February 2015 – Cybersecurity

Got Heartbleed? Been hit by Crypto?

Think your safe, just because you have a Mac? Think again.


Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 11:15am
Location: Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (NIIC)
3201 Stellhorn Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46815

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Presentation Overview

In February 2013, President Obama issued an Executive Order calling for the development of a voluntary, risk-based Cybersecurity Framework. The resulting framed was published by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) in February 2014. This framework includes a set of existing standards, guidelines and practices to help organizations manage cyber risks and allows organizations—regardless of size, degree of cyber risk or cybersecurity sophistication—to apply the principles and best practices of risk management to improve the security and resilience of critical infrastructure. This presentation will walk through this new framework, providing a high-level understanding.

David Lefever
David is the owner and CEO of The Mako Group, LLC, which was founded in 2010. The Mako Group specializes in security audits and assessments and helps firms reduce exposures to private/proprietary data loss, most commonly in health care, banking, large firms and publicly traded companies. Specifically, The Mako Group performs IT Risk Assessments, Penetration Testing, IT Controls Auditing, SOC2, SOX 404, Social Engineering, Vulnerability Assessments, HIPAA Risk Assessments, GLBA & Red Flag Compliance, PCI Compliance, ACH Auditing and Document Management.

Brooke Gardner, CIA
Brooke joined The Mako Group in June 2014 as a Senior IT Auditor. Brooke started her career as an Internal Auditor at Lincoln Financial Group for nearly 10 years. Brooke earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Trine University. She is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

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