Welcome New Members!

As we approach the holidays and a new year, I’d like to take the opportunity to welcome both our new slate of Board representatives along with any new members to the Chapter. I’ve watched the Chapter grow into a close community of information security professionals and I am so thankful for how far we’ve come since our early days and the friendships made along the way.

Building upon the positive momentum from our last event, the year ahead provides us the opportunity to bring a renewed sense of purpose and focus to our Chapter activities.  Key areas of focus will include establishing a formalize mission and objectives, such as streamlining membership engagement, community outreach with local higher educational institutions along education for school age children and their parents. I look forward to discussions ahead as we strive to build upon our foundation.


With that in mind, our next educational seminar will be Thursday, January 26th from 3pm-6pm with a networking hour to follow. Please save the date and we hope to see you there!

Thank you again for your involvement and membership. This is your Chapter and let’s make it what your need and want for our information security community.

Best regards,


REMINDER – RSVP for The Evolving World of Incident and Breach Response

RSVP for October 20th’s Event NOW

The Evolving World of Incident and Breach Response

We are hearing more and more about breaches across all industries.  If you are not prepared, the impact can be staggering!  Join us on October 20th to answer some of the most pressing questions about how to respond to  today’s information security incidents; how to protect yourself; and, how to be prepared for the aftermath.

Featured Speakers

  • Review of Recent Events at Harvard University with Nate Hall
  • Managing the regulatory response with Esmond Kane of Partners HealthCare

Panel Discussion

With Joshua Costa of Verizon, Heather Fowles of Mass Eye and Ear, and Steve Pyne of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

  • What to expect from the regulators?
  • What resources are out there that can help?
  • How does intrusion tolerance change our landscape?
  • Are there automated processes that can help?
  • How does this relate to business continuity?


  • 2:30 Registration Open
  • 3:05 Welcome Commence Event, general announcements and agenda overview
  • 3:15 Harvard Presentation
  • 4:00 Break – Refreshments sponsored by Darktrace, a world leader in Enterprise Immune System technology for cyber security.
  • 4:20 Partners HealthCare Presentation
  • 5:00 Break
  • 5:15 Panel welcome and introduction
  • 5:20 Panel Discussion
  • 5:50 Wrap Up Thank you
  • 6:00 Networking Hour at Trade in Boston

When: October 20, 2016 from 3pm – 6pm, followed by a networking hour from 6pm – 7pm

Where:  Federal Reserve Bank, 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA

Break Sponsored by Darktrace:  Darktrace is a world-leading cyber-threat defense company. Its Enterprise Immune System technology automatically detects and responds to emerging threats, powered by machine learning and mathematics developed by specialists from the University of Cambridge. Darktrace models the ‘pattern of life’ of every device, user and network within an organization, identifying cyber-threats before damage is done. Darktrace’s self-learning technology has been deployed globally and across all sectors. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK.

If you are interest in becoming an event sponsor, please contact us.

CISO Boston Summit October 11 – Final Registrations

Final registrations are now being taken for the CISO Boston Summit on October 11th at the Westin Boston Waterfront. This intimate event will bring together around 40 senior IT security executives from large enterprise groups for a series of collaborative and interactive discussions. CDM Media, who organizes the events, is certified to provide up to 8 CPE credits to attending members who hold certifications from (ISC)2.

The (ISC)2 Boston chapter has partnered with the event and will be speaking on the agenda. As a part of this partnership, we’ve secured a limited number of VIP complimentary invitations to the event.  As an (ISC)2 member or affiliate, you may qualify for one of these passes.

To find out if you qualify for a VIP complimentary invitation to this year’s summits because of your affiliation with (ISC)2 and to learn more about the events, please email sean.grim@cdmmedia.com and mention your relationship with our organization. The event website can be found at www.cisobostonsummit.com.

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