February Meeting


At 5:00 PM all were invited to come out to Fayeteville Tech Community College to enjoy Brooklyn’s Pizza and network with other professionals. During that time, all were directed to sign in at the front desk and receive their name badge.


From 6:00PM – 7:00PM our local chapter President, Mr. Matthew Young, led us in a discussion, entitled Compliance First, focusing on the Risk Management Framework (RMF) process. Topics included:

  • (A couple of) Compliance Tools used in RMF: SCAP, STIG, NIST 800-53
  • A review of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) Process *as seen by Mr. Young*:
    • Plan – Whats the system used for? Is it public facing? Which framework will we use?
    • Categorize – Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability ( CIA triad)
    • Build – Apply framework, network/perimeter defense, applications, services
    • Harden – Establish baselines, monitor, maintain
  • Some examples of assessing controls and the paperwork involved.

…A complete description of the RMF process can be found here or here.


Our senior cyber professionals led us in a round table discussion on:

  • How to get into the Cyber realm?
  • What certifications are all about and the best ones to pursue.
  •  Upcoming conferences and events.
  • Real world experience from leaders from U.S Army Forces Command, Cisco, AT&T Consulting, and many more!

In closing, the ISSA Fayetteville / Fort Bragg decided that this meeting was going to be about helping. Whether you were a student in attendance all the way up to seasoned cyber professional, guidance was offered to all. Road-maps to success were created, resumes were reviewed, and business cards were exchanged. If you missed it, that’s ok! Click here to register for the next Chapter meeting in March and stay tuned to this page for more information and all of the details concerning the ISSA Fayetteville / Fort Bragg. While you’re at it, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter so you don’t miss out on anything! Hope to see you at the next one!


Compliance reduces attack surface which limits attack vectors. – Matthew Young

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