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May 2019 Meeting

May 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Play Your Way to Better Cybersecurity: Building a Slam Dunk Cyber Team

Laura Lee, EVP of Rapid Prototyping


C-suite security professionals, engineers and analysts are all aware that the cybersecurity skills gap is impacting organizational security readiness. Typically, periodic course training is enough to cultivate a stronger workforce—but when it comes to the cybersecurity industry, we are in another ball game. The nature of the escalating threat landscape means continual upskilling of the cyber team is a business imperative. This where gamified cyber learning comes into play—that is, using realistic virtualized environments inside a game. This new approach provides player feedback, skill badges, objective scoring and leaderboards to improve security readiness efforts in a hands-on, learn-by-doing manner. We propose organizations looking to upskill cyber teams and improve cyber posture can do so using real-world scenario game play to learn skills and create a well-rounded team that makes cybersecurity slam dunks and prevent a violation.

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Speaker Bio

Laura Lee leads development around the company’s AI-powered, multi-player cyber learning platform, Project Ares. Lee brings an exceptional record of leadership in the field of cyber exercises and training, having previously directing the research and development at Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab, prior to joining Circadence. At Johns Hopkins, Ms. Lee developed the first ever Cyber Protection Team Crew Operations Manual for US Military Forces and National Guard Teams. In support of US CYBERCOMMAND, she led the assessment of cyber teams at large scale cyber exercises and developed team defense strategies.

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 May 8th 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.


May 9, 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


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