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2014 Fall Security Seminar

Content from the Seminar

Industrial Control Systems/SCADA Threats – Robert Huber of Critical Intelligence, is available on request for individuals who attended the Seminar. Please contact one of the chapter board members if you are interested.

Download PDF Hackers vs Auditors – Dan Anderson of CyberEleven

Download PDFThe Security of Security – Christopher Peckham of Kratos Public Safety Security & Solutions


Seminar Details

The Seminar will be held Thursday, September 25th, 2014; 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and will feature Robert Huber, President of CRITICAL INTELLIGENCE, Dan Anderson, CEO of CyberEleven, and Christopher Peckham, Senior VP & CTO of Kratos Public Safety Security & Solutions.  Please join us.

See our flyer for all the details:
Download PDF ISSA 2014 Fall Seminar Flyer

2014 May Security Seminar

Content from the Seminar

Download PDF Seminar Details – Flyer

Download PDF PCI-Compliance-and-v3_SecurityMetrics_Halbleib

Download PDF On-the-Horizon-Physical-Security_ELF-WORKS-INC_Figge


You won’t want to miss this seminar!

Speaker: Matt Halbleib, Sr. Qualified Security Assessor, SECURITYMETRICS“PCI Compliance and Version 3.0”  Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard, Requirements and Security Assessment Procedures Version 3.0, was released in November 2013. Matt will discuss the key changes including those in the physical security requirements, some information from compromises his forensic teams have investigated, and some common problems they encounter with clients.
Speaker: Darrell Switzer, Managing Consultant, Incident Management Practice, FISHNET SECURITY“What Lurks in Your Networks”  Threats are evolving faster than current security defenses. Organized and often well-funded criminals are after the money and Nation-States are after the intelligence. Darrell will provide an overview of what his incident management team is seeing in the wild and how highly performing organizations are combating today’s targeted threats. He will address the problems, targets, victims, motivations, breach and response metrics, whether you have been breached, and what do I do about it. He will also provide key concepts for combating modern threats.
Speaker: David Figge, President, ELF WORKS INC.“What’s On the Horizon with Physical Security?”  David describes the current and emerging trends in physical security regarding access control, badging, and video surveillance. He will approach this topic from the point of view of the user and will cover both the technologies and the impacts it will have in commercial security settings.
When: Thursday, May 8th, 2014; 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (check-in starts at 8:30 am)
Cost: ISSA and ISACA members: $35, Non-members: $50, limited seating – register today!
Where: LDS Riverton Office Building (see map for directions).
Note: Those who register online prior to the event, are not required to provide photo id at the door.
Credit: 3 CPE Credits
Join ISSA: To join the ISSA, visit General membership annual fee is $110; student fee $45 per year.




How Do I Join ISSA?

Glad you asked!  Just visit the National ISSA Website for all the info.

The URL for new member sign up is

Student Seminar Fee Waiver Program

As part of an effort to encourage more participation from students interested in a career in information security, the Utah Chapter of the ISSA is reaching out to local Universities and Colleges to offer a low cost option for students to attend some of our Utah chapter events.

For our upcoming Fall Seminar we will offer a registration fee waiver for a limited number of students to attend the seminar.  In order to qualify the individual must have an active student membership to the ISSA and be able to present a current student identification card or tuition receipt for the current semester on arrival at the event.

To be considered for the fee waiver, please email the following information to

  • Your full name
  • Your email address – (to be used only in conjunction with the Utah Chapter of ISSA)
  • Name of the school or university you are currently enrolled in.
  • Your college major or intended area of study.
  • A short paragraph describing your interest in attending the event and your interest in participating in the Utah ISSA Chapter.
  • The chapter would also appreciate any feedback you may have on areas of special interest, in information security, that you would like to see covered in future events.

Once your email has been received, if all information is complete, you should receive a response with the status of your request within a few days.  This response will go to the email address you provided in your request.

This program is offered at the sole discretion of the Utah chapter of ISSA, and there is no guarantee that you will receive the fee waiver.  We are dedicated to the promotion of information security, and are constantly seeking new ways to achieve this end.  Please visit our website and blog for announcements concerning this and other programs as well as upcoming events.

ISSA-Utah Holiday Luncheon Speaker Announced

We are happy to announce that Mary Ann Davidson of Oracle will be our speaker at our 2012 Holiday Luncheon, December 6th, 2012. Location: University of Utah Alumni House.

New Look, New Blog!

The Board of Directors of ISSA, Utah Chapter, have been working toward an updated web presence.  You will see a few changes as we modernize the tools we are using to run our website.

We apologize in advance for any small bumps in the road as we press forward.  Our goal is to provide a web site that is useful to our chapter as well as anyone else interested in staying up to date on the latest in information security.

One of the new formats we are experimenting with and may integrate permenantly is this blog.  We also anticipate adding other features, so stay tuned and look for steady improvement in the months to come.  As always we welcome your feedback and suggestions.