CI Security in the News

“We’re doing this for down-market local governments,” Hamilton said. “It’s water purification, waste-treatment, communications for law enforcement, emergency management, traffic management — all the stuff that cities and counties do that if they’re disrupted, you’re going to feel it on the scale of your life. Not a news story about ATMs are down, not a letter from a credit card company — it’s ‘my kid stopped breathing, I called 911 and it didn’t work.'”

– Mike Hamilton, CISO, Collaboration to protect critical government infrastructure reboots, eyes national expansion, State Scoop

 

“By focusing on combining ML and human interaction, rather than trying to eliminate the human loop, we produce an astoundingly low false positive rate and continue to challenge our best-in-the-industry analysts with ever more interesting things that don’t quite make AI ring the bell but may still be worth noticing. Computers are good at boring; people are good at interesting.”

– Mike Simon, CTO, CISOs Look to Machine Learning to Augment Security Staffing Shortages, F5 Networks

 

“This has to be a risk-based decision. It’s very expensive [to switch vendors]. It’s a big procurement effort.”

– Mike Hamilton, CISO, Months After Federal Warnings About Russian Software, Local Governments Respond, Governing

 

“That is the real exposure,” he said. “This is really a canary in the coal mine, and local governments need to wake up.”

– Mike Hamilton, CISO, Wire-Transfer Scheme, Ransomware Attack — Tiny Yarrow Point Finds Itself in Criminals’ Crosshairs, Seattle Times

 

“They are things like, ‘My ex is tracking me with spyware on my phone,’ or ‘My neighbor has hijacked my wireless and is doing illegal things.’ There’s nobody to tell about this,”

– Mike Hamilton, CISO, Get Hit by Internet Crime? Good Luck Getting Help from Some Local Police, Seattle Times

Events

Upcoming Events

Interface

 

Phoenix, AZ
June 15th, 2018

Health IT Summit

 

Minneapolis, MN
June 12th-14th, 2018

Municipal Cyber Security Workshop

Mike Hamilton, CISO
Speaker
Bothell, WA
June 21st, 2018

CI Security & Algorithmia Happy Hour

Rein Haus
Seattle, WA
June 26th, 2018

DEF CON 26

Jeremy Johnson
Workshop
Las Vegas, NV
August 9th-12th, 2018

Maritime Security West

Mike Hamilton, CISO
Speaker
San Diego, CA
August 28th, 2018

CSA Seattle

Mike Hamilton, CISO
Speaker
Bellevue, WA
September 29th, 2018

CIPRNA Expo

Mike Hamilton, CISO
Speaker
Tampa, FL
December 6th, 2018

Past Events

SecureWorld

 

Chicago, IL
June 5th, 2018

Gartner Security & Risk Management
Summit 2018

National Harbor, MD
June 4th-7th, 2018

Data Connectors

 

Seattle, WA
June 7th, 2018

Tech Junction

 

Willamette Valley, OR
May 9th, 2018

Interface

 

Cinncinnati, OH
May 16th, 2018

HIMMS MN Spring Chapter Spring Conference

 

Minneapolis, MN
May 22nd, 2018

ACCIS Spring Conference

Mike Hamilton, President & CISO
Featured Panelist

Wenatchee, WA
April 19th, 2018

Data Connectors

 

Chicago, IL
May 3rd, 2018

Rocky Mountain InfoSec Conference

 

Denver, CO
May 8th-10th, 2018

UW TechConnect (Keynote)

Mike Hamilton, President & CISO

University of WA, Seattle, WA
March 13, 2018

InfoSec Risk Assessment & Budget
Expert Panel & Luncheon

Mike Hamilton, President & CISO

ATLAS Workbase
Seattle, WA
March 28th, 2018

NWPIT (Speaker)

Jeremy Johnson, Director of Offensive Security

Bellingham, WA
March 27th, 2018

UW TechConnect (Keynote)

Mike Hamilton, President & CISO

University of WA, Seattle, WA
March 13, 2018

OAGITM (Speaker)

Mike Hamilton, President & CISO

Gleneden Beach, OR
February 6th – 9th, 2018

Critical Informatics Happy Hour at Fado Irish Pub in Downtown Seattle on Feb1st 2018

Happy Hour: Kraken a Cold One

Fado Irish Pub

801 1st Ave, Seattle, WA  98104
Thursday, February 1, 4-6 PM

Emerald Down (Keynote)

Michael Hamilton, President
Seattle, WA

December 7, 2017

SecureWorld

Michael Hamilton, President
Seattle, WA

November 8-9, 2017

Seattle SIM (Speaker)

Mike Hamilton, President

Seattle, WA
November 18, 2017

October 25-27, 2017

Kitsap County Regional Meeting

Port Orchard, WA
October 31, 2017

Association of County and City Information Systems (ACCIS)

Michael Hamilton, President

Facilitated Break-Out Session

Vancouver, WA
October 25-27, 2017

Oregon State Bar Health Law Section

Mike Hamilton, President

Hood River, OR
October 20-21, 2017

Happy Hour: FUD Light

Owl N’ Thistle

808 Post Ave, Seattle, WA
October 19th, 4-6 PM

Seattle SIM (Panelist)

Mike Hamilton, President

Seattle, WA
October 18, 2017

NSA/UW Fellows

University of Washington Campus
September 29, 2017

Happy Hour: Minor Threat Assessment

Main Topic: Artificial Intelligence

Still Liquor, 1524 Minor Ave, Seattle
September 21st, 4-6 PM

Public Facility Directors

Lynnwood Convention Center
September 28, 2017

Cloud Security Alliance

Michael Hamilton, President

Embassy Suites, Bellevue​, WA
September 29, 2017

Kuppinger Cole Identity Management World

Michael Hamilton, President

Seattle, WA
Sept 12-13, 2017

MIT Innovation Forum (MS)

Mike Simon

Seattle, WA
Sept 20, 2017

Maritime Security West

Michael Hamilton, President
Tacoma Conference Center

Sept 20-22, 2017

Cybersecurity from an anthropological perspective

Mike Simon, CTO

Rainier Club
March 27, 2017

Moving the Cybersecurity Needle with Policy

Michael Hamilton, President

Rainier Club
March 27, 2017

Seattle SIM Conference

Michael Hamilton, President
March 29, 2017

The Intersection of Cybersecurity and Emergency Management

Michael Hamilton, President

Oregon Emergency Management, Sunriver Resort
April 13, 2017

ACCIS ConferencePolicy

Michael Hamilton, President

Spokane, WA
April 19 – 21, 2017

Beers for Fears

August 24th, 2017, 4-5:30pm, J&M, 201 1st Ave S, Seattle

An Information Security Agenda. Ok. There is no agenda. But Mike always talks about the news – so bring good topics and prevent that.

Interested in scheduling an event with Mike Hamilton or Critical Informatics?