ISSA-LA Donates to ISSA Educational Foundation to Support Its Information Security Scholarship Programs

Top Quote The Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association presented a check for $3,000 to the ISSA Education Foundation in support of its information security scholarship programs. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 08, 2015 - Dr. Stan Stahl, president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA-LA), presented a check for $3,000 to the ISSA Education Foundation (ISSAEF) in support of its scholarship program. Foundation Board Chair Sandra Lambert accepted the donation on behalf of the Foundation.

    "ISSA-LA is again pleased to support the important work of the ISSA Education Foundation," said Dr. Stahl. "We're proud that our 'matching gift' program brought in nearly $3,000 at the recent ISSA International Conference."

    "ISSA was founded in Los Angeles and the Foundation is so grateful for their ongoing support of our scholarship programs," said Ms. Lambert. "We also thank those people and organizations that contributed to ISSA-LA's matching funds initiative this year. This contribution will further ISSAEF's goal to educate future generations of dedicated infosec practitioners."

    The contribution will offer scholarships to support graduate level studies by individuals pursuing the field of Information Security. The Foundation also provides undergraduate scholarships, and in the future will offer grants to professionals wishing to expand their knowledge and skills in the information security field.

    The purpose of the Foundation is to promote and support scholarships in information security; foster, support, develop and provide education and training for professionals in the field of information security technology; and conduct and promote seminars and education programs to educate the public in and about information security.

    ISSAEF awarded its 2014 scholarships to Bryan Smith of Western Governors University, who received the graduate E. Eugene Schultz, Jr. PhD Memorial Scholarship, and to Thomas Jessop of the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, who received an ISSAEF undergraduate scholarship.

    To be eligible for an ISSAEF scholarship a student must be pursuing a career in computer science, which includes information security or privacy and must be an active, full-time undergraduate or graduate student in an information security related program. The applicant must fulfill the eligibility requirements as established by the ISSA Educational Foundation (ISSAEF) Scholarship Committee.

    The ISSA Education Foundation ( was founded in 2003 by the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) as a 501 (c) (3) public charity. The Foundation is made up exclusively of volunteers from the ranks of information security professionals.

    About Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA-LA)
    ISSA-LA is the premier catalyst and information source in Los Angeles for improving the practice of information security. The Chapter provides educational programs for information security and IT professionals. The Chapter also conducts outreach programs to businesses, financial institutions, nonprofits, governmental agencies, and consumers. ISSA-LA is the founding Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association, an international not-for-profit organization of information security professionals and practitioners. Follow the Chapter on Twitter at ( @ ) ISSALA as well as LinkedIn and Facebook. For more information on the upcoming Seventh Annual Information Security Summit, visit

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