General Meeting Details

 

This event will be held at the Federal Reserve Bank, where a continental breakfast will be provided!

 

*You will need to RSVP to KC_InfraGard@fbi.gov  no later than COB March 5th  (please provide your full name and the name of your guest in your RSVP)

 

Our first speaker is:

 

  1. Yaron Levi, CISO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
    Presenting on Going from Compliance Frameworks to Defense


  2. Yaron will share his vision and approach for building a security practice that is based on defense against real adversaries not just checking compliance boxes. The questions that every security leader struggles to answer are “How secure are we?” and “What do I do first?”. In addition, security leaders are under a lot of pressure to show quick wins while knowing full well that everything they do will be heavily scrutinized and challenged, and ultimately, they will pay the price for things that are not under their control.  To that end many security leaders take the approach of checking the compliance frameworks boxes frameworks (NIST, ISO, etc.), and while this approach may provide a blanket to cover one’s back side it is ineffective against real world adversaries.

 

Key Takeaways:

  1. Security strategy should be based on adversaries’ point of view not compliance

  2. Your security posture will decay over time, focus on continuous improvement 

  3. Forget industry benchmarks and best practice, you can’t afford being average

 

Our second speaker is:

 

  1. FBI Special Agent Mike Miller

  2. Presenting on Civilian Preparation and Response to Active Shooter Incidents

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  4. SA Mike Miller entered on duty with the FBI June 1995. After Basic Field Training at Quantico, VA he was assigned to the Chicago Field office. SA Miller worked a variety of criminal matters the first six months before being assigned to work Healthcare Fraud (HCF). He worked HCF violations for approximately four years and then transferred to the Domestic Terrorism (DT) Squad where he worked DT and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) for two years. SA Miller transferred to the Kansas City Field office in late 2004 and was assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) in Topeka, KS. He worked Domestic and International Terrorism matters from the Topeka Resident Agency (TRA) until 2012. In 2012, SA Miller was named the Evidence Response Team (ERT) Coordinator for the Kansas City Field Office. SA Miller currently serves as the Training Coordinator. Prior to working for the FBI SA Miller was a Medical Imaging as a Radiologic Technologist, with an undergraduate and graduate degree from Fort Hays State University.