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The Minnesota Chapter of ISSA hosts several different types of meetings throughout the year.


GENERAL MEETINGS


MN ISSA holds its meetings on a quarterly basis with lunch, networking and multiple speakers and sessions.  Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday in the months we have meetings.  Doors open at 11:45 AM for networking and lunch with a meeting start time of 12:20 PM.  Meetings wrap up at about 4:45 with a sponsored happy hour following.


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!


These meetings will rotate locations throughout the metro to align to our goal of reaching as many people as possible.


AFTERHOURS


Our AfterHours format is more casual and interactive than our regular chapter meetings and is designed for those not always able to make regular meetings, for individuals from our larger local security community, as well as those who simply enjoy discussion with their peers and industry leading thinkers.



Come out and join us – you’ll get informative presentations in intimate settings at great local venues, good food and refreshments, plus plenty of opportunity to refresh and build your network with valuable connections.


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 Details and Registration to RSVP.

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



Upcoming events

    • July 14, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual CST time zone
    Register

    Best Practices for choosing an Information Security Product:

    Many companies are preparing for long term security solutions for employees. Josh will provide best practices and considerations for products and tools, as well as how to appropriately vet vendors via RFP process. Josh will facilitate discussion of what criteria to judge vendors against when evaluating Information Security technology. This will include approaches to evaluation, such as paper proof of concepts, partner recommendation elimination/qualification, limited proof of concepts and full proof of concept. He will also discuss common tactics seen in the industry that are sometimes used to obfuscate how effective (or not effective) a given product is, and how they are portrayed as a convince for the purchaser/evaluator.

    Josh will share what features should be an absolute requirement in any security product, and how to evaluate for these features and what to consider in evaluating the long term prospects of a product.

    The overall goal is to provide the audience with a good framework for evaluating Information Security tools and a general understanding of what to look for in any security tool.

    Virtual Webinar Meeting Agenda

    • Announcements 1:00-1:15 CST
    • Speaker 1: 1:15-2:00
    • Wrap Up

     Please Note: Secured Webinar link will be sent out a few days prior to the event

    Joshua Madsen, Manager Network & Security Services, Wings Financial Credit Union

    Joshua Madsen attended University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for hardware engineering, focusing on implementation of hardware based encryption. He then joined the US Army as a Cavalry Scout in forward reconnaissance, direct action, as well as instruction and certification roles, earning the Army Commendation Medal and multiple Army Achievement Medals over multiple deployments and assignment.  Upon leaving the military he took additional courses at Metropolitan State university in Computer Forensics, before starting to work for McAfee/Intel Security in 2014 working in  SIEM technology, Web Application Protection, Threat intelligence, and forensic evaluation, where he was subject matter expert on DXL/TIE threat intelligence sharing integration. In 2016 he joined Wings Financial Credit union as a Network and Security Engineer, primarily responsible for the SIEM environment and the endpoint protection software. His current role at Wings as Manager-Network and Security services he is responsible for all information security architecture, operations, compliance, and education as well as all network infrastructure and operations, regularly reporting out to the Board of Directors.  He lives in woods outside of Northfield with his wife and dogs, and regularly competes in long range and tactical shooting disciplines.


    Secure Zoom details will be sent prior to event.

    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.

    ***Information/image release.  By registering for this event, I agree that:

    • I am allowing my contact information included in the registration to be shared with MN ISSA and I may be contacted by MN ISSA
    • I grant MN ISSA and/or ISSA International the right to use any candid photos or videos taken during the event in future marketing and communication efforts, to include, but not limited to, websites, brochures, advertisements, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, emails, videos and web conferences.
    • August 18, 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
    • TBD

    The chapter will host another exciting MN ISSA AfterHours networking event, complimentary food and refreshments will be 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!

     

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    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.



