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March 2020 ISSA Chicago Chapter Meeting

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

Please join the ISSA Chicago Chapter for our monthly chapter meeting. This month’s featured speaker is Ira Winkler, CISSP, Lead Security Principal, Trustwave

Hours ‘d oeuvres will be served. Cash bar available. ISSA Chicago Chapter members receive a complimentary drink if they register for the meeting as a member.

Topic: Stopping Cyber Boom

Whenever a user creates a loss, the security profession takes the position that it was an unaware user and the solution is more awareness training. This position is not just specious and too simplistic, it doesn’t include the potential for malice and countless other issues. The reality is that the user is just part of a system. Adopting principles from safety science, counterterrorism, and accounting, this presentation shows how to holistically account for what results in 90% of all losses.

Presenter: Ira Winkler, CISSP, Lead Security Principal, Trustwave

Ira Winkler, CISSP is Lead Security Principal at Trustwave and author of Advanced Persistent Security and the forthcoming You Can Stop Stupid.  He is considered one of the world’s most influential security professionals, and has been named a “Modern Day James Bond” by the media.  He did this by performing espionage simulations, where he physically and technically “broke into” some of the largest companies in the World and investigating crimes against them, and telling them how to cost effectively protect their information and computer infrastructure.  He continues to perform these espionage simulations, as well as assisting organizations in developing cost effective security programs.  Ira also won the Hall of Fame award from the Information Systems Security Association, as well as several other prestigious industry awards. Most recently, CSO Magazine named Ira a CSO Compass Award winner as The Awareness Crusader.


March 5
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
1 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610 United States


ISSA Chicago Chapter

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Looking for presentations from past meetings? Members can access them HERE on the ISSA.org web site.

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