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The Information Systems Security Association Metro Atlanta Chapter is a non-profit group dedicated to providing educational and networking opportunities. We promote the exchange of ideas and knowledge for each member's growth within the information security profession.

 

Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep / Oct / Nov / Dec


Chapter Meeting for January
Thursday, Jan 25th

"The Impact of GDPR on US Companies"

Bruno Haring
Cybersecurity and Privacy Director at PwC

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The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25, 2018, creating challenges for every organization doing business in the EU before, during and after the deadline. Any entity targeting or monitoring European citizens will need to comply with GDPR. As the largest change to data protection legislation in the last 20 years, GDPR gives regulators unprecedented power to impose fines, requiring widescale privacy changes across organizations - including US-based companies if they conduct business in Europe. The regulation requires a programmatic approach to data protection - like “SOX for privacy” - ┬áso you’ll need a defensible program for compliance and to prove you’re acting appropriately. Learn about the scope and requirements of GDPR and what is required to achieve compliance.

Bruno is a Director and Market Leader with PwC's Cybersecurity and Privacy practice based in Atlanta, GA. With over twenty one years of experience, both nationally and internationally, in cybersecurity and IT risk management and transformation, Bruno helps Fortune 500 organizations navigate and address cybersecurity, IT and governance risks resulting in improved business performance and value.

Bruno focuses in emerging technology and digital risks by working with the Board, C-level suite and Internal Audit tackle information security as a business issue and to improve the organization’s cybersecurity defensible posture and risk management program disciplines. Bruno has a strong background in assessing and implementing cybersecurity, privacy, IT risk, business resiliency, vendor risk, and data protection programs; and delivering third party assurance and IT Internal Audit engagements. Bruno also leads teams in penetration testing and vulnerability assessments, threat modeling, and secure adoption of Cloud based solutions.

Bruno is a proven practice leader, has published thought leadership, is a frequent speaker at various professional associations, and also helps organizations implement and assess against various security, regulatory and compliance frameworks, including ISO27001/2, COBIT, NIST, GDPR, PCI, ISF, and HIPAA. In addition, Bruno has significant experience in the supervision of large scale IT initiatives, and advisory oversight of technology integration engagements.

Prior to joining PwC, Bruno served as an Information Security and IT Risk advisor and competency leader in EY's Advisory practice and in Andersen’s (formerly Arthur Andersen) Business Consulting practice, and in the Global Technology Integration Services group in Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) where he had lead application and data architecture design and development responsibilities nationally.

Location:
SecureWorks
1 Concourse Pkwy #500
Atlanta, GA 30328

Time:
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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Chapter Meeting for February
Thursday, Feb 22nd

"The White House and its Dependable Security"

Mark Gelhardt
VP, Technology Governance at Elavon

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Talk about The White House and its Physical Security and its Information Technology Security - what makes it DEPENDABLE and how can you transfer that same type of thinking to what you do in your business.

Mark has over 35 years of experience in providing Executive Level management in the area Information Technology and Information Security fields as a CIO, CSO, and CISO.

Mark started his working career in the Army and retired as a Colonel (select). At the pinnacle of Mark's career he was nominated and selection to work at the White House as the CIO/CISO equivalent, supporting President Clinton, the VP, the White House Staff, and the U.S. Secret Service managing all the classified automation and telecommunications for the Executive Branch.

Since retiring from the Army, Mark has held several executive leadership positions; CIO/CSO for World Airways/Global Areo Logistics (US largest long haul charter airline), Deputy CIO of Global Operations/CISO for InterCall/West (World's largest conferencing company), CISO for TravelClick (SAS in the hospitality space), Acting/Interim CISO for the Georgia Lottery and NCR.

Currently Mark is the AVP, Cyber Risk Remediation for US Bank/Elavon. Mark has been with US Bank/Elavon for 2 half years. Elavon is one of the top five Credit Card processor in the world.

