September Chapter Meeting – Special Event

Happy Monday, everyone!

September’s Lansing ISSA chapter meeting will be a joint luncheon between Lansing ISSA and other chapters at the Detroit SecureWorld event. To attend, you must already be registered for Detroit SecureWorld (visit their registration page here if you haven’t already).

Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Ford Motor Conference & Event Center
151 Village Road
Dearborn, MI 48124

Luncheon costs will be covered by the chapter for any Lansing ISSA member attending the Detroit SecureWorld conference. Use the discount code “ISSE” when registering at SecureWorld website to obtain the Open Sessions pass for free. You must register through the link at the bottom of this post or email to attend the ISSA Luncheon at Detroit SecureWorld without additional cost.

Detroit SecureWorld ISSA Luncheon Presentation by Alex Kayayian: Every Company Is at Risk

Every company around the world is at risk. Risk of having their proprietary and intellectual property fall in the wrong hands, risk of losing personal identifiable information (PII), risk of losing confidential client records, litigation, and the list goes on. How do we address this crisis? First, we measure the overall risk to the organization. The majority of breaches occur as a result of phishing emails which will be the topic of the upcoming presentation.

Alex has professional experience in conducting SSAE-16 audits, attestations, PCI audits, HIPAA audits, policy and procedure writing, IT controls frameworks such as: ISO 27001, SANS critical controls, gap analysis testing, and general controls testing. A combination of academia, private and public sector experience has provided him with understanding the significance that cybersecurity has on a global scale. He completed his Bachelor of Science from the University of Detroit Mercy, and went on to complete his Master of Science in Technology Studies with concentration in Information Assurance Management.


ISSA members can register for Detroit SecureWorld at a discounted rate! Contact a board member for more information.

Registration is required to attend this luncheon. Mark your attendance at the Detroit SecureWorld ISSA Luncheon by registering here!

***Please note the time and location change from our usual chapter meetings, as well as the requirement of SecureWorld attendance for the luncheon pass. The Open Sessions Pass $30 Discount will fully cover the basic entrance fee to the conference. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Goldblatt at or Melinda Shoemaker at***

Save the date! NetWars Academy 2016 will be held Saturday, October 1st from 9am to 5pm at our MSU Federal Credit Union meeting location. 
This exclusive training event will be centered around the theme of Intrusion Detection and will be limited to 40 attendees. ISSA members get the first chance to register – watch your email for more details coming soon!