Attacks, Intrusions and Breaches – Securing your systems and software from cybercrime

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Ed Adams, President and CEO, of Security Innovation of Wilmington, MA will discuss the shifts in mindset and approach that organizations must take to roll out secure software applications at the North Shore Technology Council March breakfast event. Recent attack trends and data breaches will be discussed and will include an analysis of root causes. The presentation will close with a discussion of what is the right mix of training, tools, best practices and assessments that yield the highest mitigation of risk as it relates to application security. Register for this event at www.nstc.org. The registration fee is $25 for NSTC members and $50 for non-members.  E-mail events@nstc.org for more information.



Ed Adams, President and CEO, Security Innovation is a software executive with successful leadership experience in various-sized organizations that serve the IT security and quality assurance industries. As CEO, Mr. Adams applies his security and business skills, as well as his pervasive industry experience in the software quality space, to direct application security experts to help organizations understand the risks in their software systems and develop programs to mitigate those risks. The company has delivered high-quality risk solutions to the most recognizable companies in the world including Microsoft, IBM, Fedex, ING, Nationwide and HP.

Mr. Adams is a Ponemon Institute Fellow and founded the Application Security Industry Consortium, Inc., a non-profit association of industry analysts, enterprise technologists, and security leaders established to define cross-industry application security metrics and best practices that eventually morphed into SAFECode at which point Mr. Adams got more engaged with other industry initiatives, including the Open Web Application Security Project. Mr. Adams is on the board of the National Association of Information Security Groups and the International Secure Software Engineering Council.

No stranger to the podium, Mr. Adams has presented to thousands at numerous seminars, software industry conferences, and private companies. He has contributed written and oral commentary for business and technology media outlets such as New England Cable News, CSO Magazine, SC Magazine, CIO Update, Investor’s Business Daily, Optimize and CFO Magazine, and can be followed on Twitter @appsec.

Mr. Adams earned his MBA degree with honors from Boston College.

About the North Shore Technology Council

The North Shore Technology Council (NSTC) is a non-profit, volunteer-led organization with a mission to be the leading collaborative for fostering technology businesses in Massachusetts' north-of-Boston region.  The council's mission is to build a strong ecosystem for the success of technology businesses North of Boston by facilitating collaboration, networking, professional growth and economic development in a collegial fashion.  The NSTC welcomes the participation of technology businesses, senior executive and employees of technology businesses, entrepreneurs, companies that support technology businesses, academic and governmental units and non profits.  The council is on the Web at www.nstc.org. Its office is at the Cummings Center, in Beverly, Massachusetts. For more information call, 978-335-5234.


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