New location and meeting schedule: Our chapter meetings will now be held on the third Wednesday of the month at the Norris Conference Center. Click here for Norris’ address and additional information.
January Chapter Meeting
- Wednesday, January 16, 2019
- Register Here
- Early registration ends Wednesday, January 9, 2019.
- Late registration ends Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
Insider Threat Intelligence: Overview of Nation State-
Sponsored Talent Recruitment Platforms
Intellectual Property, Trade Secrets, Proprietary Information, and Restricted Information such as PII, PHI and PCI have become valuable information assets managed by organizations across government and industry sectors. Information is the driving force of innovation and invention in the United States and is critical to an organization’s successful execution of its strategic plans and product development efforts. The value of information assets and its internal know-how is estimated to represent over 80% of an organization’s value proposition.
As a result, information has become a prime target for loss, theft and misappropriation. The biggest threat to information assets is the Nation-State threat — which is the government intelligence, security and research institutions focused on the collection of know-how from victim organizations for the benefit of the sponsoring Nation. The emergence of the Nation State-sponsored Talent Recruitment Platform has prompted an increase in the threat profile for organizations across all industry sectors.
This briefing will discuss the emergence of the Nation State-Sponsored Talent Recruitment Platform and the threat that such information collection efforts represent to the public and private organizations in the United States.
Speaker: Allen L. Phelps, CPP, CFE, PCI, CISA
Allen Phelps is an ASIS Board-certified corporate security professional that has focused his career on establishing Insider Threat Management Programs and Trade Secret Protection Programs. Allen is the Vice
President, Insider Threat Management Practice for Pamir and the CEO of Trust Farm; both companies are based in Vienna, Virginia and assist clients across industry sectors to safeguard their trade secrets and other proprietary information. Allen offers an innovative Insider Threat Management-as-a-Service (ITMaaS) to efficiently manage risks to information assets. He most recently established the Insider Threat Management Program/Trade Secret Protection Program at Merck & Co., a large innovative research-based pharmaceutical company, which has been cited as the best-in-class security program focused on the safeguarding of pharmaceutical trade secrets (chemical and biological).
Prior to starting his corporate security career, Allen served almost two decades with Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in various roles, including as an Operations Officer focused on the recruitment of scientific and research targets worldwide. He focused on counterintelligence, counterterrorism and counter proliferation issues during his CIA tenure.
We did not have a quorum at the December chapter meeting so our election has been moved to January. The following offices remain open:
- Sponsorship Director
- Education Director
- Corresponding Secretary
All of these positions play key roles in running the chapter successfully, here is a link to the board position responsibilities. Here is the nomination form for being a candidate. Historically we have accepted nominations on the floor, so don’t be discouraged to run for an office if you haven’t completed a form.
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About the Chapter
Developing and connecting CyberSecurity leaders in Austin.
The Capitol of Texas chapter of the International Systems Security Association (ISSA) is the largest and oldest chapter in Austin dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk and protecting critical information and infrastructure.