Ottawa Chapter Event: June 26th, 2014

Meeting at the Novotel location. Registration coming soon.

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June Social

Presented by: ISSA Board members.

Watch the website and emails for updates on what is coming in June. Stay tuned for details as we plan a social get-together for our Chapter members and friends, likely 26 June.

CyberCAM 2014 - Saturday 12 July

Consultants, Auditors, Managers (CAM):

This half-day competition and hands-on learning event for information systems security professionals, managers, and post-secondary students is being offered by ISSA Ottawa in partnership with and Algonquin College.

The Competition Platform will be a series of virtual machines that emulate a realistic corporate environment. Each VM will have at least one security flaw.

Following an introductory briefing and presentation, our special CyberCAM mentors will guide the participants to exploit the flaws, to see how they work and thus improve our understanding and capacity to defend against cyber intruders.

Register here. Cost $40/50 members/non-members (includes deli lunch and snack).

Also view more details about this event at the

Notes From The Board

Previous meeting (29 May): Close Combat in Cyberspace:

Close Combat in Cyberspace was presented by Dave McMahon, the COO of SecDev Group. Enlightening, provocative and disturbing... there is simply nowhere to hide from the bad actors out there. Courtesy of SecDev we know we at least have a fighting chance. Thank you!

Student Paper Contest Results:


Joshua Lerner and Nicholas Vaesson are winners of the 2014 ISSA-Ottawa student paper award. Attendees to our last event heard a well-delivered synopsis of their paper on how to reduce card-not-present fraud. Well done, gentlemen!

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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