Security Newsletter
December 10, 2020
Hello Security Community Members,

I'm sure many will say they are happy to see 2020 come to an end. There has been a tremendous amount of turmoil and unknown, but the MA tech ecosystem and this security community stood up and perservered. And I am honored to get to work and support you.

We were lucky to be able to deliver many programs and offer content and value online and virtually. And we plan to continue that throughout 2021 with our next program coming up on February 4th - a Red Hunt Threat game that offers 7 CPEs - so check it out below! We also hope to offer mangament training programs that will help individual contributors get the foundational building blocks to move into managerial roles. Stay tuned for more information.

On November 12, MassTLC announced our Tech Top 50. Congratulations to security community members Akamai Technologies, Everbridge, Mimecast!

As always, I am lucky to support this community. But nothing I do can be done without the time and effort made by our co-chairs: Debby Briggs, CISO of Netscout; Marc French, CISO and Managing Director of Product Security Group; Kevin O'Brien, CEO and Co-Founder of GreatHorn; and Kathy Teehan, Senior Program Manager of Chewy. And to our amazing sponsors: Nuance, PwC, Sonatype, and Vectra.

And of course, all of you, so please, I need your ideas and input to ensure that I consistently deliver value and opportunity for you. I always want to learn from you so please reach out and we can set up time to talk.

Happy and healthy holidays!

Best regards,
Sara Fraim
Sr. Director
Stay Informed and Get Involved
  • The Red Team Hunt: This is a hands-on cybersecurity scavenger hunt where participants utilize attacking skills to complete a series of challenges. Receive 7 CPE credits and a digital certificate upon completion; cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Register here.

  • Top Cybersecurity Skills for 2021: Apps, Cloud Will Dominate Demand. A new examination of the top 10 fastest-growing cybersecurity skills shows employers are ready to pay more for workers who can prevent attacks before they occur by building a secure digital ecosystem from the ground up according to data from Burning Glass Technologies. More information here.

  • Building a Strong and Resilient Security Team: The MassTLC Security Community was lucky to hear from two seasoned CISOs sharing their decades of experience building motivated and resilient teams, even in the face of small budgets and limited resources. Listen to conversation here. 

  • With Privacy Shield gone, what’s left? With Privacy Shield invalidated by the EU’s Court of Justice, is there anything left for companies to use to legally transfer data between the US and the EU? We brought together a panel of legal and technical experts tried to answer this. Listen to the conversation here.
Industry News and Resources
  • The Payment Service Directive 2: If you process payments in Europe, are you ready for PSD2?If your company processes any payments in Europe, it will need to prepare for the Payment Service Directive 2, or PSD2 taking effect on December 31. Read more PSD2 here. 

  • We’re very excited to welcome three new community sponsors over the past few months: Nuance Communications, PwC and Vectra. To help our community get to know them better, we asked them to answer a few questions.

Thank You to Our Co-Chairs
Thank You to Our Community Sponsors
Thank You to Our Global Sponsors