GR-ISSA is a local chapter of the international Information Systems Security Association (or ISSA) based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. GR-ISSA provides local security professionals and practitioners a variety of information security resources ranging from presentations and knowledge sharing to social networking opportunities. This site is dedicated to the Grand Rapids, Michigan chapter of ISSA. GR-ISSA was founded in 2003. For information about the parent international ISSA organization, you are encouraged to visit www.issa.org.
The GR-ISSA bylaws can be downloaded here
March 20 - The Great Reveal!
Insider secrets and more to a successful interview with the HR technical talent recruiter.
Join us in an action packed evening of gaining amazing wisdom on the recruiting process and recruiters' mindset for evaluating technical talent to add to their teams. This year's presentation will be provided by members of the Spectrum Health Talent Acquisition team.
Oh Yeah by the way they won The Talent Acquisition Department of the Year for 2015 Award!
The large company talent acquisition department of the year award goes to Spectrum Health. Spectrum has 11 hospitals, 170+ ambulatory service sites, an insurance company, with all in all more than 20,500 employees and 5,817 positions in a year.
Presenters from Spectrum Health Talent Acquisition team will be:
Jeffery Cave Manager, Talent Acquisition Spectrum Health System
Charlotte Byndas IT Recruiter III Spectrum Health System Human Resources | MC075 333 Bridge Street NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504 616-391-8211(Direct)
This meeting will be held at Amway Headquarters.
Please RSVP with your name, and mention the "GR-ISSA Event" at SECRETARY@GR-ISSA.ORG and receive a free t-shirt!
Meetings are held eight months out of the year on the third Friday of the month unless stated otherwise. Meetings are suspended during summer months (June through September) in recognition of vacations etc.
Chapter meetings are held at Amway Headquarters in Ada, Michigan.
Profiling the Security Professional
Join us for an exciting event on profiling security professionals.
GR-ISSA Chapter Membership
To become a member of the Grand Rapids ISSA chapter we ask that you be a West Michigan information security student or professional. Membership benefits include access to chapter emails advertising coming events and peer commentary on topics of information security. Benefits also include access to email and presentation archives.
Chapter membership requires a multi-step process as outlined below.
Chapter members will be added to the chapter mailing list, [firstname.lastname@example.org].
GR-ISSA Chapter Dues
GR-ISSA does not require dues. GR-ISSA solicits guest speakers that will donate their time and information. GR-ISSA also solicits local organizations that will donate their conference room facilities for a few hours each month to accommodate our monthly meetings. Combined, these donations of time, information and facilities have allowed GR-ISSA to waive all requirements for monthly or yearly chapter dues.
ISSA Membership and Fees
International ISSA membership requires an annual fee paid by either an individual or an organization as appropriate. Although ISSA membership is not required to attend GR-ISSA chapter meetings, we strongly recommend attendees to consider the benefits of ISSA membership. The international site also offers an online option for joining ISSA at any time.
The GR-ISSA archive contains discussion list (gr-issa-discuss and gr-issa-announce) and past presentation material. All archive access begins with chapter membership. Without chapter membership, you will not have access to the archive and its contents. Consult membership for details.
Archive and discussion list logon information will be synchronized. If your chapter membership is new or passwords where changed, you must wait 24 hours before the account settings take effect on the archive.
Chapter members will have access to the following materials:
There are a few options available for contacting Grand Rapids ISSA chapter members.
Additionally, some executive board members can be contacted directly.
Last modified: February 8, 2015