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Los Angeles, CA, United States, 2011/04/07 - The Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association is holding its third annual Information Security Summit at UCLA on June 15 highlighting the growing cyber threat to businesses - ISSA-LA.Org.
The theme of this year’s Summit is The Growing Cyber Threat: Protect Your Business. The Summit will be held Wednesday, June 15, at 7:30 AM on the UCLA Campus and will be hosted by UCLA Extension.
“There has been an explosive growth in cybercrime in the two years since our first Summit, including the brazen theft of millions from corporate bank accounts,” says ISSA-LA President Stan Stahl, Ph.D. “Yesterday’s defenses don’t work against the worst of today’s cyber-attacks. The Summit is the perfect place for our community to come together and learn what they must do to stay ahead of the cybercriminals. Those attending will learn how to meet the latest cyber challenges from industry leaders and get to talk to more than 25 information security vendors.”
“We’re excited by the quality of speakers participating in this year’s Summit,” Dr. Stahl announced. “They include some of our most popular speakers, information security thought leaders like Steve Lipner of Microsoft, Gene Schultz of Emagined Security, Marc Maiffret of eEye Digital Security and Jeremiah Grossman of White Hat. We’re particularly excited to have Carl Terzian as a special keynote speaker.”
The Summit is the only educational forum in Los Angeles specifically designed to encourage participation and interaction among all three 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; and (3) 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 executives and senior managers; business professionals in law, accounting, insurance and banking; technical IT personnel; 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 our community stay safe from cybercrime by enabling the necessary collaboration between business and community leaders, technical IT professionals and the information security community.
About Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
The Information Systems Security Association (issa-la.org) is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members. The primary goal of ISSA is to promote management practices that will ensure availability, integrity and confidentiality of information resources.
About Stan Stahl, Ph.D.
Dr. Stahl is the founder and president of Citadel Information Group, Inc. (citadel-information.com), an information security management firm. He is a pioneer in the field of information security, entering the field in 1980. He began his career securing teleconferencing at the White House, databases inside Cheyenne Mountain and the communications network controlling our nuclear weapons arsenal. Dr. Stahl earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from The University of Michigan and spent nearly 15 years teaching university mathematics. Once an active researcher, Dr. Stahl has published more than a dozen papers in advanced mathematics and computer science. He has taught courses in information security, software engineering, project management and computer programming at several universities and colleges. He recently served on the faculty at the University of Southern California in the School of Engineering’s Information Technology Program.