Events

December 13, 2016 at 6:30 PM

The ISSA National Capital Chapter has partnered with the SANS Institute again this year to offer exclusive access for its members to SANS@Night events at Cyber Defense Initiative 2016. The chapter meeting will take place at Grand Hyatt Washington on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.

Please note that the event is free but you must RSVP at least 24 hours before the event so we can have your badge ready for you. 

The chapter members and their guests will have access to the following events:

 

6:15pm - 9:15pm
Special Event - Women's CONNECT Event
Hosted by SANS COINS program and ISSA WIS SIG

6:30pm - 7:00PM
ISSA-DC: Announcement of 2017 ISSA-DC Board Election results

7:15pm - 8:15pm
SANS@Night - Security Awareness: Understanding and Managing Your Top Seven Human Risks
by Lance Spitzner

7:15pm - 8:15pm
Reception - (CS)2AI Reception: Control System Cyber Security Association International
Hosted by Derek Harp and Mike Assante

8:15pm - 9:15pm
SANS@Night - Analysis of the Cyber Attack on the Ukrainian Power Grid
by Robert M. Lee

8:15pm - 9:15pm
SANS@Night - Current and Future Trends in Digital Investigative Analysis
by Ovie Carroll

 

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
Non-members are welcome without charge! Light refreshments will be served.

 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 6:30 PM

Location Information

Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street NW
WashingtonDC  20001 US
Phone: 202-582-1234
Fax: 202-637-4797

 

 January 17, 2017 at 6:30 PM

ISSA National Capital Chapter January meeting topic:

To be Announced

Abstract
TBA

About the Speaker
TBA

 

 

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
Non-members are welcome without charge! Light refreshments will be served.

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 6:30 PM

Center for American Progress (CAP)
1333 H St. NW
Washington, DC, 20005

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 February 21, 2017 at 6:30 PM

ISSA National Capital Chapter February meeting topic:

Major Trends in Cyber Security
by Ron Gula

Abstract
Ron will discuss the three major trends in cyber security today - the quest to find intruders, the quest to protect networks and the notion of starting over with resilient systems. Ron will discuss the recent advances in detecting intruders, performing realtime compliance monitoring and re-designing computing environments to leverage resilient technologies such as cloud applications and containers.

About the Speaker
Ron Gula is the Founder and Chairman of Tenable Network Security. During the past fourteen years as CEO, Tenable Network Security has grown to more than 20k customer's worldwide, revenues in access of $100m in 2015, more than 650 employees operating in 10 different countries and close to $300m raised from private, government and angel investors. Ron has helped Tenable become the most dominant vulnerability management company and today organizations all over the world turn to Tenable to measure their compliance with standards such as PCI, FISMA, NIST and CIS. Ron began his career in information security while working at the National Security Agency conducting penetration tests of government networks and performing advanced vulnerability research. In the late 90s he pioneered the world of detecting hackers and botnets with the creation of the Dragon Intrusion Detection System which was acquired by Enterasys Networks and received industry acclaim from Gartner, SANS and Network Computing. Ron is a managing partner at Gula Tech Adventures which focuses on seed investing and advisement of cyber-security startups. Ron is currently working with several dozen companies with their product roadmaps and growth strategies.

 

 

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
Non-members are welcome without charge! Light refreshments will be served.

 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:30 PM

Center for American Progress (CAP)
1333 H St. NW
Washington, DC, 20005

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 March 21, 2017 at 6:30 PM

ISSA National Capital Chapter March meeting topic:

Current State of Application Security
by Aravind Venkataraman

Abstract
Our presentation will center around the current state of application security; we will delve into new research of application security practices at over 75 companies. We will cover software security strategies and tactics used by your peers as they are practiced “in the wild”. Statistics from the real world will be balanced with war stories from the field to illustrate foundational principles of starting and sustaining programs, as well as “what not to do” gotchas that can kill an initiative in its tracks. We will then open up the floor for discussion where you can share your experiences and hear from your colleagues and peers.

About the Speaker
Mr. Aravind Venkataraman is a Managing Consultant at Cigital. He has over 9 years of experience in software security and network security. At Cigital (www.cigital.com), he has spent the past 7 years helping a number of Fortune 100 companies build and run software security practices. He has performed planning, advisory and operational roles in building such practices. He specializes in deploying static analysis programs. He has helped several organizations deploy and run static analysis capabilities of different sizes and shapes. He presently plays a technical leadership and program advisory role both for internal staff and clients based out of Washington DC.

 

 

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
Non-members are welcome without charge! Light refreshments will be served.

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 6:30 PM

Center for American Progress (CAP)
1333 H St. NW
Washington, DC, 20005

Click here for details.

Request for Board of Directors Nominations 


Dear Chapter members,

The ISSA National Capital Chapter seeks nominations for Chapter Officers. Every year the current Board of Directors seeks volunteers to lead the chapter so we can provide maximum value back to you, the members. Board service is a small investment of time (perhaps 4 hours a month, including the regular Chapter meetings), but I have found it to be very rewarding, both personally and professionally, and I think you will, too. If you are a Chapter Member in good standing, you may nominate any Chapter Member or you may self-nominate yourself for office. If you would like to help grow the chapter and help continue to make it a success, please consider nominating yourself or another chapter member for a Board Position.

Board Positions
 President
 Executive Vice-President
 Treasurer (Chief Financial Officer)
 Vice-President of Communications (Secretary)
 Vice-President of Programs
 Vice-President of Education
 Vice-President of Membership
 Vice President of Strategic Relations

For a full description of the positions, please review the Chapter Bylaws: <http://www.issa-dc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=23&Itemid=55> .

Schedule
November 10 through November 30, 2016 - Nominations collected 
All nominations must be received by Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 11:59 PM, EST. To nominatean individual, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You must be a member of the National Capital Chapter on the day you submit your nomination. All nominees must be general members in good standing of ISSA and the National Capital Chapter. Student members are not eligible.  

Candidates for President are also required to have served on the National Capital Chapter Board in the year prior to his or her nomination.

The Election Committee will contact nominees to confirm acceptance of the nomination and request a candidate’s bio. All candidates, including self-nominations, must provide a brief (150 words or less) statement/bio. The statement will be distributed to members for review before voting begins. Statements longer than 150 words will not be accepted.

December 1, 2016 - Candidates announced
We will email Candidate statements and instructions for casting your ballot to chapter members on November 30, 2015.

December 01, 2016 - December 12, 2016 - Ballots collected
You must cast your vote before 11:59 PM, EST on December 12, 2016.

December 13, 2016 - Election results announced
We will announce incoming Officers at the Chapter meeting on December 13, 2016.  The new Officers’ terms of Office are effective immediately upon announcement. Elected Officers of the National Capital Chapter of the ISSA serve one-year terms.

Questions
If you have any questions regarding nominating a candidate or other matters related to the nominations and elections process, please contact the ISSA-DC Election Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you for supporting the National Capital Chapter!


Jim Shanesy
Past President, Election Committee Chair
National Capital Chapter, ISSA

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