Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) April 05, 2011 -- The Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA-LA) is holding its third annual Information Security Summit. The theme of this year's Summit is The Growing Cyber Threat: Protect Your Business. The Summit will be held Wednesday, June 15, 2011 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.