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
Options for Managing and Securing Shadow IT and Sanctioned Cloud Applications
Speaker: Rebecca Harvey, Information Security Specialist at Data Strategy
The Cloud needs a control point for the following reasons:
VISIBILITY: Uncover Shadow IT usage and understand content flowing into and out of the cloud
THREAT PROTECTION: Detect and prevent data exfiltration, insider threat, compromised accounts, and malware
COMPLIANCE: Achieve compliance by automating the enforcement and implementation of policies
DATA SECURITY: Protect data from unauthorized access stemming from a security breach or inadvertent disclosure
For these reasons cloud security technologies have emerged, automating and enforcing policies, as well as acting as data brokers between the client and their shadow IT and sanctioned cloud services. There are several different approaches to cloud security that we will explore from a product-agnostic perspective, and we’ll discuss the changes in the marketplace as these technologies have taken hold over the last couple of years. We’ll also explore how cloud security tools can interoperate with on-prem solutions and security orchestration tools.
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 Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
RSVP for your parking pass! - RSVP to email@example.com with the subject of "ISSA".
Sneden Center Meeting Hall 3
New Year's Resolution: Exercise your Information Security Response Plan
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: Nov 7, 2016