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*CompTIA has approved this webinar for 1 CEU for the following certifications through 10/13/2021: A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+, Cloud+, PenTest+, CySA+!*

APIs are the software glue that make our connected world work.  Ordering food, monitoring cameras, buying tickets from your phone - APIs make it all possible.  But how secure are they?  Countless companies including Facebook, Venmo, the US post office, and many other major organizations have suffered from vulnerabilities in APIs.  Come learn from Dr. DeMott and Mr. Fowl - about the types of APIs, how they are created and work, and a straightforward CI/CD approach to securing them.

Speaker Bio for Jared DeMott & Michael Fowl:
Dr. Jared DeMott is the Founder of VDA Labs, a full-scope cyber security company.  DeMott previously served as a vulnerability analyst with the NSA. He holds a PhD from Michigan State University. He regularly speaks on cyber matters at conferences like RSA, DerbyCon, BlackHat, ToorCon, GrrCon, HITB, etc. He was a finalist in Microsoft’s BlueHat prize contest, which helped make Microsoft customers more secure. Dr. DeMott has been on three winning Defcon capture-the-flag teams, and has been an invited lecturer at prestigious institutions such as the US Military Academy. Jared is a Pluralsight author, and is often interviewed by Media to weigh in on cyber matters.

Michael Fowl – Senior Information Security Trainer and Consultant, is an award winning purple team hacker. He has participated in several bug bounty programs, such as the inaugural “Hack the Pentagon” program, frequently placing among the top ten participants. Michael has led hundreds of social engineering, application audit, and network pentests. He’s found 0day on a number of VDA engagements, including in Auto, IoT, embedded systems, and much more. Mr. Fowl holds his CISSP, GXPN, GWAPT, CEH, and loves teaching VDA labs training classes.
10/13/2020 1:00 PM
Information Security
Have you heard of TypeScript but wondered what all the hype is about? Do you wish you could catch bugs earlier in the development lifecycle? In this webinar Dan Wahlin will introduce what TypeScript is, discuss problems it can help solve, and why you should consider using it. Key topics that will be covered include:

• Why TypeScript?
• How to get started creating a TypeScript project
• Key features
• TypeScript in action
• Where can you get more code examples?

If you’re already working with JavaScript then you can apply all of your knowledge directly to TypeScript and benefit from the great features it offers.

Speaker Bio for Dan Wahlin:
Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting (https://codewithdan.com) which provides training, consulting and architecture services on Web technologies such as Angular, Node.js, Express, JavaScript, TypeScript, C#, ASP.NET Core, Web API, Microservices, and Docker. He’s also published many developer courses on Pluralsight.com and Udemy.com. Dan is a Docker Captain, Google GDE, Microsoft MVP and Regional Director and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world.  Dan has written several books on Web technologies, hundreds of technical articles and blog posts (https://blog.codewithdan.com) and runs the "Code with Dan Web Development Newsletter" - a great way to stay up on the latest technologies. Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin.
10/15/2020 1:00 PM
Java has had type inference for a while, with much significant change towards this in more recent versions. In this presentation we’ll step back and understand what type inference provides, how Java does it, when we should use it, and when we should avoid it. We’ll take a pragmatic approach to using this feature, learn about where we can benefit and also how to avoid some of the negative effects of it.

Speaker Bio for Venkat Subramaniam:
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, co-founder of the devdotnext software conference, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston. He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects. Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at agiledeveloper.com. You can reach him by email at venkats@agiledeveloper.com or on twitter at @venkat_s.
10/21/2020 1:00 PM
Java; Programming
*This webinar will be worth 1 Leadership PDU until 11/12/2022!*

