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Abacode Events: Compliance Driven SOC

Compliance Driven SOC – Using SIEM and SOC to Comply With Controls

Thursday, July 1st 2021
1:00 pm EST

2021 will be both a record year for cybersecurity attacks and a year where several cybersecurity initiatives, laws, and regulations will be passed, forcing more stringent security requirements on a wider swath of companies and industries.

Companies are now faced with fending off increasingly numerous and sophisticated hacks and responding to audits and customer inquiries.  Security and compliance should work together, and security mechanisms should be configured to automate compliance whenever possible.

Join this Webinar to learn how SIEMs can be used to report on and demonstrate compliance with a myriad of controls from standards such as CMMC, ISO 27001, and HIPAA.

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Tampa Top Golf Event

Friday, June 11th 2021
1:00-5:00pm ET

Join Team Abacode, Guardian Eagle and Pure Storage for a Friday afternoon of Cybersecurity, Compliance and Data all under one roof at Top Golf Tampa!

Come on out and learn about Abacode’s new industry leading message around MCCP (Managed Cybersecurity Compliance Provider) solutions.

Please join us at Top Golf Tampa where you can enjoy:

· Golf
· Open Bar
· Lunch Buffet
· Networking with other local IT experts

This event will give you the opportunity to talk tech with locals from every path of tech life.

Register today to secure your spot!

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2021 FPMA In Paradise Summer Conference

June 14th – June 16th 2021
1:00-5:00pm ET

Join Abacode’s CTO, Jeremy Rasmussen at the FPMA Summer Conference at the Tradewinds in St. Pete Beach, for his talk on “Cybersecurity Playbook for Pest Management Executives”.

This session will be aimed at Owners and Managers and will cover the following:

  • Cybersecurity changes seen since COVID-19 and their impact on I.T. infrastructures
  • How ransomware works and proven methods for dealing with it
  • Business drivers – regulatory and industry compliance, supply chain demands, and emerging threats
  • How to start the process: essential practices for any successful program

Register below for your chance to learn more with your fellow members and colleagues!

Abacode Events - Tampa Bay Infragard

Tampa Bay Infragard

June 15th 2021
9:00am ET

If you’re a member of the Tampa Bay Infragard, please join Abacode’s CTO, Jeremy Rasmussen on June 15th at the Tampa Bay Infragard Member’s Alliance conference, located at the FBI Field office in Tampa.

Jeremy’s talk on “Infrastructure Requirements” will cover the following:

• Post-covid IT environments and “Zero Trust”
• Trusted software becoming less trustworthy: SolarWinds attack
• Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) and kill chain for ransomware
• Remote access misconfiguration and recent Oldsmar Water system attack
• Identifying Web/SSL VPN vulnerabilities in firewalls
• Countermeasures for combatting emerging threats

InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. It is an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S.

This event is for members only.
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TruGrid Roundtable

June 22nd 2021
1:00pm ET

Join Abacode’s CTO, Jeremy Rasmussen at TruGrid’s roundtable on “Cybersecurity Lessons for Safer Remote Work”

You will have the opportunity to learn:

• Important lessons for safer remote work
• Why technology alone is not enough to remain secure
• Proven techniques to prevent and mitigate breaches
• And much more!

Register to secure your spot today.

ABACODE EVENTS - NetDiligence Cyber Risk Summit Philadelphia

NetDiligence® Cyber Risk Summit

July 13th-14th 2021

The leading networking events for the cyber risk industry, NetDiligence conferences are attended by hundreds of cyber risk insurance, legal/regulatory and security/privacy technology leaders from all over the world.

Connect with Abacode and other leaders in cyber risk and privacy liability and learn from their experiences and insights on current and emerging concerns in the ever-changing cyber landscape.

This event will feature innovative programming on the latest cyber insurance trends as well as approved networking opportunities.

Register below to secure your spot!

Abacode Events - Black Hat USA 2021

Blackhat USA 2021

July 31st-August 3rd 2021

Join Team Abacode at Black Hat USA’s 24th event! Black Hat is excited to present a unique hybrid event experience, offering the cybersecurity community a choice in how they wish to participate.

