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MN ISSA Chapter Meeting

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Our April Chapter Meeting will be held April 9, 1:00-4:00pm, at St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis. Come out and join us for our informative presentations and great networking with your coworkers, colleagues and friends!  

Register here.

Meeting Agenda

  • Social networking: 1pm – 1:30pm
  • President and Board opening statements: 1:30pm – 1:50pm
  • Presentation: 1:50 – 2:40pm
  • Break: 2:40pm-2:50pm
  • Sponsor Spotlight 2:50-2:55
  • Presentation: 2:55pm – 3:45pm
  • Closing remarks: 3:45pm – 4pm
  • Happy Hour

Presentation #1 Value Proposition: Explaining the value of cybersecurity to non-security business leaders

Cybersecurity and cyber risk are now board-level issues. Barriers that once existed between business and security are disappearing. Business leaders expect meaningful conversations about the topic to help drive business decisions. This presentation will outline what security professionals at all levels can do to communicate the value cybersecurity to non-security business leaders.

Speaker Bio: Keyaan Williams

Keyaan Williams is an experienced risk management executive who has developed information security, risk management, and strategy programs for regulated enterprises around the globe. He has also helped build security programs for governments, universities, and small businesses. After working as a security leader at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, he helped write the Certified CISO Body of Knowledge used by EC-Council to prepare thousands of CISOs to obtain this prestigious credential. In addition, Keyaan supported the global security community as a Director on the ISSA International Board of Directors. He is currently the CEO of a professional services firm that focuses on cybersecurity strategy, risk management consulting, and workforce development.


Sponsor Spotlight: Kudelski Security


Presentation #2: Shifting The Brain In Modern Security Architectures

All security incidents have common questions that need to be answered in support of triage and investigation. Security technologies and how they fit into an enterprise security architecture have changed over the years.  The goal of these improvements is to deliver the answers to triage and investigation questions with greater fidelity, context, and speed.

In this talk, we’ll explore the security “nervous system” – and how moving to a decentralized sensing and centralized analysis ecosystem arms defenders who must fight at scale.

Speaker Bio: Steve Porcello

Steve started out as a security analyst for organizations in the New York City area, including some in the industrial, utility and financial services sectors. From there, he moved into the vendor space by joining innovative cyber security start-ups. He is now focused on using his experiences in incident response to promote and educate security teams.


April 9
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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St. Mary’s University Center
2540 Park Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota, MN 55404 United States
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