Los Angeles, CA –September 11, 2014 – Bruce Schneier, one of the world’s leading experts on computer security and privacy issues, will deliver the keynote address at the Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA-LA) Seventh Annual Information Security Summit on June 4, 2015, at the Hilton Universal City Hotel in Los Angeles. The theme of each annual summit is The Growing Cyber Threat: Protect Your Business, which highlights the financial impact cybercrime has on all organizations: business, nonprofits, government agencies, schools, healthcare and others. The summit advances ISSA-LA’s core belief that ‘It takes the village to secure the village’ SM.
“The Los Angeles community is incredibly privileged to have Bruce Schneier as our Summit VII Keynote Speaker,” said ISSA-LA President Stan Stahl, PhD. “More than just one of America’s foremost information security technologists, Bruce is widely acclaimed for his policy leadership on cyber security, cyber privacy and national security.”
Schneier is called a “security guru” by The Economist. He is the author of 12 books, including “Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust Society Needs to Thrive,” as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His influential newsletter “Crypto-Gram” and his blog “Schneier on Security” are read by over 250,000 people. He has testified before Congress, is a frequent guest on television and radio, has served on several government committees, and is regularly quoted in the press. He has written articles and op-eds for many major publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, Forbes, Wired, Nature, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Washington Post.
Schneier’s first bestseller, “Applied Cryptography,” explained how the arcane science of secret codes actually works, and was described by Wired as “the book the National Security Agency wanted never to be published.” His book “Beyond Fear” tackles the problems of security from the small to the large: personal safety, crime, corporate security, national security. His blog offers insight into everything from the risk of identity theft to the long-range security threat of unchecked presidential power. His latest book, “Liars and Outliers,” explains how societies use security to enable the trust that they need to survive.
Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, a program fellow at the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an Advisory Board Member of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, and the Chief Technology Officer at Co3 Systems, Inc.
The annual ISSA-LA Summit, as part of its educational outreach program, is the only educational forum in Los Angeles specifically designed to encourage participation and interaction. The Summit 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.
About Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA-LA):
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 and Facebook. For more information on the Seventh Annual Information Security Summit, please visit http://summit.issala.org .
About Co3 Systems:
Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Co3 Systems is making the market for Incident Response Management Systems – collaboration software that brings people, process, and technology together for a time of crisis. Co3 is led by a proven team of security entrepreneurs including security legend, Bruce Schneier (CTO). In a short period of time, Co3 has emerged as the gold standard for how organizations—from Fortune 500 companies to small organizations—prepare, assess, manage and mitigate security and privacy incidents. On the web at www.co3sys.com.
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