The two-day main conference (August 4-5) featuring Briefings, Arsenal, Business Hall, and more will be a hybrid event—offering both a Virtual (online) Event and a Live, In-Person Event in Las Vegas. See the Conference Highlights below for more details.

Register below to join the experience!

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DEFCON 29 

August 5th-8th 2021


Join Jeremy Rasmussen, Abacode’s CTO in participating at DEFCON 29 in Las Vegas this year! 

DEF CON is one of the oldest continuously running hacker conventions around, and also one of the largest.

Attendees at DEFCON range from computer security professionals, federal government employees, security researchers, students, hackers and more!

The event features several talks and hacking villages where you can test your skills on medical equipment, lockpicking and other unique CTF challenges.

Learn more and secure your badge today.

Past Events

Abacode Events-The Changing Cybersecurity Threatscape

The Changing Cybersecurity Threatscape

Thursday, May 20, 2021
6:00pm 
 EST

During the height of the pandemic, it’s estimated that digital transformation advanced by as much as seven years, opening the door for hybrid and remote working solutions to thrive. But, the increase in remote work also revealed new threats to devices and applications.

The Pinellas Tech Network welcomes Abacode’s Chief Technology Officer, Jeremy Rasmussen, for a discussion on the changing cybersecurity landscape.

Jeremy will share his insight on:

• The post-covid world and “Zero Trust”
• Trusted software becoming less trustworthy
• The surprising ways ransomware launches
• Identifying Web/SSL VPN vulnerabilities in firewalls
• Application of AI and ML in cybersecurity
• Countermeasures used to combat these issues

Register today!

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Addressing the Vulnerabilities Used in 63.5% of Ransomware Attacks

Thursday, May 20th 2021
2:00pm ET

What are the top vulnerabilities used in successful ransomware attacks?  They lie within the Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) which is widely used to provide remote users with access to in-office systems, servers and files!

Join our live discussion with experts who work every day to eliminate these risks for companies large and small.  We’ll examine:

  • How to spot the indicators that you may be vulnerable
  • The most common mistakes that open the door to successful attacks
  • Pros and cons of the steps you can take to minimize and eliminate these vulnerabilities
  • How to spot indicators of a successful compromise and minimize the impact
  • Real-world examples to illustrate the recommendations
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9th Annual Cyber Liability Insurance ExecuSummit

Tuesday, May 11th & Wednesday May 12th 2021

Join Abacode at the 9th Annual Cyber Liabilities Insurance ExecuSummit! This summit will provoke strategic thinking, give you new insight, open new channels of information & provide you with opportunities to meet & exchange ideas with your peers, key industry executives & leaders.

This educational event was specifically designed for cyber liability insurance focused professionals and presents a unique opportunity to get the information you need to succeed in this rapidly changing environment.

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Red River Rally Against Cancer Charity Golf Scramble-
Benefit to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Monday, May 10th 2021
11:00am-6:00pm EST

Abacode is proud to be a sponsor of the Red River Charity event to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is at the forefront of the fight to cure cancer. The Man & Woman of the Year is philanthropic competition to support blood cancer research among a group of motivated and dedicated individuals in communities across the United States. Candidates form powerful fundraising teams and compete in honor of two local children who are blood cancer survivors.

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Grow Pasco Event – Learn about Cyber Crime and What You Can Do About It

Saturday, May 8th 2021
1:15pm EST

Join Abacode’s CTO, Jeremy Rasmussen at the Grow Pasco event for his session on Cyber Crime and what you can do to protect yourself from cyber threats.

The Pasco EDC’s SMARTstart Program is bringing individuals an engaging and empowering event. They have brought together some of the best business minds in the area to help individuals equip themselves and their business.

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Nourish the Homebound Breakfast- a Meals on Wheels of Tampa Event

Abacode is a proud sponsor of  “Nourish the Homebound Breakfast” Meals on Wheels of Tampa event! You can also help to ensure Tampa’s seniors and homebound live nourished lives with independence and dignity by donating to this initiative.

