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Established in 1991, the mission of the Ottawa Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is to provide a friendly, interactive environment for those with an interest in information security. Through meetings, guest speakers, discussion forums, this website and the concerted efforts of our members, we strive to accomplish this goal. These local Chapter level benefits are augmented by the advantages of membership in ISSA International which provides an e-newsletter, educational online webinars, and partnerships with other IT security organizations many of whom offer discounts to ISSA members.

All of this is aimed towards helping members be more effective in their work both technically and personally, and towards providing professional development opportunities.



2019-05-30 - Monthly Meeting with AGM

May 30, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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Ottawa Conference and Event Centre (room 210)
200 Coventry Road
Ottawa, ON K1K 4S3
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Please note that our May event will be held at the 
Ottawa Conference and event Centre, room 210.
A cash bar will be available.

Registration closes Monday May 27, 2019 at 17:00 hrs
(Registration and payment are only available online.
Update:  Please note that we are currently experiencing problems with online payments. 
As a temporary workaround, you can register with deferred payment and an invoice will issued.)


Presentation - Security of the Internet of Things

Details to follow.



Tyson macaulay

Mr. Tyson Macaulay, CISSP, CISA, LEL CIE is the Chief Product Officer at Infosec Global. Infosec Global creates risk management and compliance solutions for cryptography.

Tyson has over 25 years in the security industry and experience at organizations such as Intel, where he was the CTO for Telecommunications Security and Fortinet as their VP of Security Services. He also worked at Bell for over 7 years in a variety roles managing their enterprise security and risk management solutions. He is currently on the Board of CIRA, The Canadian
Internet Registration Authority.

Additionally, Tyson is also the author of four books, dozens of periodical publications and international standards contributions, and has two registered patents in security.


Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Our May 2019 meeting will be preceded by the Chapter’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM is our opportunity to establish a strong Chapter Board of Officers and Directors. Your support is essential in making this happen. All members in good standing are eligible to vote once for each position. If you would like to volunteer or nominate someone, please send an e-mail to info@issa-ottawa.ca.

Come out and join us for our informative presentations and to network with your coworkers, colleagues and friends!



5:30 pm - Doors open for check-in/ Networking
6:00 pm - Dinner / Annual General Meeting (AGM)
6:30 pm - Tyson Macaulay
8:30 pm – End of the event



Parking:             - The Ottawa Conference and Event Centre offers plenty of free parking.
Bus travellers:   - You can exit the bus at the Ottawa Train Station and take the pedestrian bridge over the Queensway to the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre.
                             - Alternatively, you can take Route 9 to Vanier Parkway and Coventry Rd.

Registration will close on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 17:00 hrs

  • All successful registrations will result in a confirmation screen, followed by a confirmation e-mail from ISSA Ottawa.  If a confirmation e-mail is NOT received, please contact registration@issa-ottawa.ca
  •   (when you pay online, don't forget to click on the "Return to Merchant" buton at the bottom, at the completion of the PayPal process)  
  • Only online registrations and payments will be accepted.
    Update: Please note that we are currently experiencing problems with online payments.
    As a temporary workaround, you can register with deferred payment and an invoice will issued.


  • Member registration - for ISSA members only - please login in order to register using the ISSA Member discount
  • Non-member registration - please use the CONTINUE AS GUEST link to register
  • Please note that due to the cost of pre-ordering meals, we request a minimum of 72 hours notice for cancellation prior to the event.
  • We cannot guarantee meals for registrations at the door or within 72 hours of the event.
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  • CPE points can be recorded for attending, according to the relevant certification guidelines for CPE reporting.  A certificate of attendance will sent via e-mail.



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