The board of directors for the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)  is comprised of individuals who have not only expressed interest in contributing to the greater good of the Information Security community and the community-at-large, but have also volunteered their time to take action towards achieving this goal. With representation from some of the largest Silicon Valley companies to niche boutiques, we work hard to facilitate fulfillment of our members' objectives.

Feel free to contact the appropriate person from the list below.

Edward Frye

Edward Frye presides over all chapter and board meetings as well as providing general leadership for the chapter. Edward is the CISO for Aryaka Networks, Inc.   Edward has been an information security professional since 2000 providing a wide breadth of expertise in Network and Information Security across many industries including Supply Chain, Telecommunications, Healthcare and Financial Services. 

Mike Skurko

Vice President:

Responsible for bringing in industry speakers and sponsors for the chapter. Working in conjunction with the entire board to ensure the content is relevant to their Information Security career and knowledge.Mike is an information security professional with over 15 years of experience in early phase startups. He is the founder and CEO of Pacific Rim Expert (PRE) based in Silicon Valley, where he connects security solutions and practitioners to the APAC market. Mike is an active member of both the Silicon Valley and San Francisco chapters of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), and a planning committee member with the Cornerstones of Trust where he uses his extensive network to bring dynamic speakers, sponsors, and attendees to the conference.

Dick Hacking


Dick Hacking has been performing security control failure assessments for most of his career. He is currently a QSA performing assessments against PCI DSS requirements for credit card security in small to mid-size businesses. He also regularly performs IT security and governance gap reviews and advises clients on how to expand their security posture. He is also treasurer for the annual Cornerstones of Trust conference.

Andrew Daniels

Membership Director:

Drew is responsible for growing chapter membership, interfacing with International, and keeping track of meeting attendance. If you have an interest in helping grow membership please reach out. Drew has been head of security for several companies over the past 10 years including Shutterfly, ClearSlide and Qubole.  He has over 25 years of total experience.I'm an avid emailer feel free to email

Mary Arakeri

Events Director:

As events director, Mary is responsible for coordinating events for the Silicon Valley ISSA Chapter and working with the San Francisco ISSA, Infraguard, and ISACA on joint events. An information security professional since 2006, her expertise is in program  management, compliance efforts and privacy.

Immanuel Chavoya

Recording Director:

Immanuel is responsible for taking and maintaining minutes of chapter board meeting. Immanuel is a dedicated Security Practitioner with over 10 years of Information Technology experience and 6 years of focused Information Security experience ranging from Security Operation and Threat Intelligence to DevSecOps and Cloud Security Automation.

Michelle Koblas

Communications Director:

Michelle is the Communications Director for the chapter, responsible for keeping the membership informed of events and activities.  With over 25 years experience across Information Security and Information Technology domains, Michelle focuses on establishing strategic, proactive policies, processes, education and architectures to protect information and assets.

Kelly Robertson

Education Director:

Kelly is responsible for the education programs for the SV chapter.  He is responsible for putting together and alerting the chapter of any training opportunities that may be of interest to the chapter.Kelly is currently CEO of SEC Consult America, an information security consultancy based in the Silicon Valley. SEC America focuses on secure application development, external and internal security audits and regulatory compliance for enterprise firms.

Tyler Pinckard

Chapter Webmaster:

Tyler is responsible for Administrative and Technical Management of the web site and SV-ISSA email system for the board. He is currently employed at in a DecSecOps role and has also worked at other companies in roles that include blockchain architect, founding engineer, enterprise sales engineer, satellite engineer, and U.S. Army Officer. He joined the Silicon Valley ISSA in 2019, and was able to use the study program offered by the chapter to get obtain his CISSP certification. 


Directors at Large:

Mark Kadrich

John Donovan