ISSA Announces all-day Security Summit Track at Innotech 2016 in Austin, Nov. 17

Austin ISSA is once again sponsoring Security Summit (full day track) at Innotech on November 17! Our lineup includes:

· Lunch Keynote: Anatomy of Cyber Attacks presented by Tom Ervin, FBI

o You must have a security summit lunch ticket to attend the keynote.

Other sessions include:

· Scott Montgomery, VP of Intel Security Group and Chief Technical Strategist presenting on Cybersecurity in 2017 – Ransomware, Phishing and More

· Brian Wrozek, Managing Executive Director, Office of the CISO, Optiv presenting on IT Risk Assessment, How to Adapt to IoT and Cloud

· Andrew Davis, Data Scientist, Cylance presenting on Machine Learning in Security: When it Works and When it Doesn’t

· Michael Anderson, Strategic Intelligence, FLASHPOINT presenting on Deep and Dark Web (DDW): Shifting the Risk Equation

· Brent Brightwell, SVP Products & Strategy for Doublehorn presents a panel discussion on Evidence Management & Role of the Cloud

Registration for the InnoTech ISSA Security Track Summit Luncheon, a special event at InnoTech, gives you access to the exclusive full day track designed for security IT professionals, ISSA Security Track luncheon, all of the InnoTech Conference sessions, InnoTech keynotes, Microsoft Technology Symposium, InnoTech exhibits and vendor seminars and the IT Executives of the Year Awards Reception, hosted by AITP and SIM. If you are a member of ISSA, go to the ISSA International website and get the Austin ISSA coupon code.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Access to the Women in Tech Summit, Healthtech ATX Luncheon & Austin CIO Gala Luncheon is not included with this registration type. Both are special events @ InnoTech that require separate registration and payment.

Chapter Elections on November 14th, at 7PM at Indeed. Nomination Form Below

ISC)2 – AUSTIN CHAPTER – Officer Nomination Form
2016 Elections

Chapter members are invited to nominate themselves and/or other members as candidates to serve on the Board for the 2017 term

Offices are: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Membership Chair, Treasurer, Director of Operations, Director of Sponsorships and Community Outreach, Director of Technology Services, and Director of Social Media.

Note: Candidates for the offices of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Membership Chair, and Treasurer must hold one of the (ISC)2 certifications (CISSP, CAP, CCFP, CCSP, CCSLP, HCISPP, SSCP).
Candidates for the Directorships are not required to be certified by (ISC)2, though they should be working towards certification.

Board Members may claim Type B CPE’s for Service.

Nomination Forms are due by Nov. 7th. Please email your Nomination Forms to:

All Nomination Forms will be posted on the (ISC)2 – Austin Chapter website:

Voting will take place at the November 14th Chapter Meeting.
Only members may vote.

OFFICE: ________________________________________________________________

NAME OF NOMINEE: ___________________________________________________

Statement of why Nominee wants to serve on the (ISC)2-Austin Board – Goals for the Chapter and Experience in Information Security.
Please limit your response to five sentences. Thank you.
CISSP #: ____________________________________________________________
Required if the nomination is for the offices of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Membership Chair, and Treasurer.

If you would like to volunteer to assist any of the Board Positions, please enter your name, email, and the Committee here.

International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium
(ISC)2-Austin Chapter, 3571 Far West Blvd, #142, Austin TX 78731

(ISC)2 Austin Chapter Wins National Scholarship Contest!

Congratulations to everyone!
Its official. We have won the national scholarship chapter challenge by raising $3409.00 for scholarships for local high school students looking to study information security for their higher education. Thanks to everyone who donated and the hard work by board members to make this happen! National leadership will recognize our chapter with an article in the newsletter sent to all (ISC)2 members as well as a visit by leadership to our November 14th meeting. Please plan on attending to network with them and show them how awesome our chapter is. Also, if you know any high school juniors or seniors in the central Texas area who might be interested in applying for this scholarship, please refer them to the application page below. We will be accepting applicants through Nov 1. and be awarding the scholarship at one of our future meetings in the new year. Thanks again to all who participated in making our chapter number one nationally!!

April 2016 Meeting Video/Slides Posted

Please find the presentation for the April General Meeting posted at the link below. It was a presentation by Kevin Dunn on “Hardening Your Security Posture”. It was an excellent talk on ways to go beyond patching to harden your various systems using checklists and tools. It also included a live technical demo of some exploits. Enjoy!

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.

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