Leading Internet Security Experts Spoke on Cybercrime at the ISSALA 3rd Information Summit
Twenty-two of the country’s leading experts on cybercrime spoke at the Los Angeles Chapter of the Information System Security Association’s third annual Information Security Summit, on the ever-evolving threat of cyber attacks.
“Cybercrime is rampant. This is open season for hackers. There has been an explosive growth in cybercrime, just within the last two weeks,” said ISSA-LA President Stan Stahl, Ph.D. “Yesterday’
The keynote speakers were Marc Maiffret, Chief Technology Officer at eEye Digital Security, and Steve Lipner, Director of Security Assurance at Microsoft. A special keynote address was delivered by Carl Terzian, chairman of Carl Terzian Associates, who addressed practical privacy considerations when engaging in business and social networking on the Internet.
Mr. Maiffret is an industry expert in network security who has testified before the United States Congress on national cyber security and critical infrastructure protection. He has been interviewed on CNN numerous times and has been featured in Details, the Los Angeles Times, Entrepreneur Inc. and USA Today. Mr. Maiffret discovered the first Microsoft computer worm, “CodeRed” and was named one of People Magazine’s 30 People Under 30.
Mr. Lipner is senior director of Security Engineering Strategy at Microsoft Corp where leads Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle team. Mr. Lipner is co-author with Michael Howard of The Security Development Lifecycle, is an inventor and holds several patents, has authored numerous professional papers and served on several National Research Council committees. Mr. Lipner holds several degrees in Civil Engineering from MIT.
Other speakers included Cassio Goldschmidt, Senior Manager of product security at Symantec Corp.;
The Summit was the only educational forum in Los Angeles specifically designed to encourage participation and interaction among all three vital information security constituencies:
About Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
The Information Systems Security Association is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members. The primary goal of ISSA is to promote management practices that will ensure availability, integrity and confidentiality of information resources. For more information please visit: www.issa-la.org .
About Stan Stahl, Ph.D.
Dr. Stahl is the founder and president of Citadel Information Group, Inc., an information security management firm. He 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. Once an active researcher, Dr. Stahl has published more than a dozen papers in advanced mathematics and computer science. He has taught courses in information security, software engineering, project management and computer programming at several universities and colleges. He recently served on the faculty at the University of Southern California in the School of Engineering’