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"Lunch Meeting - It Takes the Village to Secure the Village"

Event Details
Friday, February 14, 2014
City Hall - Tom Bradley Room - see venue details below
200 N. Spring St., 26th Fl.,
Los Angeles, CA
Parking is available in public lots around City Hall.

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Parking is available in public lots around City Hall.
(818) 558-3908
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Guest Speaker(s):

Dr. Stan Stahl, President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association and President of Citadel Information Group

Members:No Cost
11:30 AMRegistration
11:45 AMLuncheon
12:00 PMWelcome - Councilmember Paul Krekorian
12:30 PMProgram
1:30 PMAdjournment

Event Details:
The Cyber Security Challenge

Cyber thieves in the Ukraine recently stole more than $400,000 from an escrow company in Redondo Beach. Other cyber thieves broke into the website of an online retailer in Yorba Linda and stole money from the company's customers. A Los Angeles retailer spent more than 3 months and countless thousands of dollars in an extensive FTC inquiry following the inadvertent disclosure of employee social security numbers.

Cybercrime has become big business, costing businesses and nonprofits millions of dollars annually in theft, fraud, embezzlement and other losses. Federal and state laws - like HIPAA and more than 45 different state breach disclosure laws - are imposing an increasing management burden on organizations. Commercial security requirements - like the Payment Card Industry's Data Security Standard - impose their own burden, in money, time, and other resources. Making the challenge more difficult is that the battleground now includes both the IT network and the user. This makes security about leadership as much as technology.

Information security leadership is needed in our organizations and in our community, leadership that reaches out to all the people - the village - not just raising awareness but changing culture. Information security leadership - building the security sensitive culture - is required to effectively meet the challenges of cybercrime and other threats to the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information.

Briefing Overview and Intended Audience

Dr. Stan Stahl, President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association, describes the cyber security challenge and what needs to be done to solve it. In this non-technical talk, Dr. Stahl discusses the financial implications of cyber crime, illustrates how cyber criminals take control of a user's computer, describes the limitations of technology, summarizes emerging cyber security laws, regulations and practices, and provides practical tips to lower the risk of becoming a victim.

The briefing is intended for business and community leaders, including business owners, CEOs, Presidents, General Managers, COOs, CFOs and other financial managers, Managing Partners, Executive Directors, Government Leaders, Boards of Directors, and the accountants, attorneys, bankers, insurance executives, and other trusted advisors supporting them.

Venue Details:
Magnificently restored, the former Tower Room is once again the jewel in the crown of Los Angeles City Hall. The room is atop the City Hall Tower, which rises 27 floors above Spring and Main Streets, and for decades was the tallest structure in Los Angeles. The restoration of City Hall following the Northridge Earthquake included the ornate ceiling decorations, art deco lighting fixtures, and huge windows looking out to an observation deck with 360 degree views over the city. Following its restoration, the room has been named in honor of Mayor Tom Bradley.

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Speaker's bio(s):

Dr. Stan Stahl
President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association and President of Citadel Information Group

Dr. Stan Stahl has been ISSA-LA President for five years and is the architect of its Community Outreach Program designed to stimulate necessary collaboration between Los Angeles business and community leaders, technical IT professionals and the information security community.

Stan is a knowledgeable, articulate, high-energy speaker with the rare gift of being able to describe the complexities of information systems security in a way that makes sense to real-world non-technical business professionals.

An information security pioneer, Stan has secured teleconferencing at the White House, Top Secret databases inside Cheyenne Mountain, the communications network controlling our nuclear weapons arsenal and other very high-threat high-risk information security challenges.

In his role as President of Citadel Information Group, Stan provides information security management services to business and the not-for-profit community.

A frequent speaker and writer on cyber security, Stan is a former Mathematics Professor with a Ph.D. in Mathematics from The University of Michigan. He was recently appointed to the Industry Advisory Board of the Information Technology Program at the Viterbi School of Engineering.

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