March and February 2016 Chapter meeting recordings

Please find below the links to the chapter meetings, recorded for us by the good folks at

February 22nd Meeting “Building an Effective Cybersecurity Strategy”:

March 14th Meeting “Challenges in Healthcare IT Panel”:

March Chapter General Meeting a big success!

Thank you to everyone for making our March Chapter meeting on ‘Challenges in Healthcare IT” a big success, especially our speakers and our host and sponsor For those of you who haven’t been to a meeting since we started having them at the new campus, the facilities are amazing! And our hosts prepared a custom pizza meal in house for us which was awesome (see pictures below). Thank you to Eric, Robert, Dale, Yazan, Daniel and for being such great sponsors of our chapter. Based on guests who have come from other chapters, our meetings are way above par. Thank you also to our speakers Julie Rennecker, Michele Drake, Robert Felps and Gib Sorebo for a wide variety of views on the information security situation in Healthcare. Thanks also to V-P Louisa Hoberman for moderating the panel. For those who couldn’t make it, the presentation was recorded and can be viewed at the link below. Our next meeting is April 11th at 7PM at the new campus and will feature Kevin Dunn on “Hardened Security Posture”.






January (ISC)2 Austin Chapter General Meeting Canceled

Please be advised that due to delays in, our host company’s new building construction, we will have to cancel our scheduled January 11th 2016 meeting. We are waiting to hear when the new facility will be available for our meetings and hope to reschedule the meeting for February, if possible. We will update the website and notify everyone as soon as we are able. Thanks for your patience and we look forward to seeing you in 2016 at our meetings.

(ISC)2 Austin Chapter President’s 2015 State of the Chapter Address

Hello everyone!

I hope that 2015 has found you well, happy and prospering professionally. 2014 was a good year for the Chapter, more than doubling our membership and adding to the Chapter coffers with valued sponsors such as Cisco, and We hosted six meetings on subjects ranging from cloud security to IPv6 and had a very successful membership drive at SDLC (thanks Tabitha and Louisa for working that!). At our year-end meeting, we held our biennial election where there was a passing of the guard from our Co-founder and President, Forrest Foster, to myself so Forrest could pursue career opportunities on the West Coast. Other elected Board members include Louisa Hoberman, elected as Vice President and Director of Operations, Dennis Sutherland as Treasurer and Tabitha Greiner as Director of Community Outreach and Sponsorships; all were reelected to two year terms. A Board newcomer, Jim Kaiser, was elected as Secretary. Bart Lauwers will continue to fulfill his duties as Director of Technical Operation and Membership Chair after being appointed last year by the Board. Congratulations to the new Board and a hearty thank you to all outgoing members. I look forward to leading the Chapter in 2015 and 2016 with you.

At year’s end, our chapter had $5,123.11 in the bank, having spent $1,700 and brought in $1,200 during the year. At our first Board meeting of 2015, we voted to set a schedule of Chapter meetings or 2nd Monday nights. We’ll plan on meeting alternate months with the option to schedule additional Monday night meetings, depending on the speaker availability. We believe this will make things a little more predictable and allow people to schedule them far ahead of time. One of our meetings will be Monday April 13, 7PM at the offices on 360 near 183 we will present Kevin Dunn of iSec Partners. Kevin will be speaking on “Breaking into a Company: Attacker Modeled Pen testing and Red Team Projects.” It sounds like it will be an interesting evening, and evites will be going out with additional details. Chapter meetings will be held on June 8th, August 10th, October 12th, with topics and speakers to be announced. The final meeting is our year-end party on December 14. We hope to present additional topics such as Privacy and the NSA, Cloud Security, IT governance, and other information security topics.

Check the website for updates, and we will also be sending the usual EventBrite invitations to all meetings. If you are not getting these invitations, please notify our membership chair, Bart Lauwers at so that he can update the membership rolls with your information. Or, if you are getting them in error, let us know and we will remove you. If you have an idea for an event or topic to be covered at a meeting or even better yet, a speaker to present, please let me know. We are always looking for interesting topics and speakers from our membership. Also, members are asked to attend at least 3 meetings a year if they wish to continue their free membership status. And with that, I’ll end the State of the Chapter address. Looking forward to seeing you at our meetings this year.


Tony Howlett, CISSP, GSNA
President, (ISC)2 -Austin Chapter

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