[unisog] VA SCAN conference, JMU, 10/24-5/05
marchany at vt.edu
Wed Oct 12 02:27:34 GMT 2005
Mark October 24th and 25th on your calendar as dates to be at James Madison
University in Harrisonburg, Virginia for the Ì¶0;Information Security and
Privacy in TodayÌµ7;s Environment: Major Challenges and Effective StrategiesÌ¶1;
conference hosted by the Virginia Alliance for Secure Computing and Networking
(http://vascan.org). You do not need to be a Virginian to attend!
The conference will address one of the most pressing issues for organizations
in both the public and private sectors: preventing computer security incidents
that lead to theft or corruption of sensitive information. Leaders in this
field will discuss reasons why this issue has garnered such intense national
level focus recently and will suggest strategies for addressing this difficult
challenge. Effective data security solutions in place today, as well as
glimpses of potential new threats and countermeasures on the horizon, will
also be presented by IT security and audit professionals from a number of
colleges and universities.
Conference participants will be treated as well to a half-day training session
on computer forensics presented by a nationally-recognized security expert.
The workshop will focus on the elements required to perform a digital
forensics investigation. Issues impacting IT security organizations in the
prevention and detection of fraud and abuse of electronic resources will be
discussed. Real-life examples will be used throughout the presentation to
highlight the importance of digital forensics skills and capabilities.
Howard Schmidt Ìµ1; President & CEO of R & H Security Consulting LLC. Mr.
Schmidt has a long distinguished career in defense, law enforcement and
corporate security, including serving as the former White House Cyber Security
Advisor and Chief Security Strategist and as eBayÌµ7;s Vice President and Chief
Information Security Officer.
Martha Stansell-Gamm Ìµ1; Chief of the U.S. Department of Justice's Computer
Crime and Intellectual Property Section.
Computer Forensics Training Session Instructor:
Jeff Recor Ìµ1; President and CEO of the Olympus Security Group.
Who Should Attend: Managers, technical staff, and auditors with information
technology responsibilities from institutions of Higher Education, K-12,
state/local government agencies, and law enforcement.
Date and Times:
October 24th, 2005 Ìµ1; Presentation Sessions will be held from 10:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. A reception immediately following the sessions will provide the
opportunity to meet and have fun with colleagues.
October 25th, 2005 Ìµ1; Computer Forensics Training Session will be held from
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Conference Fee: Registrations received on or before Friday, October 14th, 2005
will be charged the early registration fee of $75; those received after this
date will be charged the standard rate of $100. The fee includes all
conference sessions, lunches and refreshments, evening reception, and parking.
To obtain more detailed conference information and to register, see
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