Cybersecurity Pioneer Marcus Ranum to Speak at ISSA-LA Sixth Annual Information Security Summit on Cybercrime Solutions

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Marcus Ranum’s closing keynote will address the proper use of the Internet in the challenge of balancing privacy and security at the ISSA-LA Sixth Annual Information Security Summit on Cybercrime Solutions

Marcus J. Ranum, Chief Security Officer at Tenable Network Security, is one of the prominent speakers at 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, emphasizes the financial impact of cybercrime on all organizations, and it highlights finding solutions to protecting and securing private information on the Internet.

“We are privileged to have Marcus speak at our Summit about how to use the Internet more securely in protecting our privacy,” said ISSA-LA President Stan Stahl, PhD. “Marcus is a world-renowned expert on security system design and implementation. In our efforts to find solutions to cybercrime, Marcus is one of the early innovators of the firewall. His closing keynote address will follow our panel discussion, “Privacy and Security in the Age of NSA and Snowden.” He is another person who exemplifies ISSA-LA’s principle belief that ‘It takes the village to secure the village’ SM.”

Since the late 1980s, Mr. Ranum designed a number of groundbreaking security products, including the NFR's Network Flight Recorder intrusion detection system that gives the users a powerful tool for the war against illegal access to a network. He has been involved in every level of operations of a security product business. In the 2009 SC Magazine 20th Anniversary Edition, Marcus was named one of the top industry pioneers over the last 20 years.

As CSO at Tenable Network Security, Mr. Ranum is responsible for research in logging tools, product training, and product/best practice evangelism. He is instrumental in the design of Tenable's Unified Security Monitoring architecture. Prior to Tenable, he served as a consultant to many Fortune 500 firms and national governments, as well as a guest lecturer and instructor at numerous high-tech conferences. In 2001, Mr. Ranum was awarded the TISC "Clue" award for service to the security community and the ISSA Lifetime Achievement Award.

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

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