Past Meetings

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.

Accelerating Security Response - How to Outpace the Noise

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 11:30am

Over 90% of security executives reported that manual and informal processes between Security & IT hindered their security incident response capabilities.  Come join your peers to discuss security incident response best practices and how response teams are optimizing their response practices to compress the time to identify and contain security incidents and vulnerabilities.