Craftbrews & The State of Today’s Threat Landscape


Whether you are a large enterprise, SMB or just a regular user of the internet, cyber threats are increasing in number and sophistication.

Tactics and techniques used today, will be different in another month. What can you do to bolster your security posture or simply increase personal awareness?

Every year, Symantec releases it’s threat report (ISTR) which is based on data collected and compiled from the largest threat intelligence network in the world. Volume 21 published earlier this year, spanned 81 pages but we have gleaned the salient points to highlight and discuss over craft brews in BEER CITY USA!


The Mitten Brewing Company

527 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Visit their website to learn more.


3:30-4:00pm – Settle in, grab a drink with us and relax!

4-5pm – Short Presentation and discussion around today’s threat landscape.

5-5:15pm – Grab a handcrafted brew and mingle.

5:15-5:45pm – Brewery Tour: learn the ins and outs of brewing at the Mitten.

5:45-7pm – Enjoy more of their premium craft brews and visit with the Michigan-based ITS team.

Register today!

Live Webinar: Microsoft + Symantec: A Next Generation Approach to Securing Users and Their Devices

Topic: Microsoft + Symantec: A Next Generation Approach to Securing Users and Their Devices
Speakers: Matt Reid, ITS VP of Risk Management and Troy Whittaker, VP of Systems Management
Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2016 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST


Today’s cyber risks are forcing organizations to not only leverage technology, but also purchasing power through enrollments and new licensing programs. Keeping the bad stuff out and the good stuff in has never been more critical, but how does one make sense out of the developing technologies, mergers and costs associated with buying and owning them?  Companies are facing difficult decisions in where to leverage complementary solutions from Microsoft to support their investment in Symantec.

Join Matt Reid, VP of Risk Management and Troy Whittaker, VP of Systems Management at ITS Partners where they will discuss trends seen in the marketplace with organizations who face this challenge.  ITS has helped many organizations through this decision process and we will share our insights and experiences with you!

This webinar will focus on the following areas:

  • Delve into users, devices, threats, assets and practical strategies surrounding them
  • Maximize your investments in Windows, Azure and Office 365
  • Infrastructure consolidation and the opportunity to migrate it to the cloud

Use the form below to register for the webcast.

The South Florida Cyber Security Forum

South Florida Cyber Security Forum has been created based on the complexity of today’s global threat environment.

As IT no longer rules the roost, device and data explosion coupled by being ever targeted by data breaches and battered attacks continue to make cyber security grow. This all revolves around the balance between privacy, anonymity, technology and security.

This is a free morning event with a working breakfast. Agenda has been set to hear from colleagues, thought leaders and IT Professionals along with time set aside to network.  Join leading IT Professionals and experts as they gather in one room to help solve this complex problem and get back to securing infrastructure and freeing IT.

Who should attend:
·CISOs, CIOs, CTOs and Cybersecurity Professionals
·Senior Information Security Professionals and Executives
·Security Administrators, Analysts and Consultants
·Privacy Officers and Risk Managers


7:30 – 8:30 am  – Registration & Breakfast
Enjoy a variety of breakfast foods and beverage assortments brought to you by Carahsoft.

8:30 – 12:00 pm – Forum, Keynotes, Q&A

Industry Expert: The Internet of Things; how it relates to healthcare.

Presented by Mauricio Angee, Chief Information Security Officer at Mount Sinai Medical Center

Mauricio Angée is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with over 25 years of experience in healthcare, banking and financial services, hospitality, entertainment, and the government sector with a strong background in information assurance, privacy, regulatory compliance, and operational risk management.

Mr. Angée currently serves as the Financial Sector Chief at the FBI- Infragard information sharing group, and is a member of the US Secret Service Miami Electronic Crimes Task Force. In 2013, Mr. Angée was nominated for the CISO of the Year Award by the EC Council.

Industry Expert: What’s Your Incident Response Recipe and the Temperature of your Security Program

Presented by Renault Ross, Chief Cybersecurity Business Strategist at Symantec

  • Current State of Incident Response
  • Building Block of an IR strategy
  • Industry best practice frameworks
  • How to prioritize your security tasks
  • How do you communicate priorities across the business

The Current State Of Cyber Security

Presented by Wade Wyant, President of ITS Partners
  • Password is dead
  • Why ransomware is important
  • Productive IT Management