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ISSA-LA Dec 13, 2023 Greater Los Angeles Cybersecurity Community Holiday Celebration

December 13, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm PST

Join us December 13, 2023 for a very special Joint Holiday Dinner Meeting of the following organizations:

Information Systems Security Association Los Angeles (ISSA-LA)

Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC)

Association of Information Technology Professionals – Los Angeles (AITP-LA)

Network with your friends, make new friends, hear a great speaker, and celebrate the end of a tumultuous but exciting year. A buffet dinner and drinks will be available. Raffle prizes will be given away!

Registration is required to attend:

ISSA-LA 2023 Greater Los Angeles Cybersecurity Community Holiday Celebration

Topic: Balancing Innovation and Risk in Today’s Ever-Expanding Technical Ecosystem

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the expansion of our technical ecosystems pose both unprecedented opportunities and considerable challenges. The proliferation of interconnected systems, emerging technologies, and the increasing interdependence among them have given rise to multifaceted system risks that organizations must navigate. These risks encompass cybersecurity threats, regulatory compliance (old and new), data privacy concerns, interoperability issues, and the potential for disruptive system failures.

Through collaborative insights and shared experiences, this discussion aims to equip the attendees with proven actionable strategies to include:

  • Understanding the dynamic nature of these risks
  • Aligning technological initiatives with overarching business objectives.
  • Blending innovation with a comprehensive understanding of organizational goals and market demand
  • Real world case studies highlighting successful alignment between business objectives and our InfoSec programs


Our speaker for the evening will be Laz.

Career CISO, Technical Advisor and Strategist

A recognized authority for building cybersecurity, fraud, and data analytics solutions, Laz has decades of executive experience leading and supporting some of the largest InfoSec programs in financial services, technology, retail, hospitality, and transportation verticals.

As a Boardroom Certified Qualified Technology Expert (QTE), Laz is no stranger to working with and advising Boards of Directors, exec staff, individuals, emerging tech companies, venture capitalists, and regulator communities about technology and cybersecurity trends.

Past roles include: Founder, Blue Lava (acquired by Zyston), CISO at vArmour, CISO at Sears, CISO at Silver Tail Systems (acquired by RSA/EMC), VP of Strategic Initiatives at ReddShell Corporation (acquired by TrustWave), Director of Technology at SGI, Director of Technology at EDS (acquired by HP), and the United States Air Force (USAF).

Laz is a twice-decorated USAF veteran, inventor of several patents, open-source contributor, published author, keynote speaker, an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, and an Adjunct Professor at Chapman University. He holds several industry certifications, a Master’s degree in Computer Information Security from the University of Denver, and a MBA from Pepperdine University.


Thanks to our Sponsor:

Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Security Company™, delivers data security and operational resilience for enterprises. Rubrik’s big idea is to provide data security and data protection on a single platform, including: Zero Trust Data Protection, ransomware investigation, incident containment, sensitive data discovery, and orchestrated application recovery. This means data is ready at all times so you can recover the data you need, and avoid paying a ransom. Because when you secure your data, you secure your applications, and you secure your business.



December 13, 2023
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm PST
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