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February 2019 ISSA-COS Mini Seminar (Register Now!)

February 23, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Mini-Seminar for CPE/CEUs – TRAINING EVENT!!

Join us at our next ISSA Colorado Springs mini-seminar! Join the discussion and share your knowledge, thoughts, and perspectives with fellow ISSA members!

February Mini-seminar
Date/Time: 23 Feb, 8:30 – 12:00

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Location: CollegeAmerica, 2020 N. Academy Blvd, COS, CO 80909





8:30 – 9:00



  1. Event Setup
  2. Breakfast
  3. Networking

9:00 – 9:10


Opening Announcements

  1. Recognition of Sponsors
  2. Abbreviated Chapter Business
  3. Introduction of Guest Speakers

9:10 – 11:50

2h 40m

  • 1h 15m
  • 10m
  • 1h 15m

Scheduled Presentations

  1. Part 1: Technical Presentation
  2. Break (transition speakers)
  3. Part 2: DIY CET

11:50 – 12:00


Closing Remarks


Part 1: Technical Presentation

  • Guest Speaker: Vinnie Persichetti
  • Speaker’s Bio: Vinnie Persichetti is the Cybersecurity Program Director for the Colorado Springs Chamber and Economic Development Council. 
  • Topic: Implementation of the Cybersecurity Strategic Plan
  • Synopsis: The implementation of the Cybersecurity Strategic Plan for Colorado Springs includes highlights on active and upcoming initiatives rolling out throughout our region. This presentation will detail specific opportunities for professionals to participate in the regional growth of our industry. During this presentation, Mr. Persichetti will also showcase which companies, organizations, and individuals are collectively contributing towards the overall success of our community’s strategic plan. Join us for this event and learn how you and your organizations can be a part of this monumental growth opportunity. 

Break (transition speakers)


Part 2: Do-It-Yourself Cyber Engineer’s Toolkit (DIY CET)

  • Overview: Throughout 2019, the ISSA-COS Training Committee will host a series of hands-on sessions called “Do-It-Yourself Cyber Engineer’s Toolkit (DIY CET).” During the various sessions, attendees will receive software and introductory training necessary to build their own cyber toolkit and laboratory. They will also learn how to scan home networks for vulnerabilities, how to build (or update) a home or home office firewall, and many other tasks essential to cyber security. These sessions will be interspersed with other presentations throughout the year.
  • DIY CET Instructor: Jeff Tomkiewicz
  • Topic: Session 2 – Shodan: IOT Search Engine
  • Synopsis: ISSA-COS will work with participants using their VirtualBox, Kali Linux, and Ubuntu machines and download and utilize the Shodan IOT search engine through command line (CLI).  It is highly suggested once again that participants bring a laptop. However, it is also acceptable to simply observe and take notes or even team with others if they are willing to sharing. Suggested laptop specifications include: at least 8 GB of memory, 1 GB of disk, and a CD drive or flash drive port available. The more memory and CPU speed you have, the better.
  • NOTE: Advanced Registration is FREE until 21 Feb. Thereafter, a $10 registration fee will be imposed and will be applicable to late registrants and walk-ins.

Register NOW!


February 23, 2019
8:30 am - 12:00 pm


College America
2020 North Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80909 United States
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