Past Meetings

NO MEETING: Join ISSA International @ RSA

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 4:00pm

Location: ISSA booth on the show floor

Food and Drinks provided
4:00 to 6:00 pm

The San Francisco Bay ISSA and Silicon Valley ISSA chapters have teamed up with Cymatic ( and Cowbell Cyber ( to provide an amazing RSA Happy Hour. The event will take place from 6pm - 9pm on Tuesday February 25th. The location of the event will be at Buena Vida! 860 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107. RSVP is required.


Live Audience Recording of CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 6:00pm

Your chapter is hosting a live podcast! Co-hosted by the creator of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Series, David Spark, and Mike Johnson, former CISO of Lyft, this show has quickly become very popular receiving rave reviews from fellow InfoSec professionals.

 Vendor Relationship Podcast

David and Mike's guest for this special recording is Peter Liebert, former CISO for the State of California, and now an independent consultant and commander, cyber operations, California State Guard.

Podcasts - CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast and Series - CISO Series The CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast aims to enlighten and educate listeners on improving security buyer and seller relationships. Whether you’re a buyer, user, or seller of security products, this show is for you. At 30 minutes, this weekly program challenges the co-hosts, guests, and listeners to critique, share true stories, and reveal in hypothetical scenarios.

6:00 PM - Networking and Dinner
6:45 PM - ISSA Chapter Business
7:00 PM - Recording of CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast
7:45 PM - Networking




Inclusion and Diversity in Cybersecurity

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 6:00pm

Innovation in cybersecurity is an ongoing challenge and one that requires both diversity and inclusion for success in this world of limited technical resources. Different perspectives are essential when approaching complex problems. We’re here to define inclusion and diversity, and discuss how to make the security space more inclusive and diverse by encouraging everyone who’s qualified. Together we can learn how inclusion helps keep cybersecurity innovative and disruptive.

Data Protection Legal Frontiers: CCPA, New Information Assurance Laws, and Artificial Intelligence

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 6:00pm

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) inspired the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).  Also, Congress is seriously exploring federal data protection legislation for the first time.  This program will cover the latest US and international security and privacy legal developments.  At the same time, advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence are raising concerns for data protection professionals.

Attorney Stephen Wu, a Silicon Valley Law Group shareholder, book author, and ISSA Journal author, will describe the latest compliance challenges posed by GDPR, CCPA, and new laws, as well as how these new laws apply to AI, Big Data, and the Internet of Things.  He will also cover the promise and threats of artificial intelligence, robotics, and autonomous and connected vehicles.  Takeaways will include strategies for managing data protection and related legal risks caused by these advanced technologies.

What Thought-leading SecDevOps Organizations are ACTUALLY Doing

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 6:00pm

Shift RIGHT to Fix Earlier; What Thought-leading SecDevOps Organizations are ACTUALLY Doing Vendors and firms do a lot of DevOps ‘in name only’. Those really changing their culture are fundamentally changing their risk management paradigm – from one of proactive governance through security assurance to one of continuous collection of security telemetry and resilient delivery pipelines. What does that mean in practice?

What Does "Zero Trust" Mean in Today's Cybersecurity Solutions

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 6:00pm

With today's ever-increasing cyber threat environment, it's more important than ever to take a "Zero Trust" approach to prevention. Learn what common solution providers really do and don't do and why they continue to fail organizations from being breached. Discuss how stakeholders responsible for cybersecurity strategy can take a practical approach to "Zero Trust" prevention.

Cybersecurity & Agility with Network Security Policy Orchestration

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 6:00pm

The agility of DevOps and scalability of the cloud is an incredible combination for the business. New products are brought to market faster than ever before, with infrastructure spun up or down in seconds. However, with this agility and business-created urgency, security is seen as an impediment and often falls by the wayside.