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ISC2 Cleveland Chapter

The International Information System Security Certification Consortium, or ISC2 is an international nonprofit membership association focusing on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. ISC2 offers a variety of cybersecurity certification programs and educational resources to help professionals in the field. Additionally, ISC2 has a network of local chapters worldwide that serve as a platform for members to connect, share knowledge, and further their professional development in cybersecurity.

The Cleveland chapter offers events and resources for current and future ISC2 members in the Northeastern Ohio area.

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The ISC2 Cleveland Chapter May Meeting
Tuesday, May 28th at 5:30 PM at TrustedSec.


Presentation: Crossing the streams: How upstream manages vulnerabilities to downstream.

Christopher Robinson (aka CRob) is the Director of Security Communications at Intel Product Assurance and Security and a community leader within the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF). CRob is a 43nd level Dungeon Master and a 26th level Securityologist.  He has worked at several Fortune 500 companies with experience in the Financial, Insurance, Legal, Manufacturing, and Medical verticals. CRob has been involved in upstream open source security for a decade, and spent 6 years helping lead the Red Hat Product Security team as their Program Architect. He is a leader within several Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) efforts and is a frequent speaker on cyber, application, and open source security.

CRob has been a featured speaker at Gartner’s Identity and Access Management Summit, RSA, BlackHat, DefCon, Derbycon, the (ISC)2 World Congress, and was named a "Top Presenter" for the 2017 and 2018 Red Hat Summits. CRob was the President of the Cleveland (ISC)2 Chapter, and is also a children's Cybersecurity Educator with the (ISC)2 Safe-and-Secure program. He holds a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification, Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) certification, and The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) certification. He is heavily involved in the Forum for Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) PSIRT SIG, collaborating in writing the FIRST PSIRT Services Framework, as well as the PSIRT Maturity Assessment framework. CRob is also the lead/facilitator of the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) Vulnerability Disclosures and OSS Developer Best Practices working groups as well as a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) chairperson.

He enjoys hats, herding cats, and moonlit walks on the beach.


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