The Annual South Texas Chapter business meeting and elections followed by....
The InfoSec Challenge
As yet another year has quickly passed it is time again for the InfoSec Challenge Contest, the game of skill where WE the membership engage in a team competition to determine who has the best security skill and current cyber affairs knowledge.
InfoSec Challenge is a team skills challenge event, your team consisting of the members and guests from your table. Choose where your table carefully. The contest is played in three rounds: The InfoSec Challenge Round, InfoSec Challenge2 Round where points double, and Final InfoSec Challenge where the top three tables can wager any amount up to the amount earned during the first two rounds. Features of the contest include a familiar clue/question format plus the InfoSec Double and a few surprise chances to earn significant points. The Clue/Questions are arranged in categories that are revealed at the beginning of each round. Table numbers are drawn by lot for the opportunity to provide a question that fits the clue until either all clues are revealed or time expires.
Don’t Miss The InfoSec Challenge!
To allow everyone an opportunity to prepare, tune their security skills, and earn a few CPEs, material will be taken from:
- (ISC)2 InfoSecurity Professional, Issues 16 to 19 (2 CPEs each by taking the test)
- ISSA Journal, Volume 10, Issues 8 to 11 (5 CPEs for any one journal subscription – one time per year)
- The four (4) most recent on-demand ISSA Web Conferences (usually 2 CPEs each)
- The four (4) most recent recorded (ISC)2 e-symposium events (3 CPEs each)
- The www.isc2.org and www.issa.org websites
- The local ISSA Chapter monthly luncheon topics
- The CISSP CBK
- For the 48 Members who attended the chapter’s new training, earning at least 36 CPEs, material from the Chapter’s new EH/PT class
- And some material taken from current events and other fun places
As in past years, producing and staging this fun event requires a few dedicated people to serve as score keepers and judges. Those willing to help produce and stage the event should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, anyone who wants to offer an idea for a category or a clue response pair please send you suggestions to email@example.com.
James (aka Jimmie) Keddie, Tuscan Research
Jimmie Keddie is a four year member of our own South Texas (Houston) Chapter of ISSA. This will be the fifth year that he and Tuscan Research have produced the InfoSec Challenge security skills contest. Jimmie, who is semi-retired, spent over forty years in software development, telecommunications engineering, security architecture, and IT management. An Operations Research and Computer Scientist by training, he has designed real time and process control solutions for the rubber industry, worked on the earliest 911 systems and tactical fire control systems, and was director and chief architect for one of the earliest cellular data networks installed in Washington DC, New York, and Boston. He then moved to Houston, where he designs secure communication systems for the oil field services industry. Now, if he could just figure out and get the hang of texting, instant messaging, and Facebook maybe he could communicate with his grandson.
Master of Ceremonies:
This years master of ceremonies is a surprise.
Luncheon Meeting Schedule:
- 11:15 a.m. Registration / Networking
- 11:30 a.m. Luncheon / Networking
- 11:45 a.m. Chapter Business Meeting
- 12:00 noon Keynote Presentation
- 1:00 p.m. Adjourn Luncheon
Luncheon Meeting Location:
HESS - Houston Engineering and Scientific Society Club
5430 Westheimer at Yorktown. (Free Garage Parking)
ISSA South Texas Purchase/refund policy: No Refunds
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South Texas ISSA
The South Texas Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is a non-profit organization of information security professionals and practitioners.
South Texas ISSA provides education forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities which enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members. This Chapter is affiliated with the international ISSA organization, conforms to its professional and organizational guidelines, and supports the ISSA Code of Ethics. We encourage our members to pursue and maintain formal security certifications in their chosen fields and offer training opportunities to help members meet requirements for continuing education.