Technical Tuesday – 5 September 2017 – The Scary Truth About Online Anonymity by Zuly Gonzalez of Light Point Security

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cybergamut Technical Tuesday is for cyber professionals to exchange innovative ideas and discuss technical issues of mutual interest. We’ll have a Technical Tuesday event on 5 September 2017 (1600 – 1730 East Coast Time).

Topic: The Scary Truth About Online “Anonymity”

The web is being used more and more by both good guys and bad guys to communicate, share information, perform research, and more. Criminals hide behind the anonymity of the web to carry out their criminal activities. And with such a vast amount of information on the web, it has become a critical tool for researchers, analysts, and investigators who follow digital breadcrumbs to collect intelligence. But are your online research activities leaving their own tracks? Many tools used today to anonymize your online identity can inadvertently reveal pieces of information about you, and tip your hand during a critical investigation. In this presentation, we explore the various tools used for anonymous web browsing, the type of information that can be leaked during your online research to reveal your identity (even when using these tools), and give you guidance on eliminating these vulnerabilities.

Presented by: Zuly Gonzalez of Light Point Security

Zuly Gonzalez is the Co-founder and CEO of Light Point Security. Light Point Security invented the concept of remote browser isolation to truly prevent ransomware and other web-based malware from infecting an organization. Prior to Light Point Security, Zuly spent over a decade serving the nation as a cybersecurity leader at the National Security Agency (NSA) where she protected national security interests. Zuly is a frequent speaker at technical and cybersecurity forums, and has written for, and been cited in national and international technology publications. Zuly was named one of Maryland’s 40 Under 40 and is a board member of the Maryland Cybersecurity Council.

Locations: Elkridge, MD, Charlottesville, VA, Purcellville, VA, and TBD other sites

Please note some of these are different locations than previous presentations. Please read the information for your location to be sure you know where to go.

We’ll host the live presentation for this Technical Tuesday event at 1600 (4 pm) East Coast Time, at the Microsoft facility at 6518 Meadowridge Road, Suite 200, Elkridge, MD 21075. In this location, no RSVP is necessary. Simply show up a few minutes before 4 pm and enjoy the discussion.

We’ve established cybergamut nodes in Charlottesville, VA, and Purcellville, VA, for this presentation. Check back to the web site to see if other locations have signed up to host nodes as we get closer to the event

If you’re in Charlottesville, VA, Booz Allen Hamilton will host a node at its office at 1001 Research Park Blvd, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911.

If you’re in the Loudon County, VA area and would like to attend, Patrick Henry College will host a cybergamut node in Red Hill, Room #1 (SI Lab) at Ten Patrick Henry Circle, Purcellville, VA. When you enter the Patrick Henry College campus, visitor parking is available to the right. Red Hill, Room #1 SI Lab is accessible from the entrance facing the pond.

If you’re interested in hosting a cybergamut node, please let us know.

Other Information

We’ll have certification letters available for PMI PMP PDU’s and CISSP CPE’s as well as other appropriate technical credits.

Plan to show up on time with your cybergamut challenge coin. For those who haven’t received theirs yet, we’ll be distributing coins during this event.