CyBOURBON and Security

Virtual Happy Hour

Black Button Distilling


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What to Expect

When it comes to protecting your Cybersecurity Posture, Alacrinet has you covered.

The cybersecurity landscape is ever-changing and staying on top of the latest solutions and features is critical. We invite you to join this virtual event to learn more about the latest features of industry-leading solutions and hear from IT security experts on the latest trends in our industry.

We have partnered with IBM to break down the latest trends from AI solutions IBM has to offer.

During this happy hour you'll hear from leaders in cybersecurity discuss in a round table format, some of the latest trends in security and how different solutions can mitigate these attacks.

Since this isn't your average webinar, you'll also meet Black Button Distilling and hear about their process, tasting notes, and have a chance to ask questions about the Bourbon during the call.

Once you are registered (below), we will ship you a bottle of Bespoke Bourbon Cream and surprise tasting features to enjoy during the virtual event.


  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Introduction to Black Button Distilling
  • The latest AI solutions IBM has on the market
  • Round table discussion with Cybersecurity leaders
  • ‎Q&A

Event Date:

December 8, 2022

Event Time:

5:00 EST

Event Location:

Zoom Meeting

Event Sponsors

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Event Hosts & Speakers

Melissa Armendariz

North East Account Executive

Melissa is a sales executive at Alacrinet who came with a strong background in asset protection, legacy wealth management, and client relation. Since joining the team at Alacrinet, Melissa has focused on driving value to clients by identifying, qualifying, and project-managing the successful implementation of software and hardware solutions to ensure a solid cybersecurity posture.

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Full Biography

Mike Pena

VP of Cyber Risk Services

Mike’s experience in cyber security includes consulting work with local, state, and federal agencies. Mike has consulted in various cyber security capacities for police departments, correctional facilities, and private security details over the course of his career. Additionally, Mike’s clientele in the private sector include Fortune 500 companies and represent industries such as manufacturing, logistics, retail, e-commerce, industrial chemicals, and agriculture.

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Full Biography

Mike began his career as an equity trader and worked in the financial services industry for almost a decade.  He held executive positions at several VC backed SaaS companies including AutoRef, Inc. Circe Software, and Themis Technologies.  

Mike holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics with an emphasis in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. Mike is a national scholar of the acclaimed Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans which includes members such as; Condoleezza Rice, Michael Bloomberg, and Howard Schultz.  Mike is an alumnus of Pittsburgh’s Alpha Lab Incubator class of 2013. His life and career was featured in a documentary by The Kauffman Foundation and in several publications including; U.S. News & World Report, TechCrunch, Los Angeles Business Journal, and The Wall Street Journal’s Marketwatch.

Rick Smudin

IBM Threat Domain Lead

Rick is a Threat Management SME for IBM’s Northeast Market (New England & Ohio Valley).

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Full Biography

Rick is a Threat Management SME for IBM’s Northeast Market (New England & Ohio Valley).  While at IBM and other companies, he’s been helping customers identify and secure their most critical assets in a variety of Solutions Engineering and Sales roles.  Rick has had the opportunity to work with both government and commercial organizations across a range of technologies including SIEM, Vulnerability Management, Application Scanning, Automation, Intrusion Prevention.

Michael T Harr

Threat Management Specialist

Mike has been with IBM Security for 8 years and specifically working with IBM's Threat Management portfolio (QRadar, SOAR/Resilient, XForce, Reaqta, Randori) for 6.

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Mike has been with IBM Security for 8 years and specifically working with IBM's Threat Management portfolio (QRadar, SOAR/Resilient, XForce, Reaqta, Randori) for 6. He is currently a Threat Management SME/Sales Leader for IBM's Northeast Market (NY, NJ, CT). Working to help clients (small, medium, large) to build out next generation Security Operations Centers and provide subject matter expertise in the areas of threat detection and response. Topics include XDR, SIEM, SOAR, Network Security, Cloud Security, Attack Surface Management, EDR, UBA and Threat Hunting.

Hector Monsegur

Director of Research, Alacrinet

Hector Monsegur is a former blackhat with experience as a security researcher and the security industry spanning 20 years. Known for his controversial hacks of federal contractors and government entities, he was given a chance to reform and helped the U.S. government prevent over 300 cyber attacks. Formerly known as "Sabu" he participated in hacktivist operations alongside Anonymous and LulzSec where he coordinated with other blackhats to compromise key targets in fast-paced attacks around the world.

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Since then, he has reformed and entered the security industry as a professional, helping thousands of clients with their penetration testing and social engineering needs, as well as sharing his experiences and knowledge in private events, such clients including AT&T, Humana, JPMorgan, and others.

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CyBOURBON and Security, December 8, 2022


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