Rum and Ransomware

Virtual Happy Hour and Security Summit

Featuring Papa's Pilar & the Hemingway Rum Co.


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What to Expect

Welcome to Rum and Ransomware, 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 Happy Hour, you'll not only hear from Alacrinet, IBM and Cybereason,  you'll also meet the team at Papa's Pilar Rum, hear about Ernest Hemingway's legacy in Key West, learn how to make some cocktails (like the Papa's Storm), and be able to ask questions about the rum during the call.

Get a full Red Team vs. Blue Team experience with some of the brightest minds in Cybersecurity!


  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Introduction to Papa's Pilar Rum Co. and Ernest Hemingway's Legacy
  • Today's Cyber Threat Landscape with Alacrinet Red Team
  • The War Against Ransomware with Cybereason
  • The CISO Approach to Zero Trust with IBM
  • ‎Roundtable Discussion / Q&As
  • Distillery tour and Farewell Drink with Papa's Pilar Rum

*Due to the high number of registrations we have already reached our complimentary bottle limit with Papa's Pilar Rum, we but we encourage you to still attend the "Rum and Ransomware" Virtual Happy Hour by registering below or by contacting Nicholas Gonzalez direct at:

See you September 1st!

Event Date:

September 1, 2022

Event Time:

4:30 pm EST

Event Location:

Zoom Meeting

Event Sponsors

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Event Hosts & Speakers

Nicholas Gonzalez

Alacrinet Sr. Client Executive, East Coast US & Puerto Rico

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.

John Reed, CISSP

Former CISO and Executive Security Architect, IBM

As a former CISO leveraging 20+ years’ experience in IT and security, John built comprehensive Information Security Programs in Retail, Distribution, and Finance. He brings a rich set of experiences as a thought leader and a strategic partner aligning security goals with an organization’s mission and business objectives ensuring stakeholder partnership, buy-in, and support. John continues to help organizations create secure strategies within their business transformation initiatives as a Cybersecurity Executive Advisor at IBM.

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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.

Lisa Bock

Cybersecurity author, speaker, and e-Learning specialist

Lisa Bock is a security ambassador with a broad range of IT skills and knowledge, including Cisco Security, CyberOps, Wireshark, biometrics, Ethical Hacking, and the IoT. Lisa is an author for LinkedIn Learning, Packt Publishing and CompTIA. In addition, she is an award-winning speaker who has presented at several national conferences. She holds a MS in computer information systems information assurance from UMGC. Lisa was an associate professor in the IT department at Pennsylvania College of Technology (Williamsport, PA) from 2003 until her retirement in 2020. She is involved with various volunteer activities, and she and her husband Mike enjoy bike riding, watching movies, and traveling.

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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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Rum and Ransomeware, September 1, 2022


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