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(ISC)² Phoenix Chapter 2017 Q3 Event

Lots of Fun and Cool CPEs!


Thank you for attending the 2017 Q3 Professional Development Event of the (ISC)2 Phoenix Chapter.   We were glad to see everyone at the event!  For (ISC)2 members, your CPE hours will be automatically submitted to (ISC)2 National.

The (ISC)2 Phoenix Chapter Board was present.  Mark Turturo, Chapter President, opened the Q3 Professional Development Event welcoming all attendees.  He provided a brief report about the Phoenix Chapter and cited the following volunteer opportunities within the chapter:

The (ISC)2 Phoenix Chapter has openings for:  Vice President (VP),  Vice President Educational Programs, and two openings for an At Large Director.  Volunteers are also needed for assisting the Nominating Committee, assisting with Chapter Policy and Procedure Development, and to assist the creation of a Chapter Marketing Plan.  Interested members can contact the Phoenix Chapter at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Gabe Gabaldon, VP of Programs, served as master of ceremony and introduced each of the speakers. 

Attendees heard five great speakers:

Owen Zorge was the lead speaker.  Owen is the State Compliance and Privacy Officer for Arizona Strategic Enterprise Technology (ASET), Security, Privacy and Risk (SPR), at the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA).  Owen presentation "Incident Response and Cyber Incident Annex" explained the practices and drills for Incident and Emergency responses for the state of Arizona.

Paulo Shakarian, CEO of CYR3CON and Fulton Entrepreneurial Professor at Arizona State University presented "Threat Intelligence". Paulo is combining  Machine Learning and Dark Web information to derive proactive intelligence which can be used to avoid expensive breaches.

Mohammed Almukaynizi, PHD candidate at Arizona State University, presented "Assessing Exploitation Likelihood: A Social Network Approach",  Mohammed is analyzing data-sets and social networks to create prediction results for exploitation likelihoods.

Anthony Dezilva, Security Services at PhoenixNAP, presented "Digital Ethics".  Anthony explained why social contracts create social good and challenged attendees to recognize when changing that contract crosses the "Creepy Line".

Andy Jordan, Senior Security Associate at Bishop Fox, presented "Let's Play A Game: Why Incident Response Matters".  Plan now to know how to handle an incident and avoid the confusion created when an incident happens later.


Attendees heard from our sponsors regarding products and opportunities.  Mark Ortega, Director Advisor for the chapter, explained the upcoming cyber-security evening being sponsored by ASU CEC, Terra Verde, & (ISC)2 Phoenix Chapter, Inc.  This event will include: a "Capture the Packet" event, Recruiting Event, Q&A Panel event, and more.  This event will be held on September 20th at ASU West Campus in Glendale, AZ.  For more information, click here.

Attendees were entered into a drawing for prizes and gift cards at the conclusion of the meeting. Bryan Moore, VP Membership, drew tickets for the lucky winners.

(ISC)2 Phoenix Chapter will hold the Q4 Professional Development Event in October.  More details will be sent out as information becomes available.

Lunch was provided by the (ISC)2 Phoenix Chapter, Inc.  Be kind and help us by registering early!  Our lunch count is based on registration, so registering early helps us all!

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