August 18, 2015 at 6:30 PM

ISSA National Capital Chapter February meeting topic:

Export Controls
by Michael Dobson


U.S. export controls dictate where and to whom U.S. companies can send products and information. They also dictate the types of data foreign nationals living and working in the U.S. are allowed to access. For cybersecurity professionals – particularly those working in international teams, regardless of where their teammates happen to be located – this can make for a complicated dynamic: not only do they have to consider who is allowed to access the information they are charged with safeguarding, but also whether they can share the tools they use to do their jobs with non-U.S. colleagues, counterparts, and third-parties. In this talk, Michael Dobson will share an overview of the export control system and best practices for navigating it, with the goal of preparing you to spot export compliance issues before they become problems.  

About the Speaker 
Michael Dobson is an international trade attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. His practice focuses primarily on U.S. export controls, sanctions programs, and anti-corruption laws. Mr. Dobson counsels clients in a range of industries, with a particular emphasis on data management solutions. He has written extensively about export controls on information, most recently in a white paper titled “From Wassenaar to Mars: Open Source Hardware, U.S. Export Controls, and Avoiding Missteps in the Maker Movement,” along with a subsequent companion article on Slate Magazine’s Future Tense blog.


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


Tuesday, August 18, 2015 6:30 PM

Government Publishing Office
Room A138
732 N. Capitol St.
Washington, DC, 20401

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ISACA Announces 2015-2016 Board of Directors

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (8 June 2015)—ISACA, a global association serving 140,000 information systems professionals in 180 countries, announced its 2015-2016 Board of Directors in Brussels, Belgium, today. Eddie Schwartz, CISA, CISM, CISSP-ISSEP, PMP, president and COO of WhiteOps, was elected international vice president of ISACA. He is also chair of ISACA’s Cybersecurity Task Force.

Founded in 1969, ISACA provides knowledge, standards, networking and career development for information systems audit, assurance, cybersecurity, risk, privacy and governance professionals. ISACA offers the Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), a comprehensive set of cybersecurity resources, and COBIT, a business framework to govern enterprise technology.

“Now more than ever, ISACA’s global leadership across cyber security, IT audit, assurance and governance is critical to improving information risk management, and ensuring that technology growth remains unimpeded by advanced threats and complex vulnerabilities,” said Schwartz. “I am proud to serve on ISACA’s Board of Directors during this important period of change and expansion of ISACA’s mission and contribution to our industry.”

Schwartz has more than 25 years’ experience in the information security field. Previously, he was vice president and chief information security officer (CISO) for RSA. Prior to RSA, he was CSO of NetWitness (which he co-founded and which was acquired by EMC), CTO of ManTech, EVP and general manager of Global Integrity (acquired by INS), SVP of Operations of Guardent (acquired by VeriSign), CISO of Nationwide Insurance, a senior computer scientist at CSC, and a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Dept. of State.

Schwartz is a recipient of the 2013 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders Award. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Ponemon Institute and an adjunct professor of Cyber Security at George Mason University. He serves on the advisory boards for Observable Networks and My Digital Shield, Inc. He also serves as the vice president and treasurer of the ISSA National Capital Chapter. He is also a member of the ISACA Strategic Advisory Council.

Schwartz has a B.I.S. in Information Security Management and an M.S. in Information Technology Management from the George Mason University School of Management.

“Eddie is an established leader in the world of IT—as a business creator, educator and key contributor to ISACA and our cybersecurity initiatives,” said 2015-2016 ISACA International President Christos Dimitriadis, Ph.D., CISA, CISM, CRISC. “His dynamic leadership skills are a great asset to ISACA as we face new challenges and opportunities.”

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