The Charlotte ISSA chapter is committed to providing the Information Security professionals of Charlotte opportunities to grow both technically and professionally through training, meetings and summits.

The Charlotte ISSA Annual Summit is Coming!

We are excited to announce that the Charlotte ISSA Annual Summit is scheduled for May 19th 2016 at the Charlotte Convention Center. It is shaping up to be an incredible event with a variety of talks and educational presentations in addition to our stand out keynote speakers. Register for your tickets here!

Keynote Speakers

Rich Baich
Chief Information Security Officer - Wells Fargo & Company

Mr. Rich Baich, CISSP, CISM has been Chief Information Security Officer at Wells Fargo & Company since July 2012. Mr. Baich served as Chief Information Security Officer of Choicepoint Inc., and was responsible for leading its Information Security and Disaster recovery efforts. Mr. Baich has been working in the Information Security Business for over 10 years in various security leadership capacities to include: Cryptology Officer at the National Security Agency (NSA), Information Security Consultant, Senior Director, Professional Services at Network Associates and as the Special Assistant to the Deputy Director for the National Infrastructure Protection Center ( NIPC) within the FBI. He has extensive experience in information security having served in the United States Navy for 20 years as an Information Warfare Officer, Cryptology Officer, and Surface Warfare Officer. Mr. Baich served as Director of Lancope, Inc. He has been awarded the National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security (NSTISSI) 4011 Certification and the NSA sponsored Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Assessment Methodology (IAM) Certification. He received Georgia’s Information Security Executive Officer of the Year for 2004 and he is serving on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta InfraGard Organization. Mr. Baich holds a BS from United States Naval Academy, MBA and Master of Science in Management degree in Financial Management from University of Maryland University College.


Ben Ten
Senior Security Consultant - TrustedSec

Ben Ten is a Senior Security Consultant with TrustedSec. He has over 14 years of experience doing Application & Web Development; Security Implementation, Consulting, & Training; Federal Regulation and Compliance oversight in relation to Information Technology (HIPAA, HITECH, PCI); and managing a team of developers and IT professionals. He is the creator of the PoshSec Framework and works with the PoshSec development team.


Bill Sempf
Software Security Architect

Bill Sempf is a software security architect. His breadth of experience includes business and technical analysis, software design, development, testing, server management and maintenance, and security. In his 20 years of professional experience he has participated in the creation of well over 200 applications for large and small companies, managed the software infrastructure of two Internet service providers, coded complex software happily in every environment imaginable, tested the security of all natures of applications and APs, and made mainframes talk to cell phones. He is the author of C# 5 All in One for Dummies and Windows 8 Programming with HTML5 For Dummies; a coauthor of Effective Visual Studio.NET and many other books, a frequent contributor to industry magazines; and has recently been an invited speaker for the ACM and IEEE, BlackHat, CodeMash, DerbyCon, BSides, DevEssentials, the International XML Web Services Expo and the Association of Information Technology Professionals. Bill also serves on the board of the Columbus branch of the Open Web Application Security Project, and is the Administrative Director of Locksport International.”

Call for Papers

Our call for papers is now open. Please use the form available here to submit a presentation for the summit.


We are excited to offer two courses this year from some great teachers. Both classes are being held May 17th and 18th


Charlotte Convention Center
501 S College St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Register for tickets here!