ISSA December Meeting

The next meeting will be on Friday December 8th. Registration is at 10:30 am and the first presentation starts at 11:00 am. Lunch will be at noon and during lunch we will have our second presenter.

Our first presenter is Gary Johnson, Director, Cyber Solution Engineering and Services for ISM. Gary will be presenting ‘Next Generation of Endpoint Protection’. In 2017, AV-TEST registered over 250,000 new malware samples every day. This rapid growth in malware samples has grown their database to over 700,000,000 unique malware samples. As the number of malware samples have increased, so has the number of devices connected to the Internet. This proliferation of malware combined with a drastic increase in the number of devices connected to the Internet have created a need for a different approach to endpoint protection.

In this presentation, we will take a look at the evolution of endpoint protection solutions, compare the approach various vendors have taken to combat the latest threat, and make a few predictions on what the next generation of endpoint protection will need to combat the growing threat.

We’ll take a break around noon to grab some lunch then we will have a second presentation by Doug Wilfred, Enterprise System Engineer for SOPHOS. More information on Doug’s presentation will be sent out before the meeting.

After the second presentation we will have the drawing for $50 AMEX gift card and lunch. The winner must be present to claim the prize or we will redraw.

There will be 2 CPE given to attendees of the lunch meetings.

Meeting location: The Gulf Tower; Gulf Theater. 707 Grant Street on the 3rd floor.

Cost: $10 for members of AITP, ARMA, InfraGard, ISACA, ISC2, ISSA, OWASP, Steel City InfoSec and TRCPA with advance registration
$15 for non-members with advance registration. $5 for students with advance registration

To register in advance for this meeting contact Mike Sotace at mpsotace@edmc.edu or phone (412) 995-7342. Deadline for advance registration is Wednesday December 6th, there is an extra $5.00 charge for registration after this date.

Visit our website for more information on events in the area as well as copies of meeting presentations; http://pittsburgh.issa.org/index.htm

Mike Sotace
President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of ISSA