Developing and Connecting Information Security Leaders in Central Texas

The ISSA Capitol of Texas Chapter (Austin ISSA) is the community of choice for Central Texas information security professionals to advance individual growth, manage technology risk, and protect critical information and infrastructure.

Scholarship available for the ACC CISSP class

The ISSA Capitol of Texas Chapter Board of Directors invites interested Austin ISSA members to apply for a scholarship for the Fall 2014 ITSY-1074 CISSP class offered through Austin Community College.  The class will be October 14th – November 20th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  The ISSA Capitol of Texas Chapter will award one scholarship to cover $500 of the $710 registration fee.  Recipients are responsible for the remainder of the fee as well as any additional costs for texts and/or materials.
The application is here. Fill it out and send it to treasurer@austinissa.org by September 30th. 

ISSA Invites you to Attend InnoTech Austin

InnoTech is Austin’s premiere technology innovation conference & expo.

The conference & expo is on Wednesday October 15, 2014 at the Austin Convention Center. 

Go to www.innotechaustin.com for more information and to register.

Austin ISSA members may attend the event for free. You can find the discount code in the member's only section of ISSA.org

 Use code ISSA3C in the discount code field for complimentary registration for general InnoTech.

Please note that this pass does NOT include the eMarketing Summit, Women of IT Summit or CIO Gala Luncheon.  An extra registration fee is required for these events.  

Topics for the IT Security Track hosted by ISSA - Austin Chapter include:

  • Advanced Threat? Advanced Defense! 
  • What Real Smart Organizations are doing to Counter Today’s Sophisticated Attackers 
  • Controlling Data Anywhere
  • Mobile Security (advertising vs privacy with measurements from Android) 
  • Effective Intrusion Protection - What Does That Really Mean?

Here are a few other InnoTech conference tracks that will be of interest to you:

  • Mobile Devices & Applications
  • Cloud Based Technologies
  • Data & Analytics Track
  • Virtualization and storage

There will also be door prizes including iPads, Kindle Fires, SOL headphones, flat screen TVs and more!

Finally, there is an InnoTech Happy 45-Minutes which is the perfect place to mingle over complimentary beverages and exhibits. 

For all of the latest conference session additions, or to register, visit www.innotechaustin.com


Austin Security Professionals Happy Hour sponsored by Trustwave

When: Thursday, August 14th, 5-7PM

Where: Sherlocks Street Pub and Grill 9012 Research Blvd

Sponsor: Trustwave

RSVP: https://aus-sec-happy-hour-2014-08.eventbrite.com

What is the real face of Shadow IT? Presented by Rajneesh Chopra, Vice President of Product Management at Netskope

Our next chapter meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 20, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, at the Norris Conference Center. Please sign up to attend:

  • Members: $5 for members who sign up by Monday, August 18— - this amount is refunded in full if you attend the meeting
  • Non-members: $15 for non-members who sign up by Monday, August 18
  • Late registration for members & non-members: $20 for anyone who signs up after the 18th or at the door 
  • Sign up online to reserve your seat because we do occasionally sell out

The presentation

Shadow IT is on the rise. Users are going rogue. Scary? Maybe. But what is the real face of Shadow IT? And should you suss it out so you can block it, or is there another approach? Hear from Netskope VP Product Management Rajneesh Chopra about how organizations are starting to think about Shadow IT and learn best practices from Netskope customers about how to eliminate the catch-22 between enabling cloud apps and protecting the business.

3 key takeaways
  1. Adopt the cloud with confidence
  2. Measure what matters to you
  3. Build the expertise and right tools to manage the “Cloud First” apps

About the Speaker

Rajneesh Chopra, a recognized thought leader in the Internet security industry, joined Netskope as vice president of product management after leading in strategic and product lead roles at Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks. He led marketing and product management teams for network security during a time of massive growth at Cisco. Prior to that he was a key part of the corporate development team responsible for strategic investments and M&A at Juniper. He holds an MBA from University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra in India.


Data Management and Data Loss Prevention by Alan Daines, Executive Director, CISO of Dell

Our July Chapter Meeting will be on July 16 (Wednesday) from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Norris Conference Center. $5 for Members, refunded for those who attend (deadline Monday, July 14) and $15 for Non-Members (deadline Monday, July 14) and $20 At the Door (lunch provided). All are welcome! Please RSVP with Eventbrite to reserve your seat.

This presentation will provide an overview of data loss prevention within the enterprise.

3 key takeaways:

1 - Keep your DLP program simple, don't try to have too many categories

2 - Engage the business unit stakeholders as part of your policy and enforcement process

3 - Educate your users (what, when, why, how) well in advance of launch


About the Speaker

Alan Daines serves as Executive Director and Chief Information Security Officer of Dell’s Compliance and Information Security organization. Alan and his Compliance and Information Security team empower the business by managing risk, maintaining compliance and securing the enterprise environment. Compliance and Information Security are major contributors to the successful execution of Dell’s strategic objectives.

Alan has been with Dell since 1999 and has over 20 years of experience in IT Security and Infrastructure roles. His experiences include working in the many facets of information security, including incident management, forensics, compliance, policy risk, identity management, vulnerability management and security infrastructure.

Furthermore Alan has also practiced many other aspects of IT and led several infrastructure practices, in the large enterprise, throughout his career. These have included IT outsourcing, engineering, IT architecture, support and program/project management roles.

Alan was born and educated in the UK and spent the first half of his career in roles across EMEA. More recently Alan is based in Dell’s headquarter in Round Rock, Texas, bringing a broad perspective to his leadership roles.

Alan is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc (ISC2).

 About the Sponsor

Netskope™ is the leader in cloud app analytics and policy enforcement. Only Netskope eliminates the catch-22 between being agile and being secure and compliant by providing complete visibility, enforcing sophisticated policies, and protecting data in cloud apps. The Netskope Active Platform™ performs deep analytics and lets decision-makers create policies in a few clicks that prevent the loss of sensitive data and optimize cloud app usage in real-time and at scale, whether IT manages the app or not. With Netskope, people get their favorite cloud apps and the business can move fast, with confidence.

Serving a broad customer base including leading healthcare, financial services, high technology, and retail enterprises, Netskope has been named to CIO Magazine’s top 10 cloud security startups and featured in such business media as CBS News, Wall Street Journal, and Forbes. Netskope is headquartered in Los Altos, California.