What is the focus of SecureTheVillage? How are we different?
In today’s Internet-connected world, everyone has a responsibility for information security and privacy, whether or not they are an “information security professional”
SecureTheVillage serves this broad community. Our Mission is a Cybersecure Los Angeles which we accomplish by Turning People and Organizations into Cyber Guardians.
SecureTheVillage conducts Enterprise-Focused Educational Programs designed to provide business leaders and professionals with the information and knowledge they need to be cyber guardians.
SecureTheVillage conducts Community-Based Educational 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 the Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School, UCLA Extension Department of Business, Management & Legal Programs, and College of the Canyons; California organizations like California Cyberhub, national organizations like the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) and the National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA), and international organizations like the Center for Internet Security. We also maintain relationships with organizations like ISSA-LA, ISACA, OWASP, CSA, (ISC)2 etc, whose primary focus is on the information security professional.
Who are the people on the Leadership Council?
We are aligned professionals with a passion to build a cybersecure Los Angeles, a strong commitment towards giving back to the community from which we have received so much, and a make-it-happen results-driven attitude.
- Strong subject matter expertise in an area of cybersecurity
- Very open to sharing knowledge and learning from others
- Welcome opportunities to provide strategic counsel and wisdom to the community and to SecureTheVillage
- Seek to grow and expand the cybersecurity community, both the Leadership Council and community
From which professions do Leadership Council members come?
- Information Security Management
- Risk Management and Insurance
- Technology Management Services
- Banking and Financial Services
- Cyber-Investigations and Litigation Support
- Financial Management
- Human Resources
- Management Consulting
- Law Enforcement
What are the benefits of Leadership Council membership?
- Part of community-wide effort to manage the cybersecurity problem
- Recognition as a leader in the Los Angeles cybersecurity community
- Prestige of being associated with SecureTheVillage
- Your organization’s logo on the SecureTheVillage website linked to your organization
- Your name on the SecureTheVillage website linked to your company bio or LinkedIn page
- Opportunities to contribute material to website
- Opportunities to post events on our calendar
- Opportunities for greater media exposure
- Opportunities for collaborative work and cross-referrals
What is expected of Leadership Council members?
All Leadership Council Members
- Support SecureTheVillage’s mission of a Cybersecure Los Angeles
- Encourage their own and other organizations to become knowledgeable in sound information security practices, and to adopt them as appropriate in their organization
- Promote SecureTheVillage’s Webinars and ResourceKit as educational tools to support an organization’s information security management program
- Encourage their own and other organizations to adopt IT security management practices at least as strong as SecureTheVillage’s Code of Basic IT Security Management Practices
Leadership Council Members who are IT Managed Service Providers (MSP), IT vendors, or Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) also
- Follow information security management practices at least as strong as SecureTheVillage’s Code of Basic IT Security Management Practices
- Encourage their customers to meet a minimum set of IT security management practices at least as strong as SecureTheVillage’s Code of Basic IT Security Management Practices
In addition to the above, we also look to Leadership Council Members to
- Provide leadership and time to support SecureTheVillage
- Regularly participate in Leadership Council meetings
- Speak at SecureTheVillage Programs and Other Outreach Events
- Host, sponsor and/or lead SecureTheVillage Programs and Other Outreach Events
- Provide subject matter resources to SecureTheVillage website, post events, etc.
- Support our social media activities on LinkedIn, Twitter and related
- Identify, make introductions to, and support our efforts with potential funding sources so we can expand our efforts commensurate with the strong community need
- Introduce us to future Leadership Council members and potential members of the Board of Directors
How often does the Leadership Council meet?
- Leadership Council meetings are held quarterly
- Meetings are approximately 2 hours in length
- Meetings alternate between morning and evening
How much does it cost to be on the Leadership Council?
Membership on the Leadership Council is currently free. The Board expects to start charging business professionals and other commercial organizations a small fee for the privilege of Leadership Council Membership in 2019. Leadership Council membership will continue to be free for those in non-profit, education, law enforcement, government, and similar non-commercial communities.
How does one join the Leadership Council?
- Membership on the Leadership Council is by invitation of the SecureTheVillage Board
- Interested non-members are invited to participate in Leadership Council meetings
- Please contact Stan Stahl, SecureTheVillage Founder and President, for more information: stan@SecureTheVillage.org.