UNIVERSAL CITY (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey will be a keynote speaker Friday at a cyber-security conference aimed at long-range solutions on how to better track data thieves and secure key computer systems.

The Sixth Annual Information Security Summit at Universal City will also focus on topics that include the balancing of privacy and law enforcement, the effects of online bank fraud on small business, and healthcare information privacy and security.

Lacey, who has worked to identify and prosecute high-tech criminals who orchestrate complex electronic crimes such as the organized theft of credit and ATM card numbers via the web, told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO the institutions most likely to be victimized are often reluctant to address the issue.

“Victim financial organizations don’t wanna report it, they don’t want it out there that they have been hacked, that they’re vulnerable,” said Lacey. “They don’t wanna lose consumers, they don’t want consumers to be afraid.”

Former White House cybersecurity czar Richard A. Clarke is also one of 30 speakers scheduled to address this year’s summit, which will focus on its theme of “The Growing Cyber Threat: Protect Your Business”.

About 1,000 participants were expected to attend the Information Security Summit, which will be held from 7:30am to 6:00pm at the Universal City Hilton.


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