Welcome to Boise ISSA
The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)® is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members. View our Boise Chapter Bylaws 2009 for more information.
President: Vince Skinner
Vince Skinner is the AVP of Security for the largest financial firm based in the northwest, D.A. Davidson & Co.; where he leads the development, implementation and management of the organization’s corporate information and physical security strategy and program. He is also an adjunct instructor at Boise State University and ITT-Technical Institute; teaching classes in IT Audit and Information Systems Security. He also holds the following certifications: CISSP, CISM, CISA, MCSE.
Fulcanelli “Fuli” Chavez is currently working as a Security Operations Analyst for a DA Davidson, a financial services company primarily in the west US. He has over 20 years experience in Information Technology alongside over 15 years experience in Information Security. Additionally to his current position, he has been a consultant, manager, and postsecondary educator. As an educator, Fuli has been an instructor and program chair for accredited associate and bachelor level degrees in IT and IS. He helped define the direction of these degrees through both high level input and curriculum development. As a consultant, he has provided a variety of IT and IS consulting to small companies primarily in the Boise area. He has an MS in Engineering and BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington, and holds several IT/IS certifications including CISSP and MCSE.
Treasurer: Michael Stanton
Michael is an instructor in the School of Information Technology at the Boise campus of ITT Technical Institute. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York; an MBA from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA; and a Master’s degree in Information Technology from American Intercontinental University, Chicago, IL. Graduating from West Point in 1973, Michael was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force and spent the next 28 years as a frontline combat aviator in a variety of missions, including electronic combat, air superiority, air defense, surface attack, and reconnaissance. He is a graduate of the Air Force Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun) and was a member of the initial cadre of aviators in the EF-111A Tactical Jamming System program. Teaching in the Information Systems Cybersecurity program at ITT Tech, Michael’s passion is in the areas of infrastructure (router, switch) security, data security and compliance.
Membership: Justin Courtial
Justin Courtial is a Cyber Security Consultant for Idaho Power Company, an electric utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution, sale and purchase of electric energy, that has a service territory of some 24,000 square miles in Southern Idaho and Eastern Oregon. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Washington State University in Management Information Systems and holds the following security related certifications: CISSP, CEH, Security+, and CSSA (Certified SCADA Security Architect).
Communications: Rachel Zahn
Webmaster: Ken Dunham
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Ken Dunham has nearly two decades of experience on the front lines of information security. He current works on an incident response team for iSIGHT Partners. Formerly Mr. Dunham led training efforts as a contactor for the USAF for U-2 reconnaissance, Warthog Fighter, and Predator (UAV) programs. Concurrently he also authored top websites and freeware anti-virus and other software, and taught at multiple levels on a diverse range of topics. He is also the author of multiple books, is a regular columnist, and has authored thousands of incident and threat reports over the past two decades. He holds a Masters of Teacher Education and several certifications: CISSP, GCFA (forensics), GCIH Gold (Honors) (incident handling), GSEC (network security), and GREM (reverse engineering). He is also the founder and former President of Idaho InfraGard and Boise ISSA, is a member of multiple security organizations globally. In 2012 Mr. Dunham was awarded the esteemed ISSA International Fellow status reserved for two percent of security experts globally within the organization.