Security Compass Partners with ISSA Los Angeles Chapter to Promote Mobile Security Training

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Security Compass is donating 24 seats for its new mobile security CBT course, "Defending Mobile," to ISSA-LA members. The promotion runs May - December 2015.

Security Compass, a leading web and mobile application security firm, is pleased to announce it is donating 24 free seats for its new mobile security training course, “Defending Mobile,” to the members of the Information Systems Security Association’s Los Angeles Chapter (ISSA-LA), in an effort to promote a better understanding of the risks facing mobile apps and new best practices for protecting them.

Starting at the next ISSA-LA’s monthly meeting on May 20 and every month thereafter, three local members will be selected in a random drawing to receive the free Security Compass computer-based training (CBT) program, which is valued at $250. The promotion will run through December 2015.

“We are excited to work with ISSA-LA to promote better mobile security practices at a time when this issue is becoming so significant to businesses and consumers,” said Oliver Ng, director of training for Security Compass. “With the rise of mobile payments, personal data collection, rich new features and BYOD policies, mobile application security has never been more important than it is today, and it’s critical for the IT industry to adopt stronger security practices to protect data on these platforms. The Defending Mobile program provides an in-depth look at the current security challenges facing the mobile environment, various methods of attack, and the critical components needed for true data security. Anyone who takes this class will walk away with a deeper knowledge of the mobile threat landscape, and ways they can dramatically improve their own organization’s mobile security posture.”

“We’re pleased to work with Security Compass to provide this mobile security training program to our members,” said Yev Avidon, ISSA-LA education director. “As mobile threats continue to grow, we want to make sure our members are fully prepared with the latest training and best practices they can use to protect their organizations and customers.”

Key highlights of the Defending Mobile program:

  •     This 60-minute CBT course teaches developers, and other IT pros, how to build mobile applications that are highly secure and resistant to the vast majority of threats they may encounter in the wild.
  •     Participants will learn exactly how hackers target mobile apps, as well as the mobile operating system and the device itself. Training will also include the current threat environment for mobile platforms, including the OWASP Top 10 Mobile Risks.
  •     The course provides in-depth training on how to mitigate data security risks at three key levels: data at rest, data in transit and data at runtime.
  •     It is code agnostic and covers multiple mobile operating systems.
  •     For a full course outline, visit

Security Compass, which is also partnered with (ISC)2, is at the forefront of security education and provides numerous online training courses, including OWASP Top 10 (2013) and CSSLP. The company was the first to develop a secure application lifecycle management tool for web and mobile apps, known as SD Elements, which has been recognized by Ovum and Gartner.

As part of ISSA-LA’s educational outreach program, the organization is holding its Seventh Annual Information Security Summit on June 4 – 5, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Summit theme, "The Growing Cyber Threat: Protect Your Business," reflects the reality that cybercrime impacts the financial health of all our organizations: businesses, government agencies, healthcare, schools, nonprofits, and others. The Summit will highlight emerging solutions to the challenges of cybercrime.

For more information on the Seventh Annual Information Security Summit and to register visit There is a special promotional package ( that includes admission to both the Summit on June 4th and the one-day training programs on June 5.


Headquartered in Toronto, Security Compass is a leading information security firm specializing in web and mobile application security for Fortune 10s-500s, large financial institutions, energy firms, technology/software providers, media companies, retailers and other businesses. Security Compass guides teams in building customized security blueprints based the industry, software development lifecycle, and business needs to cost-effectively mitigate risks. Its secure application lifecycle management tool, SD Elements, was selected for Ovum's 2014 On the Radar report and recognized by Gartners 2014 Cool Vendors in Application and Endpoint Security report. Website:


The Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (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. Please follow the Chapter on Twitter at @ISSALA as well as LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook. Website:

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