Ladi Adefala on Risky Business

We are back from summer break! please join us at our first fall meeting as Mr. Adefala discusses why cybercrime is a big business.


We will be meeting on Friday, September 15th — please RSVP.

Risky Business

Social Networking 2:30 – 3:00 PM EST
Presentation 3:00 – 4:30 PM EST
Open Discussion 4:30 – 5:00 PM EST

Meeting Location

Davenport University
6191 Kraft Ave S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49512


Risky Business – Inside The Threat Actor’s Studio
Cybercrime is risky business but it’s also big business. Lloyd’s of London estimates the cost of cybercrime to businesses at $400B annually. Why is cybercrime such a massive business? This session will take you into the Threat Actors Studio and the underground market place for the answers to that billion-dollar question. It will begin by describing some of the threat features on darknet such as the Russian Roulette and explain some interesting segments of the threat actor’s market place such as crime service enablers. It concludes with a compelling threat intelligence investigative case

Ladi Adefala – FortiGuard Labs
Senior Security Strategist, Fortinet
Ladi Adefala is a passionate cyber security professional with a broad range of expertise that spans multiple security domains including cyber security strategy, solution architectures, security risk assessments, cyber threat intelligence and research and cyber security training. Adefala’s background in information technology and security began with stints at Red Hat Consulting, AT&T and World Wide Technology Inc., and his credentials include an MBA from Washington University and multiple industry certifications.
Mr. Adefala has served in a variety of strategic technical and leadership roles that span several disciplines including enterprise network, mobility and advanced cyber security solutions. As a FortiGuard Labs cyber security expert with Fortinet, Adefala advises and engages clients and executive leaders on cyber security strategies and risk management in a number of industry segments, including Financial, Healthcare, Retail, Utilities/Energy, and numerous federal and state government agencies. As a member of several advisory boards, he serves to influence and shape solution capabilities in the area of cyber security and has spoken at various forums on cyber security risk and threats aligned with business imperatives. Adefala’s research interests include cyber threat intelligence and data analytics. He also serves as Adjunct Faculty at Webster University’s Masters of Science – Cyber Security Program, where he engages participating students in the domains of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), network forensics, malware analysis and reverse engineering.

Fortinet provides top-rated network and content security, as well as secure access products that share intelligence and work together to form a cooperative fabric. Their unique security fabric combines Security Processors, an intuitive operating system, and applied threat intelligence to give you proven security, exceptional performance, and better visibility and control–while providing easier administration.
Michael Bower