Silicon Valley ISSA Chapter

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.

Our chapter is comprised of over 250 Silicon Valley Information Security Staff, Consultants, Managers, Executives, and other business professionals. Our members come from Small Businesses and Fortune 100 companies. Our demographics are diverse, yet we share the common thread that we understand the criticality of Information Security as an enabler of today's key business objectives and the improvements that will come tomorrow.


Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 11:30

Prevention, detection, and response are the core pillars for any company’s cybersecurity infrastructure. Always prevent what you can, but also have a solid plan for the real-time detection of an inside-the-network attacker and have the tools in place for post-compromise investigations and remediation. Deception is quickly becoming recognized as the most effective and efficient approach to detecting targeted, stolen credential, and ransomware attacks.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 11:30

When it comes to detecting breaches, time is of the essence. The longer a threat actor persists in your environment, the more likely they are to establish a foothold, and walk away with your data. Many attackers will follow a similar attack methodology from target to target, or for every attack they carry out for years. This talk will discuss common indicators of compromise, the value of your own threat intelligence, and how you can spot the unusual behavior that your AV, firewall, or IDS can't.

Latest News

RSA Joint Happy Hour - Silicon Valley and SF Chapters

On March 2, 2016 during the RSA Conference, the Silicon Valley and SF ISSA Chapters will be hosting a Joint Happy Hour from 5 to 7 pm at the Novela located at 662 Mission Street, San Francisco. Our special guest will be Michael Aisenberg, Principal Cyber Security Counsel of THE MITRE Corporation. This event is sponsored byTrapX Security. If you plan to attend, RSVP to board at sv-issa dot org.


SV-ISSA Board Elections

The following positions are up for re-election:  President, Membership, Education, Recording, Events and Webmaster. 
The key dates are:
1/19 – Nominations open
2/16 – Nominations close
2/23 – Elections open
3/8 – Elections close
3/15 – Certified results are announced


Cornerstones of Trust

Cornerstones of Trust is the Bay Area's premier, community-driven conference to help security practitioners and leaders raise their level of thinkng about how to balance technology risks with business opportunities.

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