Institute of Internal Auditors Mtg Presents Kevin Riggs- Nov. 14th

Institute of Internal Auditors Mtg Presents Kevin Riggs- Nov. 14th 



Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

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Where:  The Walden Club, Suite 2100,  Republic Center, 633 Chestnut St., Chattanooga .

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When: Tues. Nov.14, 11:30AM-1:00PM

What:  Kevin Riggs – ISSA Board Member, CISSP, GCCC, Program Speaker


Where: Walden Club, Republic Center


Theme:  Security Program Maturity


Cost- $25.  Includes Lunch and 1 CPE to ISSA and ISACA Members


RSVP: by Nov. 9th


ISSA Chattanooga Members are invited to hear Kevin Riggs.  His presentation focuses on defining, injecting, and implementing non-functional security requirements in work processes and products with emphasis on continuous monitoring/improvement.

Metro Atlanta’s ISSA Conference – Nov. 15th

Metro Atlanta’s ISSA  Conference- Nov. 15th 



Wed. November 15, 2017

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Where:  The Loudermilk Center, 40 Courtland Street, NE.  Atlanta, GA 30303

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When: Wed. November 15, 2017

What:    Metro Atlanta ISSA Chapter’s Conference- From 8 AM to 5 PM

Where: Loudermilk Center, 40 Courtland St., NE

Atlanta, GA  30303

Theme:  Paradigm of Dependable Security

Cost- $75 ISSA Members, $100 Non-Members

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ISSA Chattanooga Members and guests are invited to this one day conference.  It is a full day of insights on cutting-edge tools, best practices, and emerging trends.

Chattanooga ISSA awarded 2017 Small Chapter of the Year


ISSA Chattanooga Chapter is awarded the honor of Small Chapter of the Year 2017.  This international award is a result of your dedication and support, our great sponsors and presenters, and our “it takes a village” approach to provide quality events to help advance the development of cybersecurity professions, their organizations, and you, their leaders. The ISSA International Awards will be presented at keynote presentations and at a special ceremony and reception during the annual ISSA International Conference, to be held October 9-11 2017 in San Diego, California.  We are excited to bring the award home to you.

Keyaan Williams, President of ISSA, explained, “As the reach of technology increases seemingly to all aspects of our lives, it is both fitting and imperative that we keep working on the betterment of all facets of our profession and honor those whose efforts go above and beyond. Therefore, we are well-pleased to recognize the Chattanooga Chapter who has been on the cutting-edge of the advances in information security this year “.

The Chattanooga chapter was founded six years ago with 10 original members including a self-appointed board of directors.  Today, we have grown to 49 members, 6 student members, and many visitors, along with a 5 member Board of Directors.  Please share our good news with other cybersecurity professional in our community or workplace.  We want to express our thanks and appreciation to our chapter members and supporters for your support and dedication of our chapter.  Here’s to us!

Best regards,

Mark Williams
Curtis Campbell
Shayne Champion
Kevin Riggs
Chris Rimondi
Chris Jackson
ISSA Chattanooga Chapter Board of Directors



Q3- 2017 Chapter Meeting: Threat Intel

Theme: Threat Intel

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
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Unum, East Building
1 Fountain Square
Chattanooga, TN
37402 (directions)

Sponsored by Duo Security


11:45 AM-5:00 PM

  • Challenges of the current and evolving threat landscape
    – Brendan Griffin, Threat Intelligence Mgr, PhishMe
  • Follow up Questions and Answers
    -Threat Intelligence Panel
  • Multi Factor Authentication
    -Kudelski Security & Duo Security
  • Security Maturity: Frameworks to Functions
    – Kevin Riggs, Information Security & Risk Management Consultant,
    CISSP, GCCC, UNUM and ISSA Board Member
  • Big Announcement

Please register today! Moe’s Southwest Grill will be served.


  • Non-members – $20.
  • Members and UTC Student Members are free.
    CEU’s provided to Members Only.

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2017 ISSA International Conference

Early Bird Rates End Soon – Register Today!

2017 ISSA International Conference


October 9-11, 2017
San Diego, CA, USA

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Join us October 9-11, 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel & Marina in San Diego, California for solution oriented, proactive and innovative sessions focused on the Digital Danger Zone.

We look forward to welcoming you and over 800 of your colleagues and peers in San Diego as we discuss topics ranging from incident response to application security to business skills for the information security professional.

View the agenda here.

Registration Rates before July 1, 2017:
Members*: Registration is $399 USD.
Non-Members: Registration is $798 USD
Student Members: Full conference registration is $150 USD

*To access the Member Rate, you must be a dues-paying member of ISSA International in good standing. On the registration website, you will prompted to search for your member record using your member email address.

Chattanooga ISSA – 6 Years and Going Strong

Since starting this chapter in 2011, we have had many adventures together as board members and as chapter members.

At first we had no idea if this would even work. Were there enough Security professionals in the area to support a chapter? How would we co-exist with other professional organizations in the area? Did people even want this kind of a professional group in Chattanooga?

I believe today that we can say that every one of those questions was met with a resounding YES from the professionals in Chattanooga!

Although we have a limited draw in terms of potential members, we are definitely above average as far as ISSA chapters go. With a membership of between 40 – 50 paid members, we fall into the “small” chapter category. That said, we are anything but small in what we think about and do for our members.

As a chapter we have consistently had quarterly meetings since the inception of the chapter. This is due to both the board’s efforts and to the support of our members. Many chapters go in fits and starts, having meetings on an ad-hoc basis, or even coming and going as an operating chapter. Chattanooga has been consistent in its value delivery to residents of the region for more than 6 years!

The Chattanooga chapter has constantly looked for ways to add to the value of your membership. Extra events for specific technologies and vendors have been held. We have added monthly luncheon events for members only for those who may not be able to enjoy the half day events quarterly. However those half day events are NOT going anywhere, and we continue to have great attendance for those.

I wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on where the chapter has come from starting with our ten founding members, and reaching a level of over 40 current paid memberships, and how we should all be both celebrating, and supporting the chapter.

The Board thanks each of you for your support and ideas. We hope that you will reach out to Board members with any ideas you might have for the chapter.

If you have information that other members should know about, please make sure to reach out to myself or any Board member, so that we may include information on the website.
Watch this space for upcoming events and notes of interest; bookmark the site for future reference, and thank you for your ongoing support!

Mark Williams, Chapter President