December 2021 Newsletter

President’s Corner

Fellow ISSA-COS Members,

“Run, run Rudolph, reelin’ like a merry-go-round” – Welcome to December! The time when our thoughts turn to reindeer, twinkling Lights, candy canes, and chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Indeed, 2021 was a great year for our chapter and we have many reasons to celebrate and feel blessed. As we close out the year, let us reflect on many of our accomplishments and share some thoughts on the new year to come.

Our November events included a great presentation from Mr. Joseph McKairnes from GitLabs who spoke to us about Supply Chain Integrity with DevSecOps. All who attended agreed it was a prepared presentation and a very timely subject. For our mini seminar, we enjoyed the second half of Mr. Al Green’s technical demonstration on how to build a RHEL 8.4 Server. Those who participated in both parts walked away with a strong understanding how to install and configure a RHEL environment. Click here to continue…

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Membership Corner

Are you up for renewal? Please check to see if your membership renewal is due by going to the ISSA Member Portal Renew Online – Information Systems Security Association.
We need all members to spread the word that we are looking for new members to join our great organization. Below are the top 10 reasons to join ISSA!!
Click here to see new November members and the top 10 reasons to join ISSA

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2022 Open House Flyer

Book Review

Menn, Joseph. Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World. New York: PublicAffairs, 2019.

This book is a fun read and appears on suggested cybersecurity reading lists you can find online. It is current, only 233 pages, and well foot-noted. It is well under the high school reading level, so it makes great evening reading when you are a bit tired and winding down. You don’t have to think deeply, unless you are fairly new to the profession like me. You ‘old hands’ can just read and laugh a bit or cringe a bit! A second reason to read the book is if you plan to go to DEF CON for the first time this next year! Click here to continue!

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2022 Event Schedule of Core Events – Rev 1

2022 ISSA-COS Schedule