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The role of information security executive continues to be defined and redefined as the integration of business and technology as it evolves. While these new positions gain more authority and responsibility, peers must form a collaborative environment to foster knowledge and influence that will shape the profession.

The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) recognizes this need and created the exclusive CISO Executive Membership program to give executives an environment to achieve mutual success. Connecting professionals to a large network of peers, valuable information, and top industry experts the program is a functional resource for members to advance personal and industry understanding of critical issues in information security.

The CISO Executive Forum is a peer-to-peer event. The unique strength of this event is that members can feel free to share concerns, successes, and feedback in a peer only environment.

Golden Gate Bridge

Save the Date: February 22-23, 2020

Marines Memorial Club and Hotel
San Franciso, California

ISSA CISO Executive Members

Complimentary meeting registration and 1 complimentary night of hotel accommodations.

CISO Member is responsible for making his or her own hotel reservations. Reservations must be made at the host hotel in the ISSA room block to qualify for complimentary one (1) night lodging.

To reserve your room, visit to make your hotel reservations. Upon choosing Book Your Stay , enter code 123 under “Offer Code” section. Attendees may also call direct at 800-562-7462 or 415-673-6672 and ask for ISSA CISO Meeting 2020 group rate. Attendees may also e-mail reservation requests to

Returning Guests

Registration for eligible returning guests is $400 (attendance is subject to approval).

Upon verification of eligibility, guest will be invoiced for the $400 registration fee.

First-Time Guests

Registration for eligible first-time guests is complimentary (attendance is subject to approval).


Please contact Lisa  O’Connell at ISSA International Headquarters @ 1 (703) 382-8196

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Past CISO Executive Forum Events

Conversations with the Business: Articulating the Value of the Security Program

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - October 1 @ 7:30 pm EDT (US)

This ISSA CISO Executive Forum will introduce you to various methods which cyber security leaders and risk managers incorporate as useful metrics to implement, track, and manage a successful information and cyber security program.

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Disruptive and Emerging Technologies – Staying Ahead of the Risk

August 4 @ 5:00 pm - August 5 @ 6:30 pm EDT (US)

This ISSA Executive CISO Forum will introduce topics that will get you uniquely informed and updated on today’s advanced technology trends that are impacting your business. We will also discuss how to produce a strategic plan to minimize risk and stay ahead of rapid change and of the competition.

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No Rest for the Weary: The Continued Convergence of Privacy and Security

June 13 @ 8:00 am - June 14 @ 5:00 pm EDT (US)

This June we provide you an opportunity to learn from industry experts and explore the ever-changing and dynamic world at the intersection of Privacy and Security! The ISSA Executive Forum series is proud to be partnering with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)…

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Innovation and Technology, Escape From RSA

March 2 @ 8:00 pm - March 3 @ 9:15 pm EST (US)

This is a CISO and security practitioner-driven event focused on benefiting our CISO members and qualified guests. The ISSA CISO Executive Forum is your chance to escape from the blizzard of buzzwords to meet up with your cyber-security and risk management peers, industry experts, and specially selected security vendors in a relaxed and confidential environment. We discuss real security programs, share real-world scenarios, and learn from each other.

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Security, Legal & Privacy Collaboration

October 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - October 19, 2018 @ 6:15 pm EDT (US)

Privacy has moved to the forefront of a global stage. Response to data breaches is often coordinated through legal departments to protect privilege. Increasing global regulations drives changes to Information Security and Privacy practices. Join your Information Security, Legal and Privacy leadership peers to discuss timely issues in these areas.

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DevOps: Developing Secure Applications in an Insecure World

August 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - August 17, 2018 @ 6:15 pm EDT (US)

DevOps practices focus on building quality into the code, on automated testing and on a culture of continuous improvement that leads to improved security, stability and throughput. Using continuous deployment techniques, DevOps practitioners have found a way to improve both speed and stability in the systems they support but developing applications quickly may introduce security issues. We will dive into the concept of DevOps to improve application development processes while ensuring the applications are secure, stable and resilient.

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