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ISSA Chicago Chapter May 2021 Virtual Meeting

May 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join our May Virtual meeting – Pete Lindstrom; IDC and following Pete will be Josh Stella of Fugue

3:00 PM CST: Pete Lindstrom, CISSP is the V.P. of Research, Enterprise/NextGen Security Strategies at IDC. Pete is a former Director of the ISSA International Board. Pete’s bio and recent research is shown here:


Pete is 1 of the world’s foremost authorities on cybersecurity effectiveness, metrics, measurements and frameworks (NIST CSF, ISO 27001, NIST 800-53, etc.). Pete knows more about the economics of cybersecurity, its ROI, costs and benefits, than just about any one. If you want to measure your cyber security program’s resilience, Pete can tell you how.

Pete will join us virtually to present to our chapter:  What the Pandemic has taught us about Cybersecurity Efficacy and Resilience: COVID-19 has dominated our lives for the past year. Social media has exposed us to the Art of Science and the associated trials and tribulations experienced by the world during this pandemic. While we have all been living through this shared, common experience, the experiences and outcomes of individuals and groups have been vastly different. The same is true for companies – some have struggled to survive or sadly closed down while others have seen their profits grow and have not only been able to survive but also to prosper.

As cybersecurity professionals experiencing and watching events transpire, we have also had the opportunity to see the various effects of pandemic-related actions on our security programs. In a broader sense we can compare COVID-related events and activities that match patterns and scenarios in cybersecurity – the challenges of risk assessments, effects of controls on outcomes, psychological impacts of risks and restrictions, and more. Most importantly, we can apply lessons learned (or at least experienced) from the past year to our own needs for security efficacy and resilience.


This session will take examples of our experiences with the pandemic and apply them to similar experiences in the cybersecurity world. After discussing the similarities and differences of these cases, we can learn from our broader experiences in a way that will inform our professional requirements for a more beneficial cybersecurity program.



4:00 PM:  Josh Stella, co-founder and CTO of Fugue, will walk through a live demonstration of:

  • How hackers take advantage of common cloud misconfigurations to gain access to environments, move laterally, and extract sensitive data.
  • How to evaluate your cloud environment to identify where and how you’re vulnerable to such attack vectors
  • Simple steps you can take now to improve your cloud security posture and prevent similar attacks

Josh’s Bio:

Josh Stella is co-founder, CTO, and CEO of Fugue, the cloud security and compliance company. Through Fugue’s masterclasses, Josh educates cloud security professionals about cloud security exploits and how to protect cloud infrastructure from bad actors.  Josh demonstrates his skills as  a white hat hacker. Previously, Josh was a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he supported customers in the area of national security. Josh also served as CTO for a technology startup and in numerous other IT leadership and technical roles over the past 25 years.


Areas Of Expertise: White Hat Hacking, AWS, Software Architect, Distributed Systems, Cloud Security, OPA, Start Ups”

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May 6
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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ISSA Chicago Chapter

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