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Loudoun Cybersecurity Professionals Meetup

March 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, for our next Loudoun Cyber Meetup!

We are excited to announce that our featured speaker will be Kelly McCrackenSenior Vice President of Detection and Response at Salesforce.

With 20+ years in cybersecurity, Kelly McCracken focuses on standardizing and building threat detection and incident response programs. Co-author of NIST SP 800-61, rev 1, Kelly led national initiatives for the federal government focused on incident response planning. She assists Fortune 500 companies in building top-tier detection and response programs. Kelly has a strong educational background: BBA from James Madison University, MS from Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA from UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business. Currently, Kelly is the Senior Vice President of Detection and Response at Salesforce

We will create name badges for everyone before the event. Please RSVP for the Meetup here on this site and register with Loudoun Economic Development so we know your full name and organization:

5:30 Social hour and networking begins
6:10 Welcome and opening remarks – Loudoun Economic Development
Speaker introduction, Will Halliday, Williams Mullen
6:15 Featured Speaker, Kelly McKracken, Salesforce
6:45 “Open Mic” time (brief audience announcements)
6:50 Networking continues
7:30 Adjourn

February Review
We want to thank our February 6 featured speaker. Dr. Scott White, a Clinical Criminologist and Director of the Cybersecurity Program at The George Washington University – College of Professional Studies provided an insightful, thought provoking, entertaining presentation, “Cyber Criminals: A Forensic Profile of Insider Threats”. It was noteworthy how he linked “headline stories” over the past several years to reinforce the principles he shared upfront.

Launched in March, 2021, this Meetup provides opportunities for cybersecurity professional development and networking for anybody in the greater Loudoun County, VA area. We’re open to cyber practitioners, consultants, trainers, policymakers, software vendors, students, etc. This Meetup is intended as an informal forum for the people who seek knowledge of the current state, status, challenges, successes, and emerging topics in governmental and general cybersecurity technologies.

As of June, 2021, we have transitioned to in-person meetings. Meetings will feature a speaker on a topic of interest for about 20-30 minutes, encouraging questions and discussion, and then allow for networking to include announcements by jobseekers/employers and startups who want to give their elevator pitch on a new cyber company, idea, or technology. Join this conversation as we discuss the most important issues of the day, as they concern the intersections of technology, government, business, and people.

If you require a reasonable accommodation for any type of disability in order to participate in Loudoun County Cybersecurity Professionals, please contact Katie Fleger at 703-737-8612 (TTY 711). Three business days advance notice is requested.


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