The Mission of SecureTheVillage is a Cybersecure Los Angeles.
SecureTheVillage accomplishes our Mission by turning people and organizations into Cyber Guardians having the knowledge, skills, and commitment needed to meet the ongoing challenges of cyber crime, cyber privacy and information security.
SecureTheVillage also has a second vital objective: To be a role model for other communities.
It Takes a Village – A Profound Culture Shift
Distrust and caution are the parents of security … Benjamin Franklin
In today’s Internet-connected world, everyone has a responsibility for information security and privacy, whether or not they are an “information security professional.”
As our society has become more technologically-connected, our economy, our life-style, even our way of life is being challenged as never before. In today’s world, we are increasingly dependent on the information flowing through our computers and across the Internet. That means we are at risk of cybercrime, identity theft, cyber espionage and attacks on our privacy.
The most serious challenge we face is getting the non-security-professional involved in the battle. Our very understanding of “security” has to be re-imagined to include everyone from the Board Room to the Mail Room, from Finance to Human Resources, from Operations to IT. Distrust and Caution.
While information security professionals are getting better and better, both at preventing breaches and recovering from the inevitable breaches that occur, they cannot do it alone.
In today’s world, everyone must be a Cyber Guardian. Everyone needs the knowledge, skills, and commitment to do their part in securing information. It takes the village to secure the village!
SecureTheVillage – What We Do
SecureTheVillage conducts Enterprise-Focused Cyber Guardian Programs designed to provide business leaders and professionals with the information and knowledge they need to be cyber guardians.
SecureTheVillage conducts Community-Based Cyber Guardian Programs to train the broader community in basic cybersecurity defense practices for themselves and their families, helping them become cyber-aware citizens.
SecureTheVillage conducts the bi-monthly Financial Services Cybersecurity Roundtable, supporting improved cybersecurity of our financial system.
SecureTheVillage, in coordination with UCLA Extension, hosts the annual Cybersecure Los Angeles Conference every year in October as part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
SecureTheVillage maintains a Cybersecurity Speakers Bureau, making experts available to organizations wishing to provide cybersecurity education to their constituencies.
SecureTheVillage publishes Free Information Security Management Resources, including our ResourceKit, our Code of Basic IT Security Management Practices, and our Cybersecurity News and Views, updated automatically.
SecureTheVillage collaborates with law enforcement, including the F.B.I., the Secret Service, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, local cybersecurity organizations like the Los Angeles Cyber Lab, educational institutions like Pepperdine University’s innovative CyRP Cyber risk certification program and the UCLA Extension Department of Business, Management & Legal Programs, national organizations like the National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA), and international organizations like the Center for Internet Security.
We are guided by a Leadership Council of leading cybersecurity, business, technology, and law enforcement professionals.