Cyber Security Expert Rafal Los to Speak at ISSA-LA Annual Information Security Summit on Cybercrime

Information security expert Rafal Los to discuss unattainable total security versus defensibility strategies at the LA Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association Fifth Annual Information Security Summit on Wednesday, May 21, 2013 at the Universal City Hilton.

Online PR News – 10-April-2013 – Los Angeles – Rafal Los, Principal Strategist of Strategic Security Services at HP Enterprise Security Services, will be a featured speaker at the Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA-LA) Fifth Annual Information Security Summit on Wednesday, May 21, 2013 at Hilton Universal City Hotel in Los Angeles. The theme of the one-day Summit—The Growing Cyber Threat: Protect Your Business—reflects the new reality that cybercrime impacts the financial health of our organizations: business, not-for-profits, government agencies, schools and others. The Summit demonstrates ISSA-LA’s core belief that ‘It takes the village to secure the village’ SM.”

“With over a decade of experience melding deep technical expertise with practical understanding, Rafal brings a critical perspective to the Summit,” said ISSA-LA President Stan Stahl, PhD. “This perspective — that organizations focus on defensibility strategies instead of trying to construct that mythical impenetrable castle — is exactly the kind of thinking that everyone involved in information security and risk management needs to get their head around. It’s the new thinking that Einstein meant when he said we’ll never solve today’s problems with the thinking that got us here.”

Mr. Los brings a pragmatic approach to enterprise security. He uses his years of experience to build bridges between technology and people. As a sought-after writer and speaker he currently focuses on enterprise resilience and the security of emerging technologies to empower business to be more agile. He is a contributor to open standards and organizations, volunteering his time to groups such as the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) and the Cloud Security Alliance. His blog, Following the White Rabbit, is his unique perspective on enterprise security, emerging technologies, and current events.

Prior to joining HP, Mr. Los defined and implemented the software security program at a Global Fortune 100 corporation, contributing to the organization’s security and risk-management strategy, internally and externally. He prides himself on being able to add a ‘tint of corporate realism’ to information security.

Mr. Los received his B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois.

The ISSA-LA Summit is the only educational forum in Los Angeles specifically designed to encourage participation and interaction among business executives, senior business managers, and their trusted advisors; technical IT personnel with responsibility for information systems and the data they contain; and information security practitioners with responsibility for ensuring the security of sensitive information.

Registration is open to anyone, but is particularly recommended for information security practitioners; IT professionals; business and nonprofit executives and their trusted advisors; law enforcement professionals fighting cybercrime; and faculty and students in college and university cybersecurity programs.

The Information Security Summit is part of ISSA-LA’s important community outreach program. The goal of the program is to help the community stay safe from cybercrime by enabling the necessary collaboration between business, nonprofit and community leaders, technical IT professionals, and the information security community.

About the LA Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA-LA):
ISSA-LA is the premier catalyst and information source in Los Angeles for improving the practice of information security. The Chapter provides educational programs for information security and IT professionals. 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 association of information security professionals and practitioners. For more information or to register for ISSA-LA’s 5th Annual Information Security Summit, please visit: .