Our members consist of (ISC)² credentialed professionals who hold either a SSCP, CAP, CSSLP, and/or a CISSP or advanced concentration certification. Our chapter program is focused on sharing knowledge and exchanging ideas among security professionals in the local area.  Ultimately, we want to advance the field of information security by educating practitioners and the public at large on how to protect and defend against security threats.

The current chapter board consists of the following members:

  • President - Tim O'Brien
  • Secretary - Wen Pai Lu
  • Treasurer - Anna Pasupathy
  • Membership Director - Bill Burke
  • Communications Director - Amir Jabri
  • Chapter Advisors - Henry Yeh, Tim Teagarden, Andrew Hicks, Kiran Prakash. John Barchie

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December 2016 Newsletter

Hello chapter members,

We hope everyone had a good thanksgiving, relaxing and full of family. Looking forward to seeing everyone again, another intriguing topic for our meeting – as well as change to the chapter, with board elections.

As has been hinted, we have confirmation that the special guest join us for our January 2016 meeting – of course all will be announced at the December meeting.

Chapter Elections

Here is your opportunity: reluctant to attend meetings for some reason? Would like to see the chapter be better? Your chance to help influence the chapter is by participating in the election – and by running for one of our board positions.
The chapter election will be conducted by the election committee, with the election committee chairperson by Tim Tegarden. Those that are interested in running for or nominating a chapter member for a board position should review our chapter bylaws, attend the meeting, and talk with the election committee chairperson Tim Tegarden. There are chapter board members that are looking to move on, providing an opportunity for chapter members (you, the reader) to focus on areas and efforts of the chapter they feel need improvement.

Further details can be found in our chapter bylaws:

December chapter meeting: Emerging Trends in Cyber Security and Risk Management

This month we have Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala, the Co-Founder and CEO of RiskSense, Inc. talking about the Emerging Trends in Cyber Security and Risk Management; as well as RiskSense being the chapter sponsor for the month of December.

According to Gartner, organizations will spend approximately $92 billion on IT Security in 2016. Despite these investments, new data breaches are disclosed almost on a daily basis.  Keeping abreast of emerging trends in cyber security is essential for securing the expanding attack surface of enterprises and aligning information security plans with business risks. Unfortunately, facing on average hundreds of thousands of vulnerabilities across thousands of machines, puts those security practitioners assigned to identify and remediate these security gaps at an immediate disadvantage. Lengthy dwell times and asynchronous iterations are the result, limiting the effectiveness of any cyber security program. In this ISC2 seminar, renowned cyber security expert Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala will discuss emerging trends in network security, including big data in security, threat and business intelligence as factors to determine cyber risk exposure, and the role of human-interactive machine learning in orchestrating remediation actions.

Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala is co-founder and CEO of RiskSense. He has been researching and developing security technologies for over 15 years, working on malware analytics (focuses on medical control systems and non-traditional computing devices), breach exposure management, Web application security, and enterprise risk reduction. Mukkamala was one of the lead researchers for Computational Analysis of Cyber Terrorism against the U.S. (CACTUS). He has been published in over 120 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of information assurance, malware analytics, digital forensics, data mining, and bio-informatics. He has a patent on Intelligent Agents for Distributed Intrusion Detection System and Method of Practicing. Mukkamala received his Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Madras, before obtaining his Master of Science and Ph.D. in Computer Science from New Mexico Tech.

Location and meeting details can be found on our web site:
Chapter meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month, announced at least a week prior via email and our web site.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Tim O'Brien
President, ISC2 Silicon Valley chapter and
The ISC2 Silicon Valley chapter board members

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