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Pittsburgh Chapter of ISSA Security Forum

Mark your calendars, the Pittsburgh Chapter of ISSA 2017 Security Forum will be held on Friday May 5th at the Doubletree Hotel in Monroeville. This is an all-day event with presentations by our chapter sponsors. There also will be other vendors there to assist you securing your environment.

April ISSA Meeting

The next meeting is a lunch meeting on Tuesday April 4th. Registration is at 10:30 am and the meeting starts at 11:00 am.

John Pollack, Senior Sales Engineer at Gigamon, will present ‘Harnessing the Power of Metadata for Security’. This presentation will cover; The Big Data Problem in Security, Disrupting the Attacker Kill Chain, the Case for Metadata, an example of a Metadata Engine and Consumers of Metadata.

We’ll take a break around noon to grab some lunch and then Joe Wynn, President of WynnSecure, LLC and Co-founder, CEO of Seiso, LLC. will present ‘Improving Your Security Program Success with a Security Management Framework’. In this session we will discuss methods for improving and running a successful security program. A program has a hard chance of being successful if it isn’t funded. You are not going to obtain funding if you can’t communicate to management what you need to successfully execute the security functions. But that won’t be enough. You also have to be able to explain what is at risk of not getting done (and probably isn’t getting done). Finally, you will need to ensure that risks are appropriately documented and you have a way for organizational leadership to know the risks they are accepting and what risks they want to invest in.

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

Cost: $10 for members of AITP, ARMA, InfraGard, ISACA, ISC2, 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 March 31st, there is an extra $5.00 charge for registration after this date.