CSA West Michigan – May 27th Virtual MeetUp – SIEM and CASB


Cloud Security Alliance - West Michigan Chapter

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CSA West Michigan – May 27th Virtual Event – 3-5pm

Join the West Michigan Cloud Security Alliance for our May 27th virtual MeetUp from 3-5pm EST.

We will once again be using our new SignalWire platform so you can access our new meeting portal by going to: http://csawestmichigan.sw.work/

Our topics this month are going to be SIEM and CASB

Our sponsors for this month are Blumira and Netskope.

Blumira Presentation: Set up your SIEM for Success

In this discussion, Patrick Garrity, VP of Operations at Blumira will walk you through techniques to set your SIEM up for success.

You’ll get answers to questions such as:

Which log sources should I prioritize?

Which threats should I monitor?

What steps can I take to get better detection from my SIEM?

How do I make sure that my SIEM is actually working?

At the end of the session, you’ll be armed with the right knowledge to set your SIEM up for immediate success.

Netskope Presentation: Moving beyond the limitations of a 1st generation CASB.

Learn about the 7 highest impact CASB use cases for today’s advanced cloud security requirements from James Christiansen CSO Vice President, Cloud Security Transformation.

James is Netskope’s vice president of cloud security transformation and leader of the Global Strategy Office. He is focused on Netskope’s global strategy to drive thought leadership in cloud security transformation.

James brings extensive expertise as a global leader in information security. Prior to joining Netskope, he was vice president CISO at Teradata where he led the global information and physical security teams. Previously, James was CISO for Visa International, General Motors, and Experian Americas. James was vice president of information risk management at Optiv, and chief executive officer for Evantix.

As a sought-after expert speaker on security, James has been featured at numerous prestigious events, including the Business Roundtable, Research Board, American Bar Association, American Banker, the RSA Conference, Secure World, BankInfoSecurity, ISSA, ISACA, HIMSS, Dark Reading, and MIS Training Institute. He has also been featured in The New York Times and quoted as an expert in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, United States Cybersecurity Magazine, Bloomberg, and Healthcare IT News.

James is a patent inventor and has received three innovation awards in cyber security, GRC, and cloud computing. He is the author of the Internet Survival Series and contributing author of CISO Essentials and CISO Compass, as well as numerous industry papers.

He earned his master’s degree in business administration with a focus on international management and his bachelor’s degree in business management from Westminster College.

SWAG! (Some Wildly Awesome Goodies)

Come see us on the 26th at Brewery Vivant’s parking lot for SWAG distribution from 11:00am-12:30pm.

This month we will have some more wildly awesome goodies including:

– 4 pack of Brewery Vivant Beer

– $20.00 gift card to Broad Leaf (Brewery Vivant’s Kentwood restaurant)


– Jar of fresh local honey from Grand Haven Apiary https://www.facebook.com/grandhavenapiary/

– Ice Box Brand Ice Cream Bar treats served on-site!


– Branded items from our sponsors

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