Chapter donates $500 to Rural Technology Fund

Rural Technology Fund logoThe Chattanooga ISSA Chapter has donated $500 to the Rural Technology Fund, an organization who’s mission is to “help rural students recognize opportunities in technology careers and gain the education necessary to work in the computer industry.”   One of the Rural Technology Fund’s outreaches is to provide four scholarships targeted at students from rural communities who have a passion for technology.

Thank you to all of our members who make it possible for this chapter to make a difference in our community!

Chapter Elections – Don’t forget to vote!

According to our chapter bylaws, it is time to vote for chapter officers.  Up for vote this year are the following positions:

  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Education-Training Director
  • Communications/Website Director
  • Sponsorship Director
  • Program Director
  • Membership Director
  • Board Member – At Large

All members should be receiving survey invites in your email; please let us know if you have not received an invitation to vote.  As a reminder, here is the applicable section of the chapter’s by-laws:

Article VI Elections:

Section 1.  The Officers shall be elected by popular vote, each general member in good standing to be entitled to one vote.

Section 2.  Elections shall be held during the last meeting of the year.

Section 3.  Election results shall be announced at the end of the last meeting of the year and be subsequently announced via email to all members of the chapter.

Section 4.  The term of each office on the board is three years and the election of officers shall take place as follows:

                Year 1 – President, Secretary, Treasurer

                Year 2 – Vice President, Education Director, Program Director,

                Year 3 – Communications Director, Membership Director, Sponsorship Director

Commencing at the conclusion of the last meeting of the current year.

ISSO Opening in Johnson City TN Area

The Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) will be responsible for ensuring development and proper implementation of the security controls documented in the Information Systems Security Plan (ISSP) for all information systems for which the ISSO is responsible at Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS), including sensitive unclassified networks and National Security Systems supporting business, special purpose, and security functions.  The ISSO provides certification documentation to the NFS Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) for all information system accreditations and performs other duties as required to implement the Cyber Security programs necessary to support U.S. Government regulatory requirements, (DOE/NNSA, NRC, etc.).  The candidate will be responsible for the following scope of work duties:

  • Ensures implementation of protection measures documented in the ISSP for each information system for which they are the ISSO.
  • Ensures that privileged users are granted access to information system resources based on the least privilege principle.
  • Identifies, in coordination with the ISSM, and documents in the ISSP, unique threats to information systems for which they are responsible.
  • Ensures that the consequences of loss of confidentiality, integrity, and availability for the information is determined prior to use of an information system during the certification and accreditation process.
  • Notifies the ISSM of any changes to the consequences of loss of confidentiality, integrity, and availability for the system.
  • Documents any special protection requirements identified by the application owner, data owner, or data steward and ensures that these requirements are included within the protection measures implemented in the information system.
  • Ensures each information system for which they are the ISSO is covered by an ISSP
  • Maintains a copy of the ISSP for each information system for which they are the ISSO
  • Ensures that all information system security-related documentation is current and accessible to properly authorized individuals
  • Ensures the implementation of procedures as defined in the Cyber Security Program Plan (CSPP) and the ISSP for each information system for which they are the ISSO
  • Ensures that system recovery processes are monitored to ensure that security features and procedures are properly restored
  • Ensures that the cognizant ISSM is notified when an information system is no longer needed, or when the changes occur that might affect the accreditation of the information system
  • Ensures that information access controls and cyber protection measures are implemented for each information system as described by the ISSP
  • Ensures that users and System Administrators are properly trained in information system security by identifying cyber security training needs and the personnel who need to attend the cyber security training program
  • Conducts cyber security reviews and tests to ensure that cyber security features and controls are functioning and effective
  • Participates in the ISSM’s self-assessment and training programs
  • Ensures that risk assessment is completed for information systems for which they are responsible
  • Communicates individual incident reports to the ISSM to allow the ISSM to meet their reporting schedule
  • Ensures the implementation of all applicable protection measures for each information system for which they are responsible
  • Ensures that unauthorized personnel are not granted use of, or access to, the information system
  • Report immediately all security incidents and potential vulnerabilities involving the information to the appropriate ISSM

Job Qualifications/Requirements

  • Candidate must have experience conducting risk assessments and writing System Security Plans (SSPs)
  • Must have a working knowledge of system functions, cyber security policies, and cyber security protection requirements
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Should currently hold the Security+, GSEC, or CISSP certification or demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge and experience
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality when working with sensitive information

US Citizenship, with no dual citizenship is required for this position.

Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Position requires U.S. Citizenship with (no dual citizenship) ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation and previous employment reference verifications.

BWXT supports diversity and is committed to the concept of Equal Employment Opportunity. We have established procedures to ensure that all personnel actions such as recruitment, compensation, career development, benefits, company-sponsored training and social recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or veteran status.

