Upcoming Events

IANS 2018 Boston Information Security Forum @ Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Nov 7 – Nov 8 all-day


IANS 2018 Boston Information Security Forum delivers an immersive curriculum with over 30+ sessions led by esteemed IANS Faculty, global information security thought leaders and solution providers.

Attend the two-day Forum to gain actionable technical solutions and leadership insights focused on current and emerging challenges facing enterprise security leaders.

Network with peers to benchmark your information security practices and engage with IANS Faculty during interactive sessionsaddressing the following topics:


Purple Team Exercises

  • Define, set goals and identify the value of Purple Team exercises.
  • Determine actionable steps to take to mobilize Purple Team efforts.
  • Use Red Team findings to upskill and better position the Blue Team.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

  • Sift through what’s hype and what’s real.
  • Detail case studies showing how AI/ML is working in the enterprise today.
  • Identify which skills the team needs to use AI/ML to its advantage

Cloud Security

  • Establish effective reference architectures in cloud infrastructure and use existing federated identities in these environments.
  • Define and understand the phases of maturation for cloud migration.
  • Determine which data types to push to the cloud and how to protect this data.

Vulnerability Management

  • Create efficiencies to move beyond just patching the Critical and High-risk vulnerabilities.
  • Assess how often compensating controls need to be reviewed when systems are not patched due to concerns over impeding functionality.

Privileged Access Management

  • Link privileged access management to change management
  • Understand what is happening with the use of these credentials
  • Identify the appropriate tools to use for privileged access management
  • Handle insider threats related to privilege abuse/misuse

Stay tuned for program updates!

Who Should Attend

IANS Forum content is designed for senior-level information security executives across all industries. Attendees include CISOs, CIOs, VPs and Managing Directors of Information Security, Senior Information Security Architects, and Senior Information Security Engineers.

**CPE credits will be awarded for attending the event.



Boston .NET Architecture Group Monthly Meeting @ Magenic
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We are a group of software developers and architects primarily in the Boston area that get together and discuss various topics about Patterns, .NET, SQL, and anything else that interests us (The Boston .NET Architecture Group was formerly known as the Boston Code Brew). In December, 2014, we celebrated our 10th Anniversary as a group!

Some previous topics: Design Patterns, Test Driven Development, WCF, Service Oriented Architecture, Windows Workflow, Domain Driven Design, Software Factories, NHibernate, Entity Framework, ASP.NET MVC, Silverlight, WPF, Testing, Javascript libraries, Security, OAuth2, Life of Consulting, DevOps, Software Security


Boston .NET Architecture Group

Waltham, MA
86 Members

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QualityBox: a MediaWiki hosting service
Oct 17 @ 10:30 pm – Oct 18 @ 2:00 am

A guided tour of QualityBox, a MediaWiki hosting service

Details at http://blu.org/cgi-bin/calendar/2018-oct

Boston Office 365 User Group Meeting @ MTC/NERD/Other
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm


The Boston Office 365 User Group is a community focused on sharing knowledge around Microsoft’s Office 365’s ever-growing, always changing suite of technologies. The group will focus on every level of interest, from those who are just “kicking the tires” to business users, Office 365 administrators and IT pros.


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Running Azure Securely
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Tue 16-Oct: added an opening talk: Got Certifications? An overview of the Azure certifications program from Jason Haley, Azure MVP, and experienced with certifications. Second talk: Microsoft Azure has emerged as one of the dominant public cloud platforms for developers and IT pros. But what are the tools to help us keep applications stay safe and secure? In this Azure-focused talk on RUNNING AZURE SECURELY we’ll cover around 18 of them. AGENDA 6:00-6:30 – Eat pizza & socialize6:30-6:50 – Overview of Azure Certification Program (Jason Haley)6:50-8:15 – Running Azure Securely (Bill Wilder)8:15-8:30 – Q&A, announcements, wrap-up GOT CERTIFICATIONS? Overview of Azure Certification Program RUNNING AZURE SECURELY Microsoft Azure has emerged as one of the dominant public cloud platforms for developers and IT pros. But what are the tools to help us keep applications stay safe and secure? In this Azure-focused talk, we’ll cover 18 of them. We’ll warm up with a couple of high-level topics like compliance and multi-factor authentication, move on to security features of more popular services (like Storage, SQL, Web Apps, and VMs) including some that many long-time users don’t know about, then shift gears to talk about security-focused services that have come out recently or are in preview. Topics we’ll touch on will span administration, secret management, encryption, firewalls, networks, PowerShell, and more. Along the way we’ll even dispel a couple of myths about cloud security. You’ll walk away impressed with the breadth and depth of Azure’s security story – and have a bunch of new tools for your security toolbox. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Bill Wilder is a cloud computing veteran, with deep expertise in the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, with a technology focus on public cloud, distributed systems architecture, and application security. Since 2014, Bill has been CTO at Finomial, an early stage SaaS company serving the global hedge fund industry from the cloud. Prior to that, Bill consulted as a hands-on architect to giant corporations (including Microsoft), mid-sized companies, and startups, helping them execute on the cloud by providing architecture guidance, Azure training, and custom development. Bill began working with the Azure cloud platform the day it was unveiled at the Microsoft PDC in 2008 and subsequently founded, in October 2009, Boston Azure, the oldest Azure-focused community user group in the world. Bill is the author of the book Cloud Architecture Patterns (O’Reilly Media, 2012) which explains patterns and concepts core to understanding how to most effectively use public cloud platforms such as those from Microsoft, Amazon, and Google. Bill is recognized by Microsoft as a Microsoft Azure MVP, a reflection of his Azure cloud expertise, a willingness to share it, and community leadership.

The Present and Future of PowerShell Core
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Boston PowerShell User Group
Thursday, October 18 at 6:00 PM

Join Rob Pleau (https://twitter.com/rjpleau) for a bit on PowerShell Core: Windows PowerShell has been around for over 10 years. In that time it has g…

The Present and Future of PowerShell Core

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018, 6:00 PM

225 Binney Street Cambridge, MA

8 Members Attending

Join Rob Pleau (https://twitter.com/rjpleau) for a bit on PowerShell Core: Windows PowerShell has been around for over 10 years. In that time it has grown and gained significant adoption in the Windows world. In the past year PowerShell Core released, as an open source, cross platform, next generation version of PowerShell. There are some catches h…

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