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December 2019 Update

We have accomplished two of our 2019 goals heading into the last month of the year.  We've exceed 200 overall members including 20 at the student/intern level.  Thanks to all of you especially my fellow board members and volunteers for helping to achieve these goals.  We had a great meetup on December 5 at Gordon Biersch in Tysons where we had a chance to say thank you to our members with some food, drink and fun.  (ISC)2 Board of Directors member Tony Cole stopped by to show his support, and we had two candidates speak up and run for our January elections.  In total, the following members will be running:

Patrick Thompson (current Membership chair) for President
James Simonetti (current board member and events volunteer) for Secretary
James Ruffin for Membership chair
Rob Schwartz for Treasurer

We thank Miranda Ritchie as outgoing Secretary and Dave Rubal as outgoing Treasurer.

Our board has been busy putting together more events for you:

January 9, 2020: Beau Houser, Census CISO (INVITED) at Capital One in Tysons, plus Elections!
February 13, 2020: Jeff Harris, SBA CISO (INVITED) at Marymount U. in Ballston
March 12, 2020: Speaker TBD at Navy Federal in Vienna
April 9, 2020: Speaker TBD at Marymount U. in Ballston
May 14, 2020: Speaker TBD at AWS in Herndon

As these sessions are confirmed, we will post them on our event calendar and send out email notifications to our members so you can register.  Make sure you are registered as a member so you can get notified - our events fill up quickly. If you have any questions or have ideas on how we can improve your experience as a chapter member, please contact me at Thank you for your support.

- Dan Waddell, President


To be a cybersecurity hub for all of Northern Virginia, where both active and aspiring professionals can gather to help establish a cybersecurity community of interest.

To serve our members by providing opportunities for continuous learning across a wide range of cybersecurity, risk management, information assurance and workforce topics while fostering an environment of “community”.