What is the ISSA you say?
It is the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and its possibly holding a meeting in a location near you.
Why does this matter you ask?
Because the individuals that meet in the individual chapters around the world are literally deciding what corporations and governments worldwide do to secure their data.
Things ISSA Chapters Do:
- Technology based seminars
- Security Panel Discussions
- Security Education
- Assist government in defining standards and policy
- Share security challenges with other ISSA members
What’s the news?
Many of you may not know this, but in January of 2009 McAfee became the central hub for the Silicon Valley Chapter of the ISSA. The Silicon Valley chapter is the 7th largest ISSA chapter in the World (over 300 members). Late in 2008 the Silicon Valley chapter was looking for a new meeting place to hold their chapter meetings. After careful consideration, the ISSA board selected McAfee’s Headquarters as their meeting venue for the duration of 2009. So far, we’ve had two excellent meetings here at McAfee and the food and meeting topics have been great.
McAfee has dedication and commitment to the security community and of course. Most recognize that becoming a thought leader not only takes technological innovation, but also good relationships and hard work with progressive minded organizations and people whose mission is also tackling today’s most challenging security problems. The ISSA is one of those progressive organizations and I am a proud participant and personally encourage others to become a part of it.
I’d like to thank ISSA board members J.J. Thompson, Harry Bing-You, Nancy Bianco and the rest of the ISSA board for selecting McAfee for their 2009 meeting location.
Hope to see you at the next meeting!