Members,

I regret to inform everyone that we need to cancel this month's meeting. In a rare sequence of events hitting our all-volunteer leadership team, we could not get everything together in time due to work and family requirements. As an alternative, we suggest everyone complete the free Ransomware course mentioned below. The courseware is available to anyone, so please pass it along to co-workers that might benefit from this training.

Special Groups meet every other month and are separate from the regular Member Meetings. At each Special Groups meeting, we will dive into specific topics, plan community events, or conduct training to maintain the Chapter. Every active member is invited to attend the Special Groups meetings and even lead these meetings as appropriate. Below is the agenda for this month's meeting:

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/159939301757

We are excited for Brenden Smith, CISO at FirstBank, as our special guest this month.

Join us for an open discussion of security challenges in the financial industry and learn what it takes to become a CISO in this challenging environment.

- Why Risk Acceptance is a valuable tool for any security professional.
- Unique challenges financial institutions face.
- Discuss the challlenges managing privacy between legal and security teams.
- How Brenden started on his secuirty journey.

Special Groups meet every other month and are separate from the regular Member Meetings. At each Special Groups meeting, we will dive into specific topics, plan community events, or conduct training to maintain the Chapter. Every active member is invited to attend the Special Groups meetings and even lead these meetings as appropriate. Below is the agenda for this month's meeting:

We had a great meeting tonight with a special guest appearance from Patrick Craven of the Center for Cyber Safety and Education. Patrick laid out many ways individual members, our Chapter, and even our companies might help our communities. Every time we help our communities we also gain valuable CPE credits towards our yearly education goals.

The March meeting is upon us, and we are excited to invite you to a discussion with Patrick Craven, Director at the Center for Cyber Safety and Education.

Partnering with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, our chapter aims to promote security awareness for children, parents, and seniors. Learn how you can discuss and inform our community on cyberbullying, protection strategies when using social media, methods to avoid scams, a proper approach to selecting passwords, and safe shopping online.

The (ISC)² Community welcomes (ISC)² members, non-members, certification candidates and others to connect, collaborate and share knowledge and best practices related to the topics of cyber, information, https://community.isc2.org/​ software and infrastructure security. This encompasses discussions around new technologies, best practices, new regulations, professional development, the challenges and opportunities facing the cybersecurity workforce, ways to make the most of your (ISC)² certification and membership, and much more.

Last night we held our Annual Chapter meeting. I need to apologize for not getting the virtual meeting link out to everyone. We use Eventbrite, which has worked wonderfully in the past, and we included the virtual conference information in the confirmation email. However, that same detail did not make it to many of our social media platforms. I goofed and am genuinely sorry that some members could not attend.

2020 was a challenging year for all of us. Half of our board decided to step down at the start of the year, and the new board started just as the pandemic hit. We had a tough time figuring out how the Chapter should run while also dealing with everything the pandemic through at all of us. The board also had its share of personal trials with again half of us changing jobs during the year, hospitalizations of family members, and COVID isolation/quarantine slowing our efforts.

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