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May 27, 2015

Murder or Self Defense?

Anthony Teelucksingh, United States Department of Justice


7110 Samuel Morse Drive, Suite 200
Columbia, Maryland 21046



1st ISSA Joint Conference

The Baltimore ISSA Chapter is joining forces with the Northern Virginia and DC ISSA Chapters to put on an all day Security Event on September 1, 2015.  The Event will be held at NIST HQ in Gaithersburg, Maryland. There will be three tracks of exciting speakers.   Check the conference web site, for more details are they are finalized.


May 14, 2015 - Jeskell QRadar Security Conference - Click here to register!

May 18, 2015 - InfraGard Protection Leadership Series - Learn more

June 16, 2015 - 2nd Annual PMI Professional Development Symposium - Learn more

July 30, 2015 - 2nd Annual CyberMongomery Forum - Learn more 

Next Meeting

May 27, 2015

Topic: Murder or Self Defense?

Brian Dykstra, CEO, Atlantic Data Forensics will review the West Virginia 1st degree murder trial of Michael Ian Palmer for the pre-meditated killing of his father-in-law Everett Wilson during a home invasion break-in.  Mr. Dykstra will recount the various testimony given during the trial and the digital evidence he was presented with as the defense computer forensics expert.  From bar fights and brass knuckles to Facebook posts and crime scene investigations West Virginia v Michael Ian Palmer has it all.

Speaker: Brian E. Dykstra, Atlantic Data Forensics, Inc.

,Mr. Dykstra has over 19 years experience in investigations, computer forensics, incident response, network and wireless security testing and information security. Mr. Dykstra was previously the CIO and Director of Professional Education at Mandiant, Inc. where he was responsible for the development and management of numerous advanced computer security and cybercrime investigation courses.

Before founding Atlantic Data Forensics (formerly Jones Dykstra and Associates, Inc.), Mr. Dykstra was the CIO & Director of Professional Education and a founding member of Mandiant, where he was responsible for the development and management of numerous advanced computer security and cybercrime investigation courses. Prior to becoming a co-founder of Mandiant (formerly known as Red Cliff Consulting, LLC), Mr. Dykstra was a Senior Program Manager at Communications Technologies where he led commercialization efforts of computer security and managed services business groups; supervised the secure remote management of UNIX and Windows customer and network systems, and provided technical oversight for business development efforts and technical assistance to commercial and government sales groups.

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