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February Chapter Meeting

  • February 20, 2020
  • 11:45 AM - 4:45 PM
  • Target Northern Campus 7000 Target Pkwy N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445


Due to capacity constraints, registration is now closed

Come out and join us for our informative presentations and great networking with your coworkers, colleagues and friends!  

Meeting Agenda

  • Arrival, Lunch & Networking: 11:45 - 12:15
  • Announcements: 12:15 - 12:30
  • Speaker: 12:30 - 1:30
  • Break: 1:30 - 2:00
  • Speaker 2: 2:00 - 3:00
  • Break: 3:00 - 3:30
  • Speaker 3: 3:30 - 4:30
  • Closing Remarks: 4:30 - 4:45


Erin Becker, Director of Cyber Security, Enterprise Risk Management, Target

Erin Becker is Director of Cyber Security for Enterprise Incident Management at Target. She leads a team of highly trained security analysts that are responsible for the communication, coordination, escalation, and remediation of any potential security or privacy events. Erin has held several leadership and analyst roles within Information Security including vendor security, security consulting and operations roles. 

Erin earned her bachelor’s degree of Science at St. Cloud State University.  She is also Certified Information Security Management.

Presentation Overview

Enterprise Incident Management: How to Get Everyone Ready for a Crisis

Learn how Target built an enterprise cyber response program, structured the

team and learned important lessons along the way.

The session will talk about how Target built an enterprise cyber response program,

structured the team and learned important lessons along the way. You will hear

stories about Target’s wargames and tabletop exercises – including a surprise

wargame launched to prepare Target’s Leadership team for a cyber crisis -

and hear the three main things we have learned about building a cyber response


Jennifer Czaplewski, is Director of the Product Security team at Target

In her role, she leads the product security engineering function, product intelligence and Target’s Security Ninja program. She has held several leadership roles within information security, including threat and vulnerability management, network security and security strategy. Prior to Target, Czaplewski was employed by Pfizer. She has an MBA from Western Michigan University and holds CISSP and CISM certifications.

Presentation: When Application Security "the wrong" way is the right thing for your organization

What’s a common challenge for application security teams? To drive meaningful change and scale to the pace and size of IT. Target’s experience was no different—so the team switched from enforcer to teacher. This session will describe successes in implementing a “credit score” to measurement practices, building an exclusive(!) security champions program, and changing how to “scan all the things.”

Stephen Podobinski, BISO Analyst at Target 

Stephen is a business-minded security professional adept at designing and delivering secure solutions to a wide range of complex business problems. An accomplished leader across numerous technical and business functions, he is dedicated to leading delivery of results aimed toward maximizing the benefit to the enterprise as a whole. Diverse experiences in all aspects of information security—from encryption-solution implementation to compliant technology-pattern design and development—give Stephen the perspective to set strategic goals and help teams realize success. As BISO supporting Target’s data he specializes in effort prioritization, securing support & resources, and ensuring challenges are met with long-term solutions.

Presentation Overview 

This session will articulate the method by which any IT Security organization, regardless of size, can develop compliant patterns for modern technologies. We will discuss overall strategy and walk through 3 real-world examples where teams worked this strategy, overcame various challenges, and delivered repeatable solutions.


Are non-members and guests welcome at meetings and events?

Yes, we welcome individuals at large from the security community to join us for any of our events. We simply ask that, after experiencing personally the value of our community at two events, individuals consider joining ISSA for the additional benefits that membership provides.

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