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.

Join SV-ISSA. and Join our mailing list.

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 6:00pm

Historically, fraud detection and cybersecurity have been separate disciplines with unique objectives and approaches. But as criminal organizations seek to take advantage of online tools for fraudulent campaigns, they’ve created integrated techniques that encompass elements of both domains. Therefore, professionals charged with defending corporate networks and assets must also come together to defend against these shared adversaries.

Latest News

Past President John Millican - Celebration of Life

John Milican

John Millican was a dear friend and influential member of the Bay Area Information Security Profession. If you knew John like we do, you would know he would want us to celebrate his legacy. We have set up a virtual meeting room to laugh and chat about John and to pay respects. The event will occur on Friday, September 18th, 2020, from 5:30-7:00pm

Millican Celebration
Time: Sep 18, 2020 5:30PST - 7:00PST

John was the past president for the Silicon Valley ISSA Chapter, as well as members of the San Francisco ISSA Chapter, Infragard, Office of the CIO, as well as other organizations. John was the first person to be certified by the SANS Institute in the assessment and implementation of the Council of CyberSecurity Twenty Critical Security Controls.

John was invested in making a positive impact in the lives of others, especially for our future generations. He worked tirelessly and generously as a key contributor to the CIO Scholarship Fund to teach and mentor students, provide his industry experience and wisdom, and to raise funds for economically disadvantaged students. John often went above and beyond in doing what was expected and asked of him. John had a quick and sharp wit that would make you laugh and sometimes question your sanity. He was always working on improving the security community as well as improving his understanding of the world. John will truly be missed by his friends and colleagues, who know him to be: dedicated, dependable, devoted, generous and kind, always willing to help, and passionate about enriching the futures of our students. He will truly be missed.

In addition, a Go Fund Me Campaign has been set up to memorialize John and assist his family during this tragic and unexpected time:




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.

For more information visit

Current Job Postings

Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 9:48am


Contact Us

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

Please email us at