ISSA-LA Security Summit XII – Women In Security Forum

Join Your Peers at the Beach on September 22, 2022! Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica, CA.

The Los Angeles Chapter of ISSA has long been an ardent supporter of diversity in the field of Information/Cyber Security.

Our mission for the Women in Security Forum is to provide a focus for women in Information Security through talks, panel discussions, peer mentoring, workshops, and networking opportunities. Our annual Security Summits consistently bring many women speakers. Each year, we also have the opportunity to feature a Women in Security Panel. During our ISSA-LA Security Summit XI in 2019, we were visited by senior female executives from around the world that were interested in collaborating in information security, privacy, and other technology-oriented fields. We are committed to helping organizations and businesses attract and retain women professionals in Information Technology and Information Security. We must address the current and projected vast shortage of qualified IT and InfoSec professionals.

Young women need to be inspired to choose careers in cybersecurity. Female role models are instrumental in helping reduce the deficit of women in IT security. Our ISSA-LA women mentors encourage young girls to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), which are subjects that can form the foundation for the pursuit of a career in IT Security.

Come join us for a full day of leading women speakers:

  • Adriana Sanford, Award-Winning Global Privacy Expert; Chilean-American International TV Commentator; Former Fortune 10 Regional Counsel
  • Carol Alexis Chen, Partner & Trial Lawyer at Winston & Strawn LLP; Award-Winning Former Career Prosecutor, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Trina Ford, SVP & CISO at AEG; Former Senior Director of Global Partner Assurance – Global Security at ADP
  • Kimberly A. Klinsport, Partner at Foley and Lardner LLP
  • Marci McCarthy, CEO & President, T.E.N.; Inaugural Advisory Council Chair for the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC); Chairman at ISE® Talent
  • Kathleen Mullin, CISO at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Inc.
  • Jennifer L. Urban, Partner at Foley and Lardner LLP
  • Karen F. Worstell, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist VMware; Former CISO at Microsoft and AT&T Wireless/Cingular
  • Arlene Yetnikoff, Chief Information Security Officer, California Institute of Technology

ISSA-LA fosters a diverse and open community that brings out differing opinions, values, and expectations that draw us into conversation with one another, regardless of race, gender, religion, and experience level.  

The ISSA-LA Security Summit XII begins on Sept 20th with one-day and two-day training sessions. We encourage you to check out these sessions and receive an early-bird discount for you, your organization, and your work teams. Plan on attending the Opening Reception on Sept 21st. The Summit then continues with talks and panels on Sept 22nd.

ISSA-LA, the founding Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association in 1982, is the premier catalyst and information source in Southern California for improving the practice of information security. The Chapter provides various training classes for information Security and IT professionals throughout the year and at the Summit. ISSA-LA has a CISO Forum that meets quarterly at various companies throughout Southern California. The chapter meets monthly 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.