Calendar of Events

Mar
30
Thu
MN ISSA Women In Security Lunch & Learn (Mar 2017) @ Medtronic
Mar 30 @ 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 March 30th 2017 from 11:00 AM -1:00 PM.  We will be hosted by Medtronic at their Rice Creek location in Fridley.

Event Agenda

  • Check-in and networking: 11:00am
  • Lunch, welcome and introduction: 11:30am
  • Panel discussion: 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, lunch will be provided.


Our presentation for this event will feature a panel of prominent female security leaders in the Twin Cities, each with a unique story of how she got into the security field and became the leader she is today. Besides getting perspectives on some of the challenges emerging in technology – like cloud computing, the dominance of social media, or mobile everything – we will also discuss their experiences with mentors, networking, and driving initiatives in a male dominated industry.

 

       

Thanks to our sponsor, lunch will be provided.


Sponsored by:

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If you register and are in attendance, you could win a copy of the book recommendations from our speakers:

  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, John C. Maxwell
  • Switch, Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  • A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Anna Quindlen

See more book recommendations on our website.

 


 

 

Apr
18
Tue
Chapter Meeting (Apr 2017) @ Ewald Conference Center
Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

marketing02Our second chapter meeting of 2017 will be held April 18th, 1:00-4:00pm, at the Ewald Conference Center in St Paul.  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

Right after the chapter meeting, join us at the Surley Brewing Co. for a happy hour social/networking opportunity and visit with your friends and colleagues.


Don’t Let Third Parties Bring Down Your Business: Effective Vendor Management

Outsourcing is now commonplace. When you entrust vendors, and other types of third parties, with accessing and handling your business’s data, you are basically placing all control of security and privacy measures completely into their hands. That trust cannot be blind. Many security incidents and privacy breaches have resulted from poor, or non-existent, security practices within outsourced organizations handling another company’s data. When appropriately managed and with proper security controls in place, such third-party arrangements can benefit organizations. It is important for every business to understand the importance of managing the risks that can exist with such outsourced entities.

Vendor / third party information security and privacy management is a huge, and growing, concern.  Multiple regulatory agencies, such as the FDIC, NCUA, and the OCR, have identified it as a key factor in upcoming examinations and audits. Growing numbers of security, privacy and breach notice laws are being put into place. This turns up the heat on organizations to understand how information is secured when in the hands of third-party service providers, and to have insights into their security and privacy practices and events. This session will cover the key points of what organizations should know about the risks involved with entrusting business processing, operations and data handling to third parties and actions to take to mitigate those risks.

Rebecca will cover:

  • High-level overview of legal requirements for ensuring sound vendor security and privacy practices
  • The risks involved with outsourcing including real-life examples
  • How to mitigate those risks
  • How to demonstrate to regulators that you are in compliance when someone else possesses your data

Rebecca Herold, CIPM, CIPT, CIPP/US, CISSP, CISM, CISA, FLMI

Rebecca is founder and CEO of The Privacy Professor®, a consulting business, founded in 2004. Rebecca is a co-founder and President of the SIMBUS, LLC, an information security, privacy and compliance services business. Rebecca has been an Adjunct Professor for the Norwich University Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance (MSISA) program since 2005.

Rebecca is widely recognized and respected and has been providing information privacy, security and compliance services, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over two decades.  Rebecca has authored 18 published books, most recently “The ISACA Privacy Principles & Program Management Guide Volume 1” and “The ISACA Privacy Principles & Program Management Guide Volume 2” for the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) which is scheduled to be published by January, 2017. Three more books are scheduled for 2017.

Rebecca was one of the first practitioners to be responsible for both information security and privacy starting in 1994 in a multi-national insurance and financial organization that was establishing one of the first online banks. In June 2009, Rebecca was asked to lead the NIST SGIP Smart Grid Privacy Subgroup, where she also led the Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for the home to utility activity, the very first performed in the electric utilities industry.  In 2015 Rebecca also was asked to work for NIST for their Privacy Engineering initiative.  Rebecca also was asked to be an officer for the IEEE COMSOC Par 1912 Working Group Privacy and Security Architecture for Consumer Wireless Devices Working Group in 2015. Rebecca currently serves on multiple advisory boards for security, privacy and high-tech technology organization. Rebecca has written hundreds of published articles and is frequently interviewed and quoted in diverse broadcasts and publications such as IAPP Privacy Advisor, BNA Privacy & Security Law Report, Wired, Popular Science, Computerworld, IEEE’s Security and Privacy Journal, and many others. Rebecca has been appearing 1-2 times monthly on the central Iowa area morning program, CW Iowa Live, to discuss and raise public awareness for current information security and privacy issues.

In addition to achieving FIP, CISSP, CISM, CISA, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT and FLMI certifications, Rebecca has received numerous awards and recognitions for her privacy and information security work over the years.


