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Meeting the Information Security Management Challenge in the Cyber-Age ~ Oct. 28, 2015

October 28, 2015
5:00 PM PDT to 8:00 PM PDT
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Los Angeles Athletic Club
431 West Seventh Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014


Stan Stahl, Ph.D., President
Citadel Information Group


Dr. Stan Stahl is President of Citadel Information Group, an information security management services firm delivering Information Peace of Mind ® to business and the not-for-profit community.

 Stan is also President of Secure The Village, a non-profit whose mission is to develop — and integrate together — information security learning communities. Stan is the Past-President of the LA Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association and the architect of the Chapter’s It Takes the Village to Secure the Village SM Community Outreach Program.

 A pioneer in the field of information security, Stan began his career securing teleconferencing at the White House, databases inside Cheyenne Mountain and the communications network controlling our nuclear weapons arsenal. 

 Stan serves on the Board of Directors of the Content Delivery & Security Association; Governor Brown’s California Cybersecurity Task Force; and the Board of Advisors of CyberCalifornia. Stan received his Ph.D. degree from The University of Michigan. A frequent speaker on information security, Stan is frequently quoted in the media on cyber crime, cyber privacy and information security.

Meeting the Information Security Management Challenge in the Cyber-Age

The Cyber Security Challenge

Cybercrime costs businesses and non-profits billions of dollars annually in theft, fraud, embezzlement and other losses. While breaches of high-profile targets like Sony, Anthem, Target and JPMorgan Chase make the news, it’s small and medium-sized organizations that are most at risk. Statistics show that 30% of cybercrime victims are small organizations and that 60% of them go out-of-business within 6 months of being attacked. Other statistics show that as many as 80% of these crimes did not need to happen.

Federal and state laws - like HIPAA and state breach disclosure laws - are imposing an increasing management burden on organizations while costing these organizations millions in fines for non-compliance. Commercial security requirements - like the Payment Card Industry's Data Security Standard - impose their own burden … in money, time, and other resources. Making the challenge more difficult is that the battleground now includes both the IT network and the user.

Meeting the cyber security challenge requires Executive Management and their Boards to take cyber security as seriously as they take operations and finance. Management must be able to ask questions and understand the answers.

Briefing Overview

This story-filled talk provides the real-world guidance executives and their boards need to meet the challenge of cybercrime.

Why Care: Business Implications of Cyber Crime.

  • The Critical Four: Key Questions for Managing Information Risk.
  • Why Are We So Vulnerable? Three Inconvenient Truths.
  • We Have a Firewall and Antivirus. Isn’t This Enough?
  • What Are We Supposed to Do: Information Security Management Objectives.
  • How Do We Do It: The Six Key Information Security Management Strategies.
  • Leadership and Culture Change: The Final Frontier.



This program is offered in coordination with the Southern California Fraud Investigators' Association ("SCFIA").

The learning portion of the evening will qualify for 2 hours of CPE (Continuing Professional Education). Ticket price includes dinner, beverages, and dessert. Entrée choices are Veggie, Chicken, or Salmon.

5:00 to 6:00 PM: Registration and Networking
6:00 to 8:00 PM: Meeting, Dinner, and Discussion

LA Athletic Club - Located at the Northeast corner of 7th and Olive in downtown L.A. Enter the LAAC parking lot on the East side of Olive just North of 7th. Subsidized parking is available for $7.00 with validation. Club website: Click here for directions.



$60.00 LA Chapter Members
$50.00 Earlybird rate before October 18

$70.00 Non-Member Ticket
$60.00 Earlybird rate before October 18

$50.00 Student Ticket
$40.00 Earlybird rate before October 18