Hello Security Community Members,

While the weather is still warm and sunny, I can defintely feel the eneryg of fall coming in strong. Unfortunately, for this community our focus is on a topic that I wish did not exist but seemingly is growng ransomware. Fortunately for this community, we have an amazing group of "avengers" that I know can come together and share best practices to protect and mitigate.

As you all know a little too well, digitization, remote work, and a burgeoning business model centered around stealing data, has resulted in the need for a focused and enforced security plan. Last week we were lucky to have an amazing group of security experts join us for Ransomware Attacks: Using NIST Framework for Left and Right of Boom (recap and recording here.) We want your feedback as we develop our programming. Please take two minutes to respond to this very short survey.

Always a favorite part of my job is profiling the members of our community. Please take some time to read the latest profile featuring Pamela Cyr, SVP Business and Corporate Development at Tufin.

Do you know a company or security professional to feature? Do you have topics to share for events? Let me know!

Hope to see you all in person soon!

Best regards,
Sara Fraim
Sr. Director
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  • Coffee with…#3: Deb Briggs of NETSCOUT discusses dealing with ransomware: In our third Coffee with…episode, NETSCOUT Chief Security Officer Deb Briggs discusses ransomware with GreatHorn CEO, Kevin O’Brien. Deb talks about preparing for and defending against ransomware attacks as well as the recovery after one occurs. Watch here.

  • Ransomware Attacks: Using NIST Framework for Left and Right of Boom. On Thursday, September 9th, the MassTLC Security Community brought together a stellar panel to share their own strategies for the exploding industry of ransomware. Read the recap and watch video here. 

  • CyberTalk: Cyber Espionage Puts Supply Chains & Infrastructure At Risk. In this episode of CyberTalk, CyberArk's Senior Director of Cyber Research, Lavi Lazarovitz, joins host Hillarie McClure to discuss ransomware attacks on critical infrastructure, supply chain vulnerabilities, and more. CyberArk is centered on privileged access management, providing the most comprehensive security offering for any identity – human or machine. Listen here.

  • MassTalent. This is a platform designed for hiring companies to access a directory of organizations that provide training, placement, and funding for pipeline and workforce development. The organizations and programs listed here have a core mission of helping those in underrepresented or non-traditional populations move into the tech industry. Learn more about MassTalent here

Have an event you want to share with the community? Let me know!
Industry News and Resources
  • Cyber-Ready — Today and for Tomorrow: PwC 2021 Digital Trust Insights. The PwC 2021 US Digital Trust Insights Snapshot is a poll of 322 security and technology executives (CISOs, CIOs, and similar titles) of US-based companies on how to be cyber ready for the future. Read more.

  • Is All Data Security Data? What does “security data” really mean? Duncan Adamson, VP EMEA at Devo, explores this question and why he feels the way he does. Read more here.

  • How Ready Are You for a Ransomware Attack? Determining how hard a target you present for the current wave of human-driven ransomware involves multiple considerations. There are four steps to analyzing how prepared you are for a ransomware attack. Read more to find out if you are prepared.

  • Celebrating Women in Cyber: Pamela Cyr, SVP Business and Corporate Development at Tufin. An engineer by training, Pamela is responsible for business and corporate development, working with strategic technology alliance and emerging technology alliance partners as well as leading the global business consultancy program. Pamela was able to follow this pathway due to a great mentor and her own tenacity. Read more.
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