Executive Session

The Executive Forum: Exclusive Information Security Program for Executives

Do you know all you need to know to protect your company against cyber crime?

Do you know what level of security is high enough for your organization?

Do you know if your company is following best-practices in information security?

Do you know if you are overspending on information security?

ISSA-LA presents the 5th Annual Information Security Summit – The Growing Cyber Threat: Protect Your Business. Our conference is unique because we provide this exclusive Executive Forum designed for business owners and executives. The Executive Forum condenses exactly what executives need to know about critical business information security issues and provides the opportunity to network with peers in an efficient half-day format.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
8:30 – 11:45
Hilton Hotel, Universal City


Who Should Attend

CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Managing Partners, other decision makers and their trusted advisors with top-level management responsibility for information security and compliance with information privacy laws and regulations.

Benefits of Attending: Gain Critical Security Knowledge and Insight Tailored to the C-Suite

Information risk is business risk. Managing information risk is now the responsibility of executive and senior management. From Main Street to Wall Street, cybercriminals are stealing our money, our trade secrets, our credit cards, our personal health information, our identities and our ability to conduct commerce. Laws, regulations and contractual agreements are raising the cost of insecurity.  Business, not-for-profits and government agencies have become the first line-of-defense. At ISSA-LA’s Summit V, you will learn how to:

  • Better protect sensitive information of your customers, your organization and your staff
  • Better comply with information security laws and regulations
  • Lower the likelihood of being a victim of cyber crime
  • Lower the cost of a security incident
  • Improve your ability to recover from IT “mishaps”
  • Protect your organization’s brand and reputation

ISSA-LA’s Executive Forum Brings Powerful Industry Speakers to Los Angeles

Keynote: Howard Schmidt, CISSP, Cyber Security Coordinator, White House (retired), Former ISSA International Board President

Current State of CyberCrime: Bill Lewis, Assistant Director of FBI, Head of Los Angeles Division

After the Breach: Security Weaknesses & Lessons Learned: James Aquilina, Executive Managing Director, Stroz Friedberg

Evolving Legal Obligations: Michael Gold, Esq., Partner, Jeffer Mangels Butler and Mitchell

Key Strategies for Managing Cyber Security: Stan Stahl, Ph.D., President, ISSA-LA

After the Forum

Stay for Lunch — Hosted by ISSA-LA Financial Services Fraud Working Group:
Online Bank Fraud, James Aquilina, Stroz Friedberg

After Lunch: Balancing Security and Privacy at the Law Enforcement Panel

Browse Speaker Bios

Summit V also includes a longer technology track and a special program for the healthcare industry, so don’t hesitate to share this information with your colleagues and employees.


Steve Kennedy, CFO, on Why You Need to Attend

“Most businesses have this idea that cyber crime is something that happens to someone else.  The reality is that today’s cyber crime environment is so sophisticated that any bank customer that doesn’t take extra measures to prevent a breach of their accounts is an incident waiting to happen.  Be advised, your money may not be safe.”
Ann Talbot, CFO, Online Bank Fraud Victim, Panelist at 3rd Annual Summit.

ISSA-LA is the premier catalyst and information source in Los Angeles for improving the practice of information security. The Chapter provides educational programs for information security and IT professionals. The Chapter conducts outreach programs to businesses, financial institutions, nonprofits, governmental agencies, and consumers.  ISSA-LA is the founding Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association, an international not-for-profit association of information security professionals and practitioners.