Saturday, December 16, 2017

Austin Security Alliance

On Monday, December 11, 2017, members of 14 computer security organizations met at Indeed headquarters to launch the Austin Security Alliance. ISSA's president, Larry Moore, was the tip of the spear: this was his idea. But very many people were involved because they saw the wisdom in the project. With 20,000 to 30,000 professionals employed in computer security, Austin intends to be declared the Computer Security Capital of America.
DON'T PANIC was the cover band: classic 50s to urban.
As Larry and a dozen other organization officers and leaders explained in the opening presentation, the purpose of the ASA is to enable and facilitate cooperation across specialties. ASA maintains no membership of its own  and collects no dues. My perception is that it works. I should have intuited but did not know that we have a local ASIS chapter. It was nice to meet them. I was a national member for two years. Now, I have a reason to renew.

ASA MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS
  • ASIS International
  • Association of Continuity Professionals – Capital of Texas Chapter
  • Austin Hackers Anonymous (AHA!)
  • Cloud Security Alliance – Austin Chapter
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation – Austin
  • Hackformers
  • Infragard
  • Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA)
  • International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)² – Austin Chapter
  • Information Systems & Security Association (ISSA) – Capitol of Texas Chapter
  • Longhorn Lockpicking Club
  • Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
  • Secure Austin
  • Texas CISO Council
PREVIOUSLY ON NECESSARY FACTS
TDEM 2017
BSIDES Austin 2016
InnoTech 2015
LASCON 2014
BSides Austin 2013
Securing Your Viper Against Cylons

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