BeyondTrust Chief Technology Officer Marc Maiffret to Speak at ISSA-LA Sixth Annual Information Security Summit on Cybercrime Solutions

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Security research pioneer, cybersecurity visionary and winner of numerous product awards, Marc Maiffret, discovered the first Microsoft computer worm, “CodeRed” and was named one of People Magazine’s “30 People Under 30”

Marc Maiffret, Chief Technology Officer of BeyondTrust, is one of the outstanding 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, emphasizes the financial impact of cybercrime on all organizations, and it highlights finding solutions to protecting and securing private information on the Internet.

“Before you can find a solution, you have to understand the problem. Marc has proven throughout his career that he not only understands the problem deeply but he also has that rare ability to create significant solutions,” said ISSA-LA President Stan Stahl, PhD. “We’re grateful to Marc for the work he does for our community and for the support he’s given to ISSA-LA over the years. Marc exemplifies ISSA-LA’s core value that ‘It takes the village to secure the village’ SM.”

Mr. Maiffret joined BeyondTrust via the acquisition of eEye Digital Security, which he co-founded in 1998 and served as Chief Technology Officer. He is an industry visionary having created one of the first Vulnerability Management and also Web Application Firewall products, which have been deployed worldwide and won numerous product awards. Mr. Maiffret is also a security research pioneer, credited with discovering some of the first major vulnerability discoveries in Microsoft software and leading one of the world’s most renowned security research teams.

His expertise led Mr. Maiffret to accept three separate invitations to testify before the United States Congress on matters of national cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection. He famously discovered the first Microsoft computer worm, “CodeRed.” He has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Entrepreneur Magazine, Security Week, SC Magazine, PC World, and Computer World. He has been interviewed on CNN and Fox News and appeared in MTV's “True Life: I'm a Hacker.” He was also named one of People Magazine's 30 People Under 30.

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

BeyondTrust is the only security solution vendor providing Context-Aware Security Intelligence, giving customers the visibility and controls necessary to reduce their IT security risks, while at the same time simplifying their compliance reporting. BeyondTrust offers consistent policy-driven vulnerability and privilege management, role-based access control, monitoring, logging, auditing and reporting to protect internal assets from the inside out. The company's products empower IT governance to strengthen security, improve productivity, drive compliance, and reduce expense across physical, virtual, mobile and cloud environments. With more than 25 years of global success, BeyondTrust is the pioneer of both Vulnerability Management and Privileged Account Management solutions for heterogeneous IT environments. More than half of the companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rely on BeyondTrust to secure their enterprises. Customers include eight of the world's 10 largest banks, eight of the world's 10 largest aerospace and defense firms, and 7 of the 10 largest U.S. pharmaceutical companies, as well as renowned universities across the globe.

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