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

St. Mary’s University Center | 2540 Park Ave | Minneapolis, MN 55404

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

Jun
19
Tue
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.

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.

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.

Dec
18
Tue
Chapter Meeting (December 2018) @ St. Mary's University Center
Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

marketing02Our last chapter meeting of 2018 will be held December 18th, 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.