The March 21st NBC Rock Center broadcast featured a story about the FBI's Trident Breach investigation. See interviews with FBI Executive Assistant Director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch Shawn Henry and INMA Board Member Paul Joyal,

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Cornerstones of Trust 2012


Wednesday / June 6th / Crowne Plaza in Foster City

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Paper proposal submission - no later than: 18 Mar 2012 - 11:59pm  Extended until March 25th at 11:59PM
Selected speakers notified: 03 Apr 2012
Draft presentation due: 01 May 2012
Final presentation due: 22 May 2012

Thumbnail image for capital dome.gifThere are several versions of proposed cybersecurity legislation still working their way through congress, MORE INFO ...

Jan 13, 2012 / UPDATE :  Concerns growing that draft cyber bill gives DHS controversial authorities, MORE INFO

Feb 9, 2012 / UPDATE:  Witnesses at a House subcommittee hearing highlighted lingering disagreement over just how to reduce cyber threats.  READ MORE 

HEARING - Communications & Technology Subcommittee Hearing on "Cybersecurity: Threats to Communications Networks and Private-Sector Responses"

UPDATE:  Feb 14, 2012 - Another view of things ... Is the real threat being blown out of proportion, possibly saddling us with an expensive and overreaching cyber-industrial complex. ?  READ MORE

UPDATE:  Mar 2, 2012 - Senate Republicans Introduce Cybersecurity Information-Sharing Bill.  READ MORE

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing entitled "Securing America's Future: The Cybersecurity Act of 2012" on Feb 16, 2012.  To review the testimony presented at this hearing and a video of the hearing, CLICK HERE...

UPDATE:  Feb 17, 2012 - Senator John McCain (R-Az) says "Cybersecurity Bill Ineffective Without NSA Monitoring the Net"; READ MORE
InfraGard_Meeting.jpgOnce again RSA is providing the chapter meeting space during the RSA Conference 2012 event at Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.

Thursday / March 1, 2012
05:30PM - 07:00 PM

To attend you will need to register for the RSA event.  Registration is FREE but you do need to register for at least the RSA Conference 2012 EXPO Pass.  This pass will provide access to the InfraGard meeting, the EXPO exhibit floor and Keynote addresses.

You can register for the conference through a variety of ways.  RSA has provided the SF Bay InfraGard chapter FREE EXPO passes, MORE INFO ...


We will be meeting in VIP Room North Room 120 at the Moscone Center.  Don't forget to provide yourself enough time to complete the RSA registration and badging process.  The meeting is open to all, InfraGard member or not.

AGENDA:  Social Engineering:  Hacking the Social Systems of Humanity  / By: William Tarkington Security Maven at Brocade

Topics being covered: Overall Social Engineering Methodology, Specific Social Engineering skills, Human Behaviors that make those skills effective, and finally suggestions on how to minimize the risk of your human population.

brma.jpgThis month's discussion at the Bay Area Recovery Managers meeting will focus on the use and concerns regarding mobile devices.  There will be  two great speakers on the topic. Thursday, 23 February 2012, 12:30pm - 03:30pm

>  Leslie Lambert on "The Shifting Threat Landscape and Mobile Device Security"
>  Jeff Fenton on "Security and Other Issues Regarding the Use of Mobile Devices."


Cyber attacks against government agencies and businesses in the United States continue to rise, and cyber threats will one day surpass the danger of terrorism to the United States, FBI Director Mueller reported today in a recent open hearing of the Senate select intelligence community. READ MORE

"Russia and China are aggressive and successful purveyors of economic espionage against the United States," and  "Iran's intelligence operations against the United States, including cyber capabilities, have dramatically increased in recent years in depth and complexity." ... testimony by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper in his prepared testimony (.pdf) to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.  READ MORE

Director Clapper's prepared statement (.pdf)...

SEC Cyberthreat Disclosure Mandate

The Security and Exchange Commission  has now mandated that cyber-incident related disclosures must be made in securities filings. Now, every company under the watchful eye of the agency must disclose its analysis of exposure to a data breach or attack, discussion of material cyber-incidents, description of related legal proceedings and the implications for the firm's financials.  READ MORE

SEC Disclosure Guidance

Books of interest ...

brenner_.jpgAmerica the Vulnerable: Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime, and Warfare

Joel Brenner, a former Director of Counterintelligence in the office of the Director of National Intelligence. goes behind the headlines to explore America's next great battleground: digital security. An urgent wake-up call that identifies our foes; unveils their methods; and charts the dire consequences for government, business, and individuals.  MORE at ...

audit.jpgAuditing Cloud Computing: A Security and Privacy Guide

The auditor's guide to ensuring correct security and privacy practices in a cloud computing environment provides necessary guidance to build a proper audit to ensure operational integrity and customer data protection, among other aspects, are addressed for cloud based resources.  The book includes a chapter written by SF Bay InfraGard member and Member of the chapter's Board of Directors, Jeff Fenton!  MORE at

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