Events Calendar

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The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is a not-for-profit international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides education forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members.

Next ISSA Meeting
Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report

Guest Speaker:

Araceli Gomes, Subject Matter Expert -- Cybersecurity, Intelligence, and Investigations 


Araceli has enjoyed a 15-year career in Information Security, advancing security technologies and programs across the organizational continuum in financial services, defense and aerospace, telecommunications, and other Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR) arenas. She currently serves as a cybersecurity strategist and subject matter expert for Verizon, providing strategic security expertise to leadership teams within the Verizon constituency, and counseling global security organizations on best practices in the prevention of advanced attacks and data theft.

Araceli has held a range of technical and leadership positions prior to joining Verizon, as Strategic Security Advisor for a Fortune 100 software company, Platform Engineering Director at a fortune 500 defense contractor, Chief Information Security Officer for a multinational financial services and payment card processing organization, and Chief Security and Privacy Officer at a market-leading content delivery network. Her security career began in Internet security architecture where she designed early-adoption DDoS, extrusion prevention, and network forensics solutions for Internet backbone and peering providers.

Araceli has experience working with technical teams up to the C-Suite, focusing her background in cyber security strategy, mergers and acquisitions, investigations, network and computer forensics, and privacy on the evangelism of information security concepts across diverse enterprise and industry groups. Araceli holds professional information security certifications in privacy, leadership, and computer forensics, and serves on IEEE Cybersecurity SIGs and ISSA boards locally and nationally.


The 2014 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report: 63,000 Incidents, 50 Contributors, 9 Patterns.

Now in its seventh year of publication, the Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) analyzes more than 1,300 confirmed data breaches, and for the first time, more than 63,000 reported security incidents that don't result in breaches to offer a better understanding of the cybersecurity landscape. The 2014 DBIR, compiling data from 50 different global contributors, found that 92 percent of the 100,000 security incidents analyzed over the past 10 years can be traced to nine basic attack patterns that vary from industry to industry, with an average of just three of the nine patterns covering 72 percent of the incidents in any given industry. Verizon's analysis and report builds a clear picture of the elements involved in the average breach: victim, culprit, target, attack and chase.

This year's report demonstrates that while the cybersecurity threat landscape is complex, organizations of all types can apply advanced security analytics to mitigate and manage the potential impacts of cyber threats, and the new approach for this year's DBIR makes it easier for organizations to understand the threats they face. Reporting findings by industry and incident classification helps practitioners and leaders focus their security strategy more effectively, aiding in the prescription and alignment of more impactful defenses.

SDISSA VP and industry veteran Araceli Gomes will identify the key takeaways from the report and how organizations can use the report to improve their own information security program.

Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Dave and Buster's - Irvine
71 Fortune Dr., Irvine, CA 92618

Online Registration Fee:
ISSA/OC Members who RSVP and Pay online: $15
Non-Members who RSVP and Pay online: $20
Online Registration Closes Wednesday at 6:00 pm, January 7

At the Door Fee:
ISSA/OC Members who pay at the Door: $20
Non-Members who pay at the door: $25

Credit cards accepted online only
Cash or check at the door, no credit cards accepted.

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Local Events
01/08/15  - Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report
11/13/14  - Five bad guy categories and their differing methods, aims and threats
10/30/14  - 29th Annual Security Symposium
09/11/14  - CISO Panel

30th Annual Security Symposium

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