June 14 - Monthly Flagship Meeting

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06/14/2018 - Thursday, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Courtyard by Marriott, Culver City
Speaker: Michael Lattimore
Topic: Opening the Hackers Toolkit: The Project Manager as Cyber Defender

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Companies worldwide are investing millions in the latest and greatest technology infrastructure to protect their data from human attackers. While they grow steadily “hard and crunchy” on the outside, they become “soft and chewy” on the inside as the human firewall fails and allows the attackers in.

End-users have been responsible for billions of data records breached over the past decade. As we anticipate the emergence of malicious AI code, the truth is beginning to be revealed; a machine cannot provide adequate protection against a human or AI adversary, and bolt-on security is never as effective as built-in security.

The project manager is in a unique position to ensure that projects are designed with security built-in early, rather than bolted-on later.

Key Issues Covered:

  • Opening the Hackers Toolkit: Project Manager as Cyber Defender
  • The State of Crypto-Crime
  • Malicious AI- “Danger Will Robinson”
  • CIA? – Why is my data leaking, invalid and missing
  • Supporting the Human Firewall


About the Speaker

Michael Lattimore is the Cyber Awareness Evangelist for one of the world’s largest utilities and the co-founder and executive officer of the International Association of Security Awareness Professionals (www.IASAPGroup.org).  Since 1992, Michael has helped professionals build robust cyber awareness programs and grow them into mature programs that measure effectiveness and utilize state of the art techniques for enhancing the human firewall. He most recently presented at the LA Cyber Task Force Day event hosted by Loyola Law School and Foerster Morrison.

Michael holds CISSP and GISP credentials and a Masters in Psychology. He is a member of ISSA (Intl. Systems Security Assn.) and FBI Infragard. He actively promotes the security awareness profession at schools and universities and he is passionate about keeping our families and businesses safe in cyberspace.


Event Sponsorship

Interested in becoming a sponsor for this event?

  • Market your company's products and services to 50-120 Flagship meeting attendees!
  • Display your company’s logo on the PMI-LA website for 3-4 weeks before the event!
  • Your company’s information will be on the PMI-LA event details page!
  • Your company’s information will be included in the weekly PMI-LA eBlast!
  • Your sponsorship includes dinner at the meeting, a table at the event, networking time, 5 mins speaking time, and a raffle opportunity.

Please contact Anil at main.meeting@pmi-la.org.


Event Cost

(PMI-LA members must log into the PMI-LA website prior to registration to receive the member discounts)|

Early-Bird Registration through Tuesday, June 12th, 2018; 11:59 pm PST
$30 - PMI-LA Members
$35 - Non-Members

Beginning Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 11:59 am PST
$35 - PMI-LA Members
$40 - Non-Members

At the Door:
$35 - PMI-LA Members
$40 - Non-Members


Meeting Agenda

5:30 to 6:30 PM - Registration, Networking and Food
6:30 to 7:00 PM - Chapter Announcements
7:00 to 8:00 PM - Speaker Presentation
8:00 to 9:00 PM - Open Networking


Dinner Menu

  • Taco Station
  • Salad Station
  • Brownies or Cookies
  • Iced Tea/Hot Tea/Coffee
  • 1 Bar Ticket per Guest


Location Information

Courtyard by Marriott
6333 Bristol Parkway
Culver City, CA 90230
2nd Floor, Studio Ballroom
Free parking at the Courtyard Marriot. Validate parking ticket at the registration desk.



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Registration can be canceled up until the Tuesday before the event with a $1 cancellation fee. You may also allow a friend or colleague to attend the meeting in your place. Because we owe the venue a guaranteed number by that Tuesday, any last minute cancellations are non-refundable. Should there be extenuating circumstances, please contact the board at BoD@pmi-la.org with the request and reason for cancellation.

This event may be canceled or postponed by the Chapter, though all efforts will be made to avoid doing so.  If canceled or postponed, notification will be made to all registrants via email.


Help Us Improve the Culver City Flagship Meetings
Suggestions for improving the Culver City Flagship Meetings are appreciated. Please let us know if there are topics you would like presented and/or discussed. If you are interested in volunteering for the flagship chapter meetings, please contact us! We have multiple positions available!!


Questions/Suggestions/Volunteer Inquiries:
Contact  Main.Meeting@pmi-la.org


Chapter Membership

Total Members 1994
New members this year 48
PMP® Members 1117
CAPM® Members 37
PgMP® Members 3
PMI-SP® Members 1
PMI-RMP® Members 8
PMI-ACP® Members 50
PfMP® Members 2
PMI-PBA® Members 9
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 1884
Student Members 99
Other Members 11
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