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July 2019 Meeting

July 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Cover Your SaaS: Get a Handle on Access and Activity in a Cloud-Focused World

Ben Johnson, Chief Technology Officer
Obsidian Security


With the diminishing perimeter, security teams have had to shift their mindset from controlling assets to managing access. This is not easy, especially in a cloud-focused world where ease-of-install and free trials reign supreme. We will discuss ideas for countering identity creep and getting a handle on new access-related problems.

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Speaker Bio

Ben Johnson is CTO and co-founder of Obsidian Security. Prior to founding Obsidian, he co-founded Carbon Black and most recently served as the company’s Chief Security Strategist. As the company’s original CTO, he led efforts to create the powerful capabilities that helped define the next-generation endpoint security space. Prior to Carbon Black, Ben was an NSA computer scientist and later worked as a cyber engineer in an advanced intrusion operations division for the intelligence community. Ben is active in the cybersecurity community, where he is a technical advisor to the US FISA Court and sits on the boards of multiple security startups.

Ben earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University. He lives in Newport Beach, CA with his wife and three sons.

Network Over Lunch / Security Presentation / Earn 2 CPE’s / Raffle Prizes / Free Head-shots


Registering Online for the Meeting


ISSA/OC Members: $20
Non-Members: $25

If you register after 2pm on July 10th the cost goes up as follows:

ISSA/OC Members: $25
Non-Members: $30

Payments at the door, with Cash, Checks, and Credit Cards are also accepted, however online registrations are encouraged to speed entry into the meeting.


July 11, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Dave and Buster’s – Irvine
661 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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(949) 727-0555


ISSA Orange County