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 The Anatomy of a Cyber Attack - And how it wasn’t the “Auditor’s Fault” this time!

Chapter Event
10/17/2013 12:00 PM
10/17/2013 1:00 PM
Ralph’s on the Park (, 900 City Park Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119 |
Date:  Thursday, October 17, 2013
Time:  12:00 – 1:00 p.m., registration begins at 11:30 a.m.

Speaker:  Wes Withrow, Cybersecurity Consultant, R2 – Cybersecurity & Consulting


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This unclassified discussion will dive directly into the front line experience of a highly sophisticated cyber-attack at a Department of Defense-focused research center.

Speaker Bio:

Wes Withrow
B.S., M.S., CISSP, Security+, ITIL, Six Sigma, Network+, HDSCM, HDSCTL, HDSCA

R2 – Cybersecurity & Consulting -
Direct: 504-239-3585
Wes Withrow is the founder of R2 – Cybersecurity & Consulting, where he provides cybersecurity consulting and manages security services to a broad spectrum of industries, both large and small. With a diverse set of skills and expertise, his duties include, but are not limited to, security consulting, regulatory compliance, penetration testing, auditing, gap analysis, network security, and security program management.
Wes has been working in the IT industry for 15 years and has led and participated on a wide variety of projects. Having the technical aptitude to implement a solution is one ability, but combining that skill set with strong business experience has allowed Wes to enjoy work in an interesting set of problem spaces.
Prior to founding R2 – Cybersecurity & Consulting, Wes spent time in roles advising small to medium sized businesses in technology, advising the Department of Defense, and as a systems engineer implementing secure IT systems.
Wes graduated from The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School with an M.S. in Information and Telecommunication Systems. He also obtained a B.S. in Computer Science from Davis and Elkins College. 
He holds 13 certifications, most notably the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Additional certifications include HIPAA, Six Sigma, and handful of IT Management certifications. He also holds an active SECRET clearance.
Cost:  $35 members or non-members, $20 students
CPE Hour: 1
Location:  Ralph’s on the Park (, 900 City Park Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Menu:  Chopped Salad, Roasted Pork Tenderloin or Louisiana Gulf Shrimp Court Bouillon, and Crème Brulee
Parking:  On the street around the restaurant 
Payment Method:  PAYMENT BY CASH OR CHECK PAYABLE TO IIA-NEW ORLEANS CHAPTER IS REQUIRED THE DAY OF THE MEETING.  CREDIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.  Corporations may arrange for billing by contacting Angela Brandenburg, Treasurer, at or at 504-528-3400.
**You must register online by noon on Monday, October 14, 2013.   Cancellations must be received by noon on Monday, October 14, 2013.  No shows will be billed. **
Should you have any questions concerning the registration, please feel free to contact Lori Ferro at or 504-568-2961; and she will assist you in making your reservation.