About Us

The Connecticut ISSA Chapter is a leading movement devoted to improving information security. Through its membership, Connecticut ISSA helps security professionals learn of information security issues and trends, which promote education, dialog, and leadership.

The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members.

Meet Our Board

Roman Simanovich, CISSP CISM CEH


Founded Panther IT in 2004, an IT services and support company serving as the outsourced IT department for CT small businesses. Security threats are just as prevalent and detrimental to small business as they are to larger organizations. Recognizing the need to secure networks of all sizes has led to a focus on studying Information Security, and the application of learned skills to secure small to medium sized healthcare, financial, and professional services organizations throughout the state.

Bryan Chnowski, CISSP MSIS

Vice President

With nearly ten years in Information Security and five years with the ISSA, I am proud to be a leader of this organization. The rich history of this chapter is unparalleled and the future is very bright. Come be a part of this community and share your experiences with the rest of us.

Sean Roche, CEH


An Information Technology Analyst with eighteen years of experience consulting small and medium size businesses as well as working for a corporation with a 3000 user network. With a true passion for information security I'm constantly thinking of how to mitigate risk with every decision I make. As the newest member of the ISSA-CT board I'm thrilled to plan great events, spread information security awareness, continue to make this chapter thrive and meet your professional needs.