Novebmer 18, 2014 at 6:30 PM

ISSA National Capital Chapter November meeting topic:

A (Brief) History of Computer Crime
by Mark Rasch, Rasch Technology And Cyberlaw

Scroll down for abstract and speaker's bio.


Letter from the Past President


Dear Chapter members,


The ISSA National Capital Chapter needs you to nominate our 2015 Chapter Officers!  We are looking for new people with fresh ideas so we can continue to provide maximum value to our membership.  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 yourself) for office.  If you would like to help build our Chapter, please consider nominating someone for a Board Position, or running for a position yourself.


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.



November 12 through November 28, 2014 - Nominations collected

All nominations must be received by November 30, 2014 at 11:59 PM.  To nominate an 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 must 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 to request a candidate 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.


November 30, 2014 - Candidates announced

We will email Candidate statements and instructions for casting your ballot to chapter members on November 30, 2013.


December 01, 2014 - December 15, 2014 - Ballots collected

You must cast your vote before 11:59 PM on December 15, 2013.


December 16, 2014 - Election results announced

We will announce incoming Officers at the Chapter meeting on December 16, 2014.  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.



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!


Thomas E. Hallewell, CISA, CISSP, CRISC, CSSLP, Certified Scrummaster
VP, Programs, Former Past President, Election Committee Chair
National Capital Chapter, ISSA

Mr. Rasch will discuss the history of computer crime since 1971.


About the Speaker

Mark Rasch brings over 25 years of experience in the information security field, having served for nine years as the head of the United States Department of Justice Computer Crime Unit, and having prosecuted key cases involving computer crime, hacking, computer fraud and computer viruses. Mark has served as Chief Privacy Officer in the private sector where he managed the risks and business impacts of privacy laws and policies.

While at the Department of Justice, he was responsible for investigations of computer hacking cases including those of the so-called “Hannover Hacker” ring, Kevin Mitnick and the prosecution of Robert T. Morris, author of the Cornell Internet Worm in 1988. He helped the FBI and Treasury Department develop their original procedures on handling electronic evidence. He created and taught classes at the FBI Academy and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center on electronic crime and evidence. He has also taught classes on cyberlaw at American University, George Washington University, Harvard University, and Stanford.

Mark is frequently featured in news media on issues related to technology, security and privacy including. He has appeared on or been quoted by NBC News, MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, The New York Times, Forbes, PBS, The Washington Post, NPR and other national and international media. He writes a monthly column for StorefrontBacktalk on issues related to law and e-commerce and is a regular contributor to Wired magazine.


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


Tuesday, November 18, 2014 6:30 PM

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

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