The 8th Annual Peak Cyber – Cybersecurity Training & Technology Forum (CSTTF) was a huge success! Thank you to everyone! Events like this require support from a lot of people, and I’m pleased to say we had some exceptional volunteers help in many different areas. Your help is greatly appreciated!

ISSA International awards were announced shortly before Peak Cyber – and we won numerous awards this year!!! Mr. Mark Weatherford was selected for induction into the ISSA International Hall of Fame, Dr. Pat Laverty was selected for induction into the ISSA International Honor Roll, Mr. Wally Magda won Security Professional of the Year, and Ms. Susan Ross was selected Volunteer of the Year! Our Chapter has now won Volunteer of the Year THREE years in a row!

CONGRATULATIONS MARK WEATHERFORD! Induction into the ISSA Hall of Fame recognizes an individual’s exceptional qualities of leadership in their own careers and organizations as well as an exemplary commitment to the information security profession.

CONGRATULATIONS PAT LAVERTY! Induction into the ISSA Honor Roll recognizes an individual’s sustained contributions to the information security community, the advancement of the association and enhancement of the professionalism of the association’s membership.

CONGRATULATIONS WALLY MAGDA! The Security Professional of the Year Award honors one individual who best exemplifies the most outstanding standards and achievement in information security in the preceding year.

CONGRATULATIONS SUSAN ROSS! The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes a member who made a significant difference to their chapter, the association, or the information security community through dedicated and selfless service to ISSA.

I’d like to also recognize Mr. Erik Huffman. We submitted Erik for the President’s Award for Public Service. Although ISSA International did not select Erik for the award, his contributions to Public Service are exceptional and he was a very strong candidate for the International recognition. Also, Mr. Dennis O’Neill, with Federal Business Council (FBC), was submitted for the Organization of the Year award. Although ISSA International did not select Federal Business Council for the award, the contributions to our Chapter from Dennis, and FBC, are exceptional and they were a very strong candidate for the International recognition.

Additionally, results of the 2018 ISSA International Fellows Cycle were announced. The Fellows Program recognizes sustained membership and contributions to the profession. No more than 1% of members may hold Distinguished Fellow status at any given time. Fellow status will be limited to a maximum of 2% of the membership.

I’m pleased to announce that Mr. Glenn York was selected for Distinguished Fellow recognition! CONGRATULATIONS Glenn York!!

I’m also pleased to announce that both Dr. Shawn Murray and Mr. Wally Magda were selected for Fellow recognition!



We greatly appreciate everything each of them has done, and continue to do, for our Chapter!

It’s time to look forward now, to our upcoming events. Our next Chapter Membership meetings are on 18 (dinner) and 19 (lunch) September. The dinner meeting will be at the DAV (6880 Palmer Park Blvd and the lunch meeting will be at the HP facility (305 South Rockrimmon Blvd). Watch for details on the dinner & lunch meetings on our website and via emails.

We’re also planning a Networking Event, to be held at the Warehouse Restaurant, on Friday, 5 October. Last year’s event was a big success, with over 100 attending. We’re expecting more than that to attend this year. We’ll get more details out on it as soon as possible, but please mark your calendars now for this professional networking/social event.

Thank you all for your continued engagement and support of our Chapter!