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November 19, 2014

Re-Writing History: Finding Balance in the Need to Control or Release a Vital Weapon


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1st ISSA Joint Conference

The Baltimore ISSA Chapter is joining forces with the Northern Virginia and DC ISSA Chapters to put on an all day Security Event on April 15, 2015.  The Event will be held at NIST HQ in Gaithersburg, Maryland. There will be three tracks of exciting speakers.   Check back as more details are finalized.


2nd HoCo Math Festival

On November 18 from 6:30-9:00 at Centennial High School and XAPP Media will be hosting the 2nd HoCo Math Festival.  The 1st Festival was a huge success and this year it will be even better. It is a free, fun, family night for students from K-12 (even if they don't live in Howard County).  There will be many activities, demonstrations and discussions.  We will have Math Professionals and College Math related Majors to talk to the students about careers.  The Air Force, NCIS, Columbia Mall, the Baltimore Orioles, Peabody Institute and many others will be represented.  This is one of the very few Festivals ANYWHERE geared towards inspiring students of all ages in Math.  For more information, check out 


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November 19, 2014

Re-Writing History: Finding Balance in the Need to Control or Release a Vital Weapon

Recent events such as the Snowden disclosures and FBI opposition to additional privacy-enhancing capabilities in mobile technologies have caused concerns to resurface regarding the role of government in the use, misuse, and/or control of cryptography. Beginning with a brief exploration of the history of cryptography and past efforts that shaped this debate, this lecture will focus on the ways modern uses and applications either support or undermine national defense, privacy and ultimately freedom.

Speaker: Katrice Lewis CISSP-ISSAP, CAP, PMP

Assistant Professor of Systems Management (Information Assurance and Security)

Information Resources Management College, National Defense University

Ms. Lewis has over 15 years of professional experience in Information Assurance (IA). Upon receipt of a Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola College, Ms. Lewis began her career as an Engineer and Scientist with Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics and Surveillance Systems-Undersea Systems (NE&SS-Undersea Systems) located in Manassas, Virginia. In this position, she worked with both classified and unclassified information systems on contracts with various U.S. government departments and agencies to include the Department of Defense. While serving in this capacity, she performed various functions in support of departmental and agency missions to include engineering, simulation modeling, and programming.

Prior to her current position as a faculty member of the iCollege, Ms. Lewis served as a Security Officer, Security Manager, Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO), and Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) for U.S. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS); Department of Treasury, Financial Management Service (FMS), and the Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). 

Ms. Lewis is designated a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (CISSP-ISSAP), Certification and Accreditation Professional (CAP), and Project Management Professional (PMP). She currently holds a Master of Science degree in Information from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from Loyola College, and a Certificate in Information Assurance from the University of Maryland University College. She is also currently pursuing the Government Information Leader (GIL) Master of Science degree with a concentration in Cybersecurity at the National Defense University


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