AWC Talks: Washington Statewide Cyber-Security Project

January 24th, 2014, 0 Comments

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Curious how Washington state communities are preparing to protect themselves from cyber attacks?  If so, please make sure to save the date for the next Association of Women in Computing – Puget Sound Chapter meeting on February 19th, at 6pm, in Seattle. This event will feature a presentation by Michael Hamilton, CEO and Managing Partner of MK Hamilton & Associates, who is the consulting architect on Public Regional Information Security Event Monitoring (PRISEM) project for the state – a project funded by the Department of Homeland Security.

Michael Hamilton: MK Hamilton & Associates

Mr. Michael Hamilton

Who: Association of Women in Computing – Puget Sound Chapter

 What: Presentation by Michael Hamilton on the Washington Statewide Cyber-security System: – the PRISEM Project

 When: Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 /  6 – 8:30pm

 Where: 501 N. 34th St /  Suite 200 / Seattle, WA, 98103 / At the Fremont offices of Serials Solutions

 How Much: $15, Click Here to Register


Check out the below press release from the AWC for more details: 

SEATTLE – Jan. 20, 2014 – The Association of Women in Computing, Puget Sound (AWCPS) chapter is hosting a presentation on a statewide cybersecurity project funded by the Department of Homeland Security at its February 19th meeting at 6 p.m. in the Evanston Building, 501 N. 34th Street, Suite 200, Seattle, Wash.  Speaking on this topic, Michael Hamilton, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of MK Hamilton & Associates, is architect of the project and currently consulting the state on the Public Regional Information Security Event Monitoring (PRISEM) project, a statewide cybersecurity and cyber event warning system.
“This cybersecurity monitoring and real-time alerting system is the only one of its kind in the country,” said Hamilton. “It processes event logs for seven cities and counties, six maritime ports, and others. An analyst, who works with the monitored jurisdictions to respond to security problems, continuously monitors the system. Funded by the Department of Homeland Security, this unique, visionary effort is expected to form a model for similar systems in other states.”

 As former Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the City of Seattle, Hamilton managed policy, strategy, and information security operations for 28 departments, including law enforcement, public safety, human services, energy and water utilities, and transportation management. In his role as CISO at City of Seattle, and now consulting to the State of Washington through his partnership, Michael spearheaded the PRISEM project.” 




PS: Big thanks to our President, and AWC-PS member, Marjie Peterson, for pulling in this speaker for the event!

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