[unisog] VA SCAN conference, JMU, 10/24-5/05

marchany@vt.edu 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 ̶0;Information Security and 
Privacy in Today̵7;s Environment: Major Challenges and Effective Strategies̶1; 
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.

Keynote Speakers:
Howard Schmidt ̵1; 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 eBay̵7;s Vice President and Chief 
Information Security Officer.
Martha Stansell-Gamm ̵1; Chief of the  U.S.  Department of Justice's Computer 
Crime and Intellectual Property Section.
Computer Forensics Training Session Instructor: 
            Jeff Recor ̵1; 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 ̵1; 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  ̵1; 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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