July 26, 2017 General Meeting
Topic:Contemporary Challenges for Cloud Service Providers Seeking FedRAMP Compliance
The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, FedRAMP, is a government-wide assessment and compliance program providing a standardized approach for Cloud Service Providers (CSP) and other organizations delivering SaaS and related products and services to government clients. Although FedRAMP is a well thought out and structured framework, CSPs and other providers will invariably face serious challenges when seeking an assessment, potentially resulting in significant losses in time, money, and reputation if not prepared. Engaging knowledgeable advisory services and experienced third-party assessors is essential to successful outcomes and greater business opportunity.
Speaker: Jeff Roth, NCC Group Security Services, Inc.
Jeff Roth is a Regional Director in NCC Group’s Risk Management and Governance organization. He has over 30 years as a global information assurance specialist and cybersecurity engineer delivering excellence in consulting to government, commercial, and non-profit organizations. Jeff’s achievements include:
– Member of the NIST Cybersecurity Working Group that developed the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education training course.
– Contributor and SME for the 4th and 5th editions of COBIT and COBIT 5 for Security.
– Co-author of the ISACA 26th Edition of the 2016 CISA Review Manual
– 2006 recipient of the ISACA’s John Kuyers Best Speaker/Conference Contributor Award
Prior to working at NCC Group Jeff served as a US Air Force Information Assurance Officer, Special Operations Command Cybersecurity Engineer, Director of Technology Risk Management Service at RSM McGladrey, and Manager of Internal Audit and Government Relations for the United Space Alliance (Prime Contractor for the NASA Space Shuttle Program) where he was awarded the NASA Astronauts Achievement Award – “Silver Snoopy”
His professional credentials include CISSP-ISSEP, CISA, and CGEIT
CISSP Study Group
Registration Is Now Open
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 ($425 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 September 12, 2017 through December 19, 2017 (14 nights)
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M.
Where: Parsons Cyber, 7110 Samuel Morse Dr., Columbia, MD
Cost: ISSA Members: $300
Non-ISSA Members: $425
Discounts available for employees of chapter sponsors.
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:
- 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
- Low cost. Much more economical than most Boot Camps or even other comparable study groups.
- Group dynamics of a live, instructor-led study group
- Time for things to sink in. This is not a one-week boot camp. We want you to learn, not cram.
- 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.
- 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.
- Meet new people working in your industry. Network for recruiting or collaborative purposes.
- Earn CPEs. Already have another certification? This will likely count toward CPEs for existing certs.
- 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\