ISSA-LA in the News


ISSA-LA President Dr. Stan Stahl writes about Online Bank Fraud in Los Angeles Business Journal, The article describes how ISSA-LA and several forward-looking banks — including City National Bank, American Business Bank, BBCN and California United Bank — are working together to combat online bank fraud. July 1, 2013.

Caller ID spoofing scams aim for bank accounts: ISSA-LA President Dr. Stan Stahl was quoted in this USA Today article. Cyberthieves are stepping up phone-calling scams that pilfer the accounts of consumers who bank online.

Who Profits from Android’s Security Issues? Not Users: ISSA-LA President Stan Stahl is a source for this article. Countless headlines detail the cyber dangers of Android-based devices, which is why 22 applications were taken off the market by Google. The Biz Coach, December 19, 2011

6 credit mistakes that can ruin your holidays: Dr. Stahl is quoted in this story advocating credit card security awareness., December 2011

Lesson about Passwords after Theft of 16,000+ UCLA Patient Records: ISSA-LA President Dr. Stan Stahl is quoted in this story — The personal information of 16,288 patients at UCLA’s network of hospitals and clinics are in the wrong hands following a burglary of a doctor. The information was on the computer hard drive stolen from a doctor’s home, according to an article in the The New York Times (U.C.L.A. Health System Warns About Stolen Records).The Biz Coach, November 6, 2011

Why Many Healthcare Workers Are Responsible for Alarming Trend: Medical ID Theft: Dr. Stahl is a key source in this story. Medical identity theft is skyrocketing. It’s the fast-growing trend in ID thievery, and adversely impacted 1.42 million Americans last year, according to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in a published report. The Biz Coach, September 26, 2011

Business Must Stay Connected to Threat of Cybercrime: Dr. Stahl’s Op-Ed Piece in the Los Angeles Business Journal. In the last few years, cyberattacks have evolved from annoyances to incidents having serious economic consequences. Los Angeles Business Journal, September 5, 2011

Security Summit Cautions Against Increasing Cybercrime: The Information Systems Security Association ( held the third annual Information Security Summit at Los Angeles. Hacking the cloud and cloud security were topics that figured prominently. Appropriately, the theme of the 2011 summit was The Growing Cyber Threat: Protect Your Business. infoTech Spotlight, June 29, 2011

Hacker attacks show vulnerability of cloud computing: Dr. Stahl is quoted in this story about the vulnerability of cloud computing. As hackers continue their rampage against the world’s largest banks, defense contractors and technology companies, executives and government officials are confronting a sobering truth: The bad guys are winning. The LA Times, June 17, 2011

Country’s Leading Internet Security Experts Spoke on Cybercrime at the ISSALA 3rd Information Summit: Twenty-two of the country’s leading experts on Internet security spoke at the Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA-LA) third annual Information Security Summit. The theme of this year’s Summit was The Growing Cyber Threat: Protect Your Business. More than 380 people attended the event on the University of California Los Angeles campus, and it was hosted by UCLA Extension. … “Cybercrime is rampant. This is open season for hackers. There has been an explosive growth in cybercrime, just within the last two weeks,” said ISSA-LA President Stan Stahl, Ph.D. “Yesterday’s defenses don’t work against the worst of today’s cyber-attacks. The Summit’s mission is what businesses, nonprofits and other organizations must do to stay ahead of the cybercriminals.” Newswire Today, June 16, 2011

Small firms learn size doesn’t matter to hackers: Dr. Stahl is quoted in this story about the cyber security risks threatening small and medium sized businesses. The LA Times, May 23, 2011

Experts on PSN Hack: Sony Could Have Done More: Read Dr. Stahl’s comments on the Play Station Network Hack. Experts, including Dr. Stahl, told PCWorld that Sony wasn’t as prepared as it could have been. PC World, May 12, 2011

ISSA of LA Announces Carl Terzian Distinguished Keynote Speaker at 3rd Annual Summit: “Meeting the challenges of cybercrime requires that everyone—executive management, IT professionals and information security professionals—work together,” says ISSA-LA President Stan Stahl, Ph.D. “There is far more to managing the risk of cybercrime than technology. That’s why we’ve always included special tracks designed for executives and their trusted advisors.” Newswire Today, April 22, 2011

Information Security and Document Management ISSA-LA President, Stan Stahl, Ph.D. featured on pages 2, 5, & 8 of LA Times insert. The LA Times, March 25, 2011

China-Google Controversy Illustrates Cloud Security Risk: Terry Corbell, The Biz Coach, explores the security implications of the China-Google controversy. Here’s what Dr. Stahl told Terry: “As the story makes clear, businesses considering cloud services like those offered by Google, Amazon and others must ‘look before they leap. While it’s probably obvious to look at the security provided by the cloud provider, less obvious is that the business needs to also look at that part of security that will still be its responsibility, the part of security that the cloud service provider isn’t providing. Security can never be a matter of looking at ‘this’ or ‘that.’ Security must always be about looking at ‘this’ and ‘that’.” Terry Corbell, April 20, 2010

How to Protect Yourself from the Internet Crime Wave by Dr. Stan Stahl Thanks to my friend and colleague Joey Tamer for posting this article of mine on her blog. Her Blog contains a wealth of information, not just for the entrepreneur but for anyone interested in strategy. February, 2010


Fox News, May 10, 2012: ISSA-LA President Dr. Stan Stahl speaks with KTTV FOX 11′s Susan Hirasuna about the latest phishing scams.

Bloomberg News, June 20, 2011: Stan Stahl, president of Citadel Information Group, talks about the use of virtual currency. Stahl also discusses measures the government and businesses should take to prevent hack attacks. He speaks with Emily Chang on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.”


ISSA-LA President Dr. Stan Stahl discusses cybersecurity management with ISSA-LA Community Outreach Advisory Board Member Salar Atrizadeh, Esq, December 10, 2013

ISSA-LA President Dr. Stan Stahl discusses NSA PRISM program with Patrick O’Heffernan on Fairness Radio, June 13, 2013.

Should victims hack back? ISSA-LA President Dr. Stan Stahl and attorney Stewart Baker debate on Air Talk with Larry Mantle, June 4, 2013.

ISSA-LA President Dr. Stan Stahl talks about Summit V with ISSA-LA Community Outreach Advisory Board Member Bennet Kelly on Cyberlaw and Business Report, May 29, 2013.

ISSA-LA President Dr. Stahl Stahl on AirTalk: Dr. Stahl discusses the government’s role in cyber security with Jim Harper,  Director of Information Policy Studies, at the Libertarian CATO Institute. AirTalk with Larry Mantle, Monday, June 10, 2012. 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybercrime Expert Bruce McConnell: Interviewed at ISSA-LA 4th Annual Information Security Summit.

ISSA-LA President Dr. Stan Stahl on The Fairness Doctrine: The Fairness Doctrine – Left Right and Uncensored, December 14, 2011.

Stan Stahl on the Cyber Law and Business Report with Bennet Kelley: Dr. Stahl discusses the recent wave of cybercrime including hacker group Anonymous’s recent threat against Facebook, Cyber Law and Business Report with Bennet Kelley August 10, 2011

Stan Stahl on Stan speaks about his pioneering days in Information Security, his company, and why every business person and consumer needs to be a paying attention to cyber threats and taking proactive steps to protect themselves.

Dr. Stahl on Voice of America: Dr. Stahl discusses staying cyber safe over the holidays with Cindy Rakowitz, co-founder of Blackman • Rakowitz Public Relations. Stan’s interview can be heard at Voice of America Variety. Voice of America, December 23, 2010

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