Austin, Texas Chapter 179
January Chapter Meeting

Chapter 179 is pleased to present, Andy Bennett, Director of Identity and Access Management, Texas Health and Human Services Commission, as our guest speaker at the January, 2017 chapter meeting:  

There’s no time more pressing than now to acknowledge the imminent threat of cyber warfare!  Join us in hearing an industry leader discuss how severe today’s cyber risk really is!

Andrew Bennett has over 20 years of experience in IT, digital forensics, and cyber security issues. Named the Cyber Investigations Contributor of the Year by the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators in 2013, he recently left SHSU to take a position as the Director of Identity and Access Management with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.  He also serves as the Off Campus Advisory Director of the Center of Excellence in Digital Forensics, where it is his mandate to identify and assist in solving the cyber security and investigations problems facing society today.

His recent work includes, research into data breeches vis-a-vis privacy, a low cost remote forensic imaging solution, the first Forensics as a Service cloud platform, criminological profiling of online criminals, penetration testing and validation of SCADA/ICS security measures, 3D crime scene reconstruction, network security visualization, and more.  While at SHSU, he and his team participated and assisted in over 500 criminal cases over 5 years.  He worked with federal and state agencies including the FBI, Secret Service, Homeland Security, the US Marshals, the Texas Rangers and the ATFE to find solutions to cyber security and forensics problems facing law enforcement and industry alike.  His most exciting project this past year is a partnership with the ATFE to examine digital evidence left behind after pipe bomb explosions.

Join us for a chilling study of this real-world threat! 


Thursday January 12, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CST
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Maggiano's Little Italy 
10910 Domain Dr.
Di Carlo Meeting Room
(Parking in the garage)
Austin, TX 78758

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Lisa Gutierrez 
ASIS Chapter 179 
(512) 796-6596 

Thank you for your support and participation in 2017.  We are off to a great start.  Please visit our website for updates on current events.

Please reserve your seat early

Members and Guests:
Using the Register Now link below you may Pre-Register until midnight on Wednesday, January, 11th so we can better prepare the seating and our menu choices. For this month's meeting we will be ordering off of our house menu at Maggiano's.   

Prepaid Members:
Members who have prepaid meals for the entire year are automatically registered for every Monthly Chapter Meeting.  If you are unable to attend one of the monthly meetings - you can pass along your prepaid spot to a potential guest or colleague as long as they have paid their annual ASIS dues.      

We look forward to seeing you!

Robert Rangel
ASIS 179 - Chapter Chair | | 512.721.9098