March 2020 Chapter Meeting


Thursday, March 26th, 6:30-8 PM

Where:  Virtual

Meeting ID: 425 970 5145

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Meeting ID: 425 970 5145

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Where:  Virtual

Cost: Free for Triad ISSA Chapter Members and First Time Visitors.

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. Chapter business Including Elections (6:30 pm – 7:00 pm)
  2. Presentation (7:00 pm – 8:00 pm): Staffing and Retaining a security operations team


Lori will discuss roles/functions in a SOC, and the skills desired in candidates and those developed onboard. She will offer measures of success and how to inspire loyalty and therefore retainability.

Lori has made a considerable transformation in the Hanesbrands SOC using these fundamentals- and she would love to share and inspire others to trial them in their environments to replicate success.

Presenter’s Biography:

Lori Cole is a security operations manager currently working for Hanesbrands Inc. (yes, she protects underwear) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is a U.S. Army veteran, former NSA intelligence analyst, and passionate STEM educator. She is a data scientist who focuses on applying machine learning to cyber data sets and enjoys trying to solve difficult problems smartly. She is a PhD candidate with her dissertation centric to business ethics, as this is sometimes a grey area in cyberspace. She married her best friend and they coparent the best children ever together, and she loves puppies and pizza.

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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 ECPI in Greensboro and Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem.

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