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06/16 Live meet up: CISA Shields Up and an FBI perspective on how to prep

June 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Cloud Security Alliance Carolinas and ISC2 Live Meet Up: Open Meeting @ Great Wagon Road Distilling
CISA Shields Up , an FBI perspective.

Charlotte Area Cyber Security & Cloud Enthusiasts please join us for the January 2022 Chapter meeting for the Carolinas Cloud Security Alliance in conjunction with ISC2. Network with distinguished practitioners and executives from the Charlotte Metro and exchange best practices in a speak easy environment. Lastly learn about the many free resources from CSA including CAIQ, Star Registry and Foundational Training.


CISA Shields Up and an FBI perspective on how to prepare and respond in the event of an attack.

On February 25, 2022, two days after Russia began its military invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a rare Shields Up warning for U.S.-based organizations, stating: “Every organization—large and small—must be prepared to respond to disruptive cyber activity.”

CISA was not alone. Cybersecurity agencies around the world issued similar guidance, urging public and private organizations to take immediate steps to harden their cybersecurity posture and to take steps to support and enable security teams from the top down.


– Charlotte FBI SA , James Granozio

Special Agent James Granozio joined the FBI in July 2003 and was immediately assigned to the Newark Field Office where he investigated organized crime, public corruption and cyber crime matters. While on the cyber squad, Agent Granozio spent two years working as an undercover Agent targeting online child sexual predators leading him to become the Acting Supervisor. In 2009, Agent Granozio was deployed to Afghanistan where he operated as a hostage negotiator before being selected for a supervisory position in the FBI’s Cyber Division in Washington, D.C. While there, he served as program manager over the FBI’s Cyber Crime Task Force and Innocent Images National Initiative Programs. In this capacity, Agent Granozio was awarded the 2011 FBI Director’s Award for Outstanding Cyber Investigation. In 2012, Agent Granozio was transferred to the Charlotte Field Office where investigated cyber national security matters for nine years. In 2021, Agent Granozio was selected for the position of FBI Charlotte’s Private Sector Coordinator and continues to serve as a Team Leader for the FBI’s Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team.

Agent Granozio received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from SUNY Brockport and his master’s degree in cyber security policy from University Maryland University College. He is married with two children.

We take planning for the Chapter Events SERIOUSLY. so please make arrangements to arrive on time. CSA Events definitely qualify for CPE and are a worthwhile investment. We look forward to seeing you soon.

*** Dinner graciously sponsored by Google Cloud***

*** Beverages graciously sponsored by Orca & Saviynt ***


Great Wagon Road Distilling Company
610 Anderson Street
Charlotte, NC 28205 United States

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