2020 Election - Director Candidate - Alex Grohmann
Alex Grohmann, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CIPT
Alex Grohmann (CISSP, CISA, CISM, CIPT) has been a leader in the metro Washington DC/Northern Virginia information security community for many years and would be honored to continue to serve on the ISSA International board of directors.
Alex has been an active member of the Northern Virginia chapter (NOVA) since 2003 and the DC and Central Maryland chapters for many years as well. He has served on the NOVA board for over a decade and has held various leadership roles including three terms as president. During Alex’s presidency, he created a mentoring program with two local universities and started a Toastmasters chapter. The chapter won the International Chapter of the Year.
Mr. Grohmann currently sits on the IT Sector Coordinating Council (IT-SCC), a body designed to help ensure information security concerns are voiced to Federal Government policy makers. He serves on board of the National Cyberwatch Center (NCC) Information Security Fundamentals Curriculum standards group. He is a board member of Northern Virginia Community College’s cyber security program advisory committee (2015-present), a member of the National Institute of Standard’s (NIST) National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) program (2016-present)
Mr. Grohmann served on the Washington, DC InfraGard board for four years and is a graduate of the respected FBI Citizens’ Academy. He is an active STARS mentor to the state of Virginia’s cybersecurity accelerator, MACH 37. He frequently speaks at events and have been a guest on Washington DC’s Federal News Radio multiple times.
During his term as at-large director on the ISSA international board since 2018, he created the regulatory committee, a task force designed to explore and evaluate new and emerging laws and regulations effecting the information security industry.
Mr. Grohmann was a 2014 recipient of International’s Fellow designation (one of only 89 Fellows globally) and a 2015 Honoree of ISSA’s “Honor Roll.” Mr. Grohmann is an independent security consultant and his clients range from financial services, to energy to healthcare. He has been in technology for over 25 years and information security for the last 17.
Mr. Grohmann’s goals, if re-elected include
1) Enhancing the communications and information sharing among the chapters
2) Creating regional and section working groups of chapter leaders.
3) Improving chapter resources for items such as membership engagement, management of chapter meeting registration and board polices and procedures (including the updating of bylaws)