2021 February Training Session

When: Feb 3rd, 2021 - 1300 - 1630
Where: Virtual
Registration: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/17/5on9mbg
Cost: Free
CPEs: Up to 3
Handouts: Will be uploaded when available


Session 1: Purple is the New Black: Modern Approaches to Application Security

Abstract - Red Team (Offensive Security) / Blue Team (Defensive Security) / Purple Team (Collaborative Security)

Speaker: Tanya Janca
Founder & CEO at We Hack Purple Academy, Community and Podcast! Best-selling author of Alice and Bob Learn Application Security
We will be giving away her book during the meeting!


 Session 2: Jumpstarting Your Career During a Pandemic

Abstract: 2020 has seen dynamic changes impacting the culture, skillsets, management expectations, and career growth opportunities for tech, audit, and risk professionals. These changes have challenged professionals to determine a new path forward in moving to their next career milestone or rethinking their career path altogether. In this presentation, Deidre Melton, will discuss tips for keeping your career on track or jumpstarting it during the pandemic. Her tips and tricks will touch on the following areas: Career Mapping, LinkedIn, Networking, Mentorship, and Knowledge Building.

Speaker: Deidre N. Melton, MBA, CFE, CIA, CISA, CISM, CRISC, Audit Director
Ms. Melton joined Florida A&M University’s Division of Audit staff in January 2014. She was promoted as FAMU’s first Audit Director in December 2019. She received an MBA degree from FAMU School of Business & Industry and holds the following professional certifications:
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE),
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA),
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA),
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and
Certified in Risk and Systems Controls (CRISC).
Ms. Melton has over 15 years of service in the public sector at the Florida Auditor General’s Office and FAMU performing audits, investigations, advisory, and risk services within Florida’s K-12 and higher education systems. She has specialized in information technology security, risk, and fraud throughout her career.
Ms. Melton is actively involved in sharing her professional knowledge by currently serving in the following leadership roles:
- Member, SheLeadsTech Council, One in Tech
- Chair, Diversity & Inclusive Leadership Committee, Association of College & University Auditors
- Chair, State University System of Florida IT Audit Group;
- Immediate Past President, ISACA Tallahassee Chapter;
- Audit Committee, Leon County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller;
- Advisory Council, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners;
- Leadership Development Chair, SheLeadsTech Tallahassee; and
- Association of College and University Auditors’ Diversity and Inclusive Leadership Committee


Session 3: Getting what you want to check the boxes that you need
Abstract: Building a connection that conversation can flow through is not always easy. Especially when cybersecurity teams that you are tasked with obtaining information from are inherently distrusting and leery of having their processes audited. I have had thousands of conversations and spent thousands of hours conversing with cybersecurity teams through business dealings, problem solving, live streaming, social media outreach, volunteering, mentoring and friendship. Through my experience I have come to deeply understand the apprehension felt by these professionals when it comes to sharing their processes with outsiders and will offer some conversational ways to break down the barriers. Cybersecurity teams should come to see auditors as allies not as adversaries.

Speaker: Rachel Arnold, Client Relationships, SecureNation

Bio: An active cybersecurity community member, Rachel Arnold, The Human API has spent most of her career understanding and researching cybersecurity products, services, and platforms for the teams she supports. Her mission is to empower her network with industry changing ideas and educate the general population about the importance of online safety through fresh perspectives and engaging conversation.