Breakfast Workshop & Webcast - Recent Security Breaches

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Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, Registration Opens 7am


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Recent Security Breaches and Your Organization

A Special Breakfast Workshop and Webcast

Wednesday, November 15th held a live-event webcast at the University of New England's Portland campus at 7:00am and online at the MTUG Webex Portal at at 7:30am for a special security-focused educational session and breakfast!

Event Schedule:

  • 7:00am: In-person Breakfast Event Registration Opens with Continental Breakfast/Coffee
  • 7:30 - 8:30am: Presentation (with Online Webex broadcast), with Q&A time near end
  • 8:30 - 9:00am: Networking

In this session, Ryan McArthur covers the lessons which can be learned from the largest, most significant data breaches based upon publicly available information on the Internet. Using articles from leading news organizations such as the New York Times, Computer World, Security Intelligence, etc., for each of the largest and most damaging breaches, including Equifax, this presentation briefly reviews and analyses key points of breakdown. Society expects organizations spending millions of dollars a year on Information Security would be very secure, yet, these organizations experience breaches. The core of this presentation examines common sense ideas and security industry best practices you might use to prevent a similar sequence of events happening to your organization.

MTUG thanks boardmember Keven Heatley and Austin Brower for their assistance in developing the topic and coordinating the technology, respectively, for this session.

For those who couldn't make it, please check out the Recordings at! (A converted MP4 version in our Vimeo collection will be available soon).

Location Details: 

  • Room 233, Blewett Hall, University of New England, Portland campus
    716 Stevens Avenue Portland, ME 04103
  • Blewett Hall is on the south end of campus, behind the buildings for the School of Pharmacology and the School of Dental Hygiene.
  • Parking available at that location, behind the Recreation Center. Signs will be placed to lead to the room.


Ryan McArthur

Security Administrator at a Maine-based institution. Adjunct Faculty at Kaplan University and Southern New Hampshire University

Ryan McArthur has 33 years of experience in all facets of IT starting his career as programmer in 1984 and has held numerous IT positions including all aspects of system design, database administration, management responsibilities, and for the past 10 years has had an increasing focus on Information Security. In addition to his full-time employment as a Security Administrator, he is currently an Adjunct faculty member teaching Information Technology and Cybersecurity classes at the undergraduate and graduate level for two universities. Ryan holds a B.S. in Information Technology with concentration in Information Security, as well as a M.S. in Information Assurance.

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Ryan McArthur - Back to Basics: Learning from the Largest, Most Significant Breaches [PDF]

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