Location:
SecureWorks
1 Concourse Pkwy #500
Atlanta, GA 30328

Time:
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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Chapter Meeting for March
Thursday, Mar 29th

"I See What You Say! Effectively Communicating With Non-Technical Staff"

Tamika Bass
CISO at Georgia Department of Public Health

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You know it's important to talk to your user, but sometimes they just don't get it. This interactive session focuses on techniques for communicating effectively with non-technical staff. It examines some of the concepts around communication, that we, as IT professionals, don't think about.

Tamika is an Information Security professional with extensive experience in information security. Her expertise includes assessing and mitigating risk, analyzing impacts, business continuity and disaster recovery planning. Tamika focuses on building cohesive relationships with all levels of staff, management, and suppliers. She holds a Master in Business Administration and a Master in Information Systems Management. She is an adjunct professor and is a Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA). Tamika is also certified in Risk and Information Security Controls (CRISC) and a Certified Business Continuity Planner (CBCP).

Location:
SecureWorks
1 Concourse Pkwy #500
Atlanta, GA 30328

Time:
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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Chapter Meeting for April
Thursday, Apr 26th

"Practitioners Approach to Defending against Today's Advanced Adversaries"

Barry Hensley
Chief Threat Intel Officer/SVP at SecureWorks

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Barry Hensley, SVP Chief Threat Intelligence Officer is responsible for the SecureWorks Cyber Threat Analysis Centers (CTAC), the Counter Threat Unit (CTU) Security Research Group and the company's global Incident Response (R) Teams. The CTAC includes GIAC certified security analysts, ranging from front line triage personnel to senior intrusion analysts. The CTU is comprised of the nation's top security experts who identify and analyze emerging cyber threats as well as support incident response engagements with relevant threat intelligence and adversarial context. The CTU also develops high fidelity endpoint and network countermeasures in support of thousands of managed security clients worldwide.

Before joining SecureWorks, Colonel (Ret) Barry R. Hensley was the Director of the Army's Global Network Operations and Security Center (AGNOSC) and was also the Director of Operations, Joint Task Force Global Network Operations (JTF-GNO), which was incorporated into today's U.S. Cyber Command. He has served in various leadership positions within the communications and information security career field throughout his 24 year Army career.

COL (Ret) Hensley holds a BBA in Information Systems from Georgia Southern University, an M.S. in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado, and is a graduate of the National War College. COL Hensley was named the 2009 Georgia Southern University Alumnus of the Year for the College of Information Technology and was named by Federal Computer Week as a 2008 "Federal 100" winner, a select group of top executives in the Federal IT industry.

Location:
SecureWorks
1 Concourse Pkwy #500
Atlanta, GA 30328

Time:
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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Chapter Meeting for May at SecureWorld
Wednesday, May 30th

"Business Language for Cybersecurity with the COSO Enterprise Risk Framework"

Lynn Goodendorf
Director of Information Security (CISO) at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

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The COSO Enterprise Risk Management Framework was updated in June of 2017. This new version offers a methodology that can be applied to managing cybersecurity risks. This presentation will cover the key concepts and principles of the COSO framework using realistic examples to show how cybersecurity can follow a true risk based strategy without sacrificing necessary compliance requirements.

Lynn is the Director of Information Security for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group with a global scope of responsibility for the information security policies and program at all hotels and corporate offices. She is known for a strategic and risk-based approach with over 25 years of leadership in technology, cybersecurity, data privacy and risk management.

Lynn has been a speaker at ISACA, Infragard's A-List, Secure World and other professional security events and has published articles with TechTarget, Hospitality Upgrade and White Collar Crime Fighter. Her professional associations include ISSA, IAPP and InfraGard, a cybersecurity partnership between the FBI and private sector.

Location:
Cobb Galleria Centre
2 Galleria Parkway Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30339

Time:
3:oo pm - 4:00 pm

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Career Day
Saturday, June 23rd

"Tools for Securing the Position"

The Metro Atlanta ISSA Chapter is hosting a career day event to help promote career development of Junior to Midlevel Information Security professionals in the Atlanta area.

