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January 2019 ISSA-COS Mini-Seminar

The Colorado Springs Chapter of the ISSA

Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (MST)

January 2019 ISSA-COS Mini-Seminar

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ISSA-COS Members 2d 3h 48m Free  
Guests and Non-ISSA Guests 2d 3h 48m Free  

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Free Mini-Seminar for CPE/CEUs

Want to gain knowledge on something new?  Want to brush up, get a refresher, on something you may already know?  Want to earn a few continuing education units (e.g. CPE/CEUs)?  Join us at our next ISSA Colorado Springs mini-seminar!  Join the discussion and share your knowledge, thoughts, and perspectives. 

Part 1: Technical Presentation

Guest Speaker: Phebe C. Swope

Topic: Font Code – Where do you hide your messages?

Font Code was developed as a process to bend specific letters to create a signature in a font. It is often used as a method for determining if documents have been tampered with. When applied for cryptic purpose, it can also be used to hide mathematical messages within documents. Please join us as Ms. Swope shares her professional knowledge on practical applications for Font Code and specific examples of how Font Code has been used in the past.   

Part 2: Do-It-Yourself Cyber Engineer’s Toolkit (DIY CET)

Throughout 2019, the ISSA-COS Training Committee will host a series of hands-on sessions called “Do-It-Yourself Cyber Engineer’s Toolkit (DIY CET).” During the various sessions, attendees will receive software and introductory training necessary to build their own cyber toolkit and laboratory. They will also learn how to scan home networks for vulnerabilities, how to build (or update) a home or home office firewall, and many other tasks essential to cyber security. These sessions will be interspersed with other presentations throughout the year.

DIY CET Instructor: Mark Heinrich

Topic: Session 1 – Basic Building

ISSA-COS will provide participants with distributions containing VirtualBox, Kali Linux, and Ubuntu Linux to load onto participant’s machines. If you have your own distributions, feel free to use them. It is highly suggested that participants bring a laptop. However, it is also acceptable to simply observe and take notes or even team with others if they are willing to sharing. Suggested laptop specifications include: at least 8 GB of memory, 1 GB of disk, and a CD drive or flash drive port available. The more memory and CPU speed you have, the better.

Advanced Registration is FREE until 16 Jan. Thereafter, a $10 registration fee will be imposed and will be applicable to late registrants and walk-ins. 

Here is the Schedule:




8:30 – 9:00



  1. Event Setup
  2. Breakfast
  3. Networking

9:00 – 9:10


Opening Announcements

  1. Recognition of Sponsors
  2. Abbreviated Chapter Business
  3. Introduction of Guest Speakers

9:10 – 11:50

2h 40m

  • 1h 15m
  • 10m
  • 1h 15m

Scheduled Presentations

  1. Part 1: Technical Presentation
  2. Break (transition speakers)
  3. Part 2: DIY CET

11:50 – 12:00


Closing Remarks

This is a great training opportunity for those wanting to broaden their knowledge or need CPE/CEUs to maintain their existing certifications. It’s also a great opportunity to share your knowledge and experience with other members of our Chapter, and gain experience as a speaker by volunteering to be one of our presenters. 

If you have any questions, contact our Training Committee leads at:

Have questions about January 2019 ISSA-COS Mini-Seminar? Contact The Colorado Springs Chapter of the ISSA

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College America
2020 N. Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (MST)

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The Colorado Springs Chapter of the 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.

We were honored as ISSA Chapter of the Year for 2005, 2008, and again in 2017. Two members were also named to the ISSA Honor Roll in 2005, one more in 2008, plus Volunteer of the Year in 2016 and 2017, for their continued support to the association and the information security community in general. Our membership includes two Distinguished Fellows, several Fellows, many Senior Members, and has over 500 members.


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