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September 19th Luncheon


Topic:  "Malicious Insider

Threats and Conduct Risk"



Registration link coming soon!


What the audience will learn:  Searle will review reports from both the SANS Institute and the Carnegie Mellon CERT on insider threats, and tie that analysis to her own work on conduct risk.

Speaker Bio:  ANNIE SEARLE

Annie Searle is a full time faculty lecturer at the University of Washington’s School of Information, where she teaches courses on risk management, on the foundations of information management, as well as a course on information ethics, policy and law. Her specific practice areas are threat analysis around catastrophic events that could include pandemics, terrorism and cyber events; operational risk, ethics, privacy, the limits of surveillance, corporate and information security.  Searle is the academic advisor for the University of Washington’s student ISACA chapter.

Annie Searle is also principal of Annie Searle & Associates LLC – also known as ASA Risk Consultants -- an independent advisory firm, serving businesses and organizations that are part of the nation’s critical infrastructure. The ASA Institute for Risk and Innovation engages in broad research and publication around areas of global operational risk, helping to drive policy change in areas ranging from public-private sector critical infrastructure resilience, to regulation, cybersecurity, digital privacy and crisis management best practices. 

Additionally, Annie Searle has authored several publications including topics on risk.  More information can be found at




CSA Seattle Chapter Conference

Secure Digital Transformation

@ Cloud City 9/29/2017 Event


Details & Registration:



As the home to many of the leading pioneers in cloud computing the Northwest is fast becoming known as Cloud City. The question organizations and IT professionals are asking has changed from “what is the Cloud?” to “how do I assess, control, and manage adoption of the Cloud to meet business strategic goals while ensuring the security of our systems and data?”. The Cloud and IoT has changed the IT landscape and created new challenges for managing cloud operations and data; and identifying and responding to unique attack and security issues.


Plan to join us for a one day educational conference with leading industry experts to discuss governance and compliance standards, security assessment and deployment strategies, critical and emerging threats, legal issues/obligations, and best practices to help CISO’s, CIO’s, CTO’s and IT Security Professionals address the new frontiers in securing the digital transformation in the Cloud.


Conference Details:
When:  Friday September 29th 2017
8am Check-In and Continental Breakfast
8:45 – 5:00 Educational Sessions, 3 educational tracks with 8 CPE credits available
5:00 – 7:00 Evening Social (includes appetizers and 2 drink tickets)
Where:  Embassy Suites, 3225 158th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA (just off I-90).  Free On-Site Parking

Cost:  $199.00 on/before September 5th 2017, $250.00 after.  Includes all day conference and evening social. Group discount available for 5 or more registrants via CSA.


Details & Registration: