Recent News From ISSA-LA

ISSA-LA June Dinner Meeting

When: June 21 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: The Honest Company, 12130 Millennium Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90094

Topic: Convincing Your Management,  Your Peers, and Yourself that Risk Management Doesn’t Suck

Speaker: Josh Sokol

Members - Get Involved! Vote in the 2017 International BoardElection

The ISSA International Board of Directors Election opened on Monday June 5, 2017 and will remain open through 11:59 pm EDT Friday, June 19, 2017

We are proud and excited that one of our Southern CA members, Mikhael Felker is running for a Director position.  To read more about his bio and goals click here where you can also read about the other candidates. 

The Election Polls will close 11:59 pm EDT Friday, June 19, 2017.  Every ISSA Member-In-Good-Standing who is eligible to vote should have received an email from ISSA Election Coordinator and the email address <> on Mon June 5. 

The 9th Annual Information Security Summit | ISSA Los Angeles

May 18-19, 2017 | Universal City Hilton | Universal City | Los Angeles,CA

That was great.

Presented by the Information Systems Security Association Los Angeles Chapter, the ISSA-LA Information Security Summit is the premier cybersecurity event in Southern California.

IT and InfoSec executives, leaders, analysts, and practitioners gathered May 18-19, 2017 at the Universal City Hilton to learn from the experts, exchange ideas with their peers, and enjoy conversations with the community.

And here is a message from the ISSA-LA Board of Directors.

After months of planning and preparation, over 600 attendees joined us on Friday May 19, 2017 at the Universal City Hilton drawing the ISSA LA's 9th Annual Information Security Summit to a successful close.

WOW! What an amazing 9th Annual ISSA-LA Summit! Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to be part of it! 

More specifically, we'd like to take this moment to thank...

Our Attendees
You brought the buzz to the sessions and conversations - Thank you!




Our Speakers, Panelists & Trainers
You delivered the content that brought everyone together and got us all talking - Thank you!

Our Partners and Sponsors
You brought the unwavering support and fabulous prizes that kept things movin' and shakin' throughout the event - Thank you!

Our Advisors and Volunteers
You worked tirelessly both behind the scenes and in the spotlight to keep things running smoothly - Thank you!   

We hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did. If so, please let us know.

ISSA Los Angeles Summit 9 Conference Coverage


Not a lot has changed in ~25 years, since Cheswick co-created the first firewall

These are some of the highlights from the conversation Bill Cheswick had with Sean Martin:
- Not a lot has changed in ~25 years since Cheswick co-created the first firewall
- Who is liable when the IoT attacks and spews blue, oily smoke all over the Internet?
- What’s more important - worrying about cybersecurity or making the most of connected devices to automate the home … or the home farm? 
- What does the future look like with the wide-spread use of the digital butler?

Do you know the importance of diverse experiences, cultures and messaging?

A Diverse IT Podcast, recorded during ISSA Los Angeles Summit 9

ITSPmagazine’s Selena Templeton sits down with Randy Bergman, President of RNB Communications, at the 9th annual ISSA-LA conference. As a communications expert and former journalist, Randy discusses the importance of diverse experiences, cultures and messaging when it comes to communicating effectively at a wide scope of businesses. She shares how she designs customized communications for every client based on their company culture, industry lingo and specific needs, how diversity makes your listener actually hear what you are saying, and how her journalism background helps her take complex information and distill it down to nuggets of info that can be understood by anyone.

Shea McHugh shares her experiences of not facing gender inequality in the tech industry

Fresh off the Women In Security panel at the ISSA-LA Summit, Shea McHugh chats with ITSPmagazine’s Selena Templeton about her unique experience of not experiencing gender discrimination in the tech industry. As the only security analyst at Intermax Networks, she can also boast that 100% of her security team is female. Shea discusses why her company manages to attract such a diverse and talented team, the positive and negative aspects of the hiring process, and the most common question she gets asked about getting into the security field.

For more stories like this visit our Diverse IT column

Some images from Day One. 

For more pictures visit the Summit 9 website, and, while you are there, subscribe to the ISSA Los Angeles mailing list. 
We would love for you to be in next years pictures ;)

Are You Ready for Summit 10?

That's right... work has already started for Summit 10. Next year we'll be hosting our 10th SUMMIT - a decade of bringing the best of information security to our community. Be on the lookout for news and dates to hit the wire in a few weeks.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our monthly meetings (next dinner meeting June 21, 2017) and again next year at Summit 10.

Best regards,

ISSA-LA Board of Directors