A Record Number Attended the ISSA-LA 7th Annual Information Security Summit on Cybercrime and Solutions at the Los Angeles Convention Center
World Renowned Cybercrime Experts Spoke at the Largest Cybersecurity Conference of its Kind on West Coast
Los Angeles, CA –June 11, 2014 – Nearly 1,000 cybercrime experts, information security professionals, law enforcement investigators and C-Suite business executives attended the Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA-LA)7th Annual Information Security Summit, The Growing Cyber Threat: Protect Your Business.
This diverse group of attendees reflected the new reality that cybercrime impacts the financial stability of all organizations and industries such as business, nonprofits, government agencies, schools, healthcare and financial services. The F.B.I. now ranks cybercrime as one of its top law enforcement activities. The Summit advances ISSA-LA’s core belief that ‘It takes the village to secure the village’ SM, which means that individuals, organizations and law enforcement need to work together to prevent cybercrime.
“Devastating cyber attacks on large corporations like Target, on major healthcare insurers like Anthem, on entertainment conglomerates like Sony, and on the U.S. Government are headlined almost daily,” said ISSA-LA President Stan Stahl, PhD. “Just last week a massive cyber attack affected the personal information of 4 million current and former federal employees. These information security breaches are the reasons for our annual summit. Each year we increase our attendance by information security professionals and C-Suite executives because of this ongoing crisis. Our summit attracts some of the most renowned cybercrime experts from private industry, governmental agencies and law enforcement to share their knowledge.”
Among this year’s more than 30 presenters were Bruce Schneier, internationally renowned security technologist, blogger and author of 12 books, who has been called a “security guru” by The Economist; David Kennedy, founder and CEO of TrustedSec, LLC, author and much sought after media resource; Assistant District Attorney Joseph Esposito and Ira Winkler, former President of ISSA International.
The Summit highlighted balancing privacy, law enforcement and defense strategies; online bank fraud and small business; healthcare HITECH/HIPAA privacy, security, and enforcement rules; executive forum for c-suite executives such as CEOs and CFOs; and women in security.
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.
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.