February 16, 2016 at 6:30 PM

ISSA National Capital Chapter February meeting topic:


Safeguarding Our Data – DevOps Friend or Foe
by Joseph Santangelo

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Organizations are under increasing pressure to perform. The environment that they are working in has become more complex and more chaotic. Multiple internal masters all have a stake in the workings of Information Technology. External cops and robbers are both forcing organizations to reinvent themselves and look at new ways of doing things. DevOps is a new way of working which fosters collaboration instead of confrontation. The DevOps approach gives developers more control while making infrastructure personnel more aware and understanding of the application landscape. The use of specialized tools and the implementation of Service Based IT is crucial to meet goals in an environment where things are moving faster and faster. But it is not clear that this new way is right for all organizations and all implementations. There can be dangers from using this approach. Done badly DevOps can create more problems and lead to serious security concerns. And what about Security? Is Security an afterthought in DevOps? Are there DevOps techniques that Security personnel can leverage? What about some tried and true security practices, do they fit in with the DevOps movement?


About the Speaker
Joseph Santangelo has been a technology professional for over 20 years and has a Master of Science degree from Steven’s Institute of Technology.   Joseph has focused on Privacy and Security throughout his career with a heavy emphasis while he was CIO of the Citi Private Bank in the Americas.   In his current role at Delphix Corp, much of his focus is on securing private data and establishing Risk, Governance and Compliance frameworks.  Specific areas of focus include testing for interoperability purposes.   Joseph is a member of the Society for Information Management (“SIM”), the Information Systems Security Association (“ISSA”) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (“HIMSS”) where he was chairman of the Privacy and Security Toolkit Task Force.



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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 6:30 PM

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

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 March 15, 2016 at 6:30 PM

ISSA National Capital Chapter March meeting topic:


Cloud Breaks Traditional Security‚Ä®
by Rich Gardner‚Ä®
Director of Sales Engineering, CISSP, CISM, CGEIT



The rapid adoption of Infrastructure-as-a-Service, rise of DevOps and use of containers all have put a huge strain on InfoSec teams. Traditional security tools don't work well with the new infrastructure and development paradigms, dragging down speed and agility. Join us to learn how companies have automated and orchestrated security to align the needs of all the stakeholders: security, development and operations.


About the Speaker
With 20+ years of Information Technology experience, for the past 15 years Rich Gardner has been focused on Information Security. Rich comes to CloudPassage with a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to solving people, process and technology challenges when it comes to Information Security. Previously working at a number of carriers, Rich was involved in executive consulting, security architecture and pre-sales engineering. Throughout his career in IT Rich has been exposed to fortune 500 companies ranging from major broadcast networks to global financial enterprises.



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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 6:30 PM

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

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