The mission of SecureTheVillage is a cyber-secure Los Angeles.
We accomplish our mission through education and community-building, one business, one nonprofit, one government agency, one college and university, one citizen at a time.
It Takes a Village – A Profound Culture Shift
Distrust and caution are the parents of security … Benjamin Franklin
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. It takes a village.
SecureTheVillage – What We Do
SecureTheVillage provides C-Suite executives, their boards, and trusted advisors with the knowledge, resources, and relationships they need to meet today’s cybersecurity and privacy challenges.
Our learning community roundtables offer executives, their boards, and trusted advisors, a unique opportunity to learn from cybersecurity and privacy specialists across multiple disciplines so they can meaningfully:
- Manage information security and information risk with the rigor and formality it requires, just like they now manage operations and finance
- Provide effective governance oversight over the security management of the IT network
- Build valuable working relationships between executives, leading cybersecurity & privacy experts, and law enforcement
- Strengthen the security-sensitivity of their organizational culture: Distrust and Caution.
Our objective is to develop — and integrate together — information security learning communities to stimulate communication, collaboration, cooperation, information sharing and outreach, assisting the Los Angeles community meet the ongoing challenges of cyber crime, cyber privacy and information security.