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Bridging The Gap – Spring IIA Conference

The local ISACA chapter has made us aware of the upcoming 2015 Spring Conference put on by the Institute of Internal Auditors Salt Lake Chapter.  A great networking opportunity, not to mention an informative conference and, of course, CPE credits.

Download PDF IIA May 2015 Conference Agenda

  • Where: Joseph Smith Memorial Building:
    15 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT
  • When: Friday, May 15, 2015
  • Cost: Registration for Members $225; Non-Members $250; Students $85
  • Includes: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Register Online: http://chapters.theiia.org/salt-lake-city
  • Up to 8 CPEs possible

Computer and Enterprise Investigations Conference

Computer and Enterprise Investigations Conference (CEIC) will be 18-21 May at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The digital-investigations event is sponsored by Guidance Software. It combines hands-on labs and lectures taught by industry professionals. It is specifically designed for incident responders and information security specialists to learn the latest security tactics and network with fellow experts from around the world.

Brian Krebs will be the featured Keynote Speaker. He is the cybercrime investigative journalist who broke the story of the Target breach.

Guidance Software has offer ISSA Utah chapter members an discount of $450 off the current registration price. See https://www.guidancesoftware.com/ceic/Pages/about-ceic.aspx for event details. Contact jennifer.iwata@encase.com for registration and discount.

2015 Winter Security Seminar

Mark your calendars for March 5!  It is time for the our annual Winter Security Seminar. Please join us for another great event complete with a fantastic lineup of presenters, lunch, and CPE credits.

Material from the Conference:

Download PDFSIAC Presentation Deck

Seminar Details

Topic/Speaker: “Threat Intelligence in the Age of Information Overload”
Winston Van Winson, Sr. Security Account Manager, Symantec
Topic/Speaker: “Defending Against Next-Generation Trust-based Vulnerabilities”
Aaron Hixon, Product Manager, Venafi
Topic/Speakers: “Actionable Cyber Intelligence: Cyber Information Sharing in an Increased Threat Environment – ‘One Attacked: All Defended’ ”
Travis Scott, Supervisory Intelligence Analyst, Utah Statewide Information & Analysis Center (SIAC)
Mike Lindstrom, Cyber Intelligence Analyst, Utah Statewide Information & Analysis Center (SIAC)

The Seminar will be held Thursday, March 5th, 2015; 9:00 am – 12:30 pm at the LDS Riverton Office Building.  Check-in begins at 8:30am, lunch at noon.

See the flyer for all the details:
Download PDFISSA-Utah Winter 2015 Seminar Flyer

Annual Holiday Luncheon 2014

The Holidays are Here!

We will be hosting the chapter’s annual holiday luncheon on Dec 4.  This luncheon is free to chapter members.

Our speaker this year is Tim Hastings, CISO for the State of Utah, who will discuss:

“The Top 5 Things Every CISO Should Be Thinking About Now”



To obtain an accurate count of those who will attend our upcoming holiday
luncheon please RSVP at: http://www.rsvpmenow.com/?id=26982, with the event
code: 26982. RSVP deadline is Nov. 29th, 2014.  Please come and enjoy the afternoon with ISSA Utah.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Download PDF See the complete flyer here

Annual Holiday Luncheon 2014

Date: December 4, 2014
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Location: University of Utah Alumni House  map

155 Central Campus Drive
University of Utah,Salt Lake City,UT 84112

Cost: Free for ISSA members; $25 for non-members


Rocky Mountain Information Security Conference

The Annual Rocky Mountain Information Security Conference (RMISC) is the only conference of its kind in the Rocky Mountain region. A convenient, affordable knowledge-builder for IT security, audit and compliance professionals at all levels. RMISC provides the perfect blend of education, networking and opportunities that are critical to your success in today’s economy and security climate!

12-13 May 2015
Colorado Convention Center, Denver

For more information and registration, see http://rmisc.squarespace.com/

PFIC 2014 – Nov 12-14 – Snowbird

It is that awesome time of the year again. Paraben’s PFIC is near and back to the mountains of Snowbird Utah on 12-14 November 2014. There is a full agenda, larger exhibit hall, and more offerings for a broader attendee base.

