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Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is a not-for-profit, international professional organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It was founded in 1984 by Sandra M. Lambert and Nancy King (albeit 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.

As the founding chapter of ISSA, ISSA Los Angeles (ISSA-LA) has become the premier catalyst and community resource in Southern California for improving the practice of information security. The Chapter provides various training classes and lectures for information Security and IT professionals throughout the year and at the annual Summit. We accomplish this by providing:

  • Education, networking and support to information security practitioners
  • IT practitioners with information security responsibilities
  • Information security vendors
  • Outreach, advocacy and education to the broader Los Angeles community

ISSA-LA meets monthly for lunch and dinner and regularly collaborates with other IT and InfoSec organizations, having joint meetings with ISACA, OWASP, the Cloud Security Alliance, HTCIA, and the Association of IT Professionals to name a few.

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