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Chapter meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May and run from 12pm - 1pm (lunch) and 1pm - 3pm (meeting and presentation). Meetings are not held in June, July or August for summer break.

Next Meeting: Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Navigating Threat Intelligence:
How Open Source Intelligence Applies to Security

Within the cyber security industry, threat intelligence as a concept, while not a new subject area, continues to evolve and expand. As technology progresses, new software and applications are being introduced and adopted on a large scale, resulting in an ever-increasing amount of information being shared across networks. While abundant, traditional cyber defenses may not always satisfactorily provide the monitoring and protection of entities needed to protect from accidental exposures or targeting by external adversaries. In this talk, Or will describe how Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) can enable organizations to better understand what relevant information is in the public domain and how that data can be used against the organization. Or will also discuss what is needed to remediate specific scenarios and ultimately how to counter a wide array of adversaries.


Or Schwartz,
Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst

Or Schwartz currently serves as a Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst at Digital Shadows where he leads pre-sales efforts for the US sales team. He has held various positions in the security space over the past six years with a passion for open source intelligence. In his role, Or works with prospective security and intelligence teams to help understand how to monitor, identify and remediate external digital risks. Or is a graduate of the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at Israel's IDC Herzliya with specializations in counter-terrorism, homeland security and the Middle East.


Sedgwick Law
333 Bush Street, 30th Floor
SF, CA 94104

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2017 Meeting Schedule

January 11th July - no meeting
February 8th August - no meeting
March 8th September 13th
April 12th October 11th
May 10th November 8th
June - no meeting December 13th


Meeting Agenda (unless specified otherwise):

Time Activity
12:00 Networking Luncheon
1:00 Meeting called to order
1:00 - 1:05 Introductions
1:05 - 1:20 Chapter Business
1:20 - 2:05 Security Presentation
2:05 - 2:15 Q&A / Open Discussion
2:30 Meeting Adjourned




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