Hackers & Hemingway

Virtual Happy Hour and Security Summit

Featuring Papa's Pilar and the Hemingway Rum Co.


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Welcome to Hacker & Hemingway, a Virtual Happy Hour presented by Alacrinet

At Alacrinet, we host exclusive events like this Virtual Happy Hour and Cybersecurity Summit to help keep you informed of the latest trends in IT security as well as get to know you and your security goals. Ideally, we'd be able to meet in person but for now we thought we'd create a unique virtual Happy Hour that combines a rum tasting and IT Security.

During the virtual Happy Hour:

  • Enter the mind of a Hacker! Ex-Anonymous/LulzSec blackhat hacker, Hector Monsegur (aka Sabu), discusses what are the latest tactics and techniques being used by today's advanced cyber criminals and learn about Alacrinet's Enterprise Cyber Risk Services

  • Hear leadership from HCL Software and Centripetal.ai discuss the latest cyber trends and technologies being used today by enterprises to help detect and thwart costly cyber attacks

  • Learn about Alacrinet's offerings: Cyber Risk Services - Security Solutions Reseller - Staffing Services

  • Live from Key West, FL! Meet the team at Papa's Pilar Rum and hear about Ernest Hemingway's legacy in Key West, learn how to make some refreshing cocktails (like the Papa's Storm), and be able to ask questions about all things rum and cyber during the event!

  • Enjoy sipping on Papa's Pilar's newest blend, "Rye-Finished Rum". It's a smooth dark rum further finished in White Oak, heavy charred once-used straight Rye Whiskey Barrels.

Register now to reserve your spot and receive a complimentary bottle of Papa's Pilar Rye-Finished Rum! Once registered, we will ship you your very own bottle to enjoy during (and after) the event. Registration info below!

See you October 19th!

Event Date:

October 19, 2023

Event Time:

4:30 pm EST

Event Location:

Zoom Meeting

Thank You To Our Event Sponsors!

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Event Hosts & Speakers

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.

Don Moss

BigFix Technical Adviser

Don has been supporting and evangelizing BigFix since October of 2015. Don’s primary responsibilities were focused on BigFix and integration to related security solutions. Prior to HCL, Don worked at IBM for 5 years, LANDESK (aka Ivanti) for 8 years (Solutions Architect for Systems, Mobility, Security, ITSM & IAITAM management products). Don resides in Madison Wisconsin with his wife & 3 dogs (Jordy Wally & Sally) Don enjoys cooking, working out & walks with his wife & 3 dogs!

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Nicholas Gonzalez

Alacrinet Sr. Client Executive - East Coast Team Leader

Nicholas is an experienced business leader with skills in the delivery of IBM technology in the United States and Caribbean by identifying, qualifying, procuring and project-managing the successful implementation of software and hardware solutions across multiple IBM brands including: Cyber Security, Analytics, Data Governance, Portal, Social, Storage and Cloud software solutions.

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Nicholas has established strong relationships with our clients’ IT leaders, becoming a trusted IT partner, not a one-time implementation provider. Fully understanding a client’s IT and business needs enables Nicholas to coordinate and offer customized solutions that maximize the benefits our clients realize from IBM solutions. Nicholas also strengthened the IBM-Business Partner relationship, which has grown opportunities for services, software and hardware. Nicholas is also very involved in pre-delivery technical work, often leading or assisting in proof-of-concept and pilot projects with customers to highlight the business value and ROI with the solutions we sell.

Dan Corcoran

Director, BigFix Mid-Atlantic Region

Dan is also the Eastern North America Team Leader for HCL’s BigFix endpoint management and security practice. Having spent 30+ years as an Infrastructure and Security practitioner, Dan brings his real-world knowledge of endpoints to clients across the region. Dan has presented to multiple security and infrastructure teams and conferences on how to proactively eliminate overhead and risk in the endpoint environment.

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Dan has an extensive background in process improvement and risk avoidance. Previous engagements have helped organizations of all sizes see, understand and act on their endpoint hygiene and security profile and deliver millions in cost avoidance and savings. Dan has a bachelor’s degree in Informatics and has been with HCL since July of 2019. Prior to that Dan was the North American Business Unit Executive for BigFix at IBM. Dan spent for 5+ years with IBM.

Kraig Faulkner

Threat Defense Sales Engineer

Kraig Faulkner is responsible for helping clients reduce critical risk and enabling successful technology-driven outcomes for Cybereason. As a leader with expertise in threat defense across an array of industries, he brings a devout passion for assessing business risk and protecting enterprises from advanced attacks. Kraig understands the consequences associated with leaving data unprotected in an ever-evolving technology-driven world and constantly evangelizes alignment between cross-functional teams to protect sensitive assets – from endpoints to everywhere.

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