2013 Events

Security Update – Evolving Threats

Date: January 10, 2013, 7:45a.m. - 11:15a.m.

Location: Babson College

Leadership from the ACSC including William Guenther, ACSC Chairman, John McKenna from Liberty Mutual, and Harry Sverdlove from Bit9 have been asked by Babson University's Center for Information Management Studies to present the cyber security "Grand Challenges" which were identified at last month's annual conference. ACSC members who would like to attend should contact Matt Schuster at mschuster@massinsight.com.

Boston Community Cybersecurity TableTop Exercise (TTX)

Date: February 28, 2013 9am - 4pm

Location: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

This TTX is a cross-sector discussion-based exercise for senior leaders and executives from the government, private sector, higher education, and other community groups. The goal of this exercise is to encourage group discussion about vulnerabilities, policies and procedures, and mitigation strategies.

Technical Exchange Meeting: Session VIII

Date: March 5, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Akamai Technologies, Cambridge, MA

ACSC members: Join us on March 5th for the Technical Exchange Meeting focused on Defending Against the APT featuring presentations by Harry Sverdlove (Bit9), Andy Ellis (Akamai Technologies), Mike Smith (Akamai Technologies) and Michael Dowd (Foley Hoag LLP).

Big Data in the Cloud: Preparing for the Future

Date: March 18, 2013

Location: Reston, Virginia

ACSC member David N. Saul, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist of State Street will be speaking about Optimizing State Street's Big Data Cloud Architecture.

Boston SecureWorld Expo

Date: March 27 - 28, 2013

Location: Hynes Convention Center

The ACSC will participate in the Boston SecureWorld Expo being held at the Hynes Convention Center on March 27-28, 2013. SecureWorld provides more content and facilitates more professional connections than any other event in the cyber-security industry. The event will feature nationally recognized speakers in addition to local security leaders.

EntrepreNous: The Role of Customer Privacy and Trust in Innovation

Date: April 10, 2013 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Location: MIT Stata Center, Kirsch Auditorium, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge is hosting an event on Wednesday, April 10, to explore EntrepreNous: The Role of Customer Privacy and Trust in Innovation, at the MIT Stata Center, 5:30-8:00 p.m. with a networking reception to follow at the R&D Pub. Experts in the security and privacy marketplace will discuss the issues and provide guidance to entrepreneurs about the risks and responsibilities of building a business and becoming a custodian of customer data.

Technical Exchange Meeting: Session VIIII

Date: April 30, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Northeastern University

Please join us for a special joint InfraGard/ACSC Technical Exchange Meeting on Tuesday, April 30th featuring Ms. YuLin Bingle, DHS Director, Cyber Intelligence Analysis Division.

CIAS: Voice & Data Security Course

Date: April 30, 2013 8:30am - May 4, 2013 4:00pm

Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

This 4-day course for technologists will educate participants on a wide variety of cyber security issues and topics. This is an excellent course to introduce cyber security to entry level IT personnel.

ACSC Forum: Making Regional Cyber Security Threat Sharing a Reality

Date: May 21, 2013

Location: Washington, D.C.

You are cordially invited to join Al Grasso, President and CEO of MITRE Corporation and the Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC) for a May 21st roundtable discussion and luncheon on making regional cyber threat sharing a reality.

2nd Cybersecurity Framework Workshop

Date: May 29, 2013 9am - May 31, 2013 12:30pm

Location: McConomy Auditorium, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA

Under Executive Order 13636, NIST was given responsibility to develop a cybersecurity framework to reduce cybersecurity risks for critical infrastructure. This meeting will bring together stakeholders to solicit their comments in person. NIST is interested in collecting information about current risk management practices; use of frameworks, standards, guidelines and best practices; and specific industry practices.


Date: June 19, 2013 8:30am - 6:00pm

Location: MIT CSAIL, Cambridge, MA

The goal of this workshop is to bring together a select group of thought leaders to focus on the future of Big Data and some of the unique issues and challenges around data privacy.

