April 2021 AGM

Starts:  Apr 21, 2021 14:00 (MT)
Ends:  Apr 23, 2021 17:00 (MT)
Associated with  Denver Chapter

Cybersecurity Standards versus Hackers and Government

CPE: up to 9 hours is available

This is a 3-day virtual seminar, combining lecture with a case-study based workshop that introduces I.T. and Cybersecurity Professionals to the principles, structure and practical implementation guide for Cybersecurity standards and frameworks. It includes standards, methodology, review and audit techniques implementation and operations of cybersecurity standards. The class also touches similarities and differences in Cybersecurity standards for IT security and Privacy based on General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR).

Intended audience: I.T. professionals and staff, Information Security managers and staff, Risk Managers, I.T. operations personnel, Internal Financial and Operational Auditors, Corporate Management, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Privacy Officers and their staff, compliance personnel.

Learning objectives: Participants will gain a deep understanding of cybersecurity standards, their implementation and operation, implanting controls and KPIs in day to day operations of IT organizations as well as self-auditing and measurements of effectiveness of Risk driven Information Security Management Systems:
• What’s cyber security frameworks and standards are
• Similarity and differences
• Selecting the right framework for you
• Risk assessment and management methodologies
• Benefits of implementation
• Implementation guidelines
• Creating an ISMS for a sample organization
• Establishing ISMS baselines
• Risk analysis
• Controls and implementation
• Maturity of the controls and implementations.
• Artifacts
• SecOps
• Incidents
• Self-audits

About the Presenter

Michael Petrov, CEO
Digital Edge
Compliance | Security | Cloud Engineering| Stability |
7 Teleport Drive
Staten Island, NY 10311
(718) 210-0488
ISO 9001: 2001 Cert# 111377.01
GSA Contractor ID# gs35f351ba
For more than 20 years Michael operates high tech company that grew from 3 employees to an international organization with offices in US, Latin America and Europe. Michael sees himself as a true leader of Information Technology Engineering pushing the company and the team to stay on the bleeding edge of the digital revolution of this century.
“Digital Edge was born with the DNA of a serious Information Technology engineer multiplied by the care for the future outcome. Yes, we care about client satisfaction but our DNA requires us to satisfy the client through the delivery of outstanding technology solutions.”
With the rise of e-commerce, through virtualization, cloud technology and further Digital Transformation and information technology evolved, Digital Edge began to blossom, adding on more and better services for clients. These services currently include…
  • Superior Compliance review, preparation and remediation services,
  • Cybersecurity assessments, implementation, monitoring, support, SOC/rapid response services,
  • Cloud Engineering services including secure design, implementation and support for  Dedicated Private and Hybrid Cloud environment, as well as, Public Cloud environment,
  • System Integration,
  • Consolidation / Virtualization,
  • Infrastructure as a Service,
  • Colocation and Hosting,
  • Full spectrum IT Support and Outsourcing,
  • 24/7 NOC and SOC Operation, Security Incident Response Team Operation,
  • Production acceleration,
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.
With a team of experts in many fields, Digital Edge aims to utilize developments in technology to provide critical support for the IT industry. That is why our motto is “Digital self-defense gives you the Edge”.
Michael believes that building defensive systems must be driven on risk assessments based on the understanding of the hacker’s mindset, goals and techniques to improve cybersecurity programs’ cost-effectiveness and reliability.
Michael sees his role in Digital Edge today to mentor and train new generation of engineering talents. One of the core principles that Digital Edge is projecting into its engineering, staying minimally 3 steps ahead in the planning and execution process. Even simple solutions must consider future reliability, cyber security and scalability.
Digital Edge’s engineers with years of professional experience provide services currently to some well-known organizations, such as:
  • US Government though GSA contract
  • US Bancorp
  • Multiple international banks
  • Government of Panama
  • New York City Health and Hospitals
  • Macy’s
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Ikea
  • Cantor Fitzgerald
  • others….
Michael works with multiple industry recognized cyber security specialists and researchers to ensure Digital Edge always stays on the leading edge of current technologies and tactics to support Enterprise Class IT organizations with complex needs and large processing demands, while staying quick and flexible.
He is a founding member of the AICPA-CICA joint Canada - United States Enterprise-Wide Privacy Task Force which has developed principles and guidelines to provide a framework for assessing compliance with privacy legislation. In that group he had responsibility for developing their Privacy Maturity Model. He is a past chair of the CICA’s Privacy Advisory Group which promotes privacy amongst businesses and professionals in Canada. He has authored a number of articles and books, including three books on microcomputers published by Prentice-Hall, Inc., four books on Year 2000, and he was the Project Director on the CICA publication Information Technology Control Guidelines.

Additional Guest Speakers:

Keith J. Barry joined Digital Edge in 2013. Keith possesses a BA in Computer Science, a Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School, as well as several industry certifications including AWS Cloud Architect, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA Server+. His career has mirrored his diverse interests, and Keith has experience on the technical side as a senior systems administrator, and on the legal/business side as an attorney and cybersecurity compliance officer.

Slava Rykhva  has more than 20 years of experience in Information Technology, in roles of cyber security expert, enterprise solutions architect, and digital transformation advisor, with projects spanning across multiple industries, mainly with insurance and financial organizations. He has a CISSP certification, the highest level for cyber security. Slava has unique insight into all levels of operations of modern financial institution, blending business operations with IT systems to deliver best in class solutions following strict compliance requirements such as PCI DSS, ISO 27000 and local regulations in various geographies.

James Greenberg has more than 20 years in the Financial Services Industry.  He spent over 10 years at JPMorgan where he was a Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Group of the Investment Bank.  After JPMorgan, he spent more than 5 years advising and running various global asset managers.  Ten years ago Mr. Greenberg began founding & investing in start-up ventures across the retail, crypto, financial, compliance and healthcare sectors.  He is currently the CEO and a Board Member of eSpear LLC, a global AML/KYC software company and a Board Member of Digital Edge Ventures Inc.



Online Instructions:
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Login: Will be provided after registration.


Don Mapes
303 819 4393