Hello Members and Guests.

The next SFBay ISSA Chapter meeting will be on June 9th, 2021 at 4pm Pacific Time. The presentation topic is "DNS - Transitioning from an Attack Vector to a Security Control", led by Steve Salo. We look forward to our great members and guests to attending this meeting

Thank you Glilot Capital Partners

SFBay ISSA wants to thank Glilot for their amazing Venture Capitalist showcase that occurred on June 1, 2021. Dorin Baniel, Head of Value Creation, Glilot Capital Partners, did a terrific job of providing an overview of the Israeli Venture Capitalist environment. It was great to see the interaction with members and leaders of the security community along with the founders of some amazing companies.


The San Francisco Bay Area ISSA organization wants to thank everyone who attended as well as the groups that participated in the Technology Workforce Collaborative summit, techwc.org. If you were not able to attend, you can view the summit here,

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Chapter Virtual Meeting

June 9, 2021

When: June 9, 2021
Time: 04:00 PM Pacific Time
Presenter: Steve Salo, Principal Solutions Architect, Infoblox

Topic: DNS - Transitioning from an Attack Vector to a Security Control

Meeting Agenda: (All times Pacific)

04:00 PM - 04:45 PM: Welcome/Meet & Greet
04:45 PM - 05:00 PM: Chapter Business
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM: DNS - Transitioning from an Attack Vector to a Security Control

DNS - Transitioning from an Attack Vector to a Security Control
The Domain Name System (DNS) has long been a recognized attack target. Today, with 90% of malware leveraging DNS at various stages of the cyber kill chain, DNS has also become a top attack vector. However, the tables can be turned on the threat actors by leveraging DNS and the associated DNS platform as an efficient and effective security control. Evolution: Automated threat analysis using an open source tool(pytm). We will talk through the making of pytm and then do a demo.

Speaker Biography
Steve has been at Infoblox since 2010 and is currently a Principal Solutions Architect in the Bay Area. Steve is team lead within Infoblox’s Security Virtual Team and is a certified Infoblox Threat Intelligence Advisor, CISSP, and CCSP. Prior to joining Infoblox, Steve was a Network Engineer for a large financial firm for over a decade and also managed DNS and other platforms for a regional ISP in the late 90s and early 2000s

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SFBay ISSA Board

President: Jimmy Sanders
Vice President: Patrick Huber
Programs Director: Kimberly Quan
Communications Director: Hakeem Oseni
Treasurer: R. Daniel Lee
Membership Director: Terry Quan
Recording Secretary: Shimon Modi

To contact all board members, please email:  board at sfbay dot issa dot org

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We want to thank everyone who attended and the groups that participated in the April 2021, Technology Workforce Collaborative summit. If you were not able to attend, you can view the summit here, https://youtu.be/Bl25cN4DPqw

The SF Bay ISSA partnered with the following groups the event,

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The SF Bay ISSA chapter has held its 2021 board elections.
Congratulations to the elected SFBay ISSA Board Members.

Vice President - Patrick Huber
Treasurer - R. Daniel Lee
Membership Director - Terry Quan
Communications Director - Hakeem Oseni

Looking for Great Speakers

The SFBay ISSA Chapter is always looking for great presenters. If you or your company have a presentation or a topic of interest, please contact vicepresident [at] sfbay.issa.org with the proposed title, abstract, and speaker biography. The presentation cannot be a "sales/product pitch." However, it is okay for the speaker to take a minute or two to establish their expertise in the area and the company at which they work." The presentation should last no more than 45 minutes excluding a 10-15 minute question and answer session.

About the SF Bay Area ISSA Chapter


ISSA is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization providing a forum for education, publications, and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skills, and professional growth of its members. A goal of the ISSA is to promote the best practices that will ensure availability, integrity, and confidentiality of organizational resources. The purpose of the SF Bay Area ISSA chapter is to have a local venue for interacting with your colleagues in the security profession.

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