Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2014
Jeremiah Grossman, founder and interim CEO of WhiteHat Security, will be a featured speaker at the Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA-LA) Sixth Annual Information Security Summit on Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Hilton Universal City Hotel in Los Angeles. The theme of the one-day summit, The Growing Cyber Threat: Protect Your Business, highlights the financial impact cybercrime has on all organizations: business, not-for-profits, government agencies, schools, healthcare and others. The summit advances ISSA-LA’s core belief that ‘It takes the village to secure the village’ SM.
“We are excited to have Jeremiah speak at our Summit. We are especially grateful that he is taking the time from his new responsibilities to be with us.” said ISSA-LA President Stan Stahl, PhD. “Jeremiah is one of the special people in our industry. He combines a deep understanding of what it takes to defend against advanced cyberattacks with a commitment to supporting the information security community. This is why he’s one of the most sought after speakers at industry events and why the media so often turns to him to explain Internet security challenges.”
A world-renowned expert in web security, Mr. Grossman founded WhiteHat Security in 2001. Prior to founding WhiteHat Security, Mr. Grossman was an information security officer at Yahoo!, responsible for security reviews on the company's hundreds of websites. He’s also a founder of the Web Application Security Consortium (WASC), and was named to InfoWorld's Top 25 CTOs.
Mr. Grossman has authored dozens of articles and white papers, is credited with the discovery of many cutting-edge attack and defensive techniques, and is a co-author of “XSS Attacks: Cross-Site Scripting Exploits and Defense.” He is frequently quoted in major media such as USA Today, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, InformationWeek, InfoWorld, PC World, Dark Reading, SC Magazine, CNET, CSO, and NBC Nightly News.
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 and nonprofit executives, their boards 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/summit and follow them on Twitter at @ISSALA.
WhiteHat Security was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. WhiteHat Security provides end-to-end solutions for Web security. The company’s cloud website vulnerability management platform and leading security engineers turn verified security intelligence into actionable insights for customers. Through a combination of core products and strategic partnerships, WhiteHat Security provides complete Web security at a scale and accuracy unmatched in the industry. WhiteHat Sentinel, the company’s flagship product line, currently manages thousands of websites – including sites in highly regulated industries, such as top e-commerce, financial services and healthcare companies. For more information visit http://www.WhiteHatSec.com.