In the wake of the Athem information security breach of almost 80,000,000 records in these first few days of February, encryption and security of data are coming to the forefront of technology concerns. Indeed, even Anthem themselves, according to Brian Krebs (https://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/02/china-to-blame-in-anthem-hack/) posted an advertisement on February 4, the same day the breach was disclosed,…
David Lam has 27 years of experience managing information for small and medium businesses including custom software development, systems management and information security.
As a CIO and Chief Information Security Officer, David brings a holistic and highly integrated view of technology services to his day-to-day work. David has worked as a consultant, for a university, for a nonprofit and in the corporate realm.
David is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt from ASQ and has also achieved ITIL Foundations, CNE, MCSE, CCNA, CCDA and Network+ certifications. As someone with experience in information technology, information security, and physical security, David works to bring these disparate disciplines together into a coherent and efficient practice for his clients.
David holds a bachelor’s degree from UCLA and while there was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He has taught multiple college extension classes and has presented at numerous conferences on technology, information security and physical security.
David provides new perspectives to his clients while helping them to achieve optimal usage of their technologies. David works to build the information security community through the Los Angeles ISSA, where he is currently vice president, and through the ASIS Information Technology Security Council (ITSC) where he chairs the Certification subcommittee. David chairs the Los Angeles ISSA Information Security Summit, which last year drew almost 800 registrants. David also runs the Los Angeles CISO forum.
David has also been published multiple times in the ISSA Journal and on Tom’s IT Pro. He has written the Information Security chapters for the ASIS Protection of Assets Manual with Dr. Stahl and is now working on a Leadership Book called Innovative Questions.