May 16, 2019

HFTP North Texas Chapter Meeting
All Members and Prospective Members are Cordially Invited


Thursday, May 16, 2019

6:00pm - Cocktails
6:30pm - Dinner
7:30pm - Presentation
Door Prize Drawing at Closing

Hilton Garden Inn - DFW North/Grapevine

205 W State Hwy 114
Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 421-1172
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Please note: If using GPS to locate, please use address 1900 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX.


Our presenter will be:

Kiel Murray
Senior Manager

TOPIC: Cyber Security Assessments & Testing for Your Organization

Mr. Murray is a Senior Manager with Crowe and has over 10 years of experience in the Information Security industry in both the public and private sectors. Mr. Murray specializes in Cybersecurity assessments (penetration testing, architecture reviews) and Incident Response investigations (forensic analysis and malware reverse engineering).

Mr. Murray works with organizations evaluating areas such as Network Architecture, Windows and Active Directory, databases, virtualization and mobile. To demonstrate impact to clients, Mr. Murray also conducts social engineering and internal/external penetration assessments to show the impact of mis-configured or otherwise vulnerable servers.
Prior to joining Crowe, Mr. Murray served as a Senior Security Administrator at a Fortune 1000 life and supplemental health insurance company. Here, Mr. Murray established and ran the vulnerability management program, conducted security assessments of newly developed web applications, conducted firewall security reviews and participated in network architecture discussions. Prior to that, Mr. Murray served 6 years active duty as an Intelligence officer in the US Air Force.


Presentation Goal:

Boards and management teams are asking many questions around their organization's cybersecurity posture. Different assessments and testing methods exist to answer these questions, but selecting the best one can be difficult. At the conclusion of this session, attendees will have an understanding of the different cybersecurity assessments that are currently performed in the industry so they may better select the best one to answer board or management questions.

Presentation Objectives:

1. Understand the need for cybersecuirty assessments.
2. Understand the different types of assessments and the pros and cons of each.
3. Identify the best assessment based on internal requirements.


Our standard monthly fees will apply this month:

$40 - Members (Rate Increase from $35 effective 5/16/19)
$20 - Students (Rate Increase from $15 effective 5/16/19)
No Charge for first time attendees!

Please RSVP through Evite or directly to Angie Abston no later than Monday May 13 in order for us to get an accurate count for dinner.

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CPE Information

Program level: Basic
Pre-requisite required: None
Advance preparation required: None
Delivery method: Group Live
Recommended CPE credit: 1
Recommended field of study: Information Technology

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