fraud, legal and compliance, SE perpetrated against individuals, higher
education CISO panel and a CISO panel discussing impacts of SE on corporations.

For details on the Program Agenda, Speakers, and to Register for the event,
please click the link here

2016 New York Metro Joint Cyber Security Conference Update

As some of
you know I help run a day Security conference in NYC. The event is made up of
Security groups in the New York Metro area

The New York Metro Joint Cyber
Security Conference is a collaborative event cooperatively developed, organized
and sponsored by the leading information security industry organizations and
  • InfraGard (New York Metro)
  • ISACA (New York Metro, New Jersey and Greater Hartford
  • (ISC)2 (New Jersey)
  • ISSA (New York)
  • OWASP (New York Metro, Long Island, Brooklyn)

Driven by the collaboration between
members of this coalition, the strength of organizational membership, the
provision of desirable CPE credits and the concurrence of National Cyber
Security Awareness Month, the NYMJCSC promises — once again — to be a
well-attended by members of the information technology, information security,
audit, academic, and business communities.

As part of our educational mission
as a coalition of non-profit organizations, registration fees are only to cover
the costs of the facility, food and refreshments.

Here are the Videos from last year

We are ramping up again for Oct 5,  2017 and a call for speaker will be going out

The Dark Web – DarkNet —A Threat to Your Business? 

I did a webcast for ISACA on The Dark Web, DarkNet —A Threat to Your Business?  
The original talk was on  Thursday, 20 April 2017, the talk was 1 hour and is good for 1 CPE

The DarkNet is the World Wide Web content that exists on DarkNet, overlay networks which use the public Internet but require specific anonymizing software, configurations or authorization to access. It’s a secretive place where dissidents can hide their digital tracks, a place where whistleblowers can reach out safely to scoop-seeking media outlets and where you can buy PII and sensitive information. Having an integrated understanding of the DarkNet is important.
During this webinar, you will learn:

  • How the DarkNet works
  • What is Tor and how to set it up
  • How to reduce risks, search and explore the DarkNet

You can see the recording at

There also is blog article that gives addition information. you can see the blog at