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"The Voice of the Information Security Profession"

ISSA Chapter of the Year

Named ISSA Chapter of the year in 2007 and 2013 by ISSA International
South Texas Chapter, P.O. Box 1915, Sugar Land, Texas 77487

To check on our current events and to register, please click here ----> Luncheon Registration Link via Eventbrite

The South Texas Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is a non-profit organization of information security professionals and practitioners.

South Texas ISSA provides education forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities which enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members. This Chapter is affiliated with the international ISSA organization, conforms to its professional and organizational guidelines, and supports the ISSA Code of Ethics. We encourage our members to pursue and maintain formal security certifications in their chosen fields and offer training opportunities to help members meet requirements for continuing education.

Chapter News HIGHLIGHTS:

The next Houston meeting will take place at HESS on February 12th, 2015.

    Houston Engineering & Scientific Society (HESS) Club
    5430 Westheimer at Yorktown. (Free Parking).
    For a map click here.

The next Woodlands meeting will take place at the Allison Tower (Anadarco) on February 19th, 2015.

Monthly Meeting Announcement:

Houston Luncheon Topic:

Mobile Hacking Exposed: Attacks and Countermeasures from the Field

    Mobile is comparable to the rise of the Internet in changing our lives. As mobile enables data and applications to get pushed farther to the edge of the enterprise, whether collecting data in the field, managing systems in the plant, or accessing corporate applications from the road, its impact will only increase. This presentation will summarize experiences performing security assessments and remediation for a wide range of mobile applications and technologies, and is based on the best-selling book Hacking Exposed: Mobile. Varying perspectives on mobile security will be considered, including organizational IT, application developers, and end-users. Real-world attacks and countermeasures will be covered to highlight the areas of greatest risk.

Our Presenter:

    Joel Scambray is a Managing Principal at Cigital, a leading software security firm established in 1992. He has assisted companies ranging from newly minted startups to members of the Fortune 500 address information security challenges and opportunities for over 15 years.

    Joel’s background includes roles as an executive, technical consultant, and entrepreneur. He co-founded and led information security consulting firm Consciere before it was acquired by Cigital in June 2011. He has been a Senior Director at Microsoft Corporation, where he provided security leadership in Microsoft’s online services and Windows divisions. Joel also co-founded security software and services startup Foundstone, Inc., and helped lead it to acquisition by McAfee in 2004. He previously held positions as a manager for Ernst & Young, security columnist for Microsoft TechNet, editor at large for InfoWorld Magazine, and director of IT for a major commercial real estate firm.

    Joel is a widely recognized writer and speaker on information security. He has co-authored and contributed to over a dozen books on IT and software security, many of them international bestsellers. He has spoken at forums including Black Hat, as well as for organizations including IANS, CERT, CSI, ISSA, ISACA, SANS, private corporations, and government agencies including the FBI and the RCMP.

    Joel holds a BS from the University of California at Davis, an MA from UCLA, and he is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).


    Luncheon Agenda:
      11:15 a.m. Registration / Networking
      11:30 a.m. Luncheon / Networking
      11:45 a.m. Chapter Business Meeting
      12:00 noon Keynote Presentation
      01:00 p.m. End

    Location:

    HESS - Houston Engineering and Scientific Society Club
    5430 Westheimer at Yorktown. (Free Garage Parking)

    When:

      All monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month. The next monthly meeting will be held on February 12th, 2015.
      Woodlands Luncheon Registration Link via Eventbrite


    Houston Meeting Sponsor Information:


    The application economy has changed everything, but the core demands remain the same: faster delivery, better quality and lower costs. The app economy provides both challenges as well as great opportunities for organizations that leverage effective security to take advantage of these opportunities. In Security, it’s as much about engaging the marketplace and ensuring consumer confidence as it is about defense and protection. Security can help the organization leverage the potential of all of these important aspects of the app economy – increased mobility, cloud services, developer ecosystems, social login, and the others. CA Security solutions are divided into 3 categories – Identities, Access, and API’s. These can be deployed on-premise or in cloud environments. CA Technologies offers a comprehensive and proven solutions that accelerate secure application development and delivery, deliver multi-channel access across applications (Web, mobile, APIs), and provide end to end security in a modular, integrated, and highly scalable solutions. 

    The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and Council on CyberSecurity.

    For more information, please visit http://www.ca.com/us/securecenter

    Contact:
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    Registration:

    Meetings are open to all members and visitors who are interested in Information Security.
    NOTE: We now ask for members to include their ISSA membership number when registering. A current ISSA membership is required to qualify for member meal prices and workshop fees. If you do not have your membership number available when registering on-line through Eventbrite, please bring your membership number with you to the meeting for check in and payment.

    We encourage members and guests to make reservations via Eventbrite prior to 5:00 p.m. on the Monday before the meeting to help the chapter plan for enough meals and seating. Advanced reservations may also qualify for a discount on the meeting charge.