National Lessons Learned Forum (NLLF) East

Date: June 19, 2013 8:00am-5:30pm

Location: Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

The purpose of the event is to examine National Level Exercise (NLE) 2012 lessons learned and national cybersecurity threats. This event will provide participants with an opportunity to engage experts from industry, government, and academia on lessons learned from NLE 2012, other cyber exercises, and real-world cyber incidents.

Cyber Threats & Cyber Realities

Date: June 17, 2013 - June 20, 2013

Location: Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI

Bill Guenther, Chairman, CEO and Founder of the ACSC will be speaking on a panel, "The Global Threat Environment" at the Cyber Threats & Cyber Realities Conference on June 19th at Roger Williams University.

Applied Cyber Security

Date: June 24 - 25, 2013

Location: MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts

In today’s world, organizations must be prepared to defend against threats in cyberspace. Decision-makers must be familiar with the fundamental principles and best practices of cyber security to best protect their enterprises.

Cybersecurity Training for Industrial Control Systems

Date: June 24 - 27, 2013

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

The United States Department of Homeland Security Control Systems Security Program is pleased to offer Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems training sessions.

NEC Cybersecurity Forum

Date: June 28, 2013 9am - 11am

Location: WilmerHale, 60 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Please join the New England Council's Energy & Environment and Technology Committees for an informative forum on cybersecurity issues and the recent executive order on critical infrastructure.

DHS/FBI Classified and Unclassified Cybersecurity Briefings

Date: July 10, 2013 10:00am - 3:00pm

Location: The MITRE Corporation, Bedford, MA

DHS and FBI, in coordination with the Department of Energy (DOE), the Electricity Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ES-ISAC), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Oil and Natural Gas and Pipelines Sector Coordinating Councils’ Cybersecurity Working Group, and other government and industry partners will conduct Secret level classified briefings in select U.S. cities concerning this cyber activity and provide asset owners/operators with the capabilities to detect intrusions and develop mitigation strategies.

Cybersecurity and Insider Threats: What Every Health Organization Should Know

Date: August 21, 2013 12:00-1:00pm

Location: Webinar

The National Health Information Sharing & Analysis Center (NH-ISAC) presents the second webinar in its series on cybersecurity in the Health Care and Public Health Sector. The webinar will discuss Insider Threats to the health sector and threats that originate from within an organization.

Hackers at the Gate

Date: September 20, 7:45-9:30am

Location: Westin Hotel, Waltham

Join the AIM Executive Forum on September 20 as Lynn Dugle, President of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS), talks about the global cybersecurity threat and what it means to the nation and the economy.

NCSAM Kick-Off Event

Date: October 1, 2013 1-3:30pm

Location: Boston, MA

Join the National Cyber Security Alliance, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, industry leaders and officials from federal, state and local governments as we commemorate 10 years of cybersecurity awareness in our communities, and discuss ways we can make the Internet safer and more secure in the years to come.

INFORMS 2013 Annual Meeting in Minneapolis

Date: October 6 - 9, 2013

Location: Minneapolis Convention Center

Bringing together experts from industry, academia, and government.

Cybersecurity Symposium: Protect. Defend. Educate

Date: October 16-17, 2013

Location: BWI Marriott, Linthicum, MD

To support National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the Industrial Security Awareness Council of Central Maryland (ISAC-MD) is sponsoring a Cybersecurity Symposium “Protect. Defend. Educate” on October 16-17, 2013 at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum, Maryland.

ACSC Annual Conference

Date: November 12, 2013 8:30am - 5:00pm

Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Join leading industry, government and university cyber security experts to accelerate intelligence and threat based security through advancing peer-to-peer, federated and automated threat sharing.

Cyber Education Symposium

Date: November 19 - 20, 2013

Location: Arlington. VA

This symposium will provide the innovative thinking coupled with best practices to drive the future of cyber education in America.