ISSA Mid-Atlantic Information Security Conference 

Save the date for the ISSA Mid-Atlantic Information Security one day conference on Friday, June 1, 2018 at the Universities at Shady Grove Conference Center, Building II. The event will feature a spectacular line up of speakers, a capture the flag contest and some great networking opportunities. Sponsor opportunities are still available. The cost to attend is $130 for Early Registration and $100 for Students. The agenda will be posted within the next couple of weeks. Register online at: 


June 27, 2018 General Meeting

Eventbrite - REnigma: A Tool to Analyze Malware - ISSA Central MD Meeting June 27, 2018
Title: REnigma: A Tool to Analyze Malware

REnigma is an advanced semi-automated malware analysis tool designed to give enterprise network defenders a safe, effective, and efficient environment to manually execute and inspect malware behavior. Originally developed at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) with funding from the United States Government, REnigma uses advanced Virtual Machine Record and Replay technology to capture everything that happens inside of a virtual machine at nearly full speed and perfectly replay execution down to the instruction level. With this capability, analysts can easily capture second stages, defeat advanced packers, extract IOCs from memory, and much more. This talk will cover how REnigma works, how REnigma is deployed within an enterprise environment, and give a demonstration of REnigma analyzing malware.

Speaker: Jim Stevens, Co-Founder Deterministic Security, LLC

Jim Stevens is a co-founder of Deterministic Security, LLC. He was previously employed at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL). At JHU/APL, Jim co-lead the Malware Laboratory, co-lead the REnigma project, and invented Guard Lines, a patented CPU-based technology designed to prevent memory corruption exploits in real time. He holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Kansas, an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, and is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the University of Maryland-College Park.
Location: Parsons Cyber, Address: 7110 Samuel Morse Dr., Suite #200, Columbia, MD
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Eventbrite - REnigma: A Tool to Analyze Malware - ISSA Central MD Meeting June 27, 2018


CISSP Study Group

Fall 2018

Register Now! 

ISSA Central Maryland is pleased to announce the opening of registration for our Fall 2018 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 beginning September 4, 2018 through December 11, 2018 (14 nights)

Time:            5:00 – 8:00 P.M.

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

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

Text:              CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, 7th 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.

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

Additional information, contact:
Vice President of Education
Chuck Dickert, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CAPM\

Register Now! 



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

2017 Mid-Size Chapter of the Year


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