August 2017 Chapter Meeting

Triad ISSA Chapter Meeting – August 24th

ISSA Triad of NC

When: August 24, 2017, 6-8 PM

Where:  Forsyth Technical Community College

2100 Silas Creek Parkway

Oak Grove Center – Conference Center

Winston-Salem, NC

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.



  1. Meet, greet, network, and dinner (will be provided) (6:00 pm – 6:45 pm)


  1. Chapter business including elections  (6:45 pm – 7:00 pm)


  1. Presentation  (7:00 pm – 8:00 pm):  Made in America




Based on a true story, Made in America is a short film intended to educate private industry about illicit procurement of U.S. export controlled items. The film depicts an FBI investigation that resulted in the neutralization of key suppliers to Iran’s Nuclear and Ballistic Missile Program. The film reveals the threats to those in manufacturing, cleared contractors, and the defense industrial base. The depicted investigation is focused on export controls, which includes the shipment or transfer, by whatever means, of controlled items, software, technology, or services out of the U.S.

Following the film will be a discussion led by the FBI including a question and answer period.


Presenter’s Biography:

This month, our guest speaker will be Special Agent (SA) Lou Velasco of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Lou is a 26 year veteran with the /FBI and has served in the Chicago, San Juan, and Charlotte FBI Field Offices. SA Velasco also served as a Supervisory Special Agent detailee and Deputy Group Leader to the Central Intelligence Agency, Office of National Clandestine Service, in Langley, Virginia.

SA Velasco has extensive investigative experience in violent crime, SWAT operations, white collar crime, public corruption, and counterintelligence. He was selected and served as a class counselor for the 241st Session of the FBI’s prestigious National Academy.

SA Velasco is currently the Counterintelligence Strategic Partnership Program Coordinator, InfraGard Program Coordinator, and Hostage Negotiator for the Charlotte FBI Field Office. Prior to joining the FBI, SA Velasco served as a prosecutor for two years at the Office of the Commonwealth Attorney in Louisville, Kentucky.

Education: Xavier University – B.S. Psychology and minor in Political Science (1984); University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law – Juris Doctor (1988)

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ISSA Triad of NC

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.