February Technical Dinner Meeting: Managing Risk in a Dynamic Cyber Environment

University of Washington – 218 Guggenheim Hall
Thursday, February 16, 2017  |   6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Managing Risk in a Dynamic Cyber Environment
By David Shaw and Russ Syphert

Threats from cyber-attacks and subsequent breaches are no longer something new; it’s the new normal.  Remote network intrusion is being used to steal valuable intellectual property (industrial espionage) and personal identifiable information.  Most recently we are experiencing massive denial of service attacks causing considerable financial damage. Fact:  60% of business suffering a breach fail after 6 months.  Recent leaks from political mail servers have shown the havoc and chaos that can be created from “hacktivists” or nationally sponsored actors. The presentation will focus on the most target rich environment for hackers – the Cloud, and will help our audience understand the threat and ways companies and individuals defend against these threats.

About Global Business Analysis (GBA)

For over a decade, GBA has been providing executable cyber security and information assurance solutions for near term and sustainable long term security and growth in the face of advanced cyber and associated business threats. Their focus is on protecting critical infrastructures (aviation, land and maritime domains on the energy grid, and others, including the healthcare domain).

David Shaw
David Shaw is the Founder and CEO of GBA. Prior to founding GBA, David held other senior positions, including a Principal/Partner for Arthur Andersen Worldwide Consulting; he led three technology firms and is the Past Chairman of the University of Washington’s Center for Information Assurance Advisory Board, and serves as an adjunct lecturer at UWT in risk management. He holds multiple advanced degrees, is an AIAA Associate Fellow, and is a retired USAF senior officer and a combat veteran fighter pilot.

Russ Syphert
Russ Syphert is GBA’s Vice President for Technology. He joined GBA after a career in the military. During that time, he was assigned to work as a signals intelligence analyst at the National Security Agency (NSA). Russ holds multiple certifications to include CISSP, Certified Ethical Hacker, and ISRM.



Please RSVP in advance if you want to be guaranteed food and drink.

  • AIAA Professional members: $5.00
  • Family members of AIAA member: $5.00
  • Non-AIAA members: $10.00
  • Students: Free
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