December 2015 Joint Holiday Dinner Meeting

Presenters from local Fusion Centers will provide information on common breeches and an overview of the Cyber Crime reporting process. As part of the reporting process, they will highlight the role of the Fusion Center and various law enforcement agencies in the process. There will also be entertainment! More »

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Holiday Dinner Meeting

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Note: 2nd Wedesday, at Downtown LA, & Entertainment!

Held at the LA Athletic Club


5:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Registration, Check-in & Networking
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Dinner & Program (2 CPEs)
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm – Entertainment, Network & Dance

(Two free Drinks, Networking and giveaways. Enjoying the night with LA Finest DJs
and IIA-LA own Cymbre Jaskot on the DJ wheel)

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Dinner Meeting Topic:

Data breaches from Law Enforcement Perspective


We have a special joint LA Chapter Holiday event at the LA Athletic Club in Downtown LA. Lance Larson and Michelle Yohannes will provide information on common breeches and an overview of the Cyber Crime reporting process. As part of the reporting process, they will highlight the role of the Fusion Centers and various law enforcement agencies in the process. Lance represents the Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center (, a Fusion Center located in Orange County. Michelle represents the Joint Regional Intelligence Center (, a Fusion Center serving seven counties in Southern California.

Fusion Centers provide an integrated, multi-disciplined, information and intelligence sharing network to collect, analyze, and disseminate information on all criminal risks and safety threats to law enforcement, fire, health, private sector and public sector stakeholders in a timely manner in order to protect the residents, visitors, and critical infrastructure while ensuring the civil rights and civil liberties of all persons are recognized. In 2006, the President approved the establishment of a national integrated network of state and major urban area information fusion centers. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI have begun deploying personnel to work within Fusion Centers.



Dr. Lance Larson, Cyber Program Advisor, OCIAC

Lance is the Cyber Program Advisor for the Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center, a Department of Homeland Security-funded Fusion Center. Lance has been a reserve police officer with the Laguna Beach Police Department for thirteen years. During his tenure with the department, he has served multiple assignments including a role as the technical leader for the first online crimes against children sting in California, patrol, special investigations, and his current role helping to protect the cyber security infrastructure within Orange County at OCIAC.

Dr. Larson holds a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences – Information Systems Management, is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), has authored two books, and teaches both undergraduate and graduate information systems and homeland security courses for the California State University System in San Diego.

Michelle Yohannes, Cyber Intelligence Analyst, JRIC

Michelle is a Cyber Intelligence Analyst with the Joint Regional Intelligence Center in Los Angeles where she works to accrue, analyze, and disseminate cyber threat information. In addition, she has experience with IT project management, requirements gathering, content development, user testing and training, security, and outreach through positions with University of California Los Angeles and supporting the Department of Homeland Security. Michelle graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Master’s Degree in Information Sciences and Technology. At Penn State, her research focused on the human aspects of cybersecurity, decision-making, situational awareness, and data fusion.


Dinner Meetings are generally the second Tuesday of each month. The exceptions are joint meetings with other groups and the summer months of July and August when we don’t meet.For Online Reservations, click the “Register” button below:

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2 CPEs for Dinner Program

Payment Methods:

Credit Card, Cash and Checks
(made payable to ISACA-LA).

Rates ISACA, IIA Members Full-Time Students
& Faculty
(Members and Non-Members)
Pre-Meeting N/A N/A N/A
Dinner Meeting:
Pre-Paid online by midnight Wed. 12/2
$25 $10 $35
Dinner Meeting:
Walk-Ins or Pre-Paid online after midnight the Wed. before event
$35 $20 $45


ISACA reserves the right to alter or delete items from the program in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Material has been prepared for the professional development of ISACA members and others in the IT audit, control, security, and governance community. Neither the presenters nor ISACA can warrant that the use of material presented will be adequate to discharge the legal or professional liability of the members in the conduct of their practices. All materials used in the preparation and delivery of presentations on behalf of ISACA are original materials created by the speakers, or otherwise are materials which the speakers have all rights and authority to use and/or reproduce in connection with such presentation and to grant the rights to ISACA as set forth in speaker agreement. Subject to the rights granted in the speaker agreement, all applicable copyrights, trade secrets, and other intellectual property rights in the materials are and remain with the speakers.

Please note: unauthorized recording, in any form, of presentations and workshops is prohibited.


Permission to be Photographed

By attending this event, the registrant grants permission to be photographed during the event. The resultant photographs may be used by ISACA for future promotion of ISACA’s educational events on ISACA’s web site and/or in printed promotional materials, and by attending this event, the registrant consents to any such use. The registrant understands any use of the photographs will be without remuneration. The registrant also waives any right to inspect or approve the aforementioned use of any photographs now or in the future.