Welcome to the ISSA Pittsburgh Chapter

A local chapter of an independent, professional organization committed to improving the effectiveness of Information Security
through awareness, education and networking with fellow Security professionals.

A special thanks to our chapter sponsors

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Chapter Announcements

We would like to welcome our new chapter sponsor Blue Coat

Blue Coat empowers enterprises to safely and securely choose the best applications, services, devices, data sources, and content the world has to offer, so they can create, communicate, collaborate, innovate, execute, compete and win in their markets. Blue Coat has a long history of protecting organizations, their data and their employees and is the trusted brand to 15,000 customers worldwide, including 86 percent of the FORTUNE Global 500. With a robust portfolio of intellectual property anchored by more than 200 patents and patents pending, the company continues to drive innovations that assure business continuity, agility and governance.

February Meeting

The next meeting is a lunch on Tuesday February 3rd . We will have 2 presenters for our lunch meetings this season. Registration is at 10:30 am and the first presentation begins at 10:45 am.

The first presenter is Amy Baker, Vice President of Marketing at Wombat Security Technologies, will discuss ‘5 Reasons Your Security Education Program Isn’t Working.’ If you’ve been running annual security awareness events and programs and you’re not seeing a change in behavior it’s time to stop and re-evaluate what you’re doing. It’s not that security awareness and training doesn’t work, it’s that you need to spend more time using the fundamental tactics that help people learn and apply those to your program.

By attending this session you’ll learn the five common mistakes information security practitioners make in their security education programs. You’ll gain practical and actionable advice about a Continuous Training Methodology that has been proven to reduce malware infections and phishing attacks from the wild up to 90%. We’ll take a break around noon to grab some lunch then a Doug Manger, of Fortinet, will present ‘Creating an Advanced Threat Protection Framework’. With data breaches making headlines on a regular basis, addressing advanced threats is of the utmost importance to executives. A coordinated security approach is necessary in order to combat effectively these sophisticated threats.

After the second presenter there will be a drawing for $50 AMEX gift card. The winner must be present to claim the prize or we will redraw.

There will be 2 CPE given to attendees of the lunch meetings.

Registration will begin at 10:30 am, first presentation starts at 10:45 am.

Meeting location: The Gulf Tower; Gulf Theater. 707 Grant Street on the 3rd floor.

Cost: $10 for members of AITP, InfraGard, ISACA, ISSA, OWASP, Steel City InfoSec and TRCPA with advance registration
$15 for non-members with advance registration
$5 for students with advance registration

To register in advance for this meeting contact Mike Sotace at mpsotace@edmc.edu or phone (412) 995-7342.

Deadline for advance registration is Friday January 30th, there is an extra $5.00 charge for registration after this date.