Cyber Security Breakfast: Incident Response and Managed Adversary and Threat Intelligence

When: September 19, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Avenue East, 12th floor, room 12102

You are cordially invited to join us for this free “breakfast and learn” event at which you will hear from A.J. Nash and Shawn Dorsey, two of Symantec’s top subject matter experts on Incident Response and Managed Adversary and Threat Intelligence (MATI).  Some of the topics to be covered include the list below. We encourage you to bring your questions!

Incident Response

  • IR Plan Development
  • Testing the IR plan and staff
  • Proactive Threat Hunting
  • Benefits of an IR Service Partner

Managed Adversary and Threat Intelligence (MATI)

  • Defining Intelligence
  • Intelligence Life Cycle
  • Analytic Tradecraft and Standards
  • Our Team
  • Our Access
  • Operationalizing Threat Intelligence

Space is limited and so please confirm your attendance as soon as possible.

Speaker Bio

Shawn K. Dorsey, Head, Americas Incident Response, Symantec Cyber Security Services

Shawn Dorsey is the Head of Americas Incident Response for Cyber Security Services at Symantec.  Shawn’s team helps clients identify, contain, and eradicate the threat of increasingly sophisticated attack actors as part of Symantec’s Incident Response Service.

Prior to his current position, Shawn worked as a Lead Investigator for Symantec’s Incident Response group. Before coming to Symantec, Shawn spent over two years as a Forensic Analyst for the Sony Corporation Global Security Incident Response Team.  Shawn previously served as a Special Agent with the United States Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) for over a decade, with assignments to the Cyber Operations Field Office, the Contingency Response Field Office, NCIS Resident Agency (NCISRA) Iraq, and NCISRA New Orleans.  Additionally, Shawn has served as an Assistant District Attorney for the State of Louisiana in New Orleans, as well as a Signals Intelligence Analyst and Arabic Linguist in the U.S. Army.

Shawn earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Baylor University and a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law.  Shawn is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Department of Defense Certified Computer Crimes Investigator, and a GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst.

A.J. Nash, Manager, Intelligence Services, Managed Adversary and Threat Intelligence (MATI), DeepSight Cyber Intelligence, Cyber Security Services

A.J. Nash is the Intelligence Services Manager for Symantec’s Managed Adversary Threat Intelligence (MATI) team, serving as liaison between clients and the MATI team of analysts and researchers. He provides training on intelligence tradecraft and standards, consults with clients interested in creating or improving their threat intelligence capabilities, and assists in the creation of organization-specific intelligence requirements vital to driving focused cyber threat intelligence.

Before joining Symantec, A.J. was the Senior Manager for Cyber Threat Intelligence at Capital One. There, he designed and implemented a first-of-its-kind series of intelligence products, analytic standards, tradecraft, and repeatable processes. Those efforts contributed to Capital One being recognized by government auditors as the top cyber threat intelligence program in the U.S. financial sector for 2016.

Prior to entering the private sector, A.J. spent over 18 years in military service and defense contracting, serving in roles focused on intelligence collection, analysis, reporting, and briefing. His career included near real-time intelligence collection and reporting in support of combat operations in multiple areas of operations (AORs), indications and warning (I&W), tracking war criminals, battling human trafficking, countering improvised explosive device (IED) production and deployment, and combating nation-state, criminal, and hacktivist threats in cyberspace. A.J.’s work has been delivered to military and government decision-makers, including the intelligence agency Senior Executives and Directors, the U.S. Secretary of State, Congress, and the White House.

Although now in the private sector full-time, A.J. still occasionally consults within the intelligence community and maintains a Top Secret clearance with a full-scope polygraph.

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