Our Mission

The Texas Coastal Bend Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is a non-profit organization of information security professionals and practitioners.  Texas Coastal Bend ISSA provides education forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities which enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members. 

This Chapter is affiliated with the international ISSA organization, conforms to its professional and organizational guidelines, and supports the ISSA Code of Ethics. We encourage our members to pursue and maintain formal security certifications in their chosen fields and offer training opportunities to help members meet requirements for continuing education.

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Upcoming Events 

– November 16, 2017  Speaker Chris Boykin – Connected – More Connected = Less Secure

In today’s world, everything is connected to everything else.  From our computers, to our phones, to our houses and cars, to our watches.  This connectivity provides a great conveniences to our lives, but in turn provide great threats as well. 

Join Chris Boykin on a journey through the past and into the future, as he explores the technologies of old to the Internet of Things.  Learn how a more connected world translates to a less secure one and the steps we can take to protect ourselves and our organizations.

Explore how to have “More Connected = Secure”

Chris Boykin joined Future Com in 2010 via its acquisition of the Houston based company he founded in 2002, Got Net Security.  Chris has been in the IT industry for over 20 years in various roles, including network and security consulting and different levels of management.  Starting his career as an electronics technician, he eventually worked his way into networking, where he obtained the coveted CCIE certification.  He has spent the last 14 years focusing on IT Security, where he has led teams of highly skilled consultants to provide solutions to enterprises and small-to-medium businesses.  Chris is currently the Chief Technology Officer for Future Com, and regularly speaks and sits on expert panels at industry conventions and trade shows.



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November 16th Luncheon Schedule

11:30-11:55 Registration and networking

11:50-1200 Opening speech and ISSA information

12:00-1245 Lunch/speaker 

12:45-1:00 Q&A 

1:00-1:15 Closing remarks, raffle