“I’m particularly pleased to have been able to speak at the Jonathan Breakfast Club as its members are the business and community leaders who have the opportunity to make cyber security management change happen. Cybercrime is rampant and a very serious threat to business organizations. There has been an explosive growth in cybercrime and the modern businessperson must take action,” said Dr. Stahl. “Yesterday’
Dr. Stahl emphasized to attendees the particular challenges all commercial organizations have with the rampant growth of online bank fraud and discussed basic steps an organization can take to lower its risk of being a victim. He described ISSA-LA’s work with financial institutions, helping them educate their customers about the dangers of online bank fraud and the steps customers can take to more effectively secure their online banking.
Dr. Stahl also discussed the cyber security challenges of nonprofits that often have significant information at risk with inadequate knowledge and resources to properly manage their risk. He exhorted attendees—many of whom sit on nonprofit Boards—to take an active part in ensuring nonprofits get the resources they need to get their arms around this growing challenge.
Dr. Stahl invited attendees to attend ISSA-LA’s 4th Annual Information Security Summit, being held May 16th in Universal City. The Summit features a special Executive Session for business leaders that includes Keynote Addresses by Forbes columnist and security guru, Alan Paller, and Executive Coach, Chris Coffey.
The Jonathan Club is a private social club in Los Angeles established in 1924. One of the oldest clubs within the Club is the Breakfast Club, which first met in 1933. Every Los Angeles mayor and virtually all California governors have spoken before the Jonathan Breakfast Club. In addition, astronauts and authors; religious, civic and community leaders; university presidents; major coaches and Fortune 500 CEOs are frequent speakers. The Jonathan Breakfast Club is consistently named by national speaker's organizations as one of the top 10 speaker's forums in the United States.
About the Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA-LA)
The Los Angeles Chapter is the founding Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association, an international not-for-profit organization of information security professionals and practitioners. ISSA-LA’s mission is to be the premier catalyst and information source in Los Angeles for improving the practice of information security. The Chapter conducts outreach programs to business, nonprofits, government and consumers. For more information or to register for ISSA-LA’s 4th Annual Information Security Summit, please visit: www.issa-la.org .
About Stan Stahl, Ph.D.
Dr. Stahl has been President of ISSA-LA since 2008 and is the architect of the Chapter’s Community Outreach Program. He is also the founder and president of Citadel Information Group, Inc., an information security management firm. Dr. Stahl is a pioneer in the field of information security, entering the field in 1980. He began his career securing teleconferencing at the White House, databases inside Cheyenne Mountain and the communications network controlling our nuclear weapons arsenal. Dr. Stahl earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from The University of Michigan and spent nearly 15 years teaching university mathematics. He has taught courses in information security, software engineering, project management and computer programming at several California universities and colleges. He recently served on the faculty at the University of Southern California in the School of Engineering’
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