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Pen testing is dead but Information Assurance is alive and well

  • 24 August 2019
  • 09:30 - 11:30
  • 1000 North Glebe Road Arlington, VA

Information Systems Security Association Northern Virginia Chapter (ISSA NoVa) Risk Management Framework (RMF) LifeBoat

Speaker: Alex Grohmann & Casey Stiehm

Abstract: Pen testing as a reliance of good security is no longer a consideration of security managers. We must now go well above and beyond what those tests can yield. Assurance of our systems must be improved beyond just simple baselines. Where does the key component for this reside? In configuration management. The presentation will focus on what security managers must consider to stay ahead of the new and increasingly sophisticated attacks on our systems.

Presenter’s Bios Our two splendid presenters are Alex Grohmann and Casey Stiehm, both executive vice presidents at H30 Labs. Our LifeBoat group discussions are wonderfully interactive whenever Alex Grohmann presents to our LifeBoat group. He is the Chief Security Officer at H30 Labs. Alex has over two decades of experience in information security, risk management, and data privacy. He has worked with state, federal, and private sectors involving everything from energy to financial services. Alex has multiple certifications to include CISSP, CISA, CISM and CIPT. He holds two bachelor’s degrees from FSU as well as an MBA from UMUC.

Casey Stiehm is the Chief Technical Officer at H30 Labs. Casey brings over two decades of IT security and training experience supporting commercial, Fed, and DoD entities including State Department/Diplomatic Security, DHS, FBI, and Special Operations Forces (SOF). He is a SME on a wide variety of tech with a focus on Info Assurance, Penetration Testing, and Red Teaming. His certifications include OSCP, C|EH, Security+, MCITP.

Background Info: H3O Labs, LLC is a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) that focuses on the development and delivery of Information Assurance (FISMA, RMF, NIST), Penetration Testing, Cyber Red Teaming, and specialized Cyber Security Training for Federal, Defense, and Intelligence agencies, as well as highly complex and regulated commercial organizations (GDPR, HIPAA, ISO 27001, and COBIT compliance). H3O Labs has also developed a unique and proven software platform focusing on automating the security compliance ecosystem for complex agencies and organizations.

NOTE THE LOCATION: Marymount University Ballston Center, 1000 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia. Here are instructions On How To find the location and our room there.

METRO: From the Ballston-MU Metro Station, head west on Fairfax DR toward N Stuart ST. Walk for 0.2 mile. Cross N Glebe RD to the entrance.

DRIVING: At the intersection of N Glebe RD and Fairfax DR. Underground parking costs $5 and must be paid using credit card. Turn off Fairfax Drive across from the Holiday Inn Arlington At Ballston. Almost immediately, turn right at the corner of their building at 1000 N. Glebe Road. There are Marymount University signs on the drive down parking entrances are on the right.


HOW TO FIND OUR ROOM: Go to lobby and take the elevator to 2nd Floor. Turn to your left to another elevator to fourth floor. Follow signs to the assigned room that will be determined by number of people who RSVP.

For additional information please access the meetup’s web site at URL: https://www.meetup.com/NCR-Risk-Management-Framework-Lifeboat/

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Attendees earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) for participating in our ISSA Northern Virginia Chapter (ISSA NoVa) RMF LifeBoat Group meeting,.

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