Cybersecurity Expert Richard A. Clarke and LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey to Speak at ISSA-LA Sixth Annual Information Security Summit on Cybercrime

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Richard A. Clarke, a Member of President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology , and Jackie Lacey, Los Angeles County District Attorney, are among a roster of prominent speakers at the LA Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association Sixth Annual Information Security Summit, “The Growing Cyber Threat: Protect Your Business. “

Former White House cybersecurity czar Richard A. Clarke and Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey are among a roster of prominent speakers at the Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA-LA) Sixth Annual Information Security Summit on May 16, 2014 at Hilton Universal City Hotel in Los Angeles. The theme of the Summit—The Growing Cyber Threat: Protect Your Business—reflects the reality that cybercrime impacts the financial health of all our organizations: businesses, not-for-profits, government agencies, schools and others.

“We are honored to have the country’s leading experts from cybersecurity and law enforcement participate in our Summit,” said ISSA-LA President Stan Stahl, PhD. “Cybersecurity continues to be a leading concern among business and community leaders, as well as CIOs, the IT community and, of course, the security professional. Our impressive list of speakers illustrates ISSA-LA’s principle belief that ‘It takes the village to secure the village’ SM.”

Among the other speakers at the Summit are: Jeremiah Grossman, Interim CEO, WhiteHat Security; Marcus Ranum, CSO, Tenable; Marc Maiffret, CTO, Beyond Trust; Roland Cloutier, CSO, ADP; and Jim Manico, Secure Coding Instructor and Author, member of the Global Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Board of Directors.

The ISSA-LA Summit is the only educational forum in Los Angeles specifically designed to encourage participation and interaction among all four vital information security constituencies: (1) business executives, senior business managers, and their trusted advisors; (2) technical IT personnel with responsibility for information systems and the data they contain; (3) law enforcement and (4) information security practitioners with responsibility for ensuring the security of sensitive information.

Registration is open to anyone interested in learning more about information security but is particularly recommended for business and nonprofit executives and senior managers; business professionals in law, accounting, insurance and banking; technical IT personnel; law enforcement professionals fighting cybercrime; faculty and students in college and university cybersecurity programs; and information security practitioners.

The Information Security Summit is part of ISSA-LA’s important community outreach program. The goal of the program is to help the community stay safe from cybercrime by enabling the necessary collaboration between business, nonprofit and community leaders, technical IT professionals, law enforcement and the information security community.

ISSA-LA is the premier catalyst and information source in Los Angeles for improving the practice of information security. The Chapter provides educational programs for information security and IT professionals. The Chapter also conducts outreach programs to businesses, financial institutions, nonprofits, governmental agencies, and consumers. ISSA-LA is the founding Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association, an international not-for-profit organization of information security professionals and practitioners. For more information on the Sixth Annual Information Security Summit, please visit http://www.issala.org.

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