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, September 15, 2015 - 11:30

With the exponential growth of data generation, sharing and collection stemming from new digital business models fueled by Big Data, cloud computing and the Internet of Things, we are setting the stage for an almost limitless ability to identify trends, satisfy customer needs and improve business performance. We are also creating a cybercriminal's paradise as the old perimeter-based model of data security based on finding malware and data leaks has become woefully inadequate at protecting all possible data access points and data stores.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 11:30

There is a perception that if an enterprise adopts a cloud service (Salesforce, Google Apps, Office 365, Box), the provider will take care of security. However, under the shared responsibility model, enterprises are actually responsible for access to and usage of corporate data in the cloud. In this session, we will explore real-world customer data on cloud usage, risks and new cloud threats. We will explore the emergence of cloud access security brokers, and the variety of controls and considerations related to cloud security.

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Special Thanks to Maura and Adobe

The Silicon Valley chapter of the ISSA would like to extend a special thanks to Adobe and Maura Jones for sponsoring the location for our CISSP Review classes. We had a successful review class made possible by Maura, who is our primary contact at Adobe, a member and volunteer for this chapter. Your assistance and support is greatly appriciated.


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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