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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: https://www.fbcinc.com/e/ISSA-ISC/attendeereg.aspx
April 25, 2018 General Meeting
Topic: Maryland CyberSecurity initiatives
In the cybersecurity industry, the most significant barrier to growth is a critical mass of expert, experienced, and talented cybersecurity professionals at all skill levels. Maryland, perhaps uniquely among all states, has that critical mass of talent and we are investing significantly to further broaden the pool of qualified workers for the government and cybersecurity companies to draw upon. In my presentation to the ISSA Central Maryland group, I will discuss the current state of the workforce and initiatives underway to grow it to meet the demand. I would like to hear the members’ thoughts and ideas on the subject as well!
Speaker: Ken McCreedy, MD Department of Commerce
Colonel (Ret.) Kenneth O. McCreedy, Senior Director of Cybersecurity and Aerospace in the Maryland Department of Commerce, is a 1980 Distinguished Military Graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. Commissioned as a military intelligence officer, he served overseas in Panama, Germany, Kuwait, and Bosnia. He commanded a scout platoon, a counterintelligence/ interrogation company, a signals intelligence battalion, and finally, he took command of Fort George G. Meade, Maryland in June, 2005 and served in that capacity until July 2008. Since his retirement in 2008, McCreedy has worked as a defense contractor and led a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding to people with disabilities..In his current position, Col. McCreedy is charged with growing and retaining cybersecurity and aerospace companies in Maryland and attracting new business to the state. He is also working to educate people about the cyber threat and encouraging them to take steps to protect themselves and their businesses..
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Study Group
ISSA Central Maryland is pleased to announce the opening of registration for our AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Study Group; this will be our first ever study group dedicated towards cloud technology. With this training, you’ll gain in-demand skills for a cloud platform that is becoming the gold standard in cloud operations. At just $300 for ISSA members ($450 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 April 4, 2018 through July 11, 2018 (14 nights)
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M.
ISSA Members: $300
Non-ISSA Members: $450
Discounts available for employees of chapter sponsors.
Text: Participants should wait to purchase textbook until notified by Central MD Chapter; the study group leaders are currently researching what book will be best suited for the class and prepare student for the exam.
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 AWS – Associate exam.
Becoming a member of ISSA Central MD is easy! Clicking on the link below will take you directly to the ISSA memebership registration page. Once there and filling out the form, be sure to select Central MD as your local chapter. If you have any questions about becoming a member you can email Stephan Chan, the chapter’s vice president of membership, at email@example.com.
For additional information about the study group, please contact the chapter’s Vice President of Education:
Chuck Dickert, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CAPM
Congratulations to the ISSA Central Maryland Chapter for being selected as the
2017 Mid-Size Chapter of the Year