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The role of information security executive continues to be redefined as the integration of business and technology as it evolves. While these new positions gain more authority and responsibility, peers must form a collaborative environment to foster knowledge and influence that will shape the profession.
ISSA is the community of choice for international cybersecurity professionals dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk and protecting critical information and infrastructure.
The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)® is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums, publications, and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill, and professional growth of its members.
We offer diverse training opportunities at regularly scheduled seminars, covering topics of interest to the information security community from local industry-recognizable names. Additionally, we are pleased to offer industry certification courses that qualify for CPE Credits.
Director of Vendor Relations
Matt Schwope, Sr CyberSecurity Recruiter at HireVergence, began his career in the cyber security industry in 2015. His first foray into IT (2005) was a Break/Fix for SMB's in the Tampa area. Matt's formal technical education is from the University of Florida where he studied Industrial Engineering and minor studies in Mathematics and Economics. In addition to staffing the CyberSecurity industry nationwide, Matt serves on the board of the ISSA Tampa Bay Chapter and mentors security students at the University of South Florida's CyberFlorida program.
Director of Web Development
Geary is responsible for the administrative and technical management of the website and email system for the board. He is employed as Director of Information Technology at BioDerm Inc., a healthcare portfolio company that creates innovative and compassionate medical devices, manufactures medical products in Pinellas County, FL, and distributes durable medical equipment through a network of distributors, some wholly-owned, into hospitals, clinics, and patient homes. His tenure at BioDerm Inc. has built a first-rate information technology department significantly impacting revenue, expenses, and reducing business risk. Geary's skillset covers a diverse spectrum of information technology spanning across telecommunications, cloud infrastructure architecture, systems administration, enterprise resource planning systems, customer relationship management systems, software development, data analytics, website design, and people leadership. Geary is certified with a CISSP and ITILv4, and has a expertise in HIPAA Compliance, PCI-DSS Compliance, and TCPA compliance. Joining the board, he is thrilled to help plan great events, spread information security awareness, and continue to make this chapter thrive and meet your professional needs.