Upcoming Chapter Meeting

ISSA Motor City Chapter Meeting Thursday, April 18, 2019 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Chapter Meeting Presentation:

1st Speakers

Title: Outcome Base Risk Assessments

Chris Huntington, Nexigen, Mark Schnitter, Centric Consulting

Description: This session will discuss the merits of an outcome based risk assessment and risk management process as a means for speaking more clearly to upper level management such as a board of directors or C level individuals. Traditional risk management strategies are used with best practices as the foundation, however they are presented in a way that is more consumable to a board member or non-technical executive. We will provide a format for performing a situational risk assessment, guidance on what has and has not worked when presenting to board of companies

Chris Huntington has been the Chief Information Security Officer at Nexigen, a mid-sized Managed Service Provider based in Newport, Kentucky, since 2015. During his time at Nexigen, Chris has gained unparalleled experience in the security field while also establishing himself as a respected consultant in the industry. Chris is widely known for his work on compliance initiatives, risk management and security program management serving Nexigen's 1,100 clients across the United States. He has led the development of several Products for Nexigen, including the very popular ActivePing security education platform. Other projects Chris has worked on at Nexigen include IoT security standards and work with Smart Cities. While his work at Nexigen has taken him around the world working with international companies covering 31 countries, Chris is proud to call Florence, Kentucky home.

Mark Schnitter is a Senior Manager at Centric Consulting with extensive experience spanning multiple industries and companies of all sizes. His background includes IT security, disaster recovery, risk management, Smart Grid implementations, project and program management, and commercial software development. Mark's industry experience includes manufacturing, insurance, public utilities, financial, health care, and retail. His diverse background and industry experience bring a unique perspective when addressing risk and security topics.

2nd Speaker

TEALS: A True Industry and School Partnership to Teach Computer Science in High Schools

Andrew Spiece Michigan Regional Manager, TEALS, Microsoft Philanthropies

Description: TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) helps high schools build and grow sustainable computer science programs by pairing trained computer science professionals - from across the tech industry - with classroom teachers to team-teach computer science in high schools throughout the US. TEALS volunteers and partner teachers create a ripple effect, impacting the students they teach, and the many students who will study CS in the future.

Bio: Andrew Spiece is the Michigan Regional Manager for TEALS, Microsoft Philanthropies. He has had 13 years of experience teaching Computer Science, Robotics, and Mathematics for Michigan Virtual and Brandon School District. During his time as an educator, he has received the 2016 Michigan FIRST Woodie Flowers Award as well as the 2012 OCCRA Educator of the Year.

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VisTaTech Center
Schoolcraft College
18600 Haggerty
Livonia, MI 48152

The VisTa Tech administration opens the conference room doors at 5:30.

Meeting Agenda

5:45 Food Service - Boxed meal and beverages prepared by VistaTech catering
6:00 Opening proceedings and introductions
6:15 Presentation
7:00 Presentation Question and Answers
7:15 Meeting break, close of food service and networking
8:00 Close of meeting /Professional networking

Friends and colleagues that may have interest in joining ISSA are welcome.