October 2015 Chapter Meeting

Triad ISSA October Chapter Meeting – October 22nd

ISSA Triad of NC


Announcement of the monthly Triad NC ISSA chapter meeting for July:

When: Thursday,  October 22nd, 2015, 6-8 PM


Dynamic Quest

4821 Koger Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27407

Cost: Free for Triad ISSA Chapter Members and First Time Visitors; $10 for returning visitors.  Dinner will be provided.

If you know of any other security professionals interested in attending, please forward this invite on to them and copy us on your correspondence.

Please register at https://oct2015triadissa.eventbrite.com


  1. Meet, greet, network and dinner (will be provided) (6 pm-6:45 pm)
  2. Chapter business (6:45 pm to 7 pm)
  3. Presentation (7 p.m. to 8 p.m.): FBI Perspective: Current Cybercrime Trends and Best Practice Mitigation Techniques

Abstract: Today’s cyber threats are evolving by the minute.  No longer can a single person, team or group mitigate the dangers faced from insider threats, hacktivists, organized crime syndicates and state sponsored actors.  Special Agent James Granozio will discuss current trends in the cyber crime arena facing businesses today.  He will examine the importance of robust cybersecurity policies, threat and vulnerability assessments and incident response capabilities.

SA Granozio will highlight the significance of establishing relationships with key industry partners and security personnel.  Finally, he will address the role that InfraGard and the FBI play in helping to secure the nation’s critical infrastructure.

Presenter’s Bio:

Special Agent James Granozio joined the FBI in July 2003 and was immediately assigned to the Newark Field Office where he investigated organized crime, public corruption and cyber crime matters.  While on the cyber squad, Agent Granozio spent two years working as an undercover Agent targeting online child sexual predators leading him to become the Acting Supervisor.  In 2009, Agent Granozio was deployed to Afghanistan where he operated as a hostage negotiator before being selected for a supervisory position in the FBI’s Cyber Division in Washington, D.C.   While there, he served as program manager over the FBI’s Cyber Crime Task Force and Innocent Images National Initiative Programs.  In this capacity, Agent Granozio was awarded the 2011 FBI Director’s Award for Outstanding Cyber Investigation.  In 2012, Agent Granozio was transferred to the Charlotte Field Office where he now investigates cyber national security matters and serves as FBI Coordinator for the Charlotte and Eastern Carolina InfraGard hapters.

Agent Granozio received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from SUNY Brockport and is his master’s degree in cyber security policy from University Maryland University College.  He is married with two children.





Triad of NC Chapter of the ISSA

The Information Systems Security Association 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.

The Triad of NC chapter provides a local resource for information security professionals to get together, learn new things, and develop relationships with others in the industry. If you are involved in information security, full or part time, or are simply interested in the subject, this organization is a great way to learn and grow.

The Triad of NC chapter meets the 4th Thursday of each month January – October and the 2nd Thursday in November and December.  Meeting venues are generally rotated monthly between Dynamic Quest in Greensboro and Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem.