Washington D.C. Chapter Meeting: 6.22.22

When:  Jun 22, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Washington, D.C.

Join the Washington D.C. Chapter for its first in-person meeting of the year, sponsored by Mutare and Assertion! Agenda and location details attached below.


11:05 – 11:15: Welcome and IAUG Updates

11:15 – 12:15: Assertion: Common Attacks That Breached Communication Systems In 2021, and How to Prevent Them Dr. Val Matula, CTO, Assertion

What could an American healthcare organization, a European retail giant, and an American public transportation authority have in common? Undetected and unchecked attacks on their communication systems! Companies are finding themselves at the receiving end of multiple types of attacks on their communication systems. Financial losses due to telecom fraud alone, have shot up 28% in the last two years, as per the 2021 CFCA survey. Given how closely linked these systems are with the rest of the organization, it’s easy to see why attacks on Communications systems can have far-reaching and potentially devastating consequences. Join us for a session with Dr. Valentine Matula, CTO, Assertion Inc, to understand the why, what, and how of common attacks on your VoIP systems. Understanding how to protect your communication systems begins with understanding the why and how behind these attacks

12:15 - 12:45: Lunch

12:45 – 13:45: Mutare: Stop Robocalls, Voice Spam & Vishing at the Network Edge Ken Rosko, Sharon Scott, Mutare

Unwanted Calls are putting an escalating burden on your voice network, opening your organization up to increased cyber risks and diminishing employee productivity. In today’s business climate our phone system and voice network are more important than ever. At the same time, there has been a spike in Robocalls, Spam Calls, Spoof Calls & Vishing calls that are clogging up the network, reducing responsiveness to our customers and business partners, and putting our organizations at increased risk from malicious callers. It’s time to stop unwanted callers to your business. In this session you will learn the size and scale of the problem and how to identify the severity of unwanted calls in your voice network.

13:45 – 14:00: Closing and Giveaways

Parking Information:

Parking will be available on the street level in front of the building under the white arch for all of the meeting participants. When turning onto Gatehouse from Gallows Road take the first right where the signs read FCPS then drive straight and park under the Arch. The scheduler shared that the Arch is highly visible once on-site. They do not have a campus map.

We will try to simulcast to Spaces at: https://spaces.zang.io/spaces/602ee4ca232688b1b6d07c2d

This meeting is co-sponsored by:

This meeting is co-sponsored by:



Inova EPIC Training Center - Lobby Conference Room
8111 Gatehouse Road
Falls Church, VA 22042


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