 

 

Brent Neas | CISSP, GPEN, GSNA, CISA
Cyber Security Architect
BWX Technologies Inc.
Office: 423.743.1790
Cell: 423.491.6594
baneas@nuclearfuelservices.com

Metro Atlanta ISSA Chapter Conference, November 16th

Our neighboring Atlanta ISSA chapter is hosting a conference on November 16th (Wed) in Atlanta.  Designated the nation’s tenth largest cyber city since 2006, Atlanta is a hotbed of innovation for information technology and security. The area is home to the nation’s largest concentration of Fortune 1000 companies, and security professionals from these and a host of other corporations rely on the Metro Atlanta Chapter of ISSA to serve as a driving force behind collaboration and education.

On November 16th, ISSA Metro Atlanta will host Atlanta’s premier security conference, “Foundations of Effective Security”. The one-day event will offer insights on cutting-edge tools, best practices and emerging trends. Attendees can also participate in learning sessions and discussions with industry thought-leaders, including this year’s Keynote Speaker.

Click here for additional information or here to register.

DATE AND TIME

Wed, November 16, 2016
8:00 AM – 6:30 PM EST
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LOCATION

The Loudermilk Center
40 Courtland Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30303
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12th Annual Raleigh ISSA InfoSeCon – October 21, 2016

12th Annual Triangle InfoSeCon 2016

12th Annual Raleigh ISSA InfoSeCon

October 21, 2016
8AM-6PM
Raleigh Convention Center Downtown Raleigh North Carolina

Early Bird Pricing Ends June 6!

Get your ticket here: https://infosecon2016.busyconf.com/bookings/new

 

All the latest information on InfoSeCon 2016 can be found here:

http://Triangleinfosecon.com

BSides Knoxville 2016

BSides_LogoThe first ever BSides Knoxville is scheduled for May 20th, 2015 @ Scruffy City Hall.  Each Security BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members.   It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening!


 

When: 

Where: Scruffy City Hall – 32 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902 (directions)

Website: https://bsidesknoxville.com/

Schedule: Click here

Admission: $20; sign up before it’s sold out!

1Q16 Chattanooga ISSA chapter meeting

Join the chapter for our Q1 event!  As always we will have a selection of speakers with interesting topics, good food and door prizes for the lucky ones! Of course CPEs for all registered members as well.

The agenda will be posted soon, but register today to make sure you get a seat!  Click Here to Register NOW!

We are providing a catered lunch. Members pay nothing for the event (if you have trouble registering as paid, choose pay at door and we will work it out). Cost for non-members is $20, $5 for students (with valid ID)

Please remember to register early! As always ISSA Chattanooga chapter members get in free.

When
Monday March 14, 2016
11:30 AM to 4:00 PM EST

Where
Unum
1 Fountain Square
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Driving Directions

Click Here to Register NOW!

4Q15 Chattanooga ISSA chapter meeting

TenableLogo_FullColor_RGB_trademark-01Join the chapter for our Q4 event sponsored by Tenable Security!  As always we will have a selection of speakers with interesting topics, good food and door prizes for the lucky ones! Of course CPEs for all registered members as well and we are providing a HOT lunch from Moe’s.  Click Here to Register NOW!

Members pay nothing for the event (if you have trouble registering as paid, choose pay at door and we will work it out). Cost for non-members is $20, $5 for students (with valid ID). Please remember to register early! As always ISSA Chattanooga chapter members get in free.

 

When
Friday December 4, 2015
11:30 AM to 4:00 PM EST
Where

BCBST
1 Cameron Hill
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Driving Directions

Click Here to Register NOW!

Volunteer for ISSA International Conference!

ISSA Members:

 

Want to go to Chicago for the International Conference?

Afraid you can’t afford it?

 

Here is a link to register to be a volunteer during the event. Sign up and you will recieive a significant reduction in the event cost! You may also be able to qualify for a “scholarship” to help defray costs for the trip.

Got a friend who wants to go? Share a room and make it even cheaper. The International committee needs volunteers to help run the event, and since we are in the Volunteer state…..

Please consider giving of your time. Of course you also receive CPE’s for your time, and the opportunity to meet and network with the top people in Information Security, Worldwide!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1W3E_jed8-BXLIlFAvpMTEuzpdKuLspDKJxTaRWYQb7M/edit#

Software Security Assurance Summit – June 18, 2015 in Atlanta, GA

Software Security Assurance Summit

June 18, 2015   1:30 PM – 6:00 PM

The Westin Buckhead
3391 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

Keynote: Better Software Security Assurance with Confluence
by Mark Graff, Founder and CEO TellAGraff

Click here to register

Agenda
1:30 p.m. Registration
2:00 p.m. Welcoming Remarks – Marci McCarthy, T.E.N.
2:10 p.m. Keynote Address
2:55 p.m. Executive Roundtables
4:20 p.m. Closing Remarks
4:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:00 p.m. Conclusion
Fee Complimentary
CPE Credits 3 Credits Earned

The Software Security Assurance Summit Series (SSA Summit Series) is multi-city series that brings together software and security practitioners and industry thought leaders to address key challenges as well as the best practices, innovative strategies and emerging solutions to enable you to secure the applications that run your business.

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