ISSA Sacramento Valley Chapter Meeting - 6/16/2023 11:30a-13:00p

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Speaker: Mark Heckman, Immediate past President, ISSA Sacramento Valley Chapter
Topic: Bad Security Metrics (Get the slides here)
Synopsis: Security professionals depend on security metrics, but measuring security is extremely difficult, at best, and many security metrics are useless, or worse. Attendees will learn:
• Why measuring security is so hard to do
• How to identify metrics that are unfit for purpose
• How to improve security metrics

Speaker Bio: Mark Heckman, Ph.D., has worked in the field of information security for almost 40 years as an engineer, researcher, practitioner and educator. His career has spanned many areas of information security, including research and development of very high-assurance, multi-level secure systems for use in government and the military; research and development of intrusion detection and security event management systems; and general IT security and compliance for commercial organizations in the financial and health industries. Dr. Heckman earned his MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science at the University of California, Davis and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is currently a professor of practice and teaches in the Cybersecurity Engineering program at the University of San Diego.

Meeting Details:
This will be a hybrid meeting (both in-person and on-line). You may attend remotely via Zoom or attend in person at Capsity, 3808 Broadway, Sacramento CA (Google Maps and Directions). Either way, please register for the meeting below (the registration link form will be made available several weeks prior to the meeting). Select No Meal if you are attending remotely, or Normal Meal or Vegetarian if you are attending in person (so we can order enough food for lunch). All registered members and guests will receive the Zoom meeting link via email, by the morning of the meeting.

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Friday, June 16, 2023 - 11:30am
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