February 2021 Chapter Meeting


Thursday, February 25th, 6:45 – 8:00 PM

Where:  Virtual

See confirmation email for information about the Zoom meeting.
If you did not receive a confirmation, please email communications @ triadnc.issa.org

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)


Soft Skills: They’re not just for social engineering.

Soft skills can make or break one in the field of cybersecurity. In fact, our experience is that many have honed in their technical skills very well; on the other hand, developed relatability and communication skills are much more difficult to come by. While soft skills could make you a good social engineer, they will make you a great asset to any organization.

In this talk, Jeff will discuss the importance of some specific soft skills, and how he has used these both in his career and in security program development. He will also explain how conflicts are necessary—not detrimental—to building a bridge to others. Jeff will unfold a few typical scenarios that take place in the workplace, sprinkled with a little humor, and how certain soft skills like vulnerability and empathy can make all the difference.


Jeff Hoge, Information Security Engineer at MedCost and ISSA Triad of NC Chapter Vice President

Jeff has been working in the IT field for 17 years, with his primary background being in security, networking and systems administration. He is an avid learner and has a passion for mentoring others. Jeff loves spending time with his wife and four children, as well as being involved with his church and community service.

Register for this month’s meeting at https://triadnc-issa-2021-02.eventbrite.com.


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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