On April 19th, Foley & Lardner's Jennifer Rathburn and CyberSquire's Joseph Abrenio will host a presentation at St. Louis Tech Incubator T-REX on building a GDPR program.

As the May 25, 2018 EU, General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) deadline rapidly approaches, many U.S. companies are beginning to realize the significance of GDPR’s impending influence on business operations. Furthermore, for those companies that are in the initial stages of building their GDPR compliance programs, company management may find themselves struggling to find the experienced GDPR professionals necessary.

On April 19th, Jennifer Rathburn, the co-chair of Foley & Larnder's privacy practice and Joseph Abrenio, CEO of CyberSquire, will present on the basics of building a GDPR compliance program and the critical relationship between privacy counsel and the data protection officer. 


CyberSquire Joins Juniper Networks and Foley & Lardner to Discuss the Benefits of a Managed Security Service.


Is your business struggling to keep up with today's dynamic cyber threat landscape? Many businesses are turning to managed security service providers (MSSP’s) to protect their networks. Join CyberSquire at the next Midwest Cyber Security Alliance where we partner with Juniper Networks and Foley & Lardner to discuss the benefits of our MSSP, which can either serve as your security team or supplement your current defenses. Presenters will discuss:

  • Threat and malware detection
  • Log management
  • Monitoring and archiving
  • Managed SIEM
  • Compliance monitoring
  • What Legal and Compliance need to know about a MSSP

Attendees will enjoy complimentary cocktails and networking before the presentation.

Date & Time

Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm CST


4:30 pm - 5:00 pm       Networking and cocktails

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm       Presentation and discussion

CyberSquire Enters Syracuse University's CASE Business Incubator

Cyber Security startup CyberSquire is proud to announce its acceptance into the Business Incubator of Syracuse University's Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering (CASE). CASE is a NYSTAR-designated Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) in complex information systems. 

The valuable business resources offered by CASE will accelerate CyberSquire's business and revenue growth. Furthermore, CyberSquire's access to CASE's renowned cyber security faculty and Syracuse University cyber graduate students provide the critical talent and technical resources to further propel the research and development of new and innovative cyber technologies.

CyberSquire is a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) delivering end-to-end cyber security as a service. Our mission is to provide our clients with a cost-effective and robust network security solution based on the client's individual security, legal, and regulatory needs.

The Orange Hackers' Association wins the "Best Offensive Team" award at CYBERSEED 2017

Syracuse University’s Orange Hackers' Association is a student run organization founded by Ashutosh Rana and Dhruv Verma, both master’s degree students in SU’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Both had a shared vision of building a community to focusing on teaching, learning, and sharing ideas on cyber security. Their idea spread like a computer virus, and the Association is 140 members strong and growing. With the guidance of the well-known and respected cyber security professor, Kevin Du, the Association continues to pursue their mission of “learn, teach, and collaborate.” The Association is planning to include remote students, local community, alumni and industry professional as associate members.

This past October 19th, Association members competed in the prestigious CYBERSEED 2017 Cybersecurity Competition and Conference at University of Connecticut, placing 2nd in Application Security Competition, as well as winning the “Best Offensive team” award.

OHA celebrated National Cybersecurity Awareness Month on 30th of October and hosted a quiz for students to win cool prizes while spreading awareness. The Association has already started  to provide a great platform for collaborating on many projects, competitions and events, few events are as National Cyber League Competition, MITRE STEM CTF: Cyber challenge 2018, NCAC etc. 

CyberSquire: Symantec HigherEd Cyber Competition Challenge

CyberSquire was proud to serve as the host facility for Syracuse University’s involvement in the Symantec Higher Ed Cyber Competition Skills Challenge -- a two-day event – that ran from October 19 @ 8:00AM until October 20, 2017 at 5:00PM.