5 Ways to Improve Your Cyber Risk Communications

As CISOs are increasingly being asked to provide regular cyber risk updates to the C-Suite and the boardroom, they must make the most of the precious minutes of attention given to them. This session covers best practices derived from over a dozen articles written for CISOs, boards, and the C-Suite about cybersecurity.

Attendees will learn why boards are asking cyber-related questions, the types of questions directors are likely to ask, and the topics that will make their eyes gloss over. We’ll cover the perspective from the C-Suite, including how the dynamics in the C-Suite can foster — or hinder — crucial conversations about cyber risks. We’ll highlight how strategic alliances with other CXOs that can help the CISO’s arguments on how to best manage cyber risks. Finally, we’ll cover areas of professional growth for CISOs as they look forward to taking full advantage of a red-hot job market, and learn on how CISOs can position themselves to play a strategic role in their organization.

Key learning points:

  • What cybersecurity questions are boards asking CISOs?
  • How do C-Suite dynamics impact the organization’s cybersecurity?
  • What are the areas of professional growth for CISOs (and aspiring CISOs)?

Christophe Veltsos

Chris, aka Dr.InfoSec, is passionate about helping organizations take stock of their cyber risks and manage those risks across the intricate landscape of technology, business, and people. Whether performing information security risk assessments, working alongside CIOs & CISOs to set and communicate strategic cybersecurity priorities, or advising board members on effective governance of cyber risks, Chris enjoys working with business leaders to improve their organization’s cyber risk posture.

Both faculty and practitioner, Chris maintains the DrInfoSec.com blog, tweets as @DrInfoSec, and writes articles about cyber risks for IBM’s SecurityIntelligence blog. Connect with Chris on LinkedIn. In January 2017, Chris co-authored a book, “Take Back Control of Your Cybersecurity Now: Game Changing Concepts on AI and Cyber Governance Solutions for Executives”  with Paul Ferrillo, a NYC-based data-breach lawyer, available for FREE in PDF format from http://books.drinfosec.com

 


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.

May
16
Tue
Secure360 Conference @ Minneapolis Convention Center
May 16 – May 17 all-day

The professional conference of choice for comprehensive security and risk management education.

What is Secure360?

Collaboration for an interconnected world. Improve business, increase knowledge and build strategies to protect your greatest assets.

The Secure360 Conference is the professional conference of choice for comprehensive security and risk management education. Collaboration and education for your entire team.

Secure360 focuses on the following key focus areas: governance, risk and compliance, information security, physical security, business continuity management, and professional development.

MN ISSA AfterHours @ Secure360 (May 2017) @ Brit's Pub
May 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The chapter will be hosting our biggest AfterHours event of the year, the gala MN_ISSA AfterHours at Secure360, right after the Secure360 Reception, at the popular Brit’s Pub in downtown Minneapolis. We are expecting well over 125-150 individuals will join us for this famed event.

Event Agenda

  • Social networking: 5:00 – 8:00pm
  • Welcome and Remarks: 6:00pm
  • Giveaways: Every 15-20 minutes throughout the night (must be in attendance to win)

Enjoy superb food and drinks while casually networking with your colleagues and discussing all the interesting Secure360 sessions from the day or visiting with our select group of sponsors.

MN ISSA AfterHours @ Secure360 (2016)

Plus, there will be many chances to win great giveaways throughout the night – electronics, gift cards, free memberships and more!!!

As always, our complimentary and ever-popular AfterHours events are very casual, interactive and enjoyable. Make sure you register to join us for this special, once a year opportunity before space runs out!


 

Thanks to our special event sponsors for helping us be able to bring such a great evening together

[Sponsors: If you are interested in sponsoring this or other MN ISSA events, please let us know.]

 


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.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, printed tickets are not necessary, you will still be able to check in.  However, having a printed or electronic copy of your ticket does speed up the check in process.


Jun
1
Thu
MN ISSA Women In Security Lunch & Learn (Jun 2017) @ Medtronic
Jun 1 @ 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 1st 2017 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, lunch will be provided.


[Presenter TBD.  Stay tuned for details.]


[Sponsor TBD. If you are interested in sponsoring this or other MN ISSA events, please let us know.]


If you register and are in attendance, you could win a copy of the book recommendation from our speaker::

[Book Recommendation TBD]

For more recommendations, see our book recommendations page.


 

 

Jun
20
Tue
Chapter Meeting (Jun 2017) @ Ewald Conference Center
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

marketing02Our third chapter meeting of 2017 will be held Jun 20th, 1:00-4:00pm, at the Ewald Conference Center in St Paul.  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

Right after the chapter meeting, join us at the Surley Brewing Co. for a happy hour social/networking opportunity and visit with your friends and colleagues.


[Presentation 1 – TBD]


[Presentation 2 – TBD]


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.

Jun
23
Fri
BrrCon Conference @ Minneapolis Convention Center
Jun 23 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.

