October 14, 2020 Update
ISSA Central VA Chapter members,
The volunteer team who bring the monthly meetings to you — Bob Austin, President, Jerry DeSanto, VP of Finances and Carolyn Bow, VP of Communications have discussed how best to move forward with meetings in the era of Covid. After consideration, the team would like to take a pause from the virtual sessions in Q4 2020 and Q1 2021. At that time, we will re-evaluate the current situation, where we stand with fighting the virus, guidance from federal and state leadership, and certainly where our hosts stand on allowing group meetings. We will be looking at an in-person, virtual, and hybrid scenarios to determine how best to begin to return to ‘normalcy’.
Chapter Overview The Central Virginia Chapter of ISSA was founded in 2006 and is part of the national Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) The ISSA has more than 13,000 individual members and more than 100 chapters around the world. ISSA is the largest international, not-for-profit association for information security professionals. It provides educational forums, information resources and peer interaction opportunities to enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members. ISSA works closely with other industry organizations such as (ISC)2, ASIS, and ISACA.
The Central Virginia ISSA conducts monthly meetings on a wide variety of Information Security topics provided by some of the most knowledgeable security professionals in the field. These meetings provide Continuing Education Credits for CISSPs and are open to ISSA Members and Non-Members.
Typically, the monthly meetings are a safe place for practitioners to learn, network and share experiences and is considered a “pitch-free zone”. We aren’t networking as usual, but once we get back to that social time and share a beer, we’ll remind you that during the presentation, keep sidebar conversations to a minimum and if you need to use your phone or laptop, please step out of the room. Thank you for your consideration of these requests, it will help support a great event. Oh how we miss those days!!