Past Meetings

February 2024 Chapter Meeting: Simple Bugs, Catastrophic Impact

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - 5:30pm

Synopsis: Minor oversights in public-facing web applications can lead to major security disasters. This talk will highlight real-life cases where such vulnerabilities, including logic flaws, insecure direct object references (IDOR), and API security lapses, could have resulted in massive data breaches and financial losses. Through interactive hacking demos, the session will illustrate the potential for millions in losses from retail giants and sensitive data exposure, such as passport information leaks.

SV ISSA Board Member Panel - 2023 Cybersecurity in review and 2024 onwards and into the future!

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 - 5:00pm

Mike Skurko will lead a panel discussion consisting of a maximum four people with an all inclusive Q&A to get the audience talking about what they see as crucial to their success in 2024. This includes what they would like to learn and the types of topics at the Silicon Valley ISSA meetings for 2024

Event Timeline

2023 SV ISSA Winter Holiday Event

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 - 5:30pm

Holiday Greetings from the ISSA Silicon Valley Chapter Board

In warm appreciation of our association membership

we invite you to come enjoy food and drinks and network with peers at the

2023 SV-ISSA Winter Holiday Event on December 12, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.

The Oxford Kitchen & Gastropub

195 S Murphy Avenue,

Sunnyvale, CA 94086


Please be sure to RSVP

Space is limited

November Chapter Meeting: Cloud Dinosaur to Cloud Cheetah

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 - 5:00pm

Cloud has a value problem. Cloud’s value is perceived to come from the speed of deployment and security. Then why do cloud journeys take weeks if not months? Or generate a whole host of security and compliance issues, a leaky ship problem? Cloud security, compliance and expertise are at the heart of it. Security risks are high when cloud environments are not deployed properly. We will begin by level setting on current processes, practices and tools that address these risks. We will then discuss the potential future scenarios and practices that will move the needle on cloud security.

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.