Conference Details

Conference name: BrrCon

Conference dates: Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Venue: Minneapolis Convention Center

Audience: IT, information security, information assurance, cyber security

Website: https://brrcon.com/

Jun
24
Sat
Security BSides MSP Conference @ Minneapolis Convention Center
Jun 24 – Jun 25 all-day

Each regional B-Sides event is the result of a community-driven effort for and by members of the information security community. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation and create opportunities for individuals to participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It’s where conversations about the next big thing are happening.

Conference Details

Conference name: Security B-Sides MSP 2017

Conference dates: Saturday & Friday, June 24th – June 25th, 2017

Venue: Minneapolis Convention Center

Audience: IT, information security, information assurance, cyber security

Website: https://www.bsidesmsp.org/

Jul
20
Thu
MN ISSA AfterHours (Jul 2017) @ Location TBD
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The chapter will host another exciting MN ISSA AfterHours networking event on Thursday, July 20th, 2017 from 5-8pm.  Location will be announced soon.

Event Agenda

  • Social networking: 5:00 – 6:00pm
  • Welcome and remarks: 6:00pm
  • Presentation: 6:15 – 7:30pm
  • Social networking: 7:30 – 8:00pm

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!

 


[Presentation TBD. If you are interested in speaking at this or other MN ISSA events, please let us know.]

 


[Sponsor TBD. If you are interested in sponsoring this or other MN ISSA events, please let us know.]

 


If you are a member and are in attendance, you could win a copy of the book recommendation from our speaker:

  • [Book Recommendation TBD]
Aug
15
Tue
Chapter Meeting (Aug 2017) @ Ewald Conference Center
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

marketing02Our fourth chapter meeting of 2017 will be held August 15th, 1:00-4:00pm, at the Ewald Conference Center in St Paul.  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

Right after the chapter meeting, join us at the Surley Brewing Co. for a happy hour social/networking opportunity and visit with your friends and colleagues.


[Presentation 1 – TBD]


[Presentation 2 – TBD]


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
28
Thu
MN ISSA Women In Security Lunch & Learn (Sep 2017) @ Location TBD
Sep 28 @ 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 September 28th 2017 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, lunch will be provided.


[Presenter TBD.  Stay tuned for details.]


[Sponsor TBD. If you are interested in sponsoring this or other MN ISSA events, please let us know.]


If you register and are in attendance, you could win a copy of the book recommendation from our speaker::

[Book Recommendation TBD]

For more recommendations, see our book recommendations page.


 

 

Oct
17
Tue
Chapter Meeting (Oct 2017) @ Ewald Conference Center
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

marketing02Our fifth chapter meeting of 2017 will be held October 17th, 1:00-4:00pm, at the Ewald Conference Center in St Paul.  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

Right after the chapter meeting, join us at the Surley Brewing Co. for a happy hour social/networking opportunity and visit with your friends and colleagues.


[Presentation 1 – TBD]


[Presentation 2 – TBD]


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.

Nov
16
Thu
MN ISSA AfterHours (Nov 2017) @ Location TBD
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The chapter will host another exciting MN ISSA AfterHours networking event on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 from 5-8pm.  Location will be announced soon.

Event Agenda

  • Social networking: 5:00 – 6:00pm
  • Welcome and remarks: 6:00pm
  • Presentation: 6:15 – 7:30pm
  • Social networking: 7:30 – 8:00pm

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!

 


[Presentation TBD. If you are interested in speaking at this or other MN ISSA events, please let us know.]

 


[Sponsor TBD. If you are interested in sponsoring this or other MN ISSA events, please let us know.]

 


If you are a member and are in attendance, you could win a copy of the book recommendation from our speaker:

  • [Book Recommendation TBD]
Dec
1
Fri
Membership Appreciation Dinner @ tbd
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The MN ISSA Board would like to invite you to our annual MN ISSA Membership Appreciation Dinner on Friday, December 1st, 2017, from 5-9pm. This will be a fun and exciting members-only evening of casual networking with complimentary food and drinks.

Spend some time catching up with colleagues and friends from the chapter or meet new contacts, while sharing in exciting conversations about our industry and the successes and challenges of the past and coming years.

The board will also share our accomplishments from 2017 and where we plan on going in coming year. This is a great opportunity to give feedback and input to any board member in attendance. We’ll also welcome our new/returning board members for 2018.

Plus, there will be chances throughout the night to win great giveaways – gift cards, free memberships and more!!!

The board is looking forward to seeing you for this enjoyable, exclusive evening.

Dec
19
Tue
Chapter Meeting (Dec 2017) @ Ewald Conference Center
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

marketing02Our sixth and final chapter meeting of 2017 will be held December 19th, 1:00-4:00pm, at the Ewald Conference Center in St Paul.  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

Right after the chapter meeting, join us at the Surley Brewing Co. for a happy hour social/networking opportunity and visit with your friends and colleagues.


[Presentation 1 – TBD]


[Presentation 2 – TBD]


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.