Meeting Registration

Membership Meeting: August 28, 2019

Please note the new meeting Location: Hub Spot, 6724 Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 105, Columbia, MD 21046

Topic: Fail Secure: 20 Ways to Undermine Your Security Program

There’s policy, and then there’s reality. All too often, security teams find their efforts overridden or bypassed. Here’s some unconventional wisdom and tips on how to engage your stakeholders and keep your program moving forward.

Speaker: Tom Hallewell, VP of Programs and Event for the ISSA DC Chapter

Tom Hallewell works for the Government. He’s also VP of Programs for ISSA-DC.  He’s worked in just about every area of cybersecurity, and has the scars to prove it.  Hopefully this talk will help you avoid getting them yourself.  Tom Hallewell is the VP of Programs and Event for the ISSA DC Chapter

Please Note:

  • Deadline to register is August 26th at 5 PM.
  • Chapter & ISSA member’s ticket: FREE
  • Guest tickets: $15 if registered by 5 PM on August 26th. Otherwise, $20 at the door (cash or credit card). Refunds available until August 26th at 5pm.


5:15 – 5:45 Chapter Business Meeting

6:00 – 7:30 Speaker and Q&A

Meeting Registration


CISSP Study Group

Spring 2020

ISSA Central Maryland is pleased to announce the opening of registration for our Spring 2020 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 $450.00, our study group sessions are highly affordable even for those who are not reimbursed for educational expenses.

Dates:           Tuesday nights February thru May 2020 (14 nights)

Time:            5:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Where:        UMBC Training Center, 6996 Columbia Gateway Drive,Columbia, MD

Cost:            $450.00
Discounts available for employees of chapter sponsors.

Text:              CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, 8th Edition by Shon Harris and Fernando Maymi.. Available on 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.
  10. Chapter Membership: Join ISSA within three months of class completion and the Chapter will refund the local chapter dues.

Additional information, contact:
Vice President of Education
Kevin Newman, CISSP, GCIH

Previous Meetings

Membership Meeting: July 24, 2019

Chapter Business Meeting Slides: 2019-07-24-Meeting-Presentation.pdf Speaker Presentation: Attackers-Prey-on-Uncertainty_ISSA-Central-MD.pdf Topic: Attackers Prey on Uncertainty: How to Fail at Threat Detection It takes a lot of visibility and context to detect and respond to sophisticated threats.... READ MORE

Membership Meeting, June 26, 2019

Membership Meeting June 26, 2019 Chapter Business Meeting Slides: 2019-06-26-Meeting-Presentation Speaker Presentation: Crafting A DLP Program Topic: Data Loss Prevention Essentials A how-to primer on overcoming organizational challenges to implement a successful Data Loss... READ MORE