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Hello Members and Guests.

We are very exciting to be able to have two great authors on Risk, Izar Tarandach and Matthew Coles for our next Chapter meeting. Our next Chapter meeting is May 19, 2021, starting at 4pm Pacific Time. The presentation topic is "Threat Modeling: A Manifesto And Some Code". The crux of the talk is "Threat Modeling: why we think it matters for you, and why we wrote a book about it." Register in advance for this amazing presentation by industry thought leaders: Register Here.

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, https://youtu.be/Bl25cN4DPqw

Chess and cybersecurity share some commonalities that we can look at in thinking about greater resilience for our organizations. RSA 2021 is May 17-20, 2021 with the theme of Resilience. Hear Jimmy Sanders of President of SFBay ISSA discuss his thoughts on that and more in his Keynote Conversation with Angela Weinman for RSA Conference 2021, https://www.rsaconference.com/en/usa

Congratulations to the elected SFBay ISSA Board Members

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


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Chapter Virtual Meeting

May 19, 2021

When: May 19, 2021
Time: 04:00 PM Pacific Time
Presenter: Izar Tarandach & Matthew Coles

Topic: Threat Modeling: A Manifesto And Some Code

Meeting Agenda: (All times Pacific)

04:00 PM - 04:20 PM: Welcome/Meet & Greet
04:45 PM - 05:00 PM: Chapter Business
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM: Presentation and Discussion - Threat Modeling: A Manifesto And Some Code


Topic
Threat Modeling: why we think it matters for you, and why we wrote a book about it. Modeling: how to model your system in an expressive way Eliciting threats: what are some of the major approaches in use? How can it be done closer to the developer and at Agile speed? The Threat Modeling Manifesto: the distilled wisdom of dozens of collected years of threat modeling, in an easily consumable format - why it was written, what it is, and how can you benefit from it? 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
Matthew Coles (he/him) is a security professional focused on the security of physical devices and the ecosystems and processes that enable them to operate. He has an advanced degree in Computer Science from WPI, and maintains a CSSLP certification.

Izar Tarandach (he/him) has peeked and poked at security from various sides over the last couple of decades, currently focusing on modern SDLC's and how AppSec extrapolates onto the larger scheme of Security. He has a MSc in Computer Science/Security from Boston U.

Izar and Matt have collaborated on security techniques and training for the past 10 years, co-authoring a book on Threat Modeling, and an open source threat modeling automation system, pytm.

How do I join ISSA?

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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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Keynote Speaker: Richard Stiennon
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Date: May 25, 2021
Time: 8AM to 6PM Pacific Time

 

 


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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,

Technology Workforce Collaborative

https://www.icmcp.org/bay-area
https://bayict.org/
http://www.eachoneteachone.is/
https://isc2-eastbay-chapter.org/
https://www.oocio.org/
https://sv-issa.org/
https://usintechnology.com/
https:www.womeninediscovery.org/

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News & Events


Chess and cybersecurity share some commonalities that we can look at in thinking about greater resilience for our organizations. RSA 2021 is May 17-20, 2021 with the theme of Resilience. Hear Jimmy Sanders of President of SFBay ISSA discuss his thoughts on that and more in his Keynote Conversation with Angela Weinman for RSA Conference 2021, https://www.rsaconference.com/en/usa

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


Silicon Valley ISSA

The Silicon Valley ISSA Chapter https://sv-issa.org/ holds its meetings on the Third Tuesday of the month. The next SV ISSA Chapter meeting will be on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM PDT. The topic will be "Trending Malware Families and Techniques used to Evade Detection". You can register for the event here


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


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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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