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, April 18, 2017 - 11:30am

DDoS, password policies, and spam: it's 2017 and they're still a thing, and still annoying. We'll be focusing on DDoS, examining what constitutes an effective attack today and what the industry is doing about it. Spam has by and large been relegated to an annoyance; will we ever get to that point with DDoS? Can we do better and actually eliminate some attack types such as volumetric? We'll take a closer look at some of the industry-wide collaboration that is underway to make DDoS as mundane as spam and as effective as Nigerian 419 scams.

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Latest News

Thank you SANS

The Silicon Valley Chapter of ISSA would like to extend a very warm thank you to SANS for inviting us to participate in their Bonus Sessions and allowing us to Piggyback on their event at the Crown Plaza Silicon Valley in Milpitas this week.

Board Election Time

It is time to elect a few positions for the Silicon Valley Chapter ISSA board of directors.

Open positions are:

  • Vice President
  • Membership Director
  • Communications Director
  • Treasurer

The current timeline is:

  • 1/17 - Establish nominating committee and solicit nominations
  • 2/21 – Nomination Committee announces nominations
  • 2/28 – Ballots are distributed
  • 3/14 – Election is closed
  • 3/21 – Results are announced

Send your nomitations to



Contact Us

The SV-ISSA board welcomes all suggestions and feedback from its members.

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