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The Dallas/Fort Worth area has many large corporations, government organizations, and educational institutions. Our membership comes from the network and information systems professionals of these organizations and institutions, as well as vendors of security products. We seek to provide our members with access to information and resources to assist their employers in securing critical information resources. Our monthly luncheon meetings, special events, and partnerships in local security conferences are excellent opportunities for members and non-members alike to network, learn from each other, and have fun! Come check us out!

About ISSA: The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)® is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums, publications, and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill, and professional growth of its members.

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North Texas ISSA August Lunch & Learn

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Join your fellow members and AppViewX for the North Texas ISSA August 2022 Lunch & Learn.

Location: Maggiano's Plano
Address: 6001 W. Park Blvd, Plano, TX
Date/Time: Thursday, February 17, at 11:30 a.m
Ticket Price: $15 for members and $28 lunch for guests.

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/LLAug18Meetup

*** Note: Online registration is required. ***
*** Cash is not accepted. ***
** You must be a member of the Cybersecurity Industry to attend **

Thank you to our sponsor: AppViewX
Featured Panelists: [Dave Belanger; Val Shaikh; Mike Turner]


Dave Belanger, Chief Security Officer, Bestow
Dave Belanger has over 25 years of experience in Security and Technology Leadership roles. Dave has served as Chief Information Security Officer and as an Information Security Officer for nearly a decade. His roles have been in healthcare, public safety/corrections and telecom. He was the Data Center Manager for a large telecom company, providing Operational and Physical Security for over 8 years. He was on the front lines of a technology company serving the public safety community acting as Information Security Officer for over 7 years. He has served on many boards to include NTX ISSA, and is an active member in The CISO Society, Infragard, Cybersecurity Collaboration Forum, SIMDFW, ASIS and DFW Collaborators.

Val Shaikh, Principal Security Architect, Toyota North America – Connected Platform
Val Shaikh has led several Enterprise PKI teams throughout his career including Bank of America, Pepsico, and Toyota NA. He is an accomplished Information Systems Security leader, with a concentration in Risk-driven Public Key Infrastructure and Cryptography strategies that has mitigated risk and delivered targeted results.

Mike Turner, CISSP, VP - Solution Engineering, AppViewX
Mike started his technology career in software distribution and automation in the early 2000s. He has spent the last 15+ years in Cyber Security, emphasizing data protection, encryption, and classification/discovery. Mike holds several technology industry certifications, including his CISSP, and CCSK, and is a vExpert. Over the last decade, Mike has built and led top-performing pre-sales and solution architecture teams that have provided cybersecurity best practices and knowledge to the fortune 100 who’s who. Currently Mike leads AppviewX's Sales Engineering teams for North America.

Why Is Certificate Lifecycle Management Now More Important than Ever?

Gartner recognized Identity Systems Defense as its #2 Top Cybersecurity Trend for 2022. This is a result of accelerating digital transformation, increasing software supply chain attacks such as SolarWinds and the growth of machine identities now far surpassing human identities. Everything needs a digital certificate today to establish a strong identity and provide authentication and encryption services. However, many enterprises are challenged to manage certificates across their hybrid and multi-cloud environments. This panel will discuss the importance of certificate management, challenges they face, and why automation is critical.

North Texas ISSA Happy Hour at Globe Life Park

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Tour of a Lifetime (Limited to North Texas ISSA Members).
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Tour the Tech Center at Globe Life Park. Learn how the technology in the stadium is managed including Wi-Fi, data center operations, mission control, and more.

Happy Hour and Networking
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Happy hour event is free for North Texas ISSA members, enter your ISSA member number in the promo code field to get member pricing.


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