Please note that while participation in this event is provided free of charge by Metro Atlanta ISSA, participants must register to attend by June 18th. Limited seats are available. Complimentary parking validation for attendees. For additional questions, please send email to careers[at]gaissa[dot]org with any questions.

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Location:
Loudermilk Conference Center
40 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Time:
8:00 am to 12:30 pm

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Chapter Meeting for June
Thursday, June 28th

"Developing the Security Leader Within You"

Keyaan Williams
President at ISSA International

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Keyaan Williams will provide a professional development conversation that focuses on the knowledge, skills, and aptitudes in which security professionals should invest to become effective leaders regardless of their HR title or the position. Because security is the linchpin for modern business, our professionals can have a significant influence on the success of their organizations. This power is not limited to the people who work as a CISOs or serve in other executive security positions. Join us for the June 2018 meeting of the Metro Atlanta ISSA to learn more about what every security practitioner can do to be an indispensable leader in his or her organization.

Keyaan has focused on management of information security risk, compliance, and internal controls for regulated enterprises during the last decade working as a risk management executive. He has helped global enterprises, governments, universities, small businesses, and startups develop solutions that satisfy legal, regulatory, and operational requirements. He has a strong technical and analytical background, but he gravitates toward strategic planning and solving complex business problems. This experience has helped him understand that investing in the right balance of people, processes, policies, and technology can produce any outcome an organization desires.

Location:
SecureWorks
1 Concourse Pkwy #500
Atlanta, GA 30328

Time:
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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Chapter Meeting for July
Thursday, July 26th

"Using Tactical Honeypots for Network Security Monitoring"

Chris Sanders
Information Security Author, Researcher, Trainer & Founder of Applied Network Defense

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A strong detection and response capability is required for the success of security program because prevention eventually fails and a motivated attacker can always find a way in. However, economics are not in favor of network security monitoring (NSM). Due to the hardware, software, and labor required it's expensive to deploy an NSM capability and hire qualified analysts to maintain and investigate the high volume of alerts, especially at scale.
In this presentation I'll discuss how honeypots are re-emerging as a practical solution for driving down the cost of network security monitoring. These aren't your traditional honeypots meant to sit outside the firewall to research automated malware. These are focused, use case specific honeypots that are designed to provide detection with a favorable signal to noise ratio. By integrating honeypots into your NSM strategy and taking a targeted approach, a grid of honeypots can realistically become your most cost effective detection tool. I'll make the case for honeypots like these and discuss implementation strategies that I've seen work. You should come away from this presentation with a unique perspective on honeypots and an actionable plan you can use to start evaluating and deploying tactical honeypots in your network.

Chris is an information security author, trainer, and researcher originally from Mayfield, KY but now living in Gainesville, GA. He is the founder of Applied Network Defense, a company focused on delivering high quality, accessible information security training. In previous roles, Chris worked with the US Department of Defense, InGuardians, and Mandiant to build security operation centers and train practitioners focused on defending defense, government, and Fortune 500 networks. Chris is also the founder and director of the Rural Technology Fund, a non-profit that donates scholarships and equipment to public schools to further technical education in rural and high poverty areas. In 2016, the RTF put computer science education resources into the hands of over 10,000 students.

Chris has authored several books and articles, including the international best seller "Practical Packet Analysis" from No Starch Press, currently in its third edition and in seven languages, and "Applied Network Security Monitoring" from Syngress. His current research focus is the intersection of cyber defense and cognitive psychology to enhance the field of security investigative technique through a better understanding of the human thought and learning processes.

Chris blogs at http://www.chrissanders.org. You can learn more about Applied Network Defense at http://www.appliednetworkdefense.com and the RTF at http://www.ruraltechfund.org.

Location:
SecureWorks
1 Concourse Pkwy #500
Atlanta, GA 30328

Time:
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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Chapter Meeting for August
Thursday, Aug 30th

"Topic coming soon"

Deborah Wheeler
Chief Information Security Officer at Delta Airlines

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Location:
SecureWorks
1 Concourse Pkwy #500
Atlanta, GA 30328

Time:
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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