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InfraGard West Virginia Presents: Ransomware A-Z

Sponsored by our Annual Premier Information Technology Sector Sponsor: Rolta AdvizeX

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The rate of new ransomware attacks is rapidly growing, coupled with the convenience and anonymity of digital currency, your data can be held hostage. Both large and small businesses alike must have a plan to respond and mitigate ransomware attacks. This educational meeting is focused on those threats targeting businesses in 2017. We will also discuss the pros and cons of bitcoin.

InfraGard West Virginia Member's Alliance invites you to attend this event and share this invitation with others who may be interested.

Date: March 29, 2017
Time: 9:30-12:00, registration and networking will begin at 9:00 
Location: Robert H. Mollohan Research Center
1000 Galliher Drive
Fairmont, WV 26554 
Parking: Parking is free on site.

9:30-9:45 IWVMA Chapter Business, IWVMA President Gina Houser & SA Michelle Pirtle
9:45-10:00 Introduction of Advizex and Overview, Mika Bostaph 
10:00-10:45 Combatting Ransomware Prevention to Response, Sam Cattle 
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-11:45 Bitcoin, Sam Cattle 
11:45-12:00 Open Discussion, Questions

This event is open to the public.

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Sam Cattle, National Security Practice Director

As a security leader focused on Security Governance, Compliance Management, and Security Solutions Development, Mr. Cattle provides over 15 years of Security professional, consulting, and management expertise. He has held roles as a CISO and as a manager of a national Security/Splunk practice, with an emphasis on security for cellular and wireless technologies. His work with cellular and wireless security has included customers such as T-Mobile USA, Alltel, US Department of Defense, and international cellular operators such as Zain (Kuwait), Telefonica (Peru), Vivo (Brazil), Connex (now Vodafone Romania). He has led security consulting teams and developed security service offerings in many roles, including his time at Motorola, CSSG, GlassHouse Technologies, Mainstream Security, and Rolta AdvizeX. His expertise allows him to manage highly technical projects with the knowledge to translate security concepts into business language at the boardroom level. He focuses on Security Governance and Compliance Management advisory engagements specializing in the Security/Compliance challenges inherent in converging technologies and business models.

Sam served in a number of security roles at Motorola, including engagement manager for Motorola Security Services, where he was tasked with leading sales support and deliveries of Motorola Security Services across multiple markets worldwide across Motorola's enterprise, cellular, and government customers. His security career started on back-end cellular networks, then extended to packet data radio systems for first responders, and from there extended out across enterprise wireless and wireline technologies, addressing compliance concerns ranging from NIST, DIACAP, and Army STIG controls to cellular CPNI, electrical NERC CIP, healthcare HIPAA/HITECH, law enforcement CJIS, payment card PCI DSS, financial GLBA, and many others. Sam also served as a cellular and security architect for Motorola's cellular infrastructure Latin America division.

At GlassHouse Technologies, where he served as both Security Practice Lead and Director of Information Security, he assured compliance with regulatory and contractual requirements for a global consulting and managed services organization. In the same organization, Sam led a Security and Splunk consulting practice in go-to-market strategy, business development, service development, and delivery quality.

Leading the Rolta AdvizeX Security Practice, Sam is defining a new Security service portfolio, spearheading Security go-to-market efforts, and also supporting global Rolta Security initiatives.

IWVMA is grateful for the support of the WVHTC Foundation for this event. If you have any questions about this event please contact Special Agent Michelle R. Pirtle,