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The Minnesota Chapter of ISSA hosts several different types of meetings throughout the year.


GENERAL MEETINGS


MN ISSA holds its meetings on a quarterly basis with lunch, networking and multiple speakers and sessions.  Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday in the months we have meetings.  Doors open at 11:45 AM for networking and lunch with a meeting start time of 12:20 PM.  Meetings wrap up at about 4:45 with a sponsored happy hour following.


You are welcome to join us as a guest if you’re not currently an MN ISSA member!  If you find value in attending our meetings and want to continue to participate, then we do ask that you become an ISSA member. Your membership provides great benefits to you and helps provide the funding needed to keep our chapter going.  We appreciate it!


These meetings will rotate locations throughout the metro to align to our goal of reaching as many people as possible.


AFTERHOURS


Our AfterHours format is more casual and interactive than our regular chapter meetings and is designed for those not always able to make regular meetings, for individuals from our larger local security community, as well as those who simply enjoy discussion with their peers and industry leading thinkers.



Come out and join us – you’ll get informative presentations in intimate settings at great local venues, good food and refreshments, plus plenty of opportunity to refresh and build your network with valuable connections.


Registration is required for our events to help with logistics and to provide self-service validation of attendance for any continuing education requirements. Please click on Details and Registration to RSVP.

Limited on-site registration will be available but may delay entry, so please register ahead of time whenever possible.



Upcoming events

    • March 23, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

    PLEASE NOTE: In the confirmation e-mail you receive there will be a GoToWebinar Link - you MUST register there too - you can do day-of but you're better off doing it now so you're all set.  We cannot control the additional registration in GoToWebinar, just the nature of the way things need to work in this virtual world.  Thanks for your understanding.

    ALSO NOTE: This is a unique Webinar sponsored by Kudelski & F5 in lieu of an AfterHours and will be an Ice Cream Social.  The first 75 people who sign-up before March 8 will receive Izzy's Ice Cream shipped directly to you - we will need you to provide your mailing address to receive the package and a flavor selection.  Your mailing address will be used for this purpose only and transmitted from MN ISSA directly to Izzy's and then deleted from our system. Your name and e-mail address will remain in our system as normal.  If you want to opt-out of receiving the ice cream select OPT OUT in the flavor selection and put N/A for your address.  You should only sign up if you are planning to attend. Sponsors are not eligible and Members will be given priority over non-members if limit is exceeded.

    Meeting Agenda

    • 1:00 -1:10 Announcements 
    • 1:10-1:55 Presentation
    • 1:55-2:15 Special Guest and Wrap-up

    Speaker:

    Shannon Garcia

    Shannon is responsible for Kudelski’s Offensive Security Services and Security Integration Consulting. Shannon began her career at AMD in Product Engineering as a Quality & Reliability Engineer. She held various roles during her tenure including 3rd party platform validation, CPU analysis, system-level debug, Quality Account Management, Business Process Improvement (Lean/Six Sigma) Consulting, and Program/Project Management. She then transitioned into cybersecurity working for Trustwave leading their Application Security Analyst team. She then moved on to build the Application Security Testing practice at Secureworks under the Adversary Group to then built capabilities for Defensive Consulting. Shannon then took on the position of Associate Partner for Application Security at IBM leading the NA practice building service offerings for Secure SDLC and DevSecOps for large enterprise clients. Shannon holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

    Bio coming soon

    Abstract:

    In this “move fast” world we live in, we expect a lot from our applications and their security is no longer a luxury, but rather a necessity. With the increase in online traffic, you’re having to contend with increased risk associated with automation (BOTs), exploitations, credential stuffing and even fraud. Join us for a fun, virtual ice cream social on March 23rd to learn about the major classes of threats and what proactive measures you can take to shift the frontline of defense before it starts – we’ll also be sending you two pints of Izzy’s Ice Cream and one of their experts will join us to walk through how to make a delicious Affogato!


    FAQs:

    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 the value of our community at two events, individuals consider joining ISSA for the additional benefits that membership provides.

    Why do we have to register to attend meetings and events?

    Besides assisting the board with planning logistics for our events, registering for meetings and events, provides you with self-service documentation you can print out to support your CPE credits if you are audited.

    ***Information/image release.  By registering for this event, I agree that:

    I am allowing my contact information included in the registration to be shared with MN ISSA and I may be contacted by MN ISSA

    I grant MN ISSA and/or ISSA International the right to use any candid photos or videos taken during the event in future marketing and communication efforts, to include, but not limited to, websites, brochures, advertisements, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, emails, videos and web conferences.

    If this is a joint chapter meeting with another local security organization -or- a sponsor-driven event, my basic information (name, email) will be shared with the other organization.


    • May 11, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • May 12, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Virtual
    • June 15, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

    PLEASE NOTE: In the confirmation e-mail you receive there will be a GoToWebinar Link - you MUST register there too - you can do day-of but you're better off doing it now so you're all set.  We cannot control the additional registration in GoToWebinar, just the nature of the way things need to work in this virtual world.  Thanks for your understanding.

