September Dinner Meeting

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 @ Microsoft Technology Center

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Enterprise Cybersecurity: Building an Effective Defense
Speakers: Scott E. Donaldson, Chris K. Williams, Abdul Aslam

The authors will discuss material from their book, Enterprise Cybersecurity: How to Build a Successful Cyberdefense Program Against Advanced Threats. In this discussion, they will talk about how the “traditional” cyber-defense methods have been ineffective against modern threats, and why that has taken place. They will discuss how most “defense in depth” architectures don’t have much depth, if any. They will talk about how “kill chain” methodology can be used to drive a security architecture. Finally, they will discuss some of the cyber defenses that are needed to be effective against modern threats, and how cyberdefense will continue to evolve in the future.

Thank you to our sponsors

Netskope, BlueCoat


The Seventh Annual Information Security Summit

Was a Tremendous Success!

Summit 7 Speaker Presentations –>click here<–

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Board 2015

We hope that you were able to attend the Seventh Annual Information Security Summit—the premier Information Systems Security Event in Los Angeles. The Summit is known for its groundbreaking keynotes and speakers, and this year was no exception, with Internationally Renowned Security Technologist and Author Bruce Schneier and Dave Kennedy, founder and CEO of TrustedSec, LLC, each delivering a great Keynote,  and Speakers Marcus Ranum, Ira Winkler, Rafal Los, Dmitri Alperovitch, Aaron Turner, John Dickson, Samy Kamkar, Jim Manico, Jerry Hoff and Kevin Cardwell, amongst the line-up of featured keynotes and speakers.

This year’s Summit and training classes, which took place June 4-5, 2015 at the acclaimed Los Angeles Convention Center,  featured cutting-edge sessions, a wide variety of tracks, and more. Attendees were provided with the opportunity to engage in thought provoking discussions, heard from industry leaders, had peer-to-peer conversations and networked with some of the most interesting and influential people in the industry.


 We want to congratulate Tony Vittal for completing the Summit 7 survey and winning a MS Office 2013 Professional license!!! Thank you to thinkASG for donating the prize and supporting ISSA-LA.

 Congratulations to our Challenge Room Winners!!

  • 1st Place – Chris Holland
    • Prize: 1 Metasploit Express license; Thank you to Rapid7 for donating the license and supporting ISSA-LA
  • 2nd Place – Luis Martinez and Curt Jeppson
    • Prize: 2 Security Compass CBT voucher for their Defending Mobile class, worth $250
  • 3rd Place – – Martin Lui and Harry Wan
    • Prize: 2 Security Compass CBT voucher for their Defending Mobile class, worth $250


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