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ISSA Rochester Chapter

August 2014 Chapter Meeting

Join the local Rochester ISSA chapter for its August chapter meeting. The meeting has been sponsored by IBM, so there is free Dinosaur BBQ provided as well as an in-depth presentation by security expert and IBM Tiger Team member, Jose Bravo. Admission is free for current ISSA members and $15 for non-members or expired members.

Where: Nixon Peabody, 1300 Clinton Square, 14th floor (free parking underneath the building, bring the ticket to the meeting for validation)
When: Monday, August 18th, 6:30 PM (Please RSVP to by Wednesday, August 13th.)

Special Presentation: Integration around a SIEM: Avoiding security silos

While SIEM solutions can be deployed to harness security-relevant information from across your organization, they can introduce a number of challenges as well. Without careful thought, SIEM solutions can lead to silos created by a non-integrated, point solution-based approach to IT security. Jose will discuss best practices around integration, monitoring, and maintenance.

In addition, he will discuss how to dissolve information silos and help you gain a stronger, more cohesive IT security environment.

Jose Bravo, IBM Tiger Team member

Jose Bravo has worked for the last eight years as a subject matter expert in IBM Security, joining the elite Security Tiger Team in 2013 (one of only 8 members in the US). He has assisted IBM partners with opportunity identification, vision creation, white board security sessions, technical issues/positioning, competition, pricing, live demos, and negotiating recommendations. In addition, he has posted more than one hundred short videos that IBM partners have forwarded to their customers (more than 60,000 views so far). Jose's main area of expertise is strong authentication where he has been granted one patent and has filed six others (Second Plateau). Before joining IBM 27 years ago, he worked in the areas of design and field-testing of digital hardware, and later in software development for telecommunication equipment in Venezuela.

Jose Bravo received his BS in Electronic Engineering from Simon Bolivar University (Caracas, Venezuela) and a Master of Science in Computer and Systems Engineering from RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy New York).

About our sponsor…

IBM has helped thousands of clients address the challenges of securing their people, data, applications and infrastructure. IBM’s security intelligence solutions integrate security-relevant information from across your organization and use analytics / automation to provide context that help you detect threats faster, identify vulnerabilities, prioritize risks, perform forensics analysis and automate compliance activities. For more information, please contact Mark Zane, Security Sales Specialist for IBM Northeast Business Unit, at C:585.750.8959, or via e-mail at

Please RSVP to by Wednesday, August 13th to reserve your seat at this exciting event!