Ottawa Chapter Event: April 24th, 2014

Meeting at the Novotel location. Register here to attend.

Risk Factors Associated with BYOD

Presented by: Lawrence Dobranski, P.Eng. Read his Bio.

Join us on Thursday April 24 as ISSA-Ottawa examines the factors that influence the risk of using personal mobile devices (BYOD) in the Enterprise.

BYOD represents the information revolution of mobility, social media, and the always-on, connected, real-time world. It is a significant technology disruption that is driving changes in how business is done and how society functions. Gaining an understanding of these challenges is critical.

This presentation, the results of ground breaking doctoral research, explores de-perimeterisation and context of use.

Be a participant! ... in Lawrence's continuing research on the risks due to BYOD, by completing the survey found here (until April 17):

Notes From The Board

Previous Event (ITS in 2018):

IT Security trends that are at play in the industry... presented with humour, insight, and clarity. Greg Young, we thank you!

ISSA-Ottawa Student Paper Award 2014

2nd Annual Student Paper Award

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The Ottawa chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) invites post-secondary students in the Ottawa-Gatineau area, who are studying in the realm of IT Security, to enter our 2nd annual student paper award competition.

Deadline for submission of papers is 31 March 2014.

Our education sponsor, Dalian Enterprises Inc., has generously provided $1,500 for awarding in three categories ($500 each): College, Undergraduate University, and Post-Graduate University.

In addition, one or more entries may be published in the International ISSA Journal.

Student Paper Guidelines PDF is available here.

For more information contact us.

Looking for a New Board members: Webmaster, Communications or Program Director

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We have openings coming up in our Webmaster, Communications, Program and other roles. Contact us we will be happy to talk to you! If you are interested, send a note with your experience to the President.

About the Chapter

What are the benefits of joining the Chapter?
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Established in 1991, the mission of the Ottawa Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is to provide a friendly, interactive environment for those with an interest in information security. Through meetings, guest speakers, discussion forums, this website and the concerted efforts of our members, we strive to accomplish this goal. These local Chapter level benefits are augmented by the advantages of membership in ISSA International which provides an e-newsletter, educational online webinars, and partnerships with other IT security organizations many of whom offer discounts to ISSA members.

All of this is aimed towards helping members be more effective in their work both technically and personally, and towards providing professional development opportunities.

Event Location and Time

The timetable is:

  • 5:00 doors open
  • 5:45 seating
  • 7:45 event ends

Times and Location: This event is held at the Novotel, 33 Nicholas Street, Ottawa in downtown Ottawa, see here for the location

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