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 

– June 15, 2017  Speaker Brian O’Neill – Detecting & defending against rapidly evolving attacks.

The modern-day attacks taking place can illustrate some new risks and highlight how the old threats are hard to die. We will review the recent attacks that are active in the wild and the learning we can take away from them to best protect our infrastructure.  From the details of the attack vector to a walk-through of the kill chain, we will see what we can learn about modern attacks and how we can defend against them. Additionally, we will cover what we see attacking our global honey pot network and what we can learn from attacks taking place in the wild in real-time.

Brian O’Neill is a long-time web developer and former application security analyst who now spends his time managing products designed to protect organizations from the myriad of threats that exist on the internet.  He’s spent time securing applications for NSYE listed companies and helping to harden organizations all around the globe and has developed products across the spectrum of information security including Application Security, Network Monitoring, Threat Intelligence, SIEM and Offensive Security.



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MAY 18th 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