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January 23, 2019 General Meeting

Topic: What is Cyber Threat Intelligence?

John Stoner and Ronnie Obenhaus will present on how gathering threat intelligence data is necessary to combat various threat actors from nation states.  Threat intelligence solutions gather raw data about emerging or existing threat actors and threats from a number of sources. CTI data is  analyzed and filtered to produce threat intelligence feeds and management reports that contain information that can be used by automated security control solutions. The primary purpose of this type of security is to keep organizations informed of the risks of advanced persistent threats, zero-day threats and exploits, and how to protect against them.

Speaker: John Stoner & Ronnie Obenhaus

Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst John Stoner has over 18 years of experience in the national security and defense sector working a variety of roles, including most recently as a Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst, Cyber Counterintelligence Analyst and Cyber Instructor. His work experience includes IT, instruction and course design, cyber exercise and testing, penetration testing, intelligence collection, threat support, SIGINT (Signals Intelligence), and Cyber Operations. He holds A+, Net+, CEH, CHFI, CEI, CISD, CASP and CISSP and a Computer Studies degree from UMUC. He is a huge soccer fan and coaches youth soccer. You may see his Zombie response car at unnamed government facilities. By secretly joining the Army at 19 years old, he got started in military intelligence and then eventually government cybersecurity.

Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst Ronnie Obenhaus is a US Army Veteran and is not good at providing additional facts for his bio. He is married and has several children (amount variable). He may or may not have pets, but seems to like dogs. He currently is a DOD civilian at a federal cyber agency.

Agenda:

  • 5:15 – 5:45 (Chapter Business)
  • 5:45 – 6:15 (Food / Networking)
  • 6:15 – 7:15 (Speaker Presentation / Q&A)

Note: Attendance for the monthly meeting is free to ISSA members, Fee for guests is $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door. Refer to the EventBrite registration for more details.

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CISSP Study Group

Spring 2019

CISSP Study Group Registration

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 February 19, 2018 through May 21, 20189 (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 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.
  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: 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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Previous Meetings

Membership Meeting 12/19/2018

ISSA Central MD Chapter Meeting Presentation: 2018-12-19-Meeting-Presentation.pdf Speaker Presentation: Human Securty Officer Topic: Creating a Human Security Officer While everyone acknowledges that users are the top security vulnerability, they rely upon awareness to solve the... READ MORE

November 2018 Meeting

Business Meeting Slides: 2018-10-24-Meeting-Presentation.pdf Speaker: Colton McQue, Zscaler Topic: No Network Needed?!?! It seems every day, we are bombarded with news of yet another breach and our personal information being traded and sold on... READ MORE