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

February Meeting Presentations

We want to thank Amy Baker, of Wombat Security Technologies, and Doug Manger, of Fortinet, for their presentations ‘5 Reasons Your Security Education Program Isn’t Working.’ and ‘Creating an Advanced Threat Protection Framework’ respectively. These presentations are on our Archive section

March Meeting

The next meeting is a breakfast on Tuesday March 3rd. Dave Ries Esq., of Clark Hill LPC, will present ‘Information Security Law Update'. This session will review developments during the past year in information security law, including new laws, proposed laws, regulations, enforcement actions, and court cases. It will also cover the emerging legal standard for security compliance.

Dave focuses his practice in the areas of environmental, commercial and technology law and litigation. He has used computers in his practice since the early 1980s and Dave has more than 39 years of experience in these areas and has frequently lectured and written on them for legal, educational, and professional groups. He has recently addressed in his practice and speaking such current issues as information security and privacy, environmental site remediation, challenges to penalties, admissibility of expert opinions, e-discovery and environmental forensics.

Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30 am, meeting/presentation starts at 9:00 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 February 27th, there is an extra $5.00 charge for registration after this date.

2015 Pittsburgh Chapter of ISSA Security Forum

The Pittsburgh Chapter of ISSA 2015 Security Forum will be held on Friday May 8th at the Doubletree Hotel in Monroeville. This is an all day event with presentations and vendor tables. More information will be announced soon.

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.