Chapter Meetings
Monthly metings are typically held from 6-7:30pm, 2nd Tuesdays of each month in Denver

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  1. Tuesday October 17, 2017 CSA Chapter Meeting
    Speaker - Deborah Blyth, CISSP, CISM CISO State of Colorado State of Colorado, Governor's Office of Information Technology Topic: Securing Colorado: How Colorado's cloud-first strategy is improving security and compliance In August 2014, Deborah Blyth became the state’s new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), bringing a diverse 25-year technology background including 14 years of information security experience.
  2. Wednesday August 23, 2017 CSA Chapter Meeting
    Speaker - Janelle Hsia Security, Compliance, and Contracts at SurveyGizmo CSA-CO Board Member Topic: SaaS Risk Management utilizing CSA STAR. Summary: As you move to the cloud for services, your risk posture changes and you really need to understand the shared security model. I’ll briefly touch on contract negotiations, compliance, and data privacy regulations and how these impact the Certification you request from your vendors. I’ll focus on the benefits of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Security Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR).
  3. Tuesday July 11, 2017 CSA Chapter Meeting
    Speaker: Craig Kaplan - DarkTrace Topic: Self-Learning Cyber Defense Across the Cloud The shift to cloud and virtualized environments is changing the nature of network borders, and creates a new frontier for cyber-attackers.
  4. Tuesday June 13, 2017 CSA Chapter Meeting
    Speaker: Barry Cogan, (updated speaker - same company) RiskSense Senior Security Analyst Barry graduated from Dublin City University, Ireland with a BS in Computer Applications and Software Engineering. He currently holds GWAPT & GPEN Certifications from SANS and is a member of the prestigious GIAC Advisory Board.
  5. Tuesday May 23, 2017 CSA Chapter Meeting
    Speaker: Aris Velasquez & Hugh Jones, Customer Advocate FishTech Group Topic: How to Control Data Governance in Cloud and Shared Environments Summary: As you move to the cloud for services, your risk posture changes and you really need to understand the shared security model. We'll discuss creating a process where it can be managed in flight and made useful to individuals who need it.
  6. Tuesday April 11, 2017 CSA Chapter Meeting
    Speaker: Brian Lewis - Principal, Hybrid IT Practice- Sr. Cloud Architect at Century Link & CSA-CO Board Member Topic: Enabling Lifecycle Management and Operational Control across Multi-Cloud Deployments. Details: I will be giving a brief overview of the current cloud market, challenges clients are having adopting cloud services, and some new tooling and services that are coming to market to address many of these challenges.
  7. Tuesday March 14, 2017 CSA Chapter Meeting
    Speaker: Matt Clark - Sr. Security Engineer @ Netskope Topic: CASB Overview & BoD Elections / March Madness FUN!! Location: Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology Topic: CASB Overview & BoD Elections / March Madness FUN!! Bio: Matt Clark is a seasoned IT professional with 20+ years of experience that's fueled by a passion for security. Currently Matt is a Sr. Security Engineer with Netskope and member of the board for Southwest CSA chapter in Arizona.
  8. Monday February 20, 2017 CSA Chapter Meeting
    Speaker: Mohamed Malki - CCSP / CCSK (CSA-CO Board Member) Director, Security Architecture - State of Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology Topic: Education - Developing a CCSP/CCSK Training Plan Location: WeWork - 1550 Wewatta St Bio: Provide leadership to an Information Security Team to continuously assess business's protection needs, analyze risks, design, implement, maintain, and monitor the security controls and events to ensure the Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability of mission's supporting information and information processing systems.
  9. Tuesday January 10, 2017 CSA Chapter Meeting
    Speaker: Chris Steffen - Technical Director @ Cryptzone Topic: Overview of Software-Defined Perimeter Location: DaVita WHQ - 2000 16th St., Denver, CO 80202 Bio: Christopher Steffen is the Technical Director of Cryptzone, the industry leader in software defined perimeter (SDP) solutions. Before Cryptzone, he served as the Chief Evangelist for Cloud Security at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. (HPE). Steffen is a noted technical speaker / presenter and holds several technical certifications, including CISSP and CISA.
