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March 28, 2013 @ 6:00 PM – March 28, 2013 @ 8:00 PM America/New York Timezone
Nova Southeastern University, Rm 1124 Knight Auditorium
Carl DeSantis Building
Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL 33314
Alex Funkhouser

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Cloud Security Alliance – Joint meeting with InfraGard South Florida Chapter

Nova Southeastern University, Rm 1124 Knight Auditorium – Carl DeSantis Building – 6pm to 8pm, March 28th

The night of January 16th was a wake-up call for Alex Funkhouser – President of Sherlock Tech and President of the Cloud Security Alliance, South Florida Chapter – as he began to receive calls telling him that his company web site and email service was down.

“I found out how easy it is to bring down a company.  All of our internet communication and presence was disrupted”, remarked Mr. Funkhouser.  “I have heard of major banks losing their web sites due to an attack, but I didn’t think it would happen to us”.

Hear the perspective of Dan Ferrell, Director of Network Operations at Applied Innovations, South Florida’s premier cloud provider, offering SaaS and cloud based services since 1999 – before it was called ‘Cloud’, Mauricio Angée, CISSP, VP Information Security Manager at Mercantile CommerceBank, a cloud ‘consumer’and Michael Scheidell, CISO of Security Privateers, former CTO of SECNAP Network Security, Internet Security and Privacy expert discuss the how’s, what’s, where’s and why’s of protecting your company and brand from the simple types of attacks that can disrupt business and cost your company money.

The Cloud Security Alliance is a non-profit organization formed to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing.

Panel discussion:
Anatomy of a Cyber Attack

Mauricio Angee, CISO, Mercantile Bank
Dan Farrell, VP, Applied Innovations
Michael Scheidell, President,Security Privateers

Panel Moderator:
Alex Funkhouser, President, SherlockTech Staffing

Dan Farrell

Dan Farrell, Director of Network Operations, Applied Innovations

Applied Innovations is a Microsoft Gold Partnered web-hosting provider specializing in E-commerce solutions and hosted virtual servers. Dan is responsible for all network, data center, and security operations related to the Applied Innovations hosting network.

Michael Scheidell is a Certified CISO (C|CISO), an internationally recognized speaker and expert in the data privacy and security community, with a strong history of innovation and entrepreneurship.

As Former CTO/CSO of SECNAP Network Security he developed SECNAP’s IT Risk and Assessment framework that is used to validate and test risk in major health care and financial organizations.

In the role of Chief Development Officer, Mr. Scheidell designed and was granted a patent on a method of intrusion prevention that was the core of SECNAP’s Managed Security Services platform and developed SECNAP’s Secure Operations Center. Additionally, he designed and implemented a custom private cloud and virtualization platform for SECNAP’s award winning SpammerTrap(r) email security and encryption system.

Mauricio Angee, MS, CISSP, VP, Information Security Manager at Mercantil Commercebank N.A.

Sr. Information Security professional with over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology field with focus in Information Assurance (IA) and compliance. Extensive experience in planning, developing, configuring, and supporting network systems with strong emphasis in Information Security. For the last few years, my focus has been the development of Information Security, C&A, and compliance (GLBA, FISMA C&A, PCI-DSS and SOX), including security controls auditing and risk management. Strong background in supporting mission critical incident response teams, security controls testing and verification, and implementation of IA programs.

Alex Funkhouser,  IT Talent Agent & President  SherlockTech Staffing

Alex was CEO of his first company at the age of five, when he sold his father’s organically grown vegetables door to door. In 1980, he wrote his first lines of code on a TRS-80. At 15, he bought a 1966 Ford Mustang GT with the funds from his second company, a lawn-care business. In 2005, Funkhouser opened his fifth business, Sherlock Technology Staffing & Recruiting, opening up international recruitment call centers across the world to help companies around the globe. Funkhouser is a headlining speaker throughout South Florida and has moderated international forums such as the Staffing Industry Executive Forum. His companies have consulted with many top international companies, including local heavy weights Carnival Corp., Office Depot and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. From college to present, Funkhouser has consistently won awards for his entrepreneurial leanings, including “Entrepreneur of the Year, State of Missouri”. He was awarded the “Beauty and the Beast award by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for contributions to the community and the foundation. He serves as Chairman of Business Advisory Board of the Academy of Information Technology in Miami-Dade County school system, part of the National Academy Foundation Mr. Funkhouser earned an International MBA from Nyenrode University, The Netherlands School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science from Washington University. Mr. Funkhouser is fluent in Spanish, and speaks some Dutch. Mr. Funkhouser’s current goal is to build this fifth company to become a highly attractive candidate for corporate acquisition. Regarding Mr. Funkhouser’s business philosophy, he believes in: “Knowing who is best at what, and knowing who needs the best!”


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