February 28, 2018 General Meeting

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Topic: Automating Security in AWS Infrastructure Deployments

The Cloud has introduced the concept of Infrastructure as Code. You can now spin up or change servers, databases, and entire network boundaries in just moments. In a DevOps world you can update your Infrastructure multiple times a week, a day or even in a single hour. But how do you ensure the network boundary is secure? How do you know you are not introducing a backdoor for infiltrators to exploit? What guardrails and workflows can you leverage to help drive security into your infrastructure deployments? Come to this talk to learn more and to see AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeDeploy and AWS CloudFormation at work.

Speaker: Stephen Alexander, Sr. Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Stephen Alexander is a Sr. Solutions Architect with Amazon Web Services. He focuses on National Security and DoD customers, helping them to design scalable and secure systems that operate efficiently on AWS. Stephen holds five AWS certifications, including AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional and AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional. He has delivered talks and workshops on Infrastructure as Code, DevSecOps, and Security Deep Dives at conferences, Meetups, and customer events.
Location: Parsons Cyber, Address: 7110 Samuel Morse Dr., Suite #200, Columbia, MD
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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AWS – Associate Study Group

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ISSA Central Maryland is pleased to announce the opening of registration for our AWS – Associate Study Group; this will be our first ever study group dedicated towards cloud technology. With this training, you’ll gain in-demand skills for a cloud platform that is becoming the gold standard in cloud operations. At just $300 for ISSA members ($450 for non-ISSA members), our study group sessions are highly affordable even for those who are not reimbursed for educational expenses.

Dates: Tuesday nights beginning April 3, 2018 through July 10, 2018 (14 nights)

Time: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Where: Phoenix TS, 10420 Little Patuxent Pkwy #500, Columbia, MD 21044

Cost:
ISSA Members: $300
Non-ISSA Members: $450
Discounts available for employees of chapter sponsors.

Text: Participants should wait to purchase textbook until notified by Central MD Chapter; the study group leaders are currently researching what book will be best suited for the class and prepare student for the exam.

The registration fee includes attendance at the study group, copies of the presentations, other materials, and dinner! NOT INCLUDED are the cost of the textbook and the AWS – Associate exam.

Becoming a member of ISSA Central MD is easy! Clicking on the link below will take you directly to the ISSA memebership registration page. Once there and filling out the form, be sure to select Central MD as your local chapter. If you have any questions about becoming a member you can email Stephan Chan, the chapter’s vice president of membership, at v_p_membership@issa-centralmd.org.

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For additional information about the study group, please contact the chapter’s Vice President of Education:

Chuck Dickert, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CAPM
V_P_Education@ISSA-CentralMD.org

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 CISSP Study Group

Spring 2018

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ISSA Central Maryland is pleased to announce the opening of registration for our Spring 2017 session of the CISSP Study Group.  As you may know, we conduct these study groups twice a year (Spring and Fall) in order to provide access to high-quality, low-priced resources to further the Information Security profession, and help our community members meet the compliance requirements outlined in DoD 8570.01.  At just $300 for ISSA members ($450 for non-ISSA members), our study group sessions are highly affordable even for those who are not reimbursed for educational expenses.

Dates:           Tuesday nights beginning February 13, 2018 through May 15, 2018 (14 nights)

Time:            5:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Where:        Parsons Cyber, 7110 Samuel Morse Dr., Suite 200, Columbia, MD 21046

Cost:             ISSA Members: $300
Non-ISSA Members: $450
Discounts available for employees of chapter sponsors.

Text:              CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, 7th Edition by Shon Harris and Fernando Maymi.. Available on Amazon.com via this link.

The registration fee includes attendance at the study group, copies of the presentations, other materials, and dinner!  NOT INCLUDED are the cost of the textbook and the CISSP exam.

Reasons you should join our study group:

  1. Great instructors. Many of our instructors were pioneers in the information security field and personally worked with some of the people we read about in our textbook
  2. Low cost. Much more economical than most Boot Camps or even other comparable study groups.
  3. Group dynamics of a live, instructor-led study group
  4. Time for things to sink in. This is not a one-week boot camp.  We want you to learn, not cram.
  5. It’s a night you don’t have to cook! We typically bring in pizza, Subway, Uno’s, Jimmy John’s, and such, so you don’t have to eat before or after you get here.
  6. Hang out with other smart people. J Meet and make friends with other people who are serious about advancing their careers.  Enjoy intelligent conversation on topics of interest to you.
  7. Meet new people working in your industry. Network for recruiting or collaborative purposes.
  8. Earn CPEs. Already have another certification?  This will likely count toward CPEs for existing certs.
  9. Structure. A physical class imposes a little external discipline to your study schedule.  A little peer pressure to keep up with the group can be a good thing.  Some people want to go at a slower pace, but most of us need a little push.

To join the ISSA Central Maryland chapter, visit:
ISSA International Home Page: www.ISSA.org

Additional information, contact:
Vice President of Education
Chuck Dickert, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CAPM\
V_P_Education@ISSA-CentralMD.org

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Congratulations to the ISSA Central Maryland Chapter for being selected as the

2017 Mid-Size Chapter of the Year

 

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