April ISSA Monthly Meeting

Speaker: Hiram Machado and Mark Shriner, adaQuest

Thursday, April 19th, 2018, 6:30 PM

Event Summary

Join us for April’s monthly meeting.

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on May 25, 2018.  This has far-reaching implications for any organization that controls or processes personal data related to EU residents.

Organizations, regardless of their geographic location, need to prepare for GDPR if they have any employees, freelancers, or clients that are EU residents. And, even if none of the above conditions are present, GDPR will apply if an organization is controlling or processing any data or metadata that relates to an EU resident. This presentation will cover the four pillars of GDPR preparation, Discover, Manage, Protect, and Report, and step through relevant scenarios for each. In addition, the webinar will provide an overview of the different types tools and assessments that are available to help organizations monitor and manage compliance with GDPR.

In addition, ISSA Chapter President Justin White will lead an analysis of the most recent news and discuss how cyber attackers continue to evolve during his monthly Garden Fresh presentation. In this presentation, we will explore the trends that define today’s threat landscape such as recent cyber attacks, intelligence-led insights, and advanced defensive strategies.

Join us for the after meeting soirée with food and drinks at the Islander Restaurant. Plan on bringing a friend!!! This is a great opportunity to network with your peers, introduce your friend and to meet new people: Address 2441 76th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040


Hiram Machado, adaQuest CEO, has over 20 years experience across a variety roles in the IT and localization industries and is regular speaker on GDPR, privacy, and cybersecurity topics. Established in 2001, adaQuest provides project management, strategic planning, cybersecurity and compliance services to organizations around the world. Headquartered in Bellevue Washington, adaQuest is a Microsoft Certified Partner for Cybersecurity and Compliance and helped many organizations across the U.S. prepare for GDPR and prevent cybersecurity issues.


Mark Shriner is responsible for sales and marketing at adaQuest. Prior to joining adaQuest, Mark worked in a variety of executive roles including CEO Asia Pacific for CLS Communication,  Managing Director APAC for thebigword, and Country Manager Korea for Asian Sources. In addition to his role at adaQuest, Mark serves as Director North American for Wordbee the world’s leading SaaS translation management system (TMS).

Chapter Meeting Time:
Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Community Center at Mercer Island
8236 SE 24th Street Mercer Island, WA 98040

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