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ISSA-LA Holds 7th Annual Cybercrime Information Security Summit

World Renowned Cybersecurity Experts Converge at Southern California's Biggest Security Conference

Los Angeles – April 20, 2015 – The Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA-LA) will hold its Seventh Annual Information Security Summiton 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.

 “According to Symantec, over 552 million identities were breached in 2013 due to spamming, phishing, and malware,” said ISSA-LA President Dr. Stan Stahl. “The Summit is about practical, pragmatic, cost-effective solutions to the cybersecurity challenge.  We are honored to have the country’s leading cybersecurity experts from the private and public sectors, including law enforcement, participate in our Summit, sharing their expertise, knowledge and wisdom with business and community leaders, CIOs, CISOs and other security professionals, and the IT community. Our solution-focused Summit reflects ISSA-LA’s guiding principle that It takes the village to secure the villageSM.”

The keynote speakers are Bruce Schneier, internationally renowned security technologist, blogger and author of 12 books, who has been called a “security guru” by The Economist; and David Kennedy, founder and CEO of TrustedSec, LLC, author and much sought after media resource.  Other speakers and panelist include Dmitri Alperovitch, Co-Founder & CTO, Crowdstrike; Kevin Cardwell, Lead Consultant, CESI; Debbie Christofferson, CIPP/IT, CISSP, CISM; John Dickson, Principal, The Denim Group; Araceli Treu Gomes, Security Advisor, Verizon / Terremark; Malcolm Harkins, VP, Intel Security Group, Lori Harmon, Contrast Security;  Jerry Hoff, Principal Security Strategist, WhiteHat Security; Samy Kamkar, Co-Founder, Unleak; Rafal Los, Director of Solutions Research and Development, Accuvant; Jim Manico, Secure Coding Instructor and Author, Manicode Security;  Joe McCray, Chief Technology Officer, Secure Ninja; Matthew Prince, CEO, CloudFlare; Marcus J. Ranum, CSO, Tenable Network Security; Aaron Turner, Faculty at IANS and Founder & President, IntegriCell; Mikko Varpiola, Founder, Codenomicon; Jim Waggoner, Sr. Director Product Management, FireEye; and Ira Winkler, President, ISSA International and Secure Mentem.

 Of particular note are the three all-day forums:  HealthCare Privacy and Security Forum, Executive ForumandCISO Executive Forum for CISOs and Top Level Security Directors.  

There will also be a full day of training available from experts and well respected trainers on June 5th.  A special promotional package is being offered for signing up for both the Summit and training.

The ISSA-LA Summit is the only educational forum in Los Angeles specifically designed to encourage participation and interaction in finding solutions to cybercrime. The 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.

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.

For more information on the Seventh Annual Information Security Summit and to register visit http://summit.issala.org .


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.


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