    ***Information/image release.  By registering for this event, I agree that:

    • I am allowing my contact information included in the registration to be shared with MN ISSA and the event sponsor(s) and I may be contacted by MN ISSA and the event sponsor(s)
    • I grant MN ISSA, ISSA International, and/or the sponsor(s) the right to use any candid photos or videos taken during the event in future marketing and communication efforts, to include, but not limited to, websites, brochures, advertisements, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, emails, videos and web conferences.


    • September 15, 2020
    • 11:45 AM - 4:45 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual

    Come out and join us for our informative presentations and great networking with your coworkers, colleagues and friends!  

    Meeting Agenda

    • Arrival, Lunch & Networking: 11:45 - 12:15
    • Announcements: 12:15 - 12:30
    • Speaker: 12:30 - 1:30
    • Break: 1:30 - 2:00
    • Speaker 2: 2:00 - 3:00
    • Break: 3:00 - 3:30
    • Speaker 3: 3:30 - 4:30
    • Closing Remarks: 4:30 - 4:45
    • Happy Hour

     

    Speakers 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.

    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.


    ***Information/image release.  By registering for this event, I agree that:

    • I am allowing my contact information included in the registration to be shared with MN ISSA and I may be contacted by MN ISSA
    • I grant MN ISSA and/or ISSA International the right to use any candid photos or videos taken during the event in future marketing and communication efforts, to include, but not limited to, websites, brochures, advertisements, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, emails, videos and web conferences.


    • October 26, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • October 28, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • Minneapolis, MN

    To register please visit: https://www.cybersecuritysummit.org/

    • November 10, 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CST)
    • TBD

    The chapter will host another exciting MN ISSA AfterHours networking event, complimentary food and refreshments will be 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!

     

    Meeting Info Placeholder

     

    Sponsored by: 

     

     

     

    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.



    ***Information/image release.  By registering for this event, I agree that:

    • I am allowing my contact information included in the registration to be shared with MN ISSA and the event sponsor(s) and I may be contacted by MN ISSA and the event sponsor(s)
    • I grant MN ISSA, ISSA International, and/or the sponsor(s) the right to use any candid photos or videos taken during the event in future marketing and communication efforts, to include, but not limited to, websites, brochures, advertisements, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, emails, videos and web conferences.


    • December 15, 2020
    • 11:45 AM - 4:45 PM (CST)
    • St. Mary's University Center

    Come out and join us for our informative presentations and great networking with your coworkers, colleagues and friends!  

    Meeting Agenda

    • Arrival, Lunch & Networking: 11:45 - 12:15
    • Announcements: 12:15 - 12:30
    • Speaker: 12:30 - 1:30
    • Break: 1:30 - 2:00
    • Speaker 2: 2:00 - 3:00
    • Break: 3:00 - 3:30
    • Speaker 3: 3:30 - 4:30
    • Closing Remarks: 4:30 - 4:45
    • Happy Hour

     

    Speakers 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.

    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.


    ***Information/image release.  By registering for this event, I agree that:

    • I am allowing my contact information included in the registration to be shared with MN ISSA and I may be contacted by MN ISSA
    • I grant MN ISSA and/or ISSA International the right to use any candid photos or videos taken during the event in future marketing and communication efforts, to include, but not limited to, websites, brochures, advertisements, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, emails, videos and web conferences.



SPEAK AT MN ISSA

We welcome submissions from across our local and national community for potential speakers and presentations for our membership. As we serve all domains across the information security spectrum and at many different levels from deeply technical to high-level governance, all topics are welcome and will be considered. Presentations must be educational and tool/vendor-agnostic.

Please send an abstract and bio, or simply a recommendation for a speaker you’d like to see, using the form to the right and our Program Director will respond.

We routinely survey our membership for topics of interest and common requests are shown below. However, topics across all domains will be considered.

1. PCI requirements / solutions; Compliance
2. Forensics
3. Attack methods / defense
4. Database security and best practices
5. Application and Cloud Security
6. Security Awareness and Education
7. Penetration testing
8. Data loss prevention
9. Security architecture
10. End-point intelligence


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