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January 20th, 2016 Chapter Meeting
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AITP San Antonio's January Chapter Meeting, featuring Tom DeSot, Executive Vice President and CIO, Digital Defense.

When: Wednesday, January 20th
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Matamoros Mexican Restaraunt y Cantina
12844 W IH10 and DeZavala
San Antonio, Texas  78249
United States
Presenter: Tom DeSot
Contact: R.J. Diepenbrock

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Speaker:  Tom DeSot, IAM,   Executive Vice President and CIO, Digital Defense

When:     January 20, 2016
                5:30pm social 6:30pm dinner and 7:15-8:15pm Program

Where:    Matamoros Mexican Restaraunt y Cantina
                12844 W IH10 and DeZavala (MapQuest:

Costs:      $20 AITP members with reservations

               $25 non-members and members without reservations 
               $15 for AITP student members

RSVP: and let us know of any special meal requests

Presentation Overview

Social engineering, or in effect ’hacking’ people, is the most brazen and in-your-face type of assault that can happen to an organization. Often times businesses today are unaware the breach in security is occurring and by the time they realize they have been compromised, it is too late. Whether shoulder-surfing for pin numbers, sneaking past industrial-grade security systems for internal access or dumpster-diving for dirty intelligence, Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI) has seen it all.

In this entertaining and eye-opening presentation, Tom DeSot, Chief Information Officer at DDI, will give you a behind-the-scenes look into the criminal mind of a social engineer and the different methods of attack they utilize. He will enlighten and educate you on the simple techniques that your organization can implement to better detect and defend against these common, real world threats.


About our Presenter

As the Chief Information Officer of Digital Defense, Inc., Tom DeSot is charged with developing and maintaining relationships with key industry and market regulators; functioning as the “face of DDI” through public speaking initiatives, identifying key integration and service partnerships, and serving as the prime regulatory compliance resource for external and internal contacts. Tom also serves as the company's internal auditor on security-related matters.

Prior to joining Digital Defense, Tom was Vice President of Information Systems for a mid-tier financial institution in San Antonio, Texas. While there, Tom was responsible for managing numerous institution-wide projects ranging from information security initiatives, the Y2K program and the installation and implementation of both home banking and bill pay products. Tom also managed the institution's ATM/debit card program as well as all ATM network activities.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts and Sciences from Texas State University where he graduated summa cum laude. He is heavily involved in San Antonio's information security community and has served on the board of directors for the Alamo Chapter of Information Systems Audit and Control Association and was a founding board member of the Alamo Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association. He is also a former Supervisory/Audit Committee Chairman for a mid-tier financial institution and now serves on their Board of Directors as the Chairman of their Governance Committee. Tom also serves on an information security curriculum advisory panel for Texas A&M University-San Antonio and is a member of the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce IT Committee.

 Tom believes in giving back to the San Antonio community and was instrumental in Digital Defense's
sponsorship of San Antonio's Southwest High School Cyber-Patriot teams. He has also acted as a mentor for the Collegiate Cyber-Defense team from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, and has delivered classroom and symposium presentations on cyber-security and cyber-ethics at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Tom holds the National Security Agency's INFOSEC Assessment Methodology Certification and is formally trained in the OCTAVE Risk Assessment Methodology.

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