ISSA February Meeting

The next chapter meeting will be on Tuesday February 7th. Registration is at 10:30 am and the meeting starts at 11:00 am and lunch will be at noon.

Our first presenter will be Will Morton is a Sales Engineer with Gemalto, Inc. Mr. Morton will present ‘Authentication Technology…think of it as Authentication 101.

Will Morton is a Sales Engineer with Gemalto, Inc where he specializes in their IDP and Authentication product lines. In his current role, Will works with clients to help secure their networks by demonstrating how Gemalto’s products can be leveraged effectively. Will has 5+ years of IT and IT Security experience gained in IT Consulting, Telecommunications/ISP (Cox Communications), and IT Security Sales.

Will is a security enthusiast and holds the following certifications C|EH, CompTIA A+/Net+/Security+..

We’ll take a break and grab some lunch before our next presenter, Ray Pascoe. who is participant in our non-vendor presentation contest. Ray will present ‘Steps to a Healthy IT Lifestyle, Small Steps in the Right Direction’.  In this session we will discuss a couple tips for better managing infrastructure and applications.   Focus will be from a security and audit perspective.  Just like life, small steps can and do lead to healthy lifestyle changes. It’s hard to make big changes in life. The energy and time commitment just may be too great. The problem often isn’t knowing what to do; it’s about the daunting task of just getting it done. So why not approach it somewhat differently? Forget about grand goals. Instead, aim to clean up the contents of specific libraries, directories or catalogs. Pick a couple tuning changes, and see what benefit they derive.  Little tips like these can make a big difference over time.

Raymond Pascoe is a systems architect with HM Health Solutions in Pittsburgh, an Information technology subsidiary of Highmark Health.  He has been involved with information technologies for over 30 years, and specializes in security architecture in a multi-systems datacenter environment; involved with risk assessments, compliance, continuous improvement, business resiliency, and information security architecture.

A survey to rate Ray’s presentation will be handed out at the registration table before the meeting. Please make sure you complete the survey and turn it in afterwards. There is a $500 prize for the winner of our contest.

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 or phone (412) 995-7342.

Deadline for advance registration is Friday February 3rd, there is an extra $5.00 charge for registration after this date.

Mike Sotace, CBCP, CISSP
Security Analyst III
Education Management Corp.
1500 Penn  Ave.
Pittsburgh Pa. 15222

(412) 518-4004