    NOTE: For security reasons, ensure that you close your browser after booking your lunch reservation through Eventbrite. http://southtexasissa.eventbrite.com
    Advance Registration Appreciated - Link to Eventbrite: Luncheon Registration Link via Eventbrite

    Luncheon Meeting Fees

    Advance Registration

    Late - On line or Walk in Registration

    (after 5:00 p.m. Monday)

    Luncheon Meeting (11:15 am - 1:15 pm)

    Chapter Members

    $20.00

    $25.00

    Non-Members

    $30.00

    $35.00

    CPE Credit: 1 hour for the luncheon presentation
    DressCode: Business or Business Casual Attire
    Questions: Visit the chapter web site for contact information ( http://southtexas.issa.org)

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    Woodlands Luncheon Topic:

    Cloud Security - Practices & Principles

    Christian Beedgen will discuss high-level design principles and best practices for building a secure cloud-based service by leveraging automation and secure development lifecycle methodology, leveraging IaaS provider's APIs and product offerings, as well as, the fundamentals of keeping your data and environment safe in the public cloud.

    Our Presenter:

      Christian co-founded Sumo Logic in 2010 and has served as CTO since then. Christian was at ArcSight from 2001 through January 2010 most recently serving as Chief Architect for the event-based products, both ArcSight ESM and ArcSight Logger. He led development teams that owned and delivered the core of the ArcSight product line across server infrastructure and user interaction. Christian was the first server-side engineer building the ESM backend and growing the server team. He designed and implemented the core backend event handling framework along with the object-relational mapping framework. He was integral in the design and development of core product features such as a flexible framework for real-time query processing and the initial set of stream processors. Christian also co-designed and implemented a patented approach to display large result sets that change dynamically. Prior to ArcSight, he was co-founder of Gigaton, an infrastructure software company enabling distributed file management solution over IP-enabled networks.




    Woodlands Meeting Sponsor Information:


    About Websense:

    Websense® is a global leader in protecting organizations from the latest cyber attacks, data theft and insider threats. Websense TRITON® APX solutions are designed to help organizations grow and safely embrace new technologies, such as cloud-based services. Websense TRITON APX solutions offer unparalleled protection for advanced attacks that exploit the Kill Chain, and enable real-time feedback to educate and motivate end-users to avoid risky behavior. Websense security solutions unify web security, email security, mobile security and data loss prevention (DLP) at the lowest total cost of ownership, while enforcing security compliance and best practices.

    For more information about WebSense, visit www.websense.com .

    Contact:

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    Registration:

    Woodlands Luncheon Registration Link via Eventbrite
    Luncheon Agenda:
      11:15 a.m. Registration / Networking
      11:30 a.m. Luncheon / Networking
      11:45 a.m. Chapter Business Meeting
      12:00 noon Keynote Presentation
      01:00 p.m. End

    Location:

    Anadarko - Allison Tower
    1201 Lake Robbins Drive

    The Woodlands, TX 77380

    Map: http://www.apsg.info/Resources/Documents/woodlandscampus_map.pdf


    ISSA South Texas Purchase/refund policy: No Refunds

    Luncheon Meeting Fees

    Advance Registration

    Late - On line or Walk in Registration

    (after 5:00 p.m. Monday)

    Luncheon Meeting (11:15 am - 1:15 pm)

    Chapter Members

    $20.00

    $25.00

    Non-Members

    $30.00

    $35.00

    CPE Credit: 1 hour for the luncheon presentation
    DressCode: Business or Business Casual Attire
    Questions: Visit the chapter web site for contact information ( http://southtexas.issa.org)

    When:

      This months meetings will be held on February 19th, 2015. Advance Registration Appreciated - Link to SouthTexas ISSA Eventbrite site----> Luncheon Registration Link via Eventbrite


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    A look ahead at upcoming luncheon topics:

    Month Topic
    March - Houston

    Title: YTBD

    Abstract: YTBD

    Speaker: YTBA
    March - Woodlands

    Title: YTBD

    Abstract: YTBD

    Speaker: YTBA

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    Upcoming Training Opportunities:
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    For CPA CPE candidates:

    TSBPA CPE provider number: 008915
    Objectives: See description above
    Content: See description above;
    Prerequisites: Luncheons None, Others as specified.
    Experience Level: Basic
    CPEs: 1 hour

    Regional Events:
    • ISACA Houston can be found on their homepage - http://www.isacahouston.org/
    • ASIS Monthly meeting
    • ASIS Houston Chapter

      • Sponsorships Available for Future Monthly Meetings:

          ISSA South Texas Chapter Logo If your company is active in the information security business, you should consider taking advantage of the opportunity to raise awareness of your company to our members.

          Each month we solicit a sponsor for the luncheon presentation as well as any special workshops. The charge is quite small and it provides you the following benefits:
          (1) your logo on our chapter web site
          (2) five minutes at the beginning or end of the presentation to present your company, and
          (3) the opportunity to conduct a drawing, if you would like to, in order to collect business cards

          Please contact Cassie Stancoff (marketing@southtexas.issa.org) or any member of the ISSA chapter board to express your interest.

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