Join us on Tuesday, January 21 for our monthly chapter meeting with a special guest speaker:  

Teaching Incident Response with Back Doors & Breaches
By Teresa Allison

Come to this interactive session to learn how to teach Incident Response with Backdoors & Breaches, an Incident Response Card Game, created by Black Hills Information Security and Active Countermeasures. Backdoors & Breaches contains 52 unique cards to help you conduct incident response tabletop exercises and learn attack tactics, tools, and methods. The session will open with going over the rules of the game, next there will be a question and answer period, and then the participants will divide into teams to play the game. After the games end we will reconvene to discuss lessons learned and how we can use the game to better teach incident response in our workplaces and the community.


Speaker bio

teresa allisonTeresa Allison is Vice President of Programs for the Information System Security Association (ISSA) DC Chapter. She has worked in the field of information technology consulting for over 18 years. She provides clients with solutions for managing multi-billion dollar IT programs. She specializes in strategic planning, budgeting, performance management, portfolio management, governance, risk management, legal & regulatory compliance, project management, program management, process improvement, business operations transformation, strategic communications and stakeholder management.

Allison has supported clients in the domain areas of Health & Human Services, Homeland Security, Transportation, Financial Regulatory Agencies, Veterans Affairs, Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs, as well as International Development & Foreign Assistance. She assisted a global strategy consulting firm in implementing IT security and privacy policies to comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). She has also taught CISSP certification classes at ASM Educational Center.

Teresa received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Xavier University. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy with a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management with a concentration in Management of Information Systems. She is certified IT professional who currently holds the PMP, CSM, ITIL, Security+, CGEIT, CISA, CISSP, CCSK, and Lean Six Sigma certifications.

Teresa Allison is the Past President of the Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College Alumni Association comprised of over 11,000 alumni from around the world. She currently serves as a volunteer for the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu which encourages women to pursue careers in Cybersecurity. She also coordinates higher education outreach programs for the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a member of the Higher Education Partnerships committee. Allison is also a member Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA) DC Chapter and the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

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


Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Center for American Progress (CAP)

1333 H St. NW
10th Floor
Washington, DC, 20005

Click here for details.