Business leaders in every organization are required to continually perform at their best while under intense scrutiny and extreme expectation.  That has never been truer than it is today with both the economic and public health challenges we are facing.  In order to survive these challenging times, business leaders must devise strategies, develop skills, adopt attitudes and gain knowledge that will allow them to overcome the stress and thrive under pressure. In searching for appropriate and successful skills and strategies, great coaches can offer proven, yet fresh, perspectives.  Great coaches must regularly and continually discover winning ways while under intense pressure and stress.  Research and proven practices of elite-level coaches find 6 strategies useful for not only managing severe stress but thriving in such environments.   Interestingly, when engaging these strategies, both great coaches and business leaders emerge from the experience invigorated and energized for peak performance.  These strategies included:
1.  Prepare to be successful.  Proper preparation is not about scripting an unpredictable future, but rather being prepared for whatever is to come.  Great coaches prepare to be successful, which in turn boosts confidence, alleviates stress and provides a well-conceived pathway forward. 
2.  Control what is controllable.   Average coaches and leaders stress over the problems and challenges.  Great coaches and leaders devote their energies to developing solutions and strategies.  To do so, great coaches let go of the factors beyond their control and give full attention to those things over which they can control—and in controlling the controllables, they continually reduce their stress while discovering success.
3.  Immerse in the process.  Give less attention to the outcome and more attention to the process that will determine the outcome to you desire.  Execute the plan and take action on those things that will achieve the results.  Conquering any mountain comes from diligently following a well-conceived path. 
4.  Decisive decisions.  Times of pressure and stress demand consequential decisions be made.  Making these decisions require appropriate focus, timing and flexibility.  The greatest coaches and leaders make their best decisions when pressure is most intense. 
5.  Peer Support.  No one does it alone.  The best understand this, and work their peer network do get the information and support they need.  
6.  Release and recharge.  If you can’t function your team can’t function.  The world’s best coaches and leaders recognize that, despite inclinations to the contrary, they must take care of themselves first.  Consequently, they have well developed strategies to provide emotional release and to recharge their energy.  
In this engaging and interactive program, business leaders will learn these easily applicable strategies and craft ways they can smoothly incorporate them into their leadership style to find the rainbows in their storms and master the art of thriving in times that cause others to wither.  This program contains a ton of practical, easily applicable take-aways. 

Speaker Bio for Paul Schempp:
Dr. Paul Schempp is a high-performance leadership expert who provides research-based solutions and proven practices that solve results-oriented problems and leadership challenges.   As University of Georgia professor, he conducts research into the characteristics and development of expert business leaders and sport coaches. He has authored six books including the award winning 5 Steps to Expert.  Known for his content-rich, inspirational and easily applicable presentations and programs, he has delivered over 300 programs in 36 countries on 4 continents.  As an internationally recognized scholar, speaker and consultant he helps individuals and organizations build and lead high performing teams. His clients include the American Society of Health systems Pharmacists, AGN International, Atlanta Hawks, Delta Airlines, BASF, Conde Nast, Brooklyn Nets, Gannett Fleming Engineering, General Electric, LPGA, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, National Basketball Association, Nix Healthcare System, PGA of America, Retail Industry Leaders Association, Singapore Sports Council, Swedish Sports Federation, Taiwan Olympic Committee, UPS, US Patent & Trade Office and Vistage. Paul helped design and conduct the pilot mentoring program for Delta Air Lines and executive mentoring programs for the United States Patent & Trade Office and UPS. Currently, he is conducting research on expert decision making, leadership development, and mentoring.
11/12/2020 1:00 PM
Leadership; Management; Project Management
*CompTIA has approved this webinar for 1 CEU for the following 7 certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+, Cloud+, PenTest+, CySA+*

While services such as penetration testing provide value for organizations; it’s only a point in time. Defenders should prepare their detection capabilities in between tests and adversaries. To do so, defenders can leverage frameworks and playbooks to remediate gaps in their security posture before adversaries do. In this webinar, we’ll explain how to leverage methodologies of penetration testing for extracting indicators of compromise for detection capabilities.

We will cover:
• Common frameworks and playbooks
• Emulating a common threat scenario
• Extract useful forensics artifacts from the scenario
• Creating sample signatures from artifacts for adversary detection

Dennis Chow is the Chief Information Security Officer for SCIS Security. He has spent over 20 years in technology with a decade of security practitioner experience. Dennis created the Cyber Threat Intelligence Sharing Requirements and Architecture for the entire U.S. Healthcare Vertical in use by numerous agencies today including: the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Health and Human Services (HHS), and other Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISAACs). Dennis also contributes articles to the Information Security community regularly on combining the best of red and blue team techniques to help organizations holistically think about security. As part of his consulting practice, Dennis performs regular eDiscovery, threat hunting, forensics, and penetration testing engagements with clients nationwide.

Learn more about Dennis via https://medium.com/@dw.chow and/or https://www.scissecurity.com/

12/3/2020 1:00 PM
Information Security

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