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ISSA-LA June Lunch Meeting

June 17, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 1:45 pm


Topic: Information Assurance Lessons Learned from Engineering
Information Assurance as a field is a relative newcomer to the professions. So, what can we learn from those who have come before us? Engineering as a discipline keeps our bridges supporting traffic and our missions to space safe, unless they don’t. What can we, as security professionals, learn from the lessons that have been learned the hard way by others in this world. We will look at several engineering disasters and take lessons from what went wrong and what was done to correct the root causes of the disaster.

Speaker: Vern Williams, ISSA Distinguished Fellow, IEEE Senior Member
Experienced leader and security professional who has over 20 years of demonstrated performance in the IT and security arena, 20 years driving nuclear submarines for the US Navy and qualified as a Navy Nuclear Engineer. Graduated from the US Naval Academy with a degree in Oceanography and before retiring obtained a Masters in Information Systems followed by teaching at the masters level at Hawaii Pacific University and undergrad level at the Naval Academy. A strong supporter of security education through conferences, starting the Texas Regional Infrastructure Security Conference in 2005, and as lead instructor and initiator of a CISSP class at Austin Community College for nearly 15 years. Active in volunteer leadership as Director of Operations for ISSA International, Chapter President of the Capitol of Texas ISSA chapter, Chair of the local ASIS chapter and Director of Membership for the Austin InfraGard chapter. Frequent speaker for local ISSA chapters, Keynote for the ISA Bluebonnet conference and many other speaking and teaching events including RSA, Department of Veterans Affairs, SANS, ISACA, IIA, InfraGard and a founder and Steering Committee member for the first annual ISO27000, Summit of the Americas. Transitioning to a new position with Dell Secureworks managing security education.

Sponsor: TBD


Register early online before the Monday prior to the the event, and get a discount!
ISSA-LA Members & Members of other ISSA chapters, OWASP, ISC2, CSA & Students: $25
Non-Members: $35


June 17, 2015
11:30 am - 1:45 pm


Taix French Country Cuisine
1911 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026 United States
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