Past Meetings

September 2023 ISSA Meeting: Agile Cloud Security for an Agile Cloud Strategy

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 - 5:00pm

The cloud and digital transformation have fundamentally changed the way organizations build and run business applications. Companies are running massive amounts of critical workloads while storing personal and sensitive information in their cloud-native environments, making them valuable targets for bad actors. Attackers are using stolen credentials, supply chain attacks, and other forms of advanced attacks to gain access to data and applications in the cloud.

Formal Methods and a mathematical proof of zero bugs in code

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 - 5:00pm

Formal methods play a crucial role in raising the security and safety level of firmware, which is an essential component of modern computing systems. Firmware, being the low-level software responsible for controlling hardware devices, presents unique challenges due to its direct interaction with critical system functionalities. This talk highlights the importance of employing formal methods as a means to enhance the security and safety aspects of firmware development.

Mastering the Art of Storytelling in Cybersecurity: Communicating Your Message with Impact

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 - 5:00pm

Abstract: In the world of cybersecurity, communicating complex technical information to stakeholders can be a daunting task. As highly technical practitioners, it can be challenging to convey the importance of new projects, request additional resources, or persuade stakeholders to take action. However, mastering the art of storytelling can help you convey your message with impact, clarity, and inspiration.

March 2023 SV-ISSA Chapter Meeting - SecOps Maturity: Business Intel for the Boardroom

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 - 5:00pm

You can’t improve what you don’t measure.   To mature your security operations program, you need to evaluate its effectiveness.  But this is a task many organizations still struggle with when it comes to collection, detection, and response. If showing the effectiveness of your security operations is a challenge, it might be time to re-evaluate your KPIs and your ability to measure them in order to communicate to your board the metrics that drive programmatic gains in your secops practices. 


Event Timeline

5 pm Networking

February 2023 SV-ISSA Chapter Meeting - Panel: The Need to Understand Cyber Risk Quantification (CRQ) to Prioritize Risk

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 5:00pm

Cyber Risk Quantification (CRQ) and benefits of prioritizing risk for business decision-making.

Gartner says it best: “Faced with increasing board scrutiny and executive demand for cybersecurity
services, security and risk management (SRM) leaders are turning to cyber-risk quantification (CRQ) to
communicate risk, aid enterprise decision making and prioritize cybersecurity risks with greater