HISTORY

Several Minnesota-based business CISO’s saw a gap with cloud security best practice knowledge sharing.  From this need to support the growth and demand to securely move their business operations into Cloud-base IaaS, PaaS, SaaS environments, build secure SaaS-based, cloud native products, the mission to develop the next generation of cloud security professionals was formed.

TIMELINE

March 2018 

Chapter Charter Application submitted to Global CSA

Sept 2018 

First CSA Chapter Meeting Held

2018
Present

Feb 2018

 Organizational Meeting

May 2018 

CSA Global approved Chapter Charter Application

FOUNDING BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

  • President - Carlos Moran of Merrill

  • Vice President - Kris Boike of Merrill

  • Membership Director - Mike Kennedy of Medtronic

  • Sponsorship Director - Mercy Schroeder of Saviynt

  • Meeting Logistics Director - Dan Thormodsgaard of FishTech

  • Meeting Logistics Director - Aron Enter of Fishtech

  • Program Director - Greg Quale of Deluxe

  • Communications Director - Cheryl O'Brien of Technology Management Corporation

  • Website & Marketing Director - Brendon O'Brien of Technology Management Corporation

FOUNDING / YEAR ONE SPONSORS

  • Cisco

  • GRC-as-a-Service

  • Sailport

  • Endgame

  • KnowBe4

  • Saviynt

  • ExtraHop

  • Kudelski Security

  • SecureAuth

  • Deep Instinct

  • McAfee

  • Securonix

  • Ernst & Young

  • Microsoft

  • Splunk

  • Fishtech

  • NetSkope

  • Sunrai

  • Fortinet

  • ReliaQuest

  • TrendMicro

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