July 2014 SFISSA Meeting – Thursday, July 17, 5:30p -7:30p at Nova Southeastern University

South Florida’s July 2014 meeting will be on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Nova Southeastern University. The meeting will take place in the Carl DeSantis Building room 3049 / 3051 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, followed by their usual networking hour at Falcon Pub.

As always, this meeting will be FREE and provide you with 2 CPE credits!
Security Information and Event Management Interactive Conversation
McAfee SIEM solutions deliver high performance, actionable intelligence, and real time situational awareness at the speed and scale required to identify, understand and respond to stealthy threats, while the embedded compliance framework enables IT to simplify compliance. Join us for this event and learn more about McAfee’s Security Information and Event Management solutions.

The presentation will cover:

Performance: McAfee’s high performance, state-of-the-art SIEM effectively and efficiently addresses the speed and scalability requirements of Big Data Security to enable better and faster threat detection and response.
Intelligence: McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (McAfee ESM) offers advanced analytic’s, context, risk prioritization, and east of use to turn data into actionable insights and security intelligence, while the embedded compliance framework enables simplified compliance
Situational Awareness: Broad visibility, advanced intelligence, and Security Connected integration provide a comprehensive understanding of what is going on throughout a complex, dynamic IT infrastructure to enable better decision making and efficient, effective threat response.
Daniel Castro – Sr. Manager
Daniel Castro is a Sr. Manager with the Intel Security Advanced Technologies Group. While he holds a B.S. In Applied Physics, he received his M.S. from the Governors State University of Illinois in Computer Science with research in cryptography and encryption algorithms. After a decade of teaching science and engineering in Illinois, he moved to Atlanta where he started using his professional training and knowledge as a software engineer and product trainer for Royal Koninklijke Philips. His reputation rapidly propagated and he was recruited by companies like Ciphertrust, Secure Computing, Proofpoint and Trustwave where he served in different roles from lead East Coast Audit Engineer to Regional Manager. An avid sailor and trained chef, he has lectured about security in numerous forums and when he’s not found conducting research now in the field of Advanced Malware and Event Correlation, he is in Atlanta with his family.

Sponsored by:

Bitcoin – Beyond Basics and Security in the Crypto Economy
An in-depth explanation of Bitcoin. What it is. How it works. Why it is important. What you need to know! This presentation will also address Bitcoin from the aspect of Security. It will examine the importance of Bitcoin as a virtual currency, explore the ramifications of using Bitcoin, and present studies surrounding both White and Black Hat investigations into the security models.
Chris DeRose


Chris DeRose is the principal owner and operator of the software development and IT consulting firm “DeRose Technologies”. Having incorporated in 2003, DeRose Technologies has over ten years of experience support businesses and business leaders in South Florida’s tri-county area. As an avid technology enthusiast, Chris DeRose has been leading the South Florida community through many of the most important Internet trends of the last tens years. After participating in, and witnessing the development of the Bitcoin technology during it’s earliest days, it has since became a significant focus for Chris’ practice and career. Currently Chris DeRose is the lead organizer of the “South Florida Bitcoin” group, and holds weekly meetings with local businesses and organizations to promote the technology, and advance the cause of this exciting new chapter in the development of the Internet.
Shaun Appelbaum


Shaun Appelbaum is an IT Recruiter with Octagon Technology Staffing, a specialized technology recruitment firm based in the South Florida tri-county area. After graduating from Florida State University with a BA in History, Shaun began his career in Technology Recruitment and has developed a deep understanding of the latest technology trends. Recognizing the significance of Bitcoin and its future implications, he has become an evangelist for the technology and focuses on educating the local community on its importance. Shaun is a lead organizer of the “South Florida Bitcoin” group, which holds weekly meetings with local businesses and organizations to promote the technology and advance the cause of this exciting new chapter in the development of the Internet.

Special Guest:
Esther Lamarche from TEKsystems


Nova Southeastern University – Carl DeSantis Building
Room 3049/3051
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314
Phone: 800-541-6682