Abacode Events: SOC 2 – An Overview and Readiness Webinar. Cybersecurity & Compliance Events

SOC 2 – an overview and readiness webinar

Thursday, April 29th 2021 at 1:00 pm EST
Scheduled for 1 hour
45 min- presentation
15 min- Q&A

If you store, process, or transmit customer data via web application or service, your customers have probably asked you to complete a SOC 2 assessment. This webinar provides descriptions of the following SOC 2 components for organizations required to undergo a SOC 2 assessment:

  • SOC 2 definition
  • Why would an organization need a SOC 2 assessment?
  • Definition of a SOC2 report
  • Components of a SOC 2 report
  • How to implement a program in preparation for a SOC 2 assessment
Abacode Events - B-Sides Tampa

B-Sides Tampa

Friday, March 26th –
Saturday, March 27th, 2021

Join Abacode’s CTO, Jeremy Rasmussen at B-Sides for his talk on “Ransomware: The Real Pandemic” as he takes us through real-world case studies that we’ve seen in the past year. Jeremy will analyze the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) of our adversaries and discuss best practices for combating these.

Abacode continues to be a proud sponsor of B-Sides Tampa. B-Sides Tampa is an Information Technology Security Conference that provides an open platform for Information Security industry professionals to collaborate, exchange ideas and develop long-standing relationships with others in the community.

Abacode Events: The Rise of Managed Cybersecurity & Compliance Services Providers

The Rise of Managed Cybersecurity & Compliance Services Providers

Thursday, March 25th
1:00pm EST

If you are like many organizations today, you’ve recently been asked by a customer, partners, prospect or your supply-chain to prove a level of cybersecurity maturity tied to a regulatory or best practices compliance framework.  But, if cybersecurity and compliance are not a core competency of your organization, who do you turn to?

What will attendees learn?

  • Organizational challenges driving the evolution of the MCCP
  • Core elements of a Cybersecurity & Compliance Program
  • Benefits of adoption of an integrated Managed Cybersecurity & Compliance program
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Florida Space Coast Cybersecurity Forum

Tue, Mar 23, 2021, 12:00 PM – Wed, Mar 24, 2021, 5:00 PM EDT

If you’re a Florida defense contractor or a Government employee, don’t forget to swing by the Abacode booth at this complimentary event.

 

As the DoD ramps up its focus on cybersecurity and securing their supply chains, manufacturers and defense contractors of all types will need to take specific steps to protect their networks if they want to continue doing business with DoD.

 

What will attendees learn?

  • Detailed compliance training for small- and medium-sized defense contractors
  • Best practices to protect your company’s critical data
  • Techniques to respond to real cybersecurity risks
  • Resources to update and maintain cybersecurity compliance
Abacode Events - Live Webinar - SolarWinds Breach If Cyber Companies Can Get Hit, Do You Stand A Chance

Live Webinar | SolarWinds Breach: If Cyber Companies Can Get Hit, Do You Stand A Chance?

March 2nd
2:00pm EST

Scientists tell us that actual solar winds are heading toward Earth at two million kilometers per hour, and have the potential to knock out our satellites. But that’s nothing compared to the hundreds of millions of dollars in losses across thousands of companies that are stacking up due to the recent SolarWinds attack.

This webinar will discuss effects the SolarWinds breach is having on the cybersecurity industry and its supply chain, with special focus on the cyber and tech vendors directly affected. With new attacks happening every day, you’ll also learn how your company can protect itself from SolarWinds fallout now as well as how to prevent further hacks in the future.

Register now for this webinar and learn:

  • Practical, effective steps you can take now to minimize risk & exposure;
  • The evolving role of cyber breach insurance and why you should consider it;
  • Emerging technology to help protect against these attacks;
  • Additional legislation / regulation needed to lower the incidence and severity of future attacks.
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CMMC READINESS: A Playbook Approach to. Cybersecurity Success

Thursday, February 18th
1:00pm EST 

If you’re like the numerous amounts of DoD contractors who are required to meet the new CMMC cybersecurity compliance controls, this session is for you.

