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

Sponsor of ISSA meeting in Fayetteville NC

January Meeting

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January’s ISSA Fayetteville / Fort Bragg Chapter meeting was a success! Special thank to  Fayetteville Technical Community College, TEKsystems, and Endgame for sponsoring the event.

First, attendees were encouraged to grab a plate of food (provided by the sponsors mentioned above) and network among fellow members, newcomers, cyber professionals, and cyber newbies. Recruiters from TEKsystems introduced themselves and all were welcome to chat with them about new job opportunities.

Second, Anthony Pierce and William Ogle lead us in a discussion entitled “Compliance versus Security, Two sides of the same coin”. Topics included NIST 800-53, Talos Intelligence, Cyber Kill Chain, and a look into what is takes to track down authors of malware.

To wrap the night up, Endgame brought their presentation and a demo of what they have to bring to the table for IT Operations, SOC, and Hunt teams. Click here to learn more!