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ISSA-LA April 2021 Virtual Chapter Meeting

April 21, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm PDT

Breaches are Everywhere. What’s a Good Security Leader to Do?

 – Richard Greenberg, Advisor | CISO | CEO | Public Speaker | ISSA Distinguished Fellow and Honor Roll

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Breaches are on the news seemingly weekly, as organizations are struggling to secure their data. In this talk, Richard will share strategies to combat the rise of cybercrime, and how to make your networks more secure. He will discuss administrative, technical, and physical security controls.

Phishing attacks are proliferating and seemingly at will compromising our workforce. Ransomware has taken several victims and payment demands are escalating. All organizations seem to have become prime targets. Have you built a sustainable and dynamic Information Security Program? Have you shared this with upper management and gotten their buy-in and support?

Have you initiated a balanced Security Awareness Program? Are you regularly running scans of both your network and your applications? Are you monitoring your network to detect unusual activity? What about when that dreaded intrusion into your network occurs? Do you know what to do? Are you testing and evaluating your security controls on a regular basis? How often do you test your Disaster Recovery Plan and your Incident Response Plan? Do you have the right people on your IR team?

We are entrusted with highly sensitive data. We must utilize best practices and ensure we have a comprehensive Cyber Security Program. Come learn if you are doing this and ensure that you indeed are properly protecting your confidential information. Don’t allow your organization to become the next victim of a breach.

Speaker: Richard Greenberg, CISSP is a well-known Cyber Security Leader and Evangelist, CISO, Advisor, and speaker.

Richard brings over 30 years of management experience and has been a strategic and thought leader in IT and Information Security. His Project Management, Security Management and Operations, Policy, and Compliance experience has helped shape his broad perspective on creating and implementing Information Security Programs.

Richard has been a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for 15 years, Director of Surveillance and Information Systems, Chief of Security Operations, Director of IT, and Project Manager for various companies and agencies in the private and public sectors.

You may have heard Richard’s interview as a Cyber Security expert on Will Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy podcast: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/the-ron-burgundy-podcast-30270227/episode/cyber-security-47951911/.

Richard is the Founder and CEO of Security Advisors LLC, which offers fully-managed security assessments and penetration testing services that allows organizations to continuously assess their internal and external cyber risk posture, and helps companies with compliance issues.

Richard is an Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) ​Distinguished ​Fellow, one of only 64 worldwide, and has received their Honor Roll designation (only 55 worldwide). He has also been selected as a finalist for both the (ISC)2 Americas Information Security Leadership Award in the Senior Information Security Professional category and the Los Angeles Business Journal CIO of the Year in Security.

Richard has served on the OWASP Global Board of Directors, and led the OWASP LA Chapter for 10 years, and has been Co-Chair of the highly successful AppSec California conferences. Richard also is President of the Information Systems Security Association Los Angeles Chapter and is Chair of their widely recognized annual Security Summit, Women in Security Forum, and CISO Forum.

Richard is dedicated to diversity in our field. He started and chairs the annual Women in Security Forum, and supports creating a more open and welcome community. Richard’s reach in the Southern California region is extensive. He has worked diligently to bring together the various Southern California IT and InfoSec organizations to enhance their collaboration efforts, to help reach new IT and InfoSec professionals.

Richard has been a published author and has spoken worldwide on Information Security, individually and on panels.



April 21, 2021
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm PDT
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