Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is a not-for-profit, international professional organization of information security (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_security) professionals and practitioners. It was founded in 1984 by Sandra M. Lambert, after work on its establishment started in 1982. ISSA promotes the sharing of information security management practices through educational forums, publications and networking opportunities among security professionals. ISSA is present in more than one hundred countries, including Europe and Asia, with more than 10,000 members.
ISSA Los Angeles is the founding member of ISSA. Our mission is to be the premier catalyst and information source in the Southern California community for improving the practice of Information Security. We accomplish this by providing:
- Education, networking and support to our direct constituents: Information security practitioners
- IT practitioners with information security responsibilities
- Information security vendors
- Outreach, advocacy and education to the broader Los Angeles community