“I’m pleased on behalf of ISSA-LA to make this contribution to the ISSA Educational Foundation in memory of our good friend, Gene Schultz,” said Dr. Stahl. “Gene taught us all so much before his premature passing. His generosity of spirit is an inspiration to all of us who work to secure the village.”
"ISSA was founded in Los Angeles and so it is fitting that LA is the first Chapter to contribute to the ISSAEF's educational initiatives,"
Dr. Eugene Schultz, PhD, was a security pioneer, educator, and long-time friend of ISSA. Dr. Schultz was a professor of computer science, retiring from the University of California at Berkeley, an instructor for SANS and ISACA, and editor-in-chief of ‘Computers and Security.’ Dr. Schultz was an ISSA Hall of Fame Recipient, the organization's highest award for service and excellence.
The contribution will offer scholarships to support graduate level studies by individuals pursuing the field of Information Security. The Foundation also provides undergraduate scholarships, and in the future will offer grants to professionals wishing to expand their knowledge and skills in the information security field.
The ISSA Education Foundation (www.issaef.com)
The purpose of the Foundation is to promote and support scholarships in information security; foster, support, develop and provide education and training for professionals in the field of information security technology; and conduct and promote seminars and education programs to educate the public in and about information security.
The Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA-LA) is the premier catalyst and information source in Los Angeles for improving the practice of information security. 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 organization of information security professionals and practitioners. For more information visit: www.issa-la.org.