President – William Smith Jr. CISSP, GSNA, CEH, GPEN, GCFA, GCFE, GNFA, CFR
Bill is currently working as a Cyber Security / Insider Threat Analyst for Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Prior to coming back to APL in December 2008 (he worked there previously for almost 9 years), he worked for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) as a Vulnerability & Penetration Tester for 1.5 years. Bill holds an undergraduate degree in Information Systems from Drexel University and a Master’s in Information Assurance from Norwich University. Bill also holds the CISSP, CFR, CEH, GSNA, GPEN, GCFA, GCFE and GNFA certifications. Bill’s contributions to the ISSA Central Maryland chapter have included volunteering on the training committee and serving as a past chapter Treasurer and current President (since 2008). In particular, he’s helped streamline the chapter’s financial operations, oversaw a significant number of changes and clarifications to the chapter bylaws that have taken effect over the years and been heavily involved in the chapter’s efforts to start student chapters and promote the STEM field. Bill has also assisted in various roles related to the ISSA International conference as well. Aside from the ISSA, Bill’s is a member of both the IEEE and Infragard and also a lifetime member of the Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity. He has served as a past President of his undergraduate chapter and is currently President of the chapter’s alumni association. Outside of his career / ISSA duties, Bill enjoy spending time with his family and partaking in activities such as archery, chess and playing guitar.
Vice President of Operations – Sidney M. Spunt, CISSP
Sidney has worked in the Information Assurance arena for more than twenty-five years. He earned his CISSP certification in January 2009. Sidney works for C-HIT as the Chief Security Architect. on a large CMS identity management and access contract. Sidney has been an active Member of the Baltimore Chapter of the ISSA since January 2009. He assisted with the planning and organization of the Chapter’s InfoSec Summits in 2010 and 2011 and the subsequent Mid-Atlantic Information Systems Conferences (MAISC). He was also a member of the Steering Committee and co-chair of the Attendee Development and Marketing Committee for the 2011 and 2012 ISSA International Conferences. Sidney actively supports the Chapter’s CISSP Study Groups and regularly leads some of the sessions. When not working or supporting ISSA, Sidney volunteers as a Paramedic/Fire Fighter for the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company. He has been a Paramedic for the last thirty years and serves as the EMS Captain. Sidney is also an avid motorcyclist and travels around the globe whenever possible.
Vice President of Outreach – Keith Bull, CISSP
Keith is currently the Network Operations Manager for an automotive insurance company servicing the Mid-Atlantic region. He has spent the majority of his IT career with his current employer working his way up from help desk to managing a team of IT professionals. During his time there he guided the organization through multiple network infrastructure refreshes, office relocations and expansions, built a robust security program, and achieved various compliance standards including PCI-DSS. Keith earned his bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity from the University of Maryland University College. He earned the CySA+ certification in 2017 and the CISSP in 2018 with the aid of the ISSA Central Maryland Chapter study group. He plans to continue his education and growth in the industry pursuing additional certifications and giving back to the community through participation in the ISSA organization. When not working or studying he enjoys spending time on the eastern shore, exercising, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Secretary – Zac Lechner, CISSP, CEH, MBA
Zac is currently a contractor serving as a Network Defense Analyst supporting the Department of Defense (DoD). Prior to transferring into the cyber arena, he served eight years in the U.S. Navy; three years were spent with a fighter jet squadron and five years in the intelligence community specializing in signals intelligence. Zac’s educational background is immense. He earned his first bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Maryville University. Then, he achieved a master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. Getter bored with life and wanting to learn about technology, he went back to school for his second bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems graduating with honors from Liberty University. He has gone on to earn the certifications Security+, CEH, and CISSP. Zac has been a member of ISSA since 2016. In his spare time, he enjoys exercising and going to the movies.
Vice President of Membership – Steve Chan, CISSP, PMP
Steve Chan has been an active member of ISSA-Baltimore since early 2008, and has helped Kevin Newman, VP of Education, with the ISSA Baltimore CISSP® Study Group. Steve graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelors in Biology in 1975 and a Masters in Computer Science in December 1980. Steve is currently working as an Information Security Officer for the US Department of Veterans Affairs, and has worked in the past for George Washington University, Sun Microsystems, Uniprime Systems, Dataflow Technologies, Computer Products Research Corporation, and Westinghouse Advanced Technology Labs. Contracting work has been done at Orbital Sciences, Black and Decker, US Bureau of Engraving and Printing, IBM, AT&T, EDS, Paradyne, and numerous other organizations. Professional work has included both people management and project management in information security, wireless networking systems, IT infrastructure, systems engineering/design, computer service/repair/installation, disaster recovery/business continuity, compliance, benchmarking, and expert witness work under oath in federal procurement cases. Information Security work has included managing teams that examined and secured computers to protect against identity theft and any violations of GLB, HIPPA, SOX, FERPA, DMCA, PCI/CISP, and CFAA across multiple departments and organizations.
Vice President of Professional Development – Carol Klessig, CISSP
Vice President of Education – Kevin Newman, CISSP
Kevin A. Newman is currently serving as the Vice President for Education of the Central Maryland ISSA Chapter. He has earned an Associate’s Degree in Communications Applications Technology from the Community College of the Air Force, an Undergraduate (Bachelor’s) Degree in Liberal Arts, with an Area Concentration in Polish Language and Culture from Excelsior University, a Graduate (Master’s) Degree in Computer Systems Management specializing in Information Assurance from the University of Maryland University College, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Science in Information Assurance from Capitol technical University. He holds/has held multiple professional certifications in various fields, including American Red Cross CPR Instructor (1985-2006), Advanced First Aid Instructor (1985-2005), Emergency Medical Technician (1983-2017), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (2014-2017), and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (2007-Present). He is an active member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the American Association of Information Technology Professionals, American Legion, and of course the Information Systems Security Association Central Maryland Chapter, where he’s been a member since 2006. He is also a volunteer with Anne Arundel County Fire Department, where he has served as an EMT/Driver, Crew Chief, Mentor, Trainer, Vice President, and President. He is a retired US Air Force Master Sergeant. Kevin is currently employed with Gtegrity, Inc, where he serves as a senior Information Systems Security Engineer. He has been married to Tina, with whom he shares five children and six grand-children. He enjoys reading and working on/with computers, is a self-confessed information glutton, and loves learning new things. He is also an avid motorcyclist, having been riding for over 40 years, and sings karaoke, plays several musical instruments, and speaks several Slavic languages.
Treasurer – Jack Holleran, CISSP, CAP, (ISC)2 Fellow