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.

Annual Charlotte-Metro ISSA Summit 2019

  • When: Thursday May 2nd, 2019 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM EDT

  • Where: Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S College Street, East Wing, Charlotte, NC 28202

  • Cost: $45 for Members (please use your registered ISSA email address as the promotional code). $160 for Non-Members

The Charlotte Metro Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is pleased to announce the ISSA Information Security Conference to be held on May 2, 2019 at the Charlotte Convention Center. This day-long event is designed to provide a forum in which industry leaders, policy makers, and regional peers can share information regarding emerging technologies, trends, and best practices within Information Security and related fields. The Conference features a full day of talks and presentations as well as educational opportunities with hands-on workshops, demonstrations of new technology, peer networking, and the opportunity to exchange the latest security information, strategies and techniques. A number of nationally acclaimed information security experts and media personalities are slated to deliver keynote addresses in addition to an array of technical presentations in areas such as: Audit / Compliance, Vulnerability / Risk Management, OS Security, Identity and Access management, Hands-on Attacks, Forensics / Incident Response, and Future Challenges.

Keynote Speakers

Dave Kennedy – Founder of TrustedSec and Binary Defense Systems

Dave Kennedy – Founder of TrustedSec and Binary Defense Systems

David Kennedy is founder of TrustedSec and Binary Defense Systems.  Both organizations focus on the betterment of the security industry from an offense and a defense perspective.  David also serves as a board of director for the ISC2 organization. David was the former CSO for a Diebold Incorporated where he ran the entire INFOSEC program. 

David is a co-author of the book “Metasploit:  The Penetration Testers Guide” the creator of the Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET), Artillery, and several popular open source tools.  David has been interviewed by several news organizations including CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, Katie Couric, and BBC World News.  David is the co-host of the social-engineer podcast and on several additional podcasts.  David has testified in front of Congress on two occasions on the security around government websites.  David is one of the founding authors of the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES); a framework designed to fix the penetration testing industry. David is the co-founder of DerbyCon, a large-scale conference in Louisville, Kentucky.  Prior to the private sector, David worked for the United States Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq twice for intelligence related missions.

Brent Huston - Serial Entrepreneur, Advisor, Inventor & Futurist

Brent Huston - Serial Entrepreneur, Advisor, Inventor & Futurist

Brent Huston is focused on information security, crime, fraud & industrial espionage. Interested in the impacts of technology across these activities. Frequent author, speaker and teacher on technology related risk & cyber-crime topics.

I am an expert-level security & criminal researcher with a history of innovative approaches, responsible disclosure, rational  control development & substantial findings. I have world-class experience with IoT, ICS/SCADA, utility & critical networks including threat modeling, segmentation, pen-testing, protocol/process/business logic weaknesses & incident response. My deep knowledge areas include application security, fuzzing, honeypots, open source intelligence & attacker deception/tampering. 

To date, I have brought more than a dozen technology products to market & hold two US patents. I act as an adviser, mentor & investor in multiple technology companies around the world. I’ve reviewed hundreds of products for security & scaleability, prepped many entrepreneurs for funding & performed market & trend analysis for several highly recognizable brands & product companies.


Special CSO Panel Featuring Marci McCarthy

Marci McCarthy is the CEO and President of T.E.N.

Marci McCarthy is the CEO and President of T.E.N.

Marci McCarthy is the CEO and President of T.E.N., an information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm. McCarthy has more than 20 years of business management and entrepreneurial experience, including founding T.E.N.’s flagship program, the Information Security Executive® of the Year (ISE®) Program Series, which is lauded by the IT industry as the premier recognition and networking program for security professionals in the U.S. and Canada. In 2015, McCarthy launched ISE® Talent, which specializes in executive-level searches as well as high-demand security industry skill-sets and specializations across all industry verticals.