Events Director 
North Texas ISSA 


Thursday April 20th, 2017
  • Registration starts at 11:00 am
  • Networking 11:00-11:30am
  • Meeting starts at 11:30am
  • CTF - 1-2 pm 

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Maggiano’s Little Italy in Willow Bend - Plano 
6001 W. Park Blvd
Plano, TX 75093-4301

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North Texas ISSA Lunch & Learn


Join the North Texas ISSA at Maggiano's for another great Lunch and Learn session sponsored by:



Speaker: Engin Kirda, 

         Co-Founder and Chief Architect, Lastline

Bio: In addition to being co-founder and chief architect at Lastline, Engin Kirda is a Professor at the Northeastern University in Boston, and the director of the Northeastern Information Assurance Institute. Before that, Engin held faculty positions at the Institute Eurecom in the French Riviera and the Technical University of Vienna, where he co-founded the Secure Systems Lab that is now distributed over five institutions in Europe and US. Engin’s recent research has focused on malware analysis (e.g., AnubisExposureFire) and detection, web application security, and practical aspects of social networking security. His recent work on the de-anonymization of social network users received wide media coverage. Engin co-authored more than 110 peer-reviewed scholarly publications and served on program committees of numerous well-known international conferences and workshops.

Presentation Title: Hunting Threats with Artificial Intelligence

Abstract: There is a current trend from “trapping” to “hunting”. Inorder to fully understand the impact of a breach, the detection of malware threats needs to be complemented by the proactive exploration of anomalous network behavior and inter-artifact relationships. This activity is supported by machine learning techniques, which can be leveraged to aggregate and classify events at an unprecedented scale. This presentation highlights how machine learning and artificial intelligence can support a human operator in assessing a sophisticated threat that has breached a target network.


NTXISSA Capture The Flag (CTF)

Directly following the meeting, we will be hosting a free Capture The Flag (CTF) event provided by Prevade. Please register to stay from 1PM to 2PM for this exciting new option to extend your Lunch & Learn experience with North Texas ISSA. (Please bring a laptop and a wireless hotspot to participate.)


The North Texas chapter of the ISSA Lunch and Learn meetings are open to both members and guests and are held every third Thursday of every month.

If you would like to sponsor a lunch, we are currently booking our 2017 Lunch and Learns.  Please contact us at

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 We have to commit to a headcount 2 business days before the event.  If you register and are unable to attend, we can refund your registration fee up to Tuesday morning at 9am, the week of the event.  After this we cannot refund your registration fee.

 If you encounter any problems registering, please email and you will be manually registered and can pay at the door for the pre-registration price.