Thank you for your interest in supporting the Central Maryland Chapter of the Information System Systems Security Association (ISSA), recognized as the 2017 Mid-Size Chapter of the Year. ISSA is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members. The ISSA Central Maryland Chapter continuously works to meet the educational and career needs of the Baltimore-Washington cyber security practitioners in both the public and private sectors. Supporting the Central Maryland Chapter provides sponsors with the ability to develop a dialogue with regional information security experts while generating awareness for the sponsor’s company, products or solutions. Details on the benefits of sponsoring the SSA Central Maryland Chapter can be found in the following Chapter Sponsor Documents. For more information, please contact the Vice President of Outreach at Thanks.


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The Central Maryland Chapter of ISSA is proud to acknowledge the assistance of the following sponsor

Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) (NYSE: OFC) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that is based in the Greater Washington, DC / Baltimore region.  COPT owns, manages, leases and develops Class A office and data center properties near key defense installations and other knowledge-based government demand drivers, and in targeted markets or select urban/urban-like submarkets.

LogRhythm, a leader in security intelligence and analytics, empowers organizations around the globe to rapidly detect, respond to and neutralize damaging cyber threats. The company’s patented award-winning platform uniquely unifies next-generation SIEM, log management, network and endpoint monitoring, and advanced security analytics. In addition to protecting customers from the risks associated with cyber threats,LogRhythm provides unparalleled compliance automation and assurance, and enhanced IT intelligence.


Optiv is a Security Solutions Integrator that enables businesses to build more resilient, risk-based cybersecurity programs. We understand that threat centric outside-in models are antiquated and addressing each new threat with a point solution is inefficient and ineffective. Our end-to-end cybersecurity capabilities span risk management and transformation, cyber digital transformation, threat management, security operations, identity and data management, and integration and innovation; helping organizations realize stronger, simpler and more cost efficient cybersecurity programs that support business requirements and outcomes. At Optiv, we are modernizing cybersecurity to enable clients to innovate their consumption models, integrate infrastructure and technology to maximize value, achieve measurable outcomes, and realize complete solutions and business alignment. We strive to engage, and share thought leadership within our communities.

UMBC Training Centers is a premier provider of professional and technical training for individuals, businesses, non-profit organizatio ns and government agencies.  UMBC Training Centers is a part of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and is organized as a not-for-profit organization owned by UMBC. UMBC Training Centers programs are non-credit and UMBC Training Centers students do not require academic admissions to UMBC. Learn more at

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, approximately 220 million customers and members visit approximately 10,500 stores and clubs under 48 banners in 24 countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2021 revenue of $559 billion, Walmart employs 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting, on Facebook at and on Twitter at