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
Cool Tools: Two Essential Tools for Web Application Security Assessments
In this talk we will discuss two tools that are essential for performing web application security assessments: Burp Suite and SQLMap. We will provide a live demonstration of some of the capabilities of these tools and discuss how they can be used during an assessment.
Ty Bross is a senior security engineer with Spectrum Health. In this role, Ty performs penetration tests of applications used within the Spectrum Health system and he has played a key role in establishing policies and practices within the application security team. Prior to joining Spectrum Health Ty worked as a security consultant with Cigital, Inc. where his work focused on the financial services and insurance industries, providing AppSec training to client development teams, and establishing and improving standardized processes for Cigital's Vulnerability and Mobile Assessment practices. Ty earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from Grand Valley State University and his Masters of Science in Security Informatics from Indiana University. While at Indiana University his published research was focused on mobile malware, detecting man in the middle attacks, and the value an individual places on the privacy of their data.
Kyle Eaton is a security engineer with Spectrum Health working with the Web Application Testing team.
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
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: Feb 4, 2016