Events : Join us for the ISSA New England Virtual Chapter Meeting – January 21, 2016

The ISSA of New England's 2nd annual virtual chapter meeting will be on: Thursday, January 21 at 12:00 Noon. ( Yes, while you eat lunch you can join us online. )

Careers in Cyber Security is the theme of this meeting. The most pressing problem in security is for sure the lack of qualified people to fill the number of open roles. If you or your firm are looking for people to hire, this session is for you. If you are looking for a new and better role in 2016, this session is for you.

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Presentations include:

Candy Alexander on the Cyber Security Career Lifecycle meet-ciso The Cyber Security Career Lifecycle ( CSCL ) , sponsored by ISSA, is to empower cybersecurity specialists to drive the destiny of the profession. The CSCL is:
  • A program to enable professionals to steer their individual career paths by providing guidance and resources needed to achieve their long-term career goals.
  • CSCL is divided into 5 stages, with the opportunity for a variety of paths within each level
  • Task force Work Products include:
    • Analyses of career paths, resources and opportunities
    • Skills and career level assessments
Candy is the Chief Architect of the ISSA's Cyber Security Career Lifecycle (CSCL). The CSCL enables members to self-identify where they are within their career, analyze their knowledge, skills and aptitude strengths and areas to improve upon in order to success and progress in their career. Candy is a Member of the ISSA Hall of Fame and the International Board of Directors - starting in 2000 through the present day.

Deidre Diamond on Why is finding a place to work that you love so hard?

deidre-diamond Cyber Security is short 1M professionals, yet finding a job that's a great fit is overwhelming and stressful. Let's talk about how to find a job that creates more enjoyment while also discussing what's happening overall in the cyber security job market. Deidre Diamond is the Founder and CEO of the national cyber security staffing company Cyber Security Network ( and the Founder of not-for-profit thought leadership platform #brainbabe ( Prior to founding CyberSN and #brainbabe, Diamond was the VP of Sales for the national technical staffing company Motion Recruitment, the first VP of Sales at Rapid7 (NYSE:RPD) and the CEO of Percussion Software. Because Diamond herself was hired as an entry-level employee and trained to lead technology service organizations and cyber security software organizations, she believes the tech community needs to expand its awareness of what it means "to be in tech" and what it means "to be in cyber." Diamond desires to achieve a new way of hiring and retaining women in cyber security.

Other speakers on careers are pending and will be added.

Sponsors include:

DigitalGuardian KasperskyLab ResilientSystems Towerwall-ProtectingDataIntegrity

About ISSA

The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is an international organization providing educational forums, publications and networking opportunities to enhance the knowledge, skills and professional growth of its member information security professionals. The primary goal of ISSA Is to promote management practices that will ensure availability, integrity and confidentiality of organizational resources.

About ISSA New England

ISSA New England is one of the oldest and largest ISSA Chapters with about 300 members from a broad variety of New England organizations. If you would like to contact any member of our Board of Directors, please refer to the following link: ISSA NE Board of Directors