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.


Pavi Ramamurthy


Pavi has over two decades years of experience working in the software and security sector. Pavi recently was CISO at Upstart and prior, Pavi served as Global Head of Security at Anaplan where she was responsible for driving and managing security initiatives across the corporate and product platforms as well as governance, risk and compliance. Previously, she served as Senior Manager of Information Security at LinkedIn, Manager of Product Security & Vulnerability Research at VMware, and held senior technical positions at Determina, Vitria Technology, and 3Com Corporation. She is a Board Member of the Bay Area CSO Council and Co-Author of Purple Book, a collection of top security leaders’ perspectives, best practices, and case studies. She was also instrumental in founding The Purple Book Community, a network of security leaders and practitioners dedicated to improving software security by creating awareness, sharing challenges, and promoting best practices.  Pavi holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Madras in India and a master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University in California.


Victor Chang

Membership Director:

Responsible for growing and promoting the membership base for the chapter, Victor has over 20 years of experience working in startups in SaaS, payments, cybersecurity, and autonomous driving technology. He has held leadership positions at Amdocs and Meta (Facebook), including the CISO role at Vubiquity, media subsidiary of Amdocs, working with major Hollywood Studios and major streaming providers. He is currently Head of IT, Compliance, and Enterprise Security at a fast-growing startup that focuses on IoT security in industrial controls and operational technologies. Xage is helping clients in oil and gas, water management, and the US government to secure critical infrastructure via the Xage security fabric and the Zero Trust IAM platform. In addition to his role at Xage, Victor is advising multiple early-stage startups in cybersecurity, AI infrastructure, and DevOps automation. He has partnerships with multiple Silicon Valley Venture Funds to advise portfolio companies and work closely with Plug and Play Tech Center, a startup accelerator headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Victor volunteers his time at the nonprofit Pocket Security as Director of Security Assessments to help secure other nonprofits in need of raising their cybersecurity maturity. This volunteer role enables Victor to further apply his passion for cybersecurity to nonprofits in need of security assessment, cybersecurity awareness training, and vCISO advisory services. 


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 as Senior Engineering Manager - Devops & Security at SupportLogic, where he leads DevOps, Security, Infrastructure, and IT for the company. He has also worked at in other roles at other companies that include devsecops, 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