Eventbrite - ISSA Central MD Meeting October 24th, 2018

October 24, 2018 General Meeting

Speaker: Greg Schwartzkopf, Fortinet

Greg Schwartzkopf is a Sr. Systems Engineering Director at Fortinet, Inc. with 22 years active in cybersecurity. As a reformed hacker, serial tinkerer, and technology lover, his insights on the cybersecurity world are anchored in being a part of it since it’s inception. His vast experience on the ground shows in his no-nonsense advice on practical ways security professionals everywhere can increase their knowledge, understanding and security posture in today’s complex business world.

Topic: The devil is in the details: Nuanced conversations about cybersecurity

Summary: As security professionals each day we get inundated with news, buzzwords, product pitches, analyst summaries and a constant reminder by everyone around us that the sky is falling. Most of what is repeated to us over and over, however, is completely irrelevant to actually providing security to our customers. Join me for an interactive conversation about what’s pragmatic in this sensational world, how we can have more nuanced conversations about security— and most important, why not to be afraid of “I don’t know.”

Eventbrite - ISSA Central MD Meeting October 24th, 2018

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CISSP Study Group

Fall 2018

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:          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, 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.
  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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Congratulations to the ISSA Central Maryland Chapter for being selected as the

2017 Mid-Size Chapter of the Year

 

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