2017 Winter Meeting

Our first meeting of 2017 took place at  Kosta’s Center for Homeland Security. The meeting was dedicated to long time chapter member, Fred Howell who passed unexpectedly on October 2, 2016.   In honor of Fred’s longstanding dedication to sharing his expertise in cybersecurity, our intent is to draw speakers from academia.

For those of you who didn’t know Fred, he helped to form our New England HTCIA Chapter in 1994.  Over the years, he was a driving force in our chapter’s evolution into to one of the premier high tech professional organizations in the country. He often provided instruction for chapter meetings.  Fred served in several capacities on the Board and ultimately became Chapter President in 2014. He impacted many of us over the years with his humor, wit and his knowledge of investigations.   His obituary may be viewed at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/wickedlocal-abington/obituary.aspx?pid=181724045.

  • Dr. Themis Papageorge, Associate Clinical Professor, Director – Graduate Information Assurance Program Northeastern University discussed Security Risk Management. Professor Themis Papageorge became the director of the Master of Science in Information Assurance Program in 2009. Prof. Papageorge is responsible for overseeing the program curriculum and introducing the online version worldwide. The MS in Information Assurance program, now offered both on-campus and online at Northeastern University, is available to an increased number of domestic and international students. He teaches the foundations of information assurance and the security risk management and assessment courses. Prof. Papageorge’s twenty-five years of corporate experience in technology, planning and process, and system redesign included a decade of executive management positions with information assurance companies. Most recently, he was vice president of services at Guardium, a leader in real-time database security, auditing, and monitoring. Prior to that, he was vice president of services at Courion, a leader in identity access management, authentication, and security. Prof. Papageorge has also held management positions at Digital Equipment Corporation. He received his PhD in risk management and engineering economics from the MIT Sloan School of Management, an MS in naval architecture and marine engineering from MIT, and a BS in naval architecture and marine engineering from National Technical University of Athens, Greece.
  • Sunanda Mani, Master’s candidate, Northeastern University discussed data spillage within the Hadoop and the difficulty of recovering deleted data from its Distributed File System (HDFS). Sunanda has worked as a cybersecurity R&D intern with Schneider Electric.  Sudanda is also Vice President of Northeastern’s Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).
  • Ryan Nolette, Carbon Black (and Chapter Treasurer) provided an Introduction to MAC Forensics.