Past Meetings

Building higher confidence in third party cyber risk management

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 6:00pm

Kay Naidu

As more organizations have strengthened their cyber risk management, adversaries have shifted focus to third party ecosystems that historically have weaker defenses. To better manage these challenges, Delta Dental of California has built an adaptable third party risk assurance capability. It uses an innovative approach that tailors rigor and frequency of testing based on the impact and nature of each business relationship. It also incorporates threat intelligence to efficiently allocate valuable talent. Join us to learn how to apply these principles within your organization.

Demystify Machine Learning in Cyber Security & Connect the Dots Through Graph ML

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 6:00pm

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) have become the buzz words for Cyber Security. Everyone is talking about them, as if they are magic black boxes. In this talk, we are going to white-box ML to some extent to understand what is possible with the current generalization of technology in particular for the cyber security field. Furthermore, we will dive into one important example, how we can use Graph ML to better “connecting the dots” and to link multiple individual suspicious activities to understand the big picture of attacks.

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.