The Syracuse team was comprised of four professionals currently in the M.S. Cybersecurity program: Vishtasp Jokhi; Sirisha Prakash; Shatadiya Saha; and Priyank Thavai.  For this competition, the team had to progress through three levels, each with varying degrees of difficulty:

  • Level One:
    • Buffer overflow attack
    • A buffer overflow is a common attack vector wherein the program attempts to write data to a buffer that exceeds the memory stack allocation and thus causes buffer overruns to adjacent memory locations.
  • Level Two:
    • Compromising a file-sharing website and its underlying database.
    • This was significantly more challenging than the buffer overflow, Level One.
    • The team was given access to a pre-configured virtual machine and was required to use the tools therein.
  • Level Three:
    • Access/Privilege Escalation
    • This was also using a pre-configured VM
    • The database was a property-rental website
    • In addition to the complexity of this, time was an issue (or the lack thereof)

Some of the highlights/benefits from this event:

  • The ability to work as a team with members providing varying levels of expertise – the entire competition was heavily focused on the team aspect and thus close coordination and a true “team-effort” was paramount to success
  • The difficulty increased significantly between levels, this was beneficial in that level one was a good introduction to the exercise and Levels two and three helped the team to focus and combine their unified strengths and knowledge to tackle the challenges they were presented.

We hope to sponsor/host many more of these skills competitions going forward.  These competitions help the students gain experience in real-world (simulated) scenarios which underscore the value of academic theory merged with actual attack and defend vectors.

CyberSquire and SU – helping to bridge the divide between academia and industry.

For more information on CyberSquire please visit our website: http://www.CyberSquire.com



CyberSquire, Juniper Networks, & The MCSA Team Up to Discuss Grid Cyber Security

Midwest Cyber Security Alliance and Juniper Networks

We invite you to join us to discuss all things security and recognize National Cyber Security Awareness month. Mingle with peers and join the discussion on recent threats and areas of possible new vulnerabilities and how to create a well designed security policy.

Thought leaders from both MCSA and Juniper Networks will host in additional to security experts from the healthcare, utilities and state and local government sectors.


  • Welcome, Juniper & Midwest Cyber Security Alliance
  • Security State of the Union, Midwest Cyber Security
  • Transformational Strategies, Software Defined Security Network, Juniper Networks
  • Use Cases Govt, Utilities & Healthcare Juniper Networks
  • Panel Discussion, All

REGISTER HERE: http://forms.juniper.net/AMER_SEC-Unified_EVT_17Q4_MCSA_Juniper_StLouisEvent-Reg

Date & Time

Wednesday, Oct 25
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Appetizers will be provided.


4240 Duncan Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
CIC St. Louis, The Havana Room

Take the elevators to the second floor,
turn left and the Havana Room will be on the left

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Foley's Jennifer Rathburn's take on the question: "Could the Internet of Things Put Your Security At Risk."

Rathburn Discusses IoT Security on Milwaukee Public Radio


Partner Jennifer Rathburn was interviewed on Milwaukee Public Radio’s ‘Lake Effect’ show for a segment titled “Could the Internet of Things Put Your Security at Risk?” 

During the 13-minute interview, Rathburn discussed a range of cybersecurity issues with internet-connected devices and what consumers and businesses need to watch out for when they connect their devices together using internet and data. 

She explained what security researchers learn at hacker conferences, as well as the importance for consumers to understand how data is collected and used through their connected devices (including Fitbits) and what rights consumers have to control that data. She also touched on Big Data and how companies aggregate consumer data, the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017, the importance of consumers making device updates and the number one thing for consumers to do to avoid being hacked. 

Listen to the full interview here

Please Join Us at the RIMS CyberRisk Forum in Vegas on September 6 - 8th.

Please Join Us at the RIMS CyberRisk Forum in Vegas on September 6 - 8th.

Cybersecurity: A Team Sport Played Beyond IT
This panel will share data breach findings that will provide the appropriate context for cyber risk discussions within most organizations. Panel members will share how, together, they created a cyber ecosystem and operationalized the TIE framework. TIE incorporates Technology and Insurance solutions in parallel with integrating cyber risk management into an organization’s Enterprise-wide risk governance. This framework allows for iterative and recursive management and monitoring of cyber risks.


  • Augustine Doe, CEO, Outsource Risk Management LLC
  • Joseph Abrenio, Founder, CyberSquire, LLC
  • Will Durkee, CISSP, ITPM, Director of Security Solutions, TSC Advantage
  • Yvette Conner, Chief Risk Officer, Focal Point Data Risk