We are a group of seasoned Information Technology Security Professional's located in and around Indianapolis, IN, the Crossroads of America. We are committed to knowledge sharing, consulting, educating, and improving information security within the Central Indiana region.
We host monthly meetings and work with other organizations to co-host, sponsor, and participate in security related conferences in the Indianapolis area. Please check our events page for further information on upcoming events.
Central Indiana Local Chapter Meeting
Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Come join us for the Central Indiana ISSA chapter meeting.
1st Speaker: Paul Rivers, Optiv and James Robinson, Optiv
Topic: The Transition from Vulnerability Management to Cyber Threat Management
Abstract: In today’s business environment all security programs and leaders are being challenged to utilize best in class processes, skill sets, and technologies. Security leaders are also being challenged to evolve, leveraging program assurance and oversight models integrated with new forms of threat intelligence, attack surface information, and adversarial threat models to understand their cyber threats. The combination of all of these items has caused a transition from vulnerability management to cyber threat management. Join us Thursday for a discussion of how this new model has been applied, along with its challenges, lessons learned, and successes.
Speaker Bio: Paul Rivers is a veteran with 23 years of experience in information security and IT operations. As executive director in the advisory wing of the Office of the CISO at Optiv, Rivers brings expertise in developing and operationalizing security strategies that align with both business objectives and company culture. Before joining Optiv, Rivers served as CISO at the University of California Berkeley. He draws on extensive prior experience in the financial services and higher education sectors in IT governance, risk management, security operations, compliance, database operations and incident response.
James Robinson is a seasoned professional with nearly 15 years of experience in security engineering, architecture and strategy. As director, risk and threat management in the Office of the CISO at Optiv, Robinson uses real-world experiences to help enterprise-level organizations solve their security and related business issues. He also develops and delivers a comprehensive suite of strategic services and solutions that help Chief eXperience Officer (CXO) executives change their security strategies through innovation. He ensures security executive success while aligning to business goals, bringing value to the community.
2nd Speaker: Many who attended DerbyCon
Topic: DerbyCon Wrap Up
Abtract: Open discussion about DerbyCon held September 23 -> 25, 2016 in Lousiville, KY
Dinner Sponsorship: Optiv Security Inc
5:30 - 6:00 > Networking and Food
6:00 - 8:00 > Chapter Business, Central Indiana ISSA Introduction & Meeting Speakers
8:00 > Optional Social Hour
** Please note the location has changed to Ice Miller for the September meeting. ** Please enter the building and take the elevators to the 29th floor. Someone will direct you to the ISSA meeting.
ISSA annually recognizes outstanding information security professionals, their companies, and chapters that are at the top of their respective games. We are delighted to announce our 2016 award recipients, who will be recognized at the ISSA Awards Luncheon on November 3 at the ISSA International Conference in Dallas, Texas: