May 2021 Chapter Meeting

Thursday, May 27th, 6:45 – 8:00 PM

Where: Virtual

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Cost: Free

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

Chapter business (6:45 pm – 7:00 pm)
Presentation (7:00 pm – 8:00 pm)


SolarWinds, Robust Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management & Best Practices

SolarWinds highlighted many of the risks associated with supply chain vulnerabilities. Peter will be discussing the need for a robust cyber supply chain risk management system and best practices for protecting your operations from this threat.


Peter McClelland, Attorney at Ward and Smith

Peter is an attorney and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) who assists clients in a range of privacy, data security, cyber supply chain and technology matters. He counsels on the legal requirements and risks associated with the collection, storage, transfer, use, protection, and disposal of data. Businesses and individuals rely on his expertise for managing third-party risk in technology supply chains, structuring and operationalizing privacy compliance programs, data breach response and planning, contract and vendor management, and licensing and technology transactions.

Prior to joining Ward and Smith, Peter worked as an in-house attorney for a technology cybersecurity startup. He also represented the company on a U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force.


Ward and Smith, P.A. is the successor to a practice founded in 1895. Their core values of client satisfaction, reliability, responsiveness, and teamwork are the standards that define who they are as a law firm. Ward and Smith ensure that legal matters are handled with attentive intelligence by attorneys and staff who work together to build meaningful relationships with their clients. They do this by being knowledgeable in more than 30 practice areas, providing efficient results, and effectively using technology. They are your established legal network with offices located in Asheville, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, and Wilmington. Learn more about Ward and Smith at

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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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