About Us

(ISC)² North Bay Chapter is an affiliate organization of (ISC)2 based in Novato/Santa Rosa, California and serves to promote the awareness of Information Security throughout the North Bay, Marin and Sonoma Counties. Our mission is to promote diversity and inclusion in the field of Information Security, and to leverage the thought leadership of information security community to remove career barriers for women and minorities in cybersecurity by providing mentorship and coaching programs. 

Our chapter program provides members a forum to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas, opportunities for leadership and professional skills, and a voice for the advancement of information systems security.  Our members enjoy benefits including discounts on events, merchandise and services, networking, educational and mentoring opportunities and voting privileges. Additionally, members have access to privileged information regarding employment, research, institutional knowledge of information security, chapter information and much more…


Our members consist of individuals interested in the information security field and be either an (ISC)2 members and un-credentialed members. Our chapter program is focused on sharing knowledge and exchanging ideas among cybersecurity professionals in the local area.  

We are asking for a $50 annual donation for membership.  Since we are a non-profit your donation is tax deductible and we use the donations to hire quality speakers, on chapter expenses and for 1-2 in-person meeting a year for rental space, food, and drinks.   To join our chapter check membership requirements  


Our member meetings are held on invite (Monthly or Bi-Monthly) with professional events and activities that are held at various times throughout the year.  Visit our Events page for our calendar of upcoming events!


We can provided a copy of our corporate bylaws email us here.

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Chapter Leadership 2024


Brian Wing – Brian Wing has been working in Information Technology for 25+ years holding positions from helpdesk technician to Sr. Director, IT Operations. Brian holds a BS in information Systems Management from University of San Francisco and an MBA from Sonoma State University. Brian earned CISSP certification in 2021 and is currently Sr. Manager, Engineering  Operations at Calix.


Mike Whiteley - IT Project Manager for 20+ years, dealing with infrastructure, hardware, application development, software currency and large-scaled project implementations.  Has been focused on cybersecurity for the past 7 years in Oil/Gas, Pharma and Medical device solutions.  A long time PMP and past-president of the PMI Wine Chapter, he also holds several Agile certification, including SAFe SPC, RTE & SSM.  Currently holds ISC2’s ‘Certified in CyberSecurity’ (CC) credential, and is planning to sit for the CISSP later this year. 


Victor Ramensky - Retired ISO Bank of Marin - IT & Security Professional with over 35+ years in IT Management. Computer technologies areas such as Cybersecurity, BI, IT management, software programming, office suites, internet/intranet, communications, networking, databases, business software, and general data analysis, and has held CISSP, CSM, PMP and ITIL certifications.

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