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The West Michigan Cyber Security Consortium meets approx. once a quarter to discuss various topics concerning our cyber community. Below is the list of our scheduled meetings and events in the coming months.

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October 2020

Summer Member Meeting – Virtual Update #2

October 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
MI United States + Google Map

The past few months have been hectic, and our Spring Member Meeting in April was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us for a quick virtual update meeting as we review the WMCSC's summer events and prepare for events in the Fall. To register for this event click here.

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GrrCON X (CANCELLED)

October 22, 2020 @ 8:30 am - October 23, 2020 @ 11:30 am
DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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For information about this conference, visit: https://grrcon.com     https://twitter.com/GrrCON/status/1277643576269139969

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Fall Member Meeting

October 28, 2020 @ 8:00 am
Davenport University, 6191 Kraft Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512 United States
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Join our quarterly meeting to network with other WMCSC members, explore a relevant cyber topic from a guest speaker, and participate in meaningful dialogue. Meeting agenda will be sent to WMCSC members in advance. Breakfast is provided. To register for this event click here.  

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November 2020

Michigan Cyber Security Conference 2020

November 12, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
MI United States + Google Map

Dates are still being determined....more information coming soon! For information about last year's conference, visit: https://www.michigancybersecurity.com/

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December 2020

Steering Committee Meeting

December 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
MI United States

The WMCSC Steering Committee meets each quarter to plan member meetings and other activities, review projects, and make budgetary decisions.  

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February 2021

Steering Committee Meeting

February 18, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
MI United States

The WMCSC Steering Committee meets each quarter to plan member meetings and other activities, review projects, and make budgetary decisions.  

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May 2021

CIS 20 Controls: Secure Your Business Today

May 6, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

If your small or growing business is new to information security concerns, you might be asking yourself "where do I start?" No matter how small or new your organization, our recommendation is to start building your information security program around the CIS 20 controls. In this webcast, we will introduce you to the CIS 20 Controls and provide some tips on getting started. Presenters for this webcast are Jason Gillam and Jon Knepp Register here: https://www.bigmarker.com/secureideas-llc/CIS-20-Controls-Secure-Your-Business-Today

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Emerging Threats with CISA + Secure Ideas

May 19, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join the WMCSC for presentations from Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Secure Ideas on emerging threats in the cyber landscape. This event is sponsored by SailPoint, and stick around to the end for a chance to win an Oculus Quest! Register here: https://sailpoint.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rcuGorTgoHdY_nWPsNWI4q0R6gy20VF2x   Event Agenda: 11:00 – 11:10      | Virtual Networking / Welcome / Intro & Event Overview 11:10 – 11:35       | CISA Presentation – Kelley Goldblatt, CISA 11:35 – 12:00     …

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Steering Committee Meeting

May 20, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
MI United States

The WMCSC Steering Committee meets each quarter to plan and coordinate various member events, learning engagements, practice exercises, and other activities, as well as review progress on long-term initiatives and make budgetary decisions.  

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August 2021

Steering Committee Meeting

August 19, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
MI United States

The WMCSC Steering Committee meets each quarter to plan and coordinate various member events, learning engagements, practice exercises, and other activities, as well as review progress on long-term initiatives and make budgetary decisions.

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September 2021

GrrCON 2021

September 16, 2021 @ 8:00 am - September 17, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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For information about this conference, visit: https://grrcon.com    

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October 2021

Michigan Cyber Security Conference 2021

October 14, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
MI United States + Google Map

This is a placeholder while the date for 2021 is still being determined. For more information, visit: https://www.michigancybersecurity.com/

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month w/ NCSA

October 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

In partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, the WMCSC is planning a half-day event for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.   More information coming soon!

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Grand Rapids IT Symposium

October 21, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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For information about this conference, visit: https://www.grandrapidsitsymposium.com/  

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December 2021

Steering Committee Meeting

December 16, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
MI United States

The WMCSC Steering Committee meets each quarter to plan and coordinate various member events, learning engagements, practice exercises, and other activities, as well as review progress on long-term initiatives and make budgetary decisions.

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Past Quarterly Meeting Topics

Round Tables discussions from Law Enforcement & cyber business units
Presentations from DHS Protective Service Agents
Business Impact Analysis
Presentation and trainings on Disaster Recovery
Panel discussions on past incidents and lessons learned

Examples of Past Events, Activities, and Projects

GrrCON Hacker Conference
National Night Out
Michigan Cyber Security Conference
Annual Purple Event (Red vs. Blue practice exercise & competition)
Networking opportunities
Obtaining $100k in DHS grant funding to conduct gap analysis assessments and penetration testing of local critical infrastructure
Securing DHS funding for member businesses to attend GrrCON Hacker conference in Grand Rapids and Secure World conference in Detroit
Cyber awareness promotion through booth presence at local community events
Partnering with Michigan Infragard to promote Cyber Awareness at events within Michigan