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ISSA-LA January Dinner Meeting

January 21, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Topic: Over the past year Demetrios Lazarikos (Laz) has had the opportunity to meet with hundreds of executives about the current status of Information Security and breach events. The information he’s gathered is represented through multiple verticals – the quick summary – everyone is feeling the breach effects from the past 12 months.

Laz will discuss:

– Metrics gathered during the past 12 months
– How we got here with the evolution of technology
– Options in how to address and solve these complex issues
– Selling and communicating to the C-Suite

Speaker: Demetrios Lazarikos (Laz) IT Security Researcher and Strategist Blue Lava Consulting

Laz works with Fortune 500 and emerging technology companies in building IT security, IT risk, and compliance solutions to combat advanced cyber threats.

He is a two time former CISO, former PCI QSA, and recognized visionary for building Information Security and Fraud big data analytics solutions. Laz’s work in the areas of cyber threat research and big data analytics has been widely praised by industry analysts at Gartner.

No stranger to the boardroom, media, or podium, Laz has presented to thousands of attendees at numerous industry conferences and privately to executives and practitioners. He has contributed to writing and interviewing for business and technology media outlets such as Bloomberg, The Chicago Tribune, ComputerWorld, Dark Reading, Gartner, MarketWired, SC Magazine, SiliconAngle, USA Today, and Wired.

Laz is the inventor of several patents for Information Security, has served in the United States Air Force (USAF), is a contributor to several Open Source Information Security efforts, holds a Master’s in Computer Information Security (MCIS) from the University of Denver, a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Pepperdine University, and has earned several security and audit certifications.

Thank you to this month’s Sponsors:

January 2015 sponsor 1 - SentenalOne


SentinelOne is reinventing endpoint security to protect organizations against advanced threats and nation state malware. The company uses predictive execution modeling to detect and protect all devices against targeted, zero day threats in real time. SentinelOne was formed by an elite team of cyber security and defense experts from Intel, McAfee, Symantec, Checkpoint, IBM and the Israel Defense Forces.


January 2015 sponsor 2 - vArmour


vArmour is the data center security company designed to protect enterprises and service providers from advanced cyber attacks and data breaches.  Built for the cloud world where traditional perimeters have disappeared, vArmour provides visibility, control and threat defense across physical, virtual, and cloud applications to help global enterprises protect their most valuable asset – their data – wherever it resides.


Register early online before the Monday prior to the the event, and get a discount!
ISSA-LA Members & Members of other ISSA chapters, OWASP, ISC2, CSA & Students: $30
Non-Members: $40


January 21, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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Los Angeles, CA 90026 United States
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