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    • 7 Dec 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting - Link shared via event confirmation email!

    Speaker: Mike Gothom, Palo Alto Networks

    Mike Gotham is a Sr. Security Architect within Unit42 at Palo Alto Networks. He has helped some of the words largest organizations hunt down sophisticated cyber attackers as well as assess and improve their security operations.

    Mike specializes in network and endpoint forensics, malware reverse engineering, threat intelligence, incident response and SecOp’s. mike is a graduate of Georgia Tech and holds many GIAC Certifications including GREM, GCFA, GNFA and GCIH.


    With technology at the core of virtually all business and industries cyber-attacks are happening more frequently and becoming more sophisticated in their design. At the Cybersecurity Peer Group meeting Mike will walkus through the lifecycle of a cyber-attack. He will walk us through the nature of the threats we are seeing and the impacts they have on an organization's operation.  He will touch on some of the extortion techniques we are seeing and answer questions you have on the roles and responsibilities of your extended team in response to a ransomware event and other cyber incidents.  We will learn about negotiating with the adversary and decision making on paying a ransom as well as the forensic clean-up and response to the incident.  Mike will also talk about the recommended proactive steps and best practices “left of boom” to minimize the impact of a cyber-attack.

    • 9 Dec 2021
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Zoom Meeting - Link shared via event confirmation email!

    Speaker:  Pete Behrens, Agile Leadership Journey 

    Pete Behrens develops leaders to transform themselves and their organizations to improve business outcomes. Pete is the founder of the Agile Leadership Journey, a collaborative community of leadership trainers and coaches built on a philosophy that agile organizations only emerge from agile leaders, and who share a passion to build better leaders. 

    Pete is the host of the (Re)Learning Leadership Podcast, for leaders, by leaders. Podcast episodes explore real leader stories and experts who help diagnose them for all of us to learn to be better leaders. 

    As a thought leader in agile leadership, Pete is a Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) Educator, a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) and emeritus Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). For the Scrum Alliance, Pete codeveloped the CEC program in 2007 and the CAL program in 2016. 

    When Pete isn’t visiting clients across the globe (or virtually during the pandemic), he is probably biking or golfing near Boulder, CO. 


    It's hard to escape agility in the workplace today. Most companies across the globe are either desiring it, bragging about it, or selling it. Yet, agility is still an elusive concept that's often misunderstood and even worse, misapplied in business. 

    Pete Behrens, founder of the Agile Leadership Journey, shares his 20-year experience with organizational agility as a leader himself, a consultant for clients, and now as a leadership educator and coach. Pete shares how leaders have become over-dependent upon agile frameworks and consultants, and need to take personal ownership of themself and their organization's culture to enable more agile ways of working and improve business performance.


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