Welcome to Greater Cincinnati ISSA!

The Greater Cincinnati Information Systems Security Association is a non-profit group dedicated to providing educational and networking opportunities to promote the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and member's growth within the information security profession.


The Greater Cincinnati Chapter will host monthly meetings with a variety of security professionals.  Please check our events page for further information on upcoming events.



       - See our "Job Opportunities" page for details.


- We will be bringing in great speakers for 2018!  Check our upcoming meetings for details. 


Not a member?  Feel free to register and attend one of our meetings to see what we're all about.  You can become an ISSA member by going to www.issa.org and clicking on the "Join Now" tab.


In advance to our talk on talk "Cybersecurity in the Supply Chain" (presented by Wayne Kiphart and Thomas Runge Co-Founders of Gratia, Inc,) we found this interesting article about new findings in the beloved CCleanersoftware attack. 


Hope to see you on Wednesday, April 11th at 4:30PM! Event Registration link in upper right corner of this page.


"Chinese APT Backdoor Found in CCleaner Supply Chain Attack" article hosted at https://www.darkreading.com/

InfraGard Midwest Security Symposium (April 26th and 27th 2018)


Strengthen your Cyber Security posture and build your understanding of Insider Threats with the FBI, Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), U.S. Attorney’s Office, and leaders from prominent companies.


The InfraGard Cincinnati Member Alliance (ICMA) and FBI are proud to announce the InfraGard Midwest Security Symposium, a two-day gathering of national and local subject matter experts in security and intelligence. 


Planned panels and sessions include:


Overview of the National Counterintelligence Threat and Current Insider Threat Trends


Liability, Confidentiality, and Reality: How to Identify and Overcome Legal Challenges to Information Sharing


Your Backyard: Local contacts, working groups, and resources for counterintelligence and insider threat matters


Finding and Connecting Dots of Value: Building a scalable information sharing and threat analysis program in your company


OPS Intelligence Coordination Working Group: How the FBI Receives, Analyzes, and Shares Specific Threat Information


Incident Response: Working with internal departments and with federal law enforcement when a cyber attack occurs; next steps for day 1 and day 100.


Stovepipes and Bridges: Closing the gaps between IT, Legal, and


Security departments for insider threat prevention (including solicitation threats via conferences, social media, and overseas travel)


Getting out of the Red: Working with federal agencies when you think you have an insider threat


Please click this link to see the full two-day agenda and note that six (6) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits are available each day:





Our March Meeting was a huge success!  Thank you to our speaker Vincent H. Scott, our Sponsor RoundTower Technologies, and our local IT Security Community!

We would like to thank Joseph Callow and KMK Law for an excellent presentation on GDPR and what we  need to know. www.kmklaw.com

ISSA Members

Join us in Cincinnati October 24th 2017!
SecureWorld Cybersecurity Conference


6-12 CPE credits • Peer networking • 30+ educational elements

Opening Keynote:

Dr. Larry Ponemon
Chairman and Founder, Ponemon Institute
"The Cost and Consequences of Complexity in IT


Sample Breakout Sessions:
"Me and My Auditor - Tips on How to Make the Most of
Your Relationships With Audit"
Andy Willingham, Information Security Officer, OWASP

"What You Can Do Now to Secure the Internet of Things"
Mitchell Parker, Executive Director, Information Security & Compliance
Indiana University Health

"Surviving the Seige: Medieval Lessons in Modern Security"
Discover the 2017 SecureWorld Conference Theme with
John O'Leary, CISSP, President, O'Leary Management Education

Industry Expert Panel Discussions
Topics covering: emerging threats, identifying risks, incident response and more

And many more coming soon!


SecureWorld PLUS - Earn 12 CPEs!

The PLUS course is the day before so you don't miss any of the conference.
A SecureWorld PLUS pass includes a Conference Pass.


Monday, October 23 2017 • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Two great instructors and topics to choose from:


Alex Wood
CISO, Pulte Financial Services
"Designing and Building a Cybersecurity Program Based on the
NIST Cybersecurity Framework"


John O'Leary
CISSP, President, O'Leary Management Education
"Big Data and IoT: Wonderful, Terrible, Inevitable"

Our Advisory Council members in the Cincinnati area let us know the big issues for 2017, so we can ensure local speakers bring timely, relevant topics to the agenda.

See the full list of Advisory Council members: HERE





SecureWorld provides group rate discounts for security teams.
Contact us for pricing details.


View complete registration details here


About SecureWorld

"See globally. Defend locally."
At SecureWorld, it’s our battle refrain and the heart of what we do.

For over 15 years, we’ve stayed on top of global IT security issues and shared the critical knowledge and tools needed to protect
against ever-evolving threats. Through our network of industry experts, thought leaders, practitioners, and solution providers, we
collaborate to produce leading-edge, relevant content and educational opportunities.

We host 16 annual conferences across the U.S., bimonthly web conferences, and quarterly online career fairs, and serve as a hub for
cybersecurity news and resources. We hope you will consider becoming part of our security community.



2017 Take Me Out to the Ball Game!


Join SecureWorks and Carbon Black for a private event on the Cincinnati Red's Party deck on August 3rd as they take on the Chicago Cubs for an evening of sportsmanship, comradery and of course, food and drinks.  Come network with fellow security professionals and industry experts while enjoying the game, and to learn more about how SecureWorks and Carbon black solutions can prevent and protect the vital information on your endpoints and servers from advanced threats and targeted attacks.



A table will be set up near General Offices in the vicinity of Gate A (right next to the VIP Ticket Concierge entrance).  Please allow a couple of minutes to pick up your tickets and make your way to the Reds Party Deck to ensure that you can participate in the discussion and networking!


A special thank you again to our sponsors SecureWorks and Carbon Black!