Calendar of Events

Oct
23
Mon
Cyber Security Summit 2017 @ Minneapolis Convention Center
Oct 23 – Oct 25 all-day

 

The 7th Annual Summit will take place at the Minneapolis Convention Center in downtown Minneapolis. “Meet the Threat / Beat the Threat” is the theme for this year’s event. Day 1 (“Meet the Threat”) will focus on today’s threat landscape. Day 2 (“Beat the Threat”) will focus on security strategies that are working. It will feature a number of keynotes and panels on the topic, as well as four special half-day forums centered on healthcare and medical device security; cyber investment; DevSecOps; and the needs of small and medium-sized businesses. Visit cybersecuritysummit.org for more information.

Want to make sure you can attend it all and get additional perks? Register for the VIP All Access Pass and get access to any one of the half-day forums on Monday, October 23; VIP Reception on Monday evening; the Full Summit on Tuesday, October 24 and Wednesday, October 25; exclusive VIP lounge; post-event videos of presentations and VIP name badge.

Oct
26
Thu
HelpSystems Lunch and Learn with Bob Erdman @ Surly Brewing Company
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

HelpSystems invites you to network and learn from Bob Erdman of HelpSystems while enjoying lunch at Surly Brewing.

 

Where to Start with Server Security
Critical servers are increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks—recent data breaches prove this. On premises, hybrid, or cloud, the culprit is often as simple as a misconfigured setting.

Join us to learn how an effective security policy can help you protect your data.

In one hour, we’ll explain the most important issues to consider when setting strong security policies for Linux, AIX, and IBM i, including:

  • Securing your “front door”
  • Locking down root access
  • Creating strong password policies
  • Removing unnecessary services
  • Securing operating services
  • Tightening up your user accounts
  • Identifying and setting up network interfaces

To learn more about our event or to register, please click here.

Event Details:
October 26
Networking & Lunch 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Presentation + Q & A: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Venue:
Surly Brewing Company
520 Malcom Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN

This event will help you begin defining a Linux, AIX, or IBM i security policy—and you get a midday break at Surly!

Reserve your seat!

Nov
8
Wed
ISSA Security Education and Awareness SIG Webinar @ Health Partners HQ / Webinar
Nov 8 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Security Education and Awareness SIG Webinar

Security Education and Awareness SIG Webinar

Save the Date – SEA SIG 4th Quarter Webinar

 

One Hour Webinar – Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
Start Time: 6:00 a.m. US-Pacific/ 9:00 a.m. US-Eastern/ 2:00 p.m. London

Click here to register.

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.


Evolution of Application Security Programs

Application security has become one of the most important frontiers for protecting digital assets, and has effectively changed focus from protecting network perimeters to ensuring security around dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of applications.  Rapid growth of applications developed in each organization is fueled by availability of data and rapid development programming languages and platforms, which make it feasible to create robust applications in a fraction of the time compared to even a few years ago.  Combined with a wide range of development methodologies, challenges for Application Security Programs have never been higher.

This session will cover some of the latest trends in increasing the effectiveness of Application Security Programs, as presented and discussed at the latest OWASP Summit in London.  Presentation will include upcoming changes within several OWASP projects aimed at increasing ability to measure, manage, and improve their Information Security Programs, while forming stronger relationships with product owners and developers.

Yan Kravchenko

As Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Mr. Kravchenko is responsible for managing the Security and Compliance resources. He confronts the evolving and ever present data security challenges facing Atomic Data and its clients.

Mr. Kravchenko brings more than 20 years of technology and information security experience to Atomic Data, the last six of which he served as compliance advisory practice lead at NetSPI. He primarily addressed unique security and compliance challenges in the healthcare space during that time. Additionally, Mr. Kravchenko has six years of experience in the payment card industry as a practicing QSA. Mr. Kravchenko received a B.S. degree in Information Systems Management from Regis University. He also holds a wide array of industry certifications including CISSP, CSSLP, CISA, and CISM.

 


[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.

Feb
20
Tue
Chapter Meeting (Feb 2018) @ Ewald Conference Center
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

marketing02Our first chapter meeting of 2018 will be held February 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. Thanks to [sponsor tbd, contact us if interested] for hosting the 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.