There are two enrollment categories, each with 8 Hours of Labs, 8 Hours of Lectures, & 8 Hours of Training: Basic and Advanced. All attendees will attend the general lectures and then break-off into specific classes, custom labs, and training sessions based on category. By end of conference, attendees will get to attend everything in their category.

See https://www.pfic-conference.com/ for the agenda, location and registration details.

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 CISSP Training is Here!

The ISSA-Utah Chapter is proud to sponsor CISSP Test Preparation Training, right here in Salt Lake City!


When: October 13 -15th, 2014; 8:45am – 5:00pm
Where: Utah Retirement Systems
540 East 200 South
Salt Lake City, UT

Registration Closed

Please see our flyer for all the details:
Download PDF 2014 CISSP Training_Flyer


Thomas R. Peltier is the president of Thomas R. Peltier Associates, and founder of the Southeast Michigan Computer Security Special Interest Group, and has taught the information security curriculum for a master’s certificate at Eastern Michigan University. Prior to this, Peltier was director of policies and administration for Netigy Corporation’s Global Security Practice. At CyberSafe Corporation, Peltier was the national director for consulting services. While employed at Detroit Edison, Tom implemented the development of a corporate information protection program that was recognized for excellence in the field of computer and information security by winning the CSI’s Information Security Program of the Year for 1996. Peltier has also served as president at Blaier & Associates, as an information security specialist for General Motors Corporation, as an information security officer for the Chevrolet-Pontiac-Canada Group and in various positions at the Chevrolet Engineering Center.

John G. O’Leary, CISSP, is President of O’Leary Management Education. His background spans four decades as an active practitioner in information systems, IT Security and contingency planning. He has designed, implemented and managed security and recovery for networks ranging from single site to multinational. John has trained tens of thousands of practitioners, and conducted on-site programs at major corporations and government facilities worldwide. He has also facilitated meetings of Working Peer Groups, where security professionals from diverse corporations share ideas, concerns and techniques. John was the recipient of the 2004 COSAC award and the 2006 EuroSec Prix de Fidelite.


INTERFACE 2014 – Salt Lake City

The INTERFACE- Salt Lake City IT Conference series is coming back to Salt Lake City for its 10th year on September 11th at the Salt Palace.

INTERFACE is the national series of CPE accredited educational conference focused on information security, physical security, IT infrastructure (BC/DR, data storage & recovery), and enterprise communications.

For this year’s INTERFACE Conference the ISSA Salt Lake City Chapter is proud to partner with one of the nation’s top IT Conferences.

INTERFACE and ISSA would like to invite you to the Conference with a complimentary invitation to you, your staff, peers, and colleagues. Once again, the Conference is taking place September 11th at the Salt Palace.

Event Information here:  http://interfacetour.com/tour/slc14/

Complimentary Registration Link Here: http://interfacetour.com/evites/slc/issa.htm

Take advantage and join your fellow ISSA members as well as the area’s top IT leaders, providers and thought leaders for the purposes of information exchange and community networking.

Lunch will be served, you will have the opportunity for CPE credits, and there is a reception following the Keynote.

Highlights include:

KEYNOTE:  Creating a Vision for the Use of Emerging Technologies in the Enterprise presented by David Fletcher, CTO, State of Utah

Other highlights include:

Presentations by: Trend Micro, Storagecraft, VEEAM, Palo Alto Networks, TW Telecom and many more……..

You will also enjoy the opportunity to speak with many top Local, Regional, and National IT providers.

Please pass the registration link on to those that would benefit from attending INTERFACE. Thanks so much and we look forward to seeing you there.

Complimentary Registration Link Here: http://interfacetour.com/evites/slc/issa.htm

See you there!

Jeff Hayes

Chapter President

Information Security Analyst Position – Salt Lake County

Salt Lake County has two open Information Security Analyst positions.

The Information Security Analyst reports directly to the Information Security Manager. Designs, develops, and implements information security systems and controls that ensure the County’s information technology systems, assets, and interests are secure and highly available. Implements information security policies, standards, and procedures as requested by the Information Security Manager. Must understand the security needs of and foster a culture of security awareness within Salt Lake County.

If interested apply at: http://admin.slco.org/humanResources/jobs.aspx

Questions – Mark L. Evans 385-468-0666