Calendar of Events

Apr
25
Wed
ISACA Spring 2018 CISA & CISM Exam Review
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – May 30 @ 9:00 pm

The Minnesota Chapter of ISACA® is sponsoring a five-week intensive review course to prepare candidates for the CISA and CISM exams. This Exam Cram meets for three hours Wednesday evenings from April 25 to May 30, 2018. The course offers practical advice on preparing for the CISA or CISM exam and specific instruction regarding the job practice areas addressed by exams as defined by ISACA® International.  The course also provides a quick recap of the exam content areas and extensive review of sample test questions.

May
22
Tue
ISACA Annual meeting and boat cruise
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
May
30
Wed
FRSECURE – HACKS & HOPS @ Surly Brewery
May 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

There’s no foolproof way to avoid a breach, but there are steps you can take to make the attack less severe on your data and your company’s reputation. Join FRSecure’s CEO, Evan Francen, and a panel of security experts for:

COUNTERATTACK! 7 Ways to Build Your Arsenal Against a Security Breach

Enjoy light appetizers and Surly beer while we discuss the latest threats you need to be aware of and steps you can take to detect and defend against them. Learn the 7 steps necessary for any company to create a more resilient environment that’s enabled for a rapid and efficient response when an incident occurs.

 AGENDA
2:00 pm – Check-in, networking, light appetizers, Surly beer
2:30-4:00 pm – Keynote presentation and panel discussion

Early Bird pricing is available until 5/21.

Register at: https://hacksandhops2018.eventbrite.com

Jun
7
Thu
MN State IT Center of Excellence- New Directions Conference
Jun 7 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Each year the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence invites industry professionals, Minnesota State faculty members, and academic leaders to convene and explore emerging employer needs, identify specific implications for student learning outcomes, and develop replicable roadmaps for department and institutional implementation.
Join fellow faculty members and industry leaders to explore and shape the dynamic future of information technology curriculum at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

Jun
8
Fri
BrrCon Cyber Security Training Conference @ Minneapolis Convention Center
Jun 8 all-day

BrrCon is a FREE cyber security training conference with the mission to facilitate knowledge sharing, network with peers and improve capabilities within the cyber security community. BrrCon is funded exclusively by regional businesses and there will be no sponsor booths or vendor pitches.

Audience:

  • Cyber Security practitioners
  • Security researchers
  • Cyber program decision makers

Date & Location: June 8th 2018, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN

Theme: Building community, skills and relationships

Style: Combinations of presentations, workshops and competitions

Jun
19
Tue
MN ISSA Women In Security Lunch & Learn (Jun 2018) @ St. Mary's University
Jun 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

You are invited to an exclusive MN ISSA Women in Security lunch and learn for women cyber security professionals on Thursday June 19th 2018 from 11:00 AM -1:00 PM.

Event Agenda

  • Check-in and networking: 11:00am
  • Lunch, welcome and introduction: 11:30am
  • Presentation: 11:45am
  • Wrap-up and networking: 12:45-1:00pm

This event is designed for women leading and working in the cyber security field and all those who support them. It will provide great educational and networking opportunities. Thanks to our sponsors, complimentary lunch and refreshments will be provided.


 

[Presentation TBD]


 


 

 

Chapter Meeting (June 2018) @ St. Mary's University Center
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

marketing02Our third chapter meeting of 2018 will be held June 19th, 1:00-4:00pm, at the St. Mary’s University Center in Minneapolis.  Come out and join us for our informative presentations and great networking with your coworkers, colleagues and friends!

Meeting Agenda

  • Social networking: 1pm – 1:30pm
  • President and Board opening statements: 1:30pm – 1:50pm
  • Presentation: 1:50 – 2:40pm
  • Break: 2:40pm-2:50pm
  • Presentation: 2:50pm – 3:40pm
  • Drawings and closing remarks: 3:40pm – 4pm
  • Happy Hour

Chris Olive

Chris Olive

Chris Olive is a seasoned, impassioned and intuitive cybersecurity professional with over 25 years in the field of IT security often partnering with C-suite executives. Olive has extensive experience and domain expertise in application security/secure coding, penetration testing and ethical hacking, identity management and data security working domestically through major consultancies within the Fortune 500 as well as internationally. Olive is currently a principal enterprise architect, technically enabling the channel for Thales, the world-wide leader in data security, hardware and software encryption.

 



Tina Meeker

Are we hiring too many doppelgängers?  How the diversity gap hurts your security program and the cybersecurity field as a whole.

Women and minorities are significantly underrepresented in today’s field of security practitioners in the US, especially in leadership positions.  In addition, bias in talent sourcing and interviews of people with “non-traditional career track” backgrounds, including people of more advanced age also deters the building of the strongest cyber security teams.

There are various contributors to this problem including an industry “stuck” in old-school recruiting techniques, excessive requirements for many positions and an overall industry brand which doesn’t energize or generate a welcoming environment to diverse candidates.

We should all care deeply about this issue because diverse points of view are critical to problem-solving in today’s world of constant introduction of new tech, along with emerging threats against them that put valuable data at risk. Tina will share her observations, research and experience to articulate her theory on why the cyber security talent gap doesn’t really exist, rather WE AREN’T FINDING the talent –  because we are stuck in archaic sourcing practices and leaving many places where great candidates exist, unexplored.

Tina Meeker, M.B.A., CISSP, CIPP/US

Tina is a highly accomplished Senior Information Security & Compliance Executive and Entrepreneur with more than 15 years of success in the retail, banking, technology, and medical device industries.

Tina is currently the Owner and Principal of Beacon Information Security, LLC, a highly-credentialed, multi-industry cyber security advisory and consulting service. Beacon specializes in cyber security and privacy  program building and maturation, customer third party assessments, enterprise security policies, security awareness, GRC platform selection and implementation, mergers & acquisitions (acquired or acquirer), and recruiting and building high-performing security teams.