Join Scott Schlimmer, Senior GRC Consultant and Michael Brooks, vCISO & CMMC Advisor as they cover:

  • What the CMMC critical path items are and how you can ensure you’re ready   
  • Key insights into the CMMC success factors most critical for your business  
  • Lessons learned and insights from recent NIST and CMMC readiness assessments
  • How to ensure your organization is prepared for CMMC success 
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Transformational CISO – Virtual Assembly

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 – Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Cybersecurity Innovation Starts Here
Digital Transformation involves ongoing exploration by today’s leaders, and our best advice is to not trek the journey alone. Our Transformational CISO Virtual Assembly coming this February is set to be a groundbreaking opportunity for leaders to virtually connect on the current trends & challenges the industry is facing amid COVID-19. Our assemblies are virtual for the time being, but you can still expect the same high-level discussion & networking as a Millennium onsite experience.

CYBER SAFETY DAY TAMPA BAY

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Abacode is pleased to be a gold sponsor for Cybersafety Day. Cyber Safety Day Tampa Bay, is a FREE one-day event created by the nonprofit Center for Cyber Safety and Education on January 26, 2021. Select elementary schools will receive FREE Garfield’s Cyber Safety Adventures, a digital citizenship program that includes Garfield comic/workbooks, stickers, posters, and more for your students. 

Abacode EVENTS 2021 FUTURES OF WORK

2021 Futures of Work

Thursday, January 21, 2021
1:00p-6:00p EST.

Futures of Work is a full day of discussions surrounding the workplace and how it is changing. Networking, panelists, keynote speakers, breakout sessions all on a state-of-the-art virtual platform.

Join Abacode’s CEO, Michael Ferris in speaking with other brilliant minds in IT, world-renowned companies, and learn from the individuals responsible for shaping #thefuturesofwork.

ACEC-Ontario Cybersecurity Webinar:
The Threat Is Real!

December 1st, 2020
1:30-2:30PM EST

This webinar will use a recent real-world incident of a cyber-attack on a consulting engineering firm as the basis for presenting key information regarding the prevention, management, and recovery from cyber-attacks. …

From the SOC Director’s Desk: UNHACKED! Season 1

Season 2 Announcement Coming Up

Abacode will walk you through real-world cybersecurity events, how they were solved, and what your company can do to avoid them. Check out Season 01 episodes below.

Navigating the Waters of CMMC

Tuesday, November 17
1:00PM EST

As a contractor within the DoD supply chain, you are facing new cybersecurity requirements. If you fail to meet these standards, you will not be unable to win contracts with the federal government, starting as soon as November 2020. Register today to ensure you’re organization is prepared.

BrightTALK: CYA Toolkit for CISOs

Thursday, November 12
1:00PM EST

Perhaps you are like the 200 CISOs who shared their insights in the security leaders report, which revealed that organizations are using 57 separate security tools with 27% claiming they’re running a staggering 76 or more security products. …

By Invitation Only: Virtual C-Suite Conversations

Thursday, October 29
12:30PM EST

Sometimes the best way to help keep your lunch from being eaten when it comes to cybersecurity challenges and risk management is to have conversations with experts and peers. That’s why we host virtual roundtables with Lunch on us! These events are by invitation only.

BrightTALK: Best Practices for Reducing Email Compromise

Thursday, October 15
12:00PM EST

Other than eliminating humans, what are the best practices for reducing business email compromise?
Join this session to learn how to: …

Abacode Roundtable hosted by Millennium: How to Transform Your Cybersecurity Challenges Into a Competitive Edge

Thursday, September 1
2:00PM EST

What are the cybersecurity challenges faced by many organizations today and what can you do to turn these challenges into business opportunities? …

IQCP: CISO Exchange

Thursday, August 24-25
1:00PM EST

During these virtual meetings, we’ll discuss strategies and steps business leaders can take to transform cybersecurity challenges into a competitive advantage. Learn more about how to join the conversation with Abacode’s Michael Brooks, SVP, RevOps and Toney Jennings, Chief Revenue Officer …

Disrupt the Bay – A Digital Tech Conference

Thursday, August 6-7
1:00PM EST

Jeremy Rasmussen, Abacode’s CSO & CTO, will explain how to tackle real-world technical challenges frequently faced by healthcare providers.

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STEMapalooza

Abacode is thrilled to volunteer for STEMapalooza’s ninth annual interactive showcase of innovation and creativity for Girl Scouts, friends, and families. Register to learn more about the world of technology, design, coding, robotics, cybersecurity, creative media, nature, and animals.