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Alamo ISSA May 2022 Quarterly Meeting

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy – The RIM 17603 I-10, San Antonio, TX 78257
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Alamo ISSA May 2022 Quarterly Meeting + Happy Hour

May 17, 2022 | 12:00 pm to 4:30pm

Maggiano's Little Italy - The Rim

17603 I-10, San Antonio, TX 78257
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May 17, 2022 | Quarterly Meeting Agenda:

  • 11:30a - Doors Open
  • 12:00p - Meeting Begins /  Welcome Announcements / Standing Chapter Business
  • 12:15p - Lunch Served
  • 12:40p - Break (15 min)
  • 1:05p - Tim Brown, CISO, SolarWinds, Topic: The SolarWinds Breach
  • 1:55p - Red Canary spotlight
  • 2:10p - George Finney, CISO, SMU and award-winning author,
    Topic: Demystifying Zero Trust
  • 3:10p - Break (15 min)
  • 3:25p - Aamir Lakhani, Global Security Strategist, Fortinet (Alamo ISSA Partner).
    Topic: “Getting into the mind of a cybercriminal, how to stop a cybercrime, and when/how to involve law enforcement”
  • 4:20p - Door Prize Drawings (must be present to win)
  • 4:30p - Closing Remarks / Meeting Adjourns & Networking ProofPoint Mixer Begins (4:30p - 6:30p)

Mixer Sponsor 

Tim Brown, CISO, and Vice President, Security SolarWinds

Tim Brown joined SolarWinds in 2017 as vice president of security and is now the CISO for SolarWinds, overseeing internal IT security, product security, and security strategy.

After the SUNBURST attack in December 2020, Tim Brown led the response and remediation efforts. Tim has spoken to thousands of customers and has been instrumental in all customer remediation support and services. He has worked closely with the SolarWinds® CEO in designing the future state of security and their “Secure by Design” philosophy.

This new philosophy on software design will not only benefit SolarWinds but the industry as a whole, and it sets a precedent for responses to future cyberattacks. As a former Dell Fellow and CTO, Tim deeply understands the challenges and aspirations of the person responsible for driving digital innovation and change.

Tim has over 25 years of experience, and his trusted advisor status has taken him from meeting with members of Congress and the Senate to the Situation Room in the White House. He’s also an avid inventor and holds 18 issued patents on security-related topics.

George Finney, CISO, SMU

George Finney is a Chief Information Security Officer that believes that people are the key to solving our cybersecurity challenges. George is the bestselling author of several cybersecurity books, including the award-winning book, Well Aware: Master the Nine Cybersecurity Habits to Protect Your Future.

George was recognized in 2021 as one of the top 100 CISOs in the world by CISOs Connect and has worked in Cybersecurity for over 20 years and has helped startups, global telecommunications firms, and nonprofits improve their security posture.

Aamir Lakhani, Global Security Strategist, Fortinet (Alamo ISSA Partner)

Aamir Lakhani is a leading senior security strategist. He is responsible for providing IT security solutions to major enterprises and government organizations.​

Mr. Lakhani creates technical security strategies and leads security implementation projects for Fortune 500 companies. Industries of focus include healthcare providers, educational institutions, financial institutions and government organizations. Aamir has designed offensive counter-defense measures for the Department of Defense and national intelligence agencies. He has also assisted organizations with safeguarding IT and physical environments from attacks perpetrated by underground cybercriminal groups.

Mr. Lakhani is considered an industry leader for creating detailed security architectures within complex computing environments. His areas of expertise include cyber defense, mobile application threats, malware management, Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) research, and investigations relating to the Internet’s dark security movement. He is the author or contributor of several books, and has appeared on FOX Business News, National Public Radio, and other media outlets as an expert on cybersecurity.​

Writing under the pseudonym Dr. Chaos, Mr. Lakhani also operates the popular security social media blog which is hosted at In its recent list of 46 Federal Technology Experts to Follow on Twitter, Forbes magazine described Aamir Lakhani as “a blogger, InfoSec specialist, super hero…and all around good guy.”

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