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I gave a 30 minute presentation today on Effective Anti-Phishing Strategies and Exercises at the 30th Annual FISSEA Conference in Gaithersburg, MD. FISSEA, or the Federal Information Systems Security Educators' Association, is a division of NIST. The original FISSEA conference was scheduled in March but due to a huge storm, it was canceled and pushed back to June.

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Since we're at NIST, Arthur made sure to start precisely on time. If you're not aware, NIST is the government agency responsible for setting the nation's time via its atomic clocks.


 Clarence Williams and Arthur Chantker making sure things are a go at the FISSEA Conference at NIST - Paubox Clarence Williams and Arthur Chantker making sure things are a go


Effective Anti-Phishing Strategies and Exercises

Effective Anti-Phishing Strategies and Exercises - Paubox


After a warm introduction by Arthur Chantker, I took the stage and gave it 100. I spent a lot more time preparing the slides than originally planned, so I made sure to put our best foot forward to the audience.


Hoala Greevy - FISEEA Conference NIST - Paubox


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Adrienne Ramirez, US Dept of Labor - Paubox

After my presentation, Adrienne Ramirez came up and complimented me on making email "not boring." I did indeed find that to be a compliment :) Adrienne is the Information Security Officer at the U.S. Department of Labor and after a quick pic in front of our Paubox banner, we agreed to stay in touch.


Pau Hana at Quincy's

 Carl Willis-Ford and Jomill Wiley - FISSEA NIST - Paubox

Carl Willis-Ford and Jomill Wiley

After the conference, I caught a ride with Peggy Himes to Quincy's for pau hana dinner. Since it's so close to NIST, it's one of the go to spots for NIST staff. Peggy recommended the steak salad, which we both got. While there, I sat across from Carl Willis-Ford and Jomill Wiley. Carl is a Senior Principal at CSRA Inc while Jomil is the IT Security Lead Trainer onsite at NASA. Carl gave me valuable tips on booking more speaking engagements at conferences. I also learned about what he calls the third type of insider threat, the non-malicious insider threat. Jomill recommended I follow up with her to do a webinar to her users at NASA. Both sound great to me. Mahalo Carl and Jomill!



FISSEA was founded in 1987 and is an organization run by and for federal information systems security professionals. The organization assists federal agencies in meeting their computer security training responsibilities.


About NIST

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology ( NIST) was founded in 1901 and is now part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST is one of the nation's oldest physical science laboratories. From the smart electric power grid and electronic health records to atomic clocks, advanced nanomaterials, and computer chips, innumerable products and services rely in some way on standards provided by NIST. In fact, HIPAA data security guidelines follow NIST standards. Today, NIST measurements support the smallest of technologies to the largest and most complex of human-made creations—from nanoscale devices so tiny that tens of thousands can fit on the end of a single human hair up to earthquake-resistant skyscrapers and global communication networks.


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