Past Meetings

Modernize your endpoint security – No silver bullets , you need an Arsenal

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 11:30am

Modernize your endpoint security – No silver bullets , you need an Arsenal !

The threat landscape is evolving at furious pace. One sinister attack after the other has wreaked havoc across businesses , governments , banks , hospitals & utilities…Is the worst over or is there more to come ?

Join Deepak Kolingivadi , Group Product Manager at Bitdefender to learn about

July 2017 - Next Gen Threats vs. Next Gen Security

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 11:30am

From ransomware to rootkits, old school security cannot keep pace with today’s advanced attacks. Learn why these threats work and how to protect against them.

Prevent: stop ransomware before it strikes by addressing the attack methods of attacks used by advanced persistent threats
Detect: quickly and easily detect and isolate attacks
Respond: laser in on critical alerts and address them with simple to understand security intelligence

Critical Criteria to Ensure Cloud Workload Security

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 11:30am

Modern elastic cloud infrastructure is fundamentally breaking traditional security approaches. Public cloud has no natural perimeter and network segmentation leaving individual cloud servers exposed. In private cloud, malicious East-West traffic inside the network is a serious threat. As new workloads are added and retired dynamically, change control is difficult, and updating granular firewall rules and security policies becomes a risky, manual process. Join us and learn the 6 Critical Criteria to secure your public, private or hybrid cloud – on-demand, anywhere, at any scale.


DDoS, password policies, and spam: What do they all have in common?

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 11:30am

DDoS, password policies, and spam: it's 2017 and they're still a thing, and still annoying. We'll be focusing on DDoS, examining what constitutes an effective attack today and what the industry is doing about it. Spam has by and large been relegated to an annoyance; will we ever get to that point with DDoS? Can we do better and actually eliminate some attack types such as volumetric? We'll take a closer look at some of the industry-wide collaboration that is underway to make DDoS as mundane as spam and as effective as Nigerian 419 scams.

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Adversarial Alignment: Train Like You Fight

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 11:30am

We know that passing audit and owning a shelf full of products is no inoculation against being hacked, but why?  What creates that gap between the penetration test we pay for, and the ones attackers run against us everyday?  Using real world examples and a Q&A session with a hacker we’ll discuss strategies for aligning the adversary you train for with the one you actually face.

2016 Holiday Gathering

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 5:00pm

GREETINGS ONE AND ALL GOOD COMPANY OF FRIENDS, COLLEAGUES, DELICIOUS FOOD, & HOLIDAY CHEER!!!! The Holiday Season is here. To begin the Season, in traditional style, we invite you to join the Silicon Valley Chapter ISSA for our Annual Holiday Gathering. Bring your colleagues and friends.