Thursday, November 2, 2023

Greater Augusta ISSA 4th Quarter public meeting featuring Terrence Williams

 Augusta ISSA Professionals,

Our next Greater Augusta ISSA 4th Quarter public meeting is Tuesday, November 14th, 2023 featuring Terrence Williams.  The discussion will be building event-driven response architectures on AWS.  Please join us for this in-person event.  Pizza and refreshments will be provided prior to the discussion. Seats are limited, so please reserve yours today!

In this talk, we'll explore building event-driven response architectures on AWS. Using services like Detective, GuardDuty, and EventBridge, we'll detect security events and trigger automated responses. We'll deploy infrastructure across multiple accounts with CDK to enable developer velocity while maintaining security. Focusing on the event response lifecycle, we'll integrate an EC2 instance that gets snapshotted when threats are detected. Architectural best practices, infrastructure as code tips, and CDK demos will give you the knowledge to start building event-driven response architectures.

More about Terrence:

Terrence Williams brings a unique blend of real-world cybersecurity experience and passion for teaching to his role as an instructor. With over 10 years in the field, Terrence has helped secure some of the world's largest cloud environments and conducted extensive security research. He holds a degree in Computer Science and started his career conducting cyber threat hunting across corporate networks. 

Terrence's goal as an instructor is to empower his students to reach their full potential. He strives to make each class the best it can be, knowing that students have many options for how to spend their time. Terrence pours everything he has into teaching as he views it as an opportunity to unlock new levels of growth for his students. 

Outside of work, Terrence has an eclectic mix of interests from traveling the world to finding new local hole-in-the-wall restaurants. He is grounded in community efforts that allow him to connect with people from all walks of life. Terrence chose to become a SANS instructor because of the amazing community of people he met while taking his first course. He now hopes to pay that experience forward.

Terrence is dedicated to staying on the cutting edge in the ever-evolving field of cybersecurity. He enjoys the challenge of continuously learning and uses that knowledge to help his students be prepared for what's next. Terrence's classes aim to provide not only technical skills but also the growth mindset needed to thrive in the industry long-term.

Date: November 14th, 2023
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Augusta University, 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904 (University Hall, Room UH170)


The University System of Georgia (USG) institutions encourages all faculty, staff, students, and visitors who are not vaccinated for COVID-19, to wear an appropriate face covering while inside campus facilities/buildings, and to social distance when possible.


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