Alamo ISSA Quarterly Meeting

Maggiano’s Little Italy – The RIM 17603 I-10, San Antonio, TX 78257 Noon until 4:30 PM

ISSA Quarterly Meeting
Joint Meeting with (ISC)2 – February 19th, 2019

Maggiano’s Little Italy – The RIM 17603 I-10, San Antonio, TX 78257 Noon until 4:30 PM

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Benefits of attending Alamo ISSA Quarterly Meetings:

All of the Alamo ISSA Quarterly Meetings give you the opportunity to earn 3 CPE’s toward your certifications.
Network with other information security professionals in the area.
Lunch is included with your ticket.
After the meeting, a mixer sponsored by Cisco will be held until 6:30 PM in Maggiano’s Bar area.

Speaker: Ell Marquez, Community Architect- Linux Academy

Title: Containers: What you need to know – now

Abstract: The number one question that someone starting out with container technology always seems to have is “Where do I get started?” While this appears to be a simple question for some, as the quick responses are “Read the docs” or “What questions do you have?” What happens, though, when the docs look like they were written in Greek and you didn’t manage to take that one Greek language elective in high school? Or you simply just don’t know enough to know what you should be asking?

If you have found yourself in this situation, this is the perfect talk to attend. We will go over the basics of container technology by answering the basic questions: who, what, when, where and why.

Bio: Ell Marquez has been part of the open-source family for a few years now. In this time, she has found the support needed from her mentorship relationships to grow from a Linux Administrator to an OpenStack technical trainer at Rackspace. Recently, she took the leap to join Linux Academy as a technical evangelist.

Speaker: Marcel Johnson of Port San Antonio

Bio: Marcel Johnson has worked at Port San Antonio since July 2010 and currently serves at the Vice President of Business Development.

He previously worked as the Vice President for Economic Development at the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, where he worked a total of 10 years in a variety of positions.


January 31st, 2019 from 10 AM to 3 PM
Cisco’s San Antonio Office
18615 Tuscany Stone # 250, San Antonio, TX 78258

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Instructor: Philip J Beyer, Vice President, Security Engineering, TSYS

Title: “Effective Security Leader Training: A Business-Driven Approach with Practical Management Techniques”

Abstract: Being an effective security leader is a challenging prospect. As the demand for security professionals increases, technical contributors find themselves thrust into management and leadership positions. Often these contributors feel poorly equipped for their new roles. Unfortunately, they grapple for answers, resources, and support in a haphazard way, lacking clarity or effective practices.

This training outlines a method of practice which produces professional value over time. It addresses the differences between technical contribution and management, and between management and leadership. The intended audience are those hungry for guidance, those starting to figure things out the hard way, and those who simply want to deliver outstanding value to their employers and the security profession.

The topics include concrete recommendations about how to communicate with peers, increase influence with executives, build relationships with one’s team, introduce risk to the decision-making process, and streamline business innovation. If you’re ready to meet others who are wrestling with similar issues and are driven to perform as a leader, let’s get started.

Price: $99 for ISSA members, $149 for non-members.

Bio: Philip Beyer is the Vice President of Security Engineering for TSYS, a leading global payments provider, offering seamless, secure, and innovative solutions across the payments spectrum. He leads the teams building solutions to protect customer and cardholder data.

Mr. Beyer is mission-driven to guide security leaders to higher effectiveness. His company Getting Security Done supports professionals with business communication and value creation training. He co-founded the Texas CISO Council, a regional committee that develops free strategic resources for security leaders.

As the Senior Director of Information Security for The Advisory Board Company, Mr. Beyer led the prevention, detection, and response programs for a firm improving the performance of 5,500+ health care organizations and educational institutions around the world. As the Information Security Officer for the Texas Education Agency, he protected data for 1200 school districts, 5 million active students, and 1 million employees. As a Lead Consultant for Denim Group, he led security assessments, improved risk management practices, developed detection and response capabilities, and strengthened information security programs for a variety of businesses and Fortune 100 clients.

During Mr. Beyer’s presidency, the ISSA Capitol of Texas Chapter (Austin ISSA) was recognized as Chapter of the Year in 2013. He holds a BS degree in Physics from Trinity University and the CISSP certification. Outside the office he is a martial artist and ultra-marathon runner.

February 13 – ISSA Member Extra:

Cisco CyberThreat Defense Lunch & Learn

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
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Bob’s Steak and Chop House
5815 Rim Pass
San Antonio, TX 78257