Our Affiliates

UMSA is a non-profit organization comprised of security-related organizations (affiliates). UMSA serves business, government and education professionals in the upper Midwest, collaborating with professional associations, educators and industry-leading companies to provide professional development opportunities that contribute to a strong security foundation for organizations.


Below is a listing of our affiliates. Please support them in their efforts by visiting their websites to learn more about the organizations:
ASIS Minnesota
InfraGard Minnesota Members Alliance
ISC2-Twin Cities
Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence

UMSA Founders

UMSA was started by the vision and foresight of eight security professionals in the Twin Cities. We are grateful for their support as we continue to guide the organization’s mission of uniting security professionals:

  • Kelley Archer, ISSA
  • Joe Beissel, ASIS
  • Mike Brady, ASIS
  • Rick Ensenbach, ISSA
  • Marie (Johnson) Strawser, BCPA
  • James Ringold, ISFA
  • Nick Ryberg, ISACA
  • Mike Stickney, BCPA