    Meeting Agenda

    • 1:00 -1:15 Announcements 
    • 1:15-2:05 Speaker 1
    • 2:05-2:25 Break/Sponsor Spotlight
    • 2:25-3:15  Speaker 2
    • 3:15-3:30 Wrap Up 

    Speakers:

    Coming Soon

    Abstracts:

    Coming Soon


    FAQs:

    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 the value of our community at two events, individuals consider joining ISSA for the additional benefits that membership provides.

    Why do we have to register to attend meetings and events?

    Besides assisting the board with planning logistics for our events, registering for meetings and events, provides you with self-service documentation you can print out to support your CPE credits if you are audited.

    ***Information/image release.  By registering for this event, I agree that:

    I am allowing my contact information included in the registration to be shared with MN ISSA and I may be contacted by MN ISSA

    I grant MN ISSA and/or ISSA International the right to use any candid photos or videos taken during the event in future marketing and communication efforts, to include, but not limited to, websites, brochures, advertisements, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, emails, videos and web conferences.

    If this is a joint chapter meeting with another local security organization, my basic information (name, email) will be shared with the other organization.


    • September 21, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

    PLEASE NOTE: In the confirmation e-mail you receive there will be a GoToWebinar Link - you MUST register there too - you can do day-of but you're better off doing it now so you're all set.  We cannot control the additional registration in GoToWebinar, just the nature of the way things need to work in this virtual world.  Thanks for your understanding.

    Meeting Agenda

    • 1:00 -1:15 Announcements 
    • 1:15-2:05 Speaker 1
    • 2:05-2:25 Break/Sponsor Spotlight
    • 2:25-3:15  Speaker 2
    • 3:15-3:30 Wrap Up 

    Speakers:

    Coming Soon

    Abstracts:

    Coming Soon


    FAQs:

    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 the value of our community at two events, individuals consider joining ISSA for the additional benefits that membership provides.

    Why do we have to register to attend meetings and events?

    Besides assisting the board with planning logistics for our events, registering for meetings and events, provides you with self-service documentation you can print out to support your CPE credits if you are audited.

    ***Information/image release.  By registering for this event, I agree that:

    I am allowing my contact information included in the registration to be shared with MN ISSA and I may be contacted by MN ISSA

    I grant MN ISSA and/or ISSA International the right to use any candid photos or videos taken during the event in future marketing and communication efforts, to include, but not limited to, websites, brochures, advertisements, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, emails, videos and web conferences.

    If this is a joint chapter meeting with another local security organization, my basic information (name, email) will be shared with the other organization.


    • October 01, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • TBD

    To register please visit: https://secure360.org/student360/

    • December 21, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (CST)
    • Virtual
    Register

    PLEASE NOTE: In the confirmation e-mail you receive there will be a GoToWebinar Link - you MUST register there too - you can do day-of but you're better off doing it now so you're all set.  We cannot control the additional registration in GoToWebinar, just the nature of the way things need to work in this virtual world.  Thanks for your understanding.

    Meeting Agenda

    • 1:00 -1:15 Announcements 
    • 1:15-2:05 Speaker 1
    • 2:05-2:25 Break/Sponsor Spotlight
    • 2:25-3:15  Speaker 2
    • 3:15-3:30 Wrap Up 

    Speakers:

    Coming Soon

    Abstracts:

    Coming Soon


    FAQs:

    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 the value of our community at two events, individuals consider joining ISSA for the additional benefits that membership provides.

    Why do we have to register to attend meetings and events?

    Besides assisting the board with planning logistics for our events, registering for meetings and events, provides you with self-service documentation you can print out to support your CPE credits if you are audited.

    ***Information/image release.  By registering for this event, I agree that:

    I am allowing my contact information included in the registration to be shared with MN ISSA and I may be contacted by MN ISSA

    I grant MN ISSA and/or ISSA International the right to use any candid photos or videos taken during the event in future marketing and communication efforts, to include, but not limited to, websites, brochures, advertisements, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, emails, videos and web conferences.

    If this is a joint chapter meeting with another local security organization, my basic information (name, email) will be shared with the other organization.



SPEAK AT MN ISSA

We welcome submissions from across our local and national community for potential speakers and presentations for our membership. As we serve all domains across the information security spectrum and at many different levels from deeply technical to high-level governance, all topics are welcome and will be considered. Presentations must be educational and tool/vendor-agnostic.

Please send an abstract and bio, or simply a recommendation for a speaker you’d like to see, using the form to the right and our Program Director will respond.

We routinely survey our membership for topics of interest and common requests are shown below. However, topics across all domains will be considered.

1. PCI requirements / solutions; Compliance
2. Forensics
3. Attack methods / defense
4. Database security and best practices
5. Application and Cloud Security
6. Security Awareness and Education
7. Penetration testing
8. Data loss prevention
9. Security architecture
10. End-point intelligence


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