Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2014
The Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA-LA) will hold its Sixth Annual Information Security Summit on May 16, 2014 at Hilton Universal City Hotel in Los Angeles. This year’s Summit will highlight emerging solutions to the challenge of cybercrime. The Summit theme The Growing Cyber Threat: Protect Your Business reflects the reality that cybercrime impacts the financial health of all our organizations: businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, schools, healthcare and others.
“It’s not enough anymore to tell people a flood is coming,” said ISSA-LA President Dr. Stan Stahl. “The rains are here and people need to know how to build an ark. That’s why this year’s Summit is all about practical, pragmatic, cost-effective solutions to the cybersecurity challenge. We are honored to have the country’s leading experts from cybersecurity and law enforcement participate in our Summit, sharing their expertise, knowledge and wisdom with business and community leaders, CIOs, the IT community and other security professionals. Our solution-focused Summit reflects ISSA-LA’s guiding principle that ‘It takes the village to secure the village’ SM.”
Among the roster of prominent speaker are: former White House cybersecurity expert and ABC News contributor Richard A. Clarke; Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey; Jeremiah Grossman, Interim CEO of WhiteHat Security; Marcus Ranum, Chief Security Officer of Tenable; Marc Maiffret, Chief Technology Officer of Beyond Trust; Roland Cloutier, Chief Security Officer of 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 in finding solutions to cybercrime 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.