Tina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Behavior & Management from St. Scholastica and a Master of Business Administration from Augsburg University. In addition to being an MBA, Tina maintains active CISSP and CIPP/US certifications. She is currently a Cyber Security Summit Advisor for a large conference in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area going on its eighth year and was recently the keynote speaker at “Cyber Now – Birmingham, AL” in April 2018 and will also be speaking at Secure360 Conference – in May 2018 , and ISC2 Security Congress in New Orleans, LA in October 2018.


MN ISSA members in attendance at the meeting have the opportunity to win several book giveaways recommended by our speakers:

“The Power of Many: Values for Success in Business and in Life” by Meg Whitman
“International Cybersecurity and Privacy Law in Practice” by Charlotte Tschider

See other past recommendations.


FAQs

Are non-members and guests welcome at meetings and events?

Yes, we welcome individuals at large from the security community to join us for any of our events. We simply ask that, after experiencing personally the value of our community at two events, individuals consider joining ISSA for the additional benefits that membership provides.

Why do we have to register to attend meetings and events?

Besides assisting the board with planning logistics for our events, registering for meetings and events, then checking in when you attend, provides you with self-service documentation you can print out to support your CPE credits if you are audited.

Jul
18
Wed
MN ISSA AfterHours (Jul 2018) @ Location TBD
Jul 18 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The chapter will host another exciting MN ISSA AfterHours networking event on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 from 4:30-7:30pm. Complimentary food and refreshments provided.

Event Agenda

  • Social networking: 4:30 – 5:30pm
  • Welcome and remarks: 5:30pm
  • Presentation: 6:00 – 6:45pm
  • Social networking: 7 – 7:30pm

Our After Hours format is more casual and interactive than our regular chapter meetings and is designed to garner attendance from those not always able to make the regular chapter meetings; as well as those who simply enjoy discussion with their peers and industry leading thinkers.  Come for great networking, information and fun!

 


 

[Topic and speaker TBD]

 


 

[Sponsor TBD – If interested, contact us at sponsor@mnissa.org]

 


 

Aug
21
Tue
Chapter Meeting (August 2018) @ St. Mary's University Center
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

marketing02Our fourth chapter meeting of 2018 will be held August 21st, 1:00-4:00pm, at the St. Mary’s University Center in Minneapolis.  Come out and join us for our informative presentations and great networking with your coworkers, colleagues and friends!

Meeting Agenda

  • Social networking: 1pm – 1:30pm
  • President and Board opening statements: 1:30pm – 1:50pm
  • Presentation: 1:50 – 2:40pm
  • Break: 2:40pm-2:50pm
  • Presentation: 2:50pm – 3:40pm
  • Drawings and closing remarks: 3:40pm – 4pm
  • Happy Hour

 


[Presentation 1 – TBD]


[Presentation 2 – TBD]


MN ISSA members in attendance at the meeting have the opportunity to win several book giveaways recommended by our speakers:

  • [Book Recommendations TBD]

See other past recommendations.


FAQs

Are non-members and guests welcome at meetings and events?

Yes, we welcome individuals at large from the security community to join us for any of our events. We simply ask that, after experiencing personally the value of our community at two events, individuals consider joining ISSA for the additional benefits that membership provides.

Why do we have to register to attend meetings and events?

Besides assisting the board with planning logistics for our events, registering for meetings and events, then checking in when you attend, provides you with self-service documentation you can print out to support your CPE credits if you are audited.

Sep
13
Thu
MN ISSA Women In Security Lunch & Learn (Sep 2018) @ Location TBD
Sep 13 @ 8:51 pm – 9:51 pm

You are invited to an exclusive MN ISSA Women in Security lunch and learn for women cyber security professionals on Thursday September 13th 2018 from 11:00 AM -1:00 PM.

Event Agenda

  • Check-in and networking: 11:00am
  • Lunch, welcome and introduction: 11:30am
  • Presentation: 11:45am
  • Wrap-up and networking: 12:45-1:00pm

This event is designed for women leading and working in the cyber security field and all those who support them. It will provide great educational and networking opportunities. Thanks to our sponsors, complimentary lunch and refreshments will be provided.


 

[Presentation TBD]


[Sponsor TBD]

 

 

Oct
16
Tue
Chapter Meeting (October 2018) @ St. Mary's University Center
Oct 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

marketing02Our fifth chapter meeting of 2018 will be held October 16th, 1:00-4:00pm, at the St. Mary’s University Center in Minneapolis.  Come out and join us for our informative presentations and great networking with your coworkers, colleagues and friends!

Meeting Agenda

  • Social networking: 1pm – 1:30pm
  • President and Board opening statements: 1:30pm – 1:50pm
  • Presentation: 1:50 – 2:40pm
  • Break: 2:40pm-2:50pm
  • Presentation: 2:50pm – 3:40pm
  • Drawings and closing remarks: 3:40pm – 4pm
  • Happy Hour

[Presentation 1 – TBD]


[Presentation 2 – TBD]


MN ISSA members in attendance at the meeting have the opportunity to win several book giveaways recommended by our speakers:

  • [Book Recommendations TBD]

See other past recommendations.


FAQs

Are non-members and guests welcome at meetings and events?

Yes, we welcome individuals at large from the security community to join us for any of our events. We simply ask that, after experiencing personally the value of our community at two events, individuals consider joining ISSA for the additional benefits that membership provides.

Why do we have to register to attend meetings and events?

Besides assisting the board with planning logistics for our events, registering for meetings and events, then checking in when you attend, provides you with self-service documentation you can print out to support your CPE credits if you are audited.