Chapter Events & Meetings

2022 ISSA NE Chapter Events

Our next in-person meeting will be held on Nov 17th

Time: 12 noon - 4 pm

​Meeting location: Verizon Innovation Center, 100 Causeway St, Boston [in North Station]

NOTE: How to access the building from 100 Causeway street: Dave Dumas will be checking in folks from the 1st floor. Security will give each person a QR code to ride the elevators up. Then they will go to the 8th floor and get on the elevators to the 30th floor where the lunch and main meeting areas are located.

Agenda: 12 - 1 pm > Networking & Lunch

Lunch will be a Taco Salad/Burrito bowl, chips, salsa and cookies

1 - 2 pm > A tour of the Verizon Innovation Center

The innovation tour is on the 15-16th floors and Verizon personnel will escort folks to that area for the tour.

The demos in the Verizon innovation center will be worth attending in person too. Lots of cool things to look at for all types of industries.

2 - 3 pm > Topic: Incident Response

Not all of us have ‘got it covered’. We are busy with day-to-day operations, we might not know what to do or where to begin, and there might not be enough funding for us. There is room for improvement in our ability to prevent, detect, alert, and respond to an incident. Although this might be due to factors such as personnel, knowledge, or budget - the hackers don’t care about our reason. We need to talk, plan and execute a plan to protect our businesses based upon the reality that it will happen.


Kevin Finch, Sr. Business Continuity Architect, Sayers Technology Services

Bio: MBA from Arizona State, Master Certified by the Business Continuity Institute in 2014

15+ years Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery experience

10+ years server/application support experience

Built BC programs for Fortune 500 companies: Financial Services, Transportation/Logistics, Manufacturing

3 - 4 pm > Round Table Discussion

Moderator: Bobbi Bookstaver

Register in advance for this meeting:

Use this sign-up form if you plan to attend the in-person event in Boston:

or use the following url if you plan to attend the event remotely:

NOTE: Zoom use only applies to the 2-3 pm portion of this meeting; not the breakout sessions from 3-4 pm

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email.

Parking and Guest WiFi info


Following is the link to create a guest WiFi account:


For our ISSA NE Chapter members

The ISSA New England Chapter will officially open Board of Director nominations for the positions of Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer for the 2022 - 2023 years on September 23, 2022. Please check your email for details.

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