Developing and Connecting Cybersecurity Leaders in Chicago

The Chicago Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) has a mission to offer a stimulating combination of discussion forums, hands-on learning, CISSP certification training, conferences, and other events which are designed to enhance understanding and awareness of information security issues for information security professionals.

Whether you are exploring a career in cybersecurity, honing your technical expertise or an established security executive, the ISSA offers you a network of 10,000 colleagues worldwide to support you in managing technology risk and protecting critical information and infrastructure. Enhance your professional stature, expand your peer network and achieve your personal career goals. Your local chapter and ISSA International will provide you with a wealth of resources to keep you current with industry trends and developments in our ever-evolving field. What can we do for you today?

If you currently hold certifications, you can earn CPE credits by attending chapter meetings, ISSA Web Conferences, reading or contributing an article to the ISSA Journal or volunteering for activities associated with putting on educational meetings or conferences.

Upcoming Chapter Events

  1. March 2016 Chapter Meeting

    March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    This month’s featured presenter is the recipient of the 2015 CISO of the Year Award, Kevin Novak, CISO and IT Risk Officer at Northern Trust. Topic: State of Cyber Security From the Perspectives of a Global Financial Services Institution

  2. April 2016 Chapter Meeting

    April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Please join the ISSA Chicago Chapter for our monthly chapter meeting. Complimentary valet parking is available. Hours ‘d oeuvres will be served. Cash bar available. ISSA Chicago Chapter members receive a complimentary drink if they register for the meeting as

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ISSA February Web Conference - Mobile App Security (Angry Birds Hacked My Phone)

February 23, 2016, 12:00pm - February 23, 2016, 1:00pm

What can be done to protect to monitor and protect our mobile devices from attacks or to provide education to software developers for our mobile apps?

James McQuiggan

Michael Raggo, Director, MobileIron Security Labs (MISL)

Michael Raggo (CISSP, NSA-IAM, ACE, CSI) has over 20 years of security research experience. His current focus is threats and countermeasures for the mobile enterprise. Michael is the author of “Mobile Data Loss: Threats and Countermeasures,” which was published in December 2015, and “Data Hiding: Exposing Concealed Data in Multimedia, Operating Systems, Mobile Devices and Network Protocols” both for Syngress Books. Mike is also a contributing author to McGraw Hill’s “Information Security: The Complete Reference, 2nd Edition.” A former security trainer, Michael has briefed the Pentagon and FBI, is a participating member of the PCI Mobile Task Force, and is a frequent presenter at security conferences, including BlackHat, DefCon, DoD Cyber Crime, InfoSec, OWASP, and SANS.

Jeff Stapleton, Information Security Architect, X9F4 Cryptographic Protocol and Application Security Workgroup

Jeff Stapleton has been an ISSA member and participated in X9 for over twenty years; he has contributed to the development of over three dozen X9 and ISO security standards, and has been the chair of the X9F4 workgroup for over 15 years. The X9F4 workgroup’s program of work includes security requirements for authentication, biometrics, cloud, cryptography, Internet, mobile, PKI, pen testing, timestamps, and wireless areas.

Ralph Spencer Poore, PCIP, CFE, CISA, CISSP, CHS-III, Director of Emerging Standards, PCI Security Standards Council

He is an ISSA Distinguish Fellow, a past president of two different ISSA chapters, and a member of several ISSA International Committees. His extensive body of work is cited in academic papers, national standards, professional journals, and books. He came to PCI SSC from a Qualified Security Assessor Company where he was a QSA. Mr. Poore has consulted in information security to governments and industries in various roles and held the position of CISO for a large multinational. He has extensive experience in financial services industry and has received numerous awards for his professional work.

David Jevans, Vice President of Mobile Security, Proofpoint

David Jevans also serves as the chairman of the Anti-Phishing Working Group, a consortium of more than 1,500 financial services companies, ISPs, law enforcement agencies and technology vendors dedicated to fighting electronic crime. Previously he was the founder and CEO of Marble Security, which was acquired by Proofpoint in 2015. His career in Internet security spans more than 15 years. Prior to Marble, Jevans founded IronKey (acquired by iMation NASDAQ: IMN) and (acquired by Valicert NASDAQ: VLCT). He has held senior management positions at security companies Tumbleweed Communications (NASDAQ: TMWD) and Teros (acquired by Citrix, NASDAQ: CTXS). Jevans started his career in the computer industry at Apple Computer, where he served on the CEO’s technology strategy council. Jevans has testified before the United States Congress on Internet security and advised the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Jevans is the inventor of 17 US patents in cyber security.

This web conference is sponsored by Proofpoint.

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RSA® Conference 2016 is bringing you more chances to make connections with the information you need.

In its 25th year, RSA Conference is bringing exciting changes and additions for attendees.

• 5 days of networking with peers and industry professionals
• 400+ expert-led sessions
• 500+ exhibitors
• Extended Expo hours
• New Birds of a Feather networking opportunities
• More Learning Labs
• Expanded Crowdsourced sessions

Check out the agenda to see everything that’s happening at RSA Conference 2016 in San Francisco, February 29-March 4.

Save With Your ISSA Discount

Our partnership with RSA Conference means you save $175 off a Full Conference Pass. Members, check your email for your discount code, join us and register today.

See you in San Francisco!

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