Chapter Meetings

MN ISSA general membership meetings are held bi-monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of even months.  Doors open at 1:00pm for networking with a 1:30pm meeting start. Check the event calendar for the most up to date information!

You are welcome to join us as a guest if you’re not currently an MN ISSA member!  If you find value in attending our meetings and want to continue to participate, then we do ask that you become an ISSA member. Your membership provides great benefits to you and helps provide the funding needed to keep our chapter going.  We appreciate it!

Location

Ewald Conference Center
1000 Westgate Dr #252
St Paul, MN 55114 

Meeting Agendas

  • 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

Registration

Registration is required for our events to help with logistics and to provide self-service validation of attendance for any continuing education requirements. Please click on Register or Tickets icons to RSVP.

Limited on-site registration will be available but may delay entry, so please register ahead of time whenever possible.

Planned Chapter Meetings (2017)

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.