Category Archives: Events

Happy Hour: RSA 2016 Happy Hour @ Restaurant Volta

Date: March xx, 2016
Happy Hour @ Volta SF
Whether you’re planning to attend this year’s conference or not, join us for a Happy Hour of networking and discussions, Thursday March 3rd. We’ll be gathering for drinks and appetizers at San Francisco’s newest and highly rated restaurant Volta. Volta is located in very close proximity to the Moscone Center, where the RSA Conference is held. The chapter sponsors appetizers and a drink, hope to see you soon!

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Holiday Party 2016: (ISC)2 San Francisco Chapter Holiday Party @ Hawthorne

(ISC)2 San Francisco Chapter 2015 Holiday Party

Join us December 9th at Hawthorn Cocktail Lounge for our (ISC)2 San Francisco Chapter Holiday Party!  We’re having a traditional Spanish Paella party, with a large bubbling pan cooked in front of us while we sip cocktails and nibble on tapas.


We invite our members and their guests for networking, holiday mingling, and social camaraderie! We have again invited the local Bay Area Chapter of the High Technology Crime Investigations Association (HTCIA) to join us.  We’re looking forward to catching up on their chapter activities. Please visit HTCIA’s website for more information about them.

Hawthorn Cocktail lounge is a swanky, newly remodeled venue blocks away from Union Square and near Montgomery Street BART station. Your registration will help supplement chapter funds so we can have plenty of food and drink available for everyone. Please be sure to register so that we can expect you.


Registration will provide the following:
  • Catered paella & tapas dinner
  • Two drinks
  • Evening of networking and fun with fellow members and professionals

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Security Salon: Dinner at Oakland’s Grocery Café

Date: August 27, 2015

For our next event, we are offering the unique opportunity to share a dinner and casual conversation with an in-the-trenches large company leader of security compliance. 

Why Do Enterprise IT Security Projects Fail?
(And What You Can Do About It)

Hear Doug Meier, Director, GRC at Pandora present this topic, and then capitalize on the opportunity to pick his brain when his mouth is full on his day-to-day challenges and his outlook on the future of security.  

Dinner will be an elaborate prix fixe of unusual Burmese dishes with such proteins as quail, duck, and lamb paired with carefully chosen wines and beverages.  The owner of this restaurant grows championship chilies behind the restaurant; so for you hot-heads, you can singe your palates with exquisite hot condiments.  We will have a nice dessert to finish.  You will leave stuffed – belly and cranium.  We will need to limit the number of attendees, so register ASAP.  All inclusive: $45 for Chapter members and $50 for guests.


Doug Meier, Director, GRC at Pandora

Doug has 20+ years of experience designing, staffing, and managing Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Security, Information Security, IT GRC, and related programs for Silicon Valley Internet companies. He likes the daily challenge of directing teams of talented people on critical business initiatives. He likes the excitement of bringing talented people together to solve business problems. And he enjoys working independently on program planning, security research and investigation, and vendor technology assessment and evaluation.  Doug defines teamwork as taking ownership of problems and solutions, taking responsibility for communicating, and following through until the job is done. That’s the main reason he has been successful in a range of corporate cultures in Silicon Valley, from start-up to global enterprise.