  10. Tuesday December 6, 2016 CSA Holiday Party
    Join us! 6pm McGlouphin's 2100 16th St #145, Denver, CO 80202 Meetup registration here:
  11. Thursday November 10, 2016 CSA Fall Summit
    Join us! The Colorado Cloud Security Alliance chapter is proud to present CSA Fall Summit 2016. Join 200 other cloud business owners, security professionals and developers for a day of presentations, training, and bonding. The Keynote Speaker is , Founder of . Speakers and Panelists include industry experts from Catholic Health, Sendgrid, Arrow Electronics, GHX, Socair, GTRI, LogRythm, Optiv, and many more. The conference will occur on Thursday, November 10th at the Fortrust Headquarters Building and will feature 2 tracks and a parallel hands-on course. 6 CPE credits will be offered for a full-day attendence. 3 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon. Parking is free and is located at the North-West intesection from Fortrust. First-come, first-served, so please REGISTER NOW
  12. Tuesday October 11, 2016 Chapter Meeting
    Speaker: Carson Sweet - Carson Sweet is co-founder and chief technology officer for CloudPassage. Topic: Cloud computing, hybrid architectures, and agile I.T. delivery are critical components of next-generation computing. However, security and compliance are significantly disrupted when adopting these strategies, with many myths and real challenges to address. This session will focus on the challenges and solution approaches them, based on real-world implementations within large enterprise environments.
  13. Tuesday September 13, 2016 Chapter Meeting
    Speaker: Davitt J. Potter - Director, Global Engineering & Technical Services, Arrow ECS Security Topic: The Edge is Everywhere - Security and Risk Considerations of a Completely Connected World
  14. Tuesday August 9, 2016 Chapter Meeting
    Speaker: David Mahon - VP & Chief Security Officer at Century Link, Inc. Topic: How to design and implement and enterprise wide cyber security program
  15. Tuesday July 12, 2016 Chapter Meeting
    Speaker: Mark Weatherford - vArmour, Chertoff Group, US Dept of Homeland Security, NERC, CISO California, CISO Colorado, Raytheon, US Navy Topic: Your Inevitable Journey to the Cloud: The time is now
  16. Tuesday June 14, 2016 Chapter Meeting
    Speaker: Anthony Noblett - Owner Socair Solutions vCISO Experienced CISO and Cyber Security professional currently performing interim CISO engagements in retail, healthcare, manufacturing and technology companies. Topic: Case Studies in Cloud Security Business Drivers to the Cloud 5 actual cases where function/application have moved to the cloud Interactive discussion on how can we as security practitioners, help provide security in the cloud .
  17. Tuesday May 10, 2016 Chapter Meeting
    Speaker: Brady Ranum - VP Product and Strategy at Dizzion Topic: "End Users.... Controlled" with a subtitle of "Balancing Control and End User Experience" Summary - Your end users and cooperation want security, compliance, BYOD, W@H and mobility. How to balance them all and succeed at it."
  18. Tuesday April 12 2016 Chapter Meeting
    Speaker: Brian Lewis Brian Lewis is a cloud evangelist for CenturyLink. He also consults clients and internal teams on the best ways to use and migrate applications and specific workloads to cloud infrastructures. Topic: Transforming IT Delivery With Cloud Services
  19. Tuesday March 8, 2016 Chapter Meeting
    Speaker: Erik Paulak – Managing Vice President at Gartner Research Eric Paulak is a Managing Vice President in Gartner Research Topic: Gartners Top Security Trends and what they are hearing from Enterprise Clients
  20. Tuesday Februry 9, 2016 Chapter Meeting
    Speaker: Rob Carson - Director of Security at Cherwell Software Topic: How to Get and Maintain Compliance without Ticking Everyone Off
  21. Tuesday January 12, 2016 Chapter Meeting
    Speaker: Francisco Donoso Francisco has experience ranging over a variety of areas: from Network Security Analysis and Engineering, architecting security services, to leading software engineer teams in the Managed Security space. Topic: Development Methodologies and Security Implications Development methodologies like Agile and Lean teach developers to make small and quick improvements to code to get features into production quickly. SAAS and web scale companies now push updated code to production using tools such as Jenkins and Chef more than ten times a day. This means that while we get updated features and software delivered faster, there is a side effect of security issues being introduced into production quicker than ever. In this talk we’ll explore why security professionals should embrace the very same DevOps tools like Jenkins, Chef, Puppet, etc. to automate security checks and remediation.