Monthly Archives: October 2014

Fall chapter update

Greetings (ISC)² West Michigan Chapter Members:

We are happy to announce a number of new and exciting changes being made for the future of the Chapter. Highlights below:

In order to provide homegrown, meaningful, and timely content, the chapter will now allow members or visitors to “sponsor” a meeting.

  • Sponsorship can mean giving a presentation, leading a round-table discussion, bringing in a speaker or vendor partner, etc.
  • Please submit your ideas here.

We are excited to announce that all of our meetings through May, 2015 are scheduled with engaging, relevant, MEMBER DRIVEN content!!

  • The schedule through May 2015 is listed below, but we will be covering topics such as: Splunk, DLP, application white-listing, PKI and more!
  • All of these presentations will be given by your fellow chapter members.

At the October 1st meeting Dave Hoxie was elected to fill the long-vacant Membership Chair role on our Board of Directors.

  • We look forward to growing our membership under Dave’s leadership. Please introduce yourself to Dave at the November 5th meeting.

In the near future we will be testing the capability to attend meetings virtually for those members who cannot attend in person due to work commitments or inclement weather.

  • If the tests are positive, details on how to attend virtually will be provided with the next meeting notice.

In order to make our emailing list more manageable, we will be moving to a new emailing system. In the near future you will receiving an email from asking you to confirm your subscription to the list. If you do not confirm your subscription, you will no longer receive email notifications/announcements from the chapter. We encourage you to please confirm your subscription to the list when you receive it. This will enable us to provide you with current information as quickly as possible.

We are excited about the future of the chapter and hope you are too. We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting on November 5th.

Thank you!
— (ISC)2 W. MI Chapter Board of Directors

Upcoming schedule:

Date Topic Presenter
November 5, 2014 Splunk Larry Yob
December 3, 2014 Data Loss Prevention Tim Lomas
January 7, 2014 Winter break, no meeting
February 4, 2015 Application whitelisting Ben Stuart
March 4, 2015 PKI Implementation Matt Somers
April 1, 2015 Data Loss Prevention Art King
May 6, 2015 Fortinet vs. Bluecoat (Content filtering discussion) Kyle Washburn


October Chapter Meeting

Our October chapter meeting is on Wednesday October 1st, 2014 at 5:45PM . Please RSVP if you plan on attending!

We plan to hold the October meeting but as many of you are aware we have not had a monthly meeting for 3 months.  We are faced again with the reality of not having a guest speaker for October.

We plan to discuss the following agenda items:

  • Member participation in finding presenters
  • Ideas to keep the Chapter moving forward
  • Ideas for different format or frequency
  • Round table discussion. Some possible current security events to discuss:
    • Home Depot breach.
    • Advanced Persistent Threats some ideas on ways different organizations deal with them.


5:45-6:15PM Networking/Membership signup / Dinner
6:15-7:15PM Presentation
7:15-7:45PM Q&A

Location Information

Metro Health Conference Center
2225 Main Street
Wyoming, MI, 49519