About

Our Mission

ISSA-LA’s mission is to be the premier catalyst and information source in the Los Angeles community for improving the practice of information security. We accomplish this by providing:

  • Education, networking and support to our direct constituents:
  • Information security practitioners
  • IT practitioners with information security responsibilities
  • Information security vendors
  • Outreach, advocacy and education to the broader Los Angeles community

We provide the following education, networking and support opportunities for information security professionals, IT personnel and information security vendors:

  • 9 monthly lunch meetings at Taix
  • 2 dinner meetings annually, in March & September
  • Annual Information Security Summit in the Spring
  • CISO Forum
  • Healthcare Privacy and Security Summit
  • Information Security Courses

We provide the following outreach, advocacy and education programs to the broader Los Angeles community:

  • ISSA-LA Community Supporter Program
  • ISSA-LA Community Partner Program
  • Information security management awareness programs to the people who lead our businesses, not-for-profits, schools, and government units
  • User awareness training to the people who work in these organizations
  • Collaboration programs with UCLA Extension, Los Angeles Southwest College and other local educational institutions to provide information security certificate degrees
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