[unisog] Registration Now Open for 2007 VA SCAN Conference

Shirley Payne payne at virginia.edu
Wed Aug 29 17:55:22 GMT 2007

*** If you have already received this announcement, please pardon the

The Virginia Alliance for Security Computing and Networking (VA SCAN)
will be hosting its fourth annual conference October 18-19, 2007 at
Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Don't miss this
opportunity to hear leaders in the higher education and K-12 security
field discuss current issues and share ideas on effective security
practices with colleagues.

Who should attend? IT managers, security professionals, technical staff,
and auditors from Higher Education, K-12, Government, and Law Enforcement.

Keynote Speakers:

Shon Harris, president of Logical Security and author of two
best-selling CISSP® books, will discuss the barriers and mistakes that
almost every organization is making today with their attempts to develop
a holistic security program, roll out a security governance framework,
and integrate security into business processes. More information on Shon
is available at http://www.logicalsecurity.com/company/company_news.html.

Richard Bejtlich, a security researcher, trainer, and well-known author
of books on intrusion protection and digital forensics, will conduct a
TCP/IP Weapons School session. Participants will walk up the layers of
the OSI model, examining packet traces that detail the various ways
attackers abuse core TCP/IP functionality. More information on Richard
is available at http://www.taosecurity.com.

Conference Program: Shon Harris and security and audit professionals
from various colleges and universities will be presenting on Thursday,
October 18th. The following day two concurrent workshops will be
conducted: Richard Bejtlich's TCP/IP Weapons School and management
sessions on emergency preparedness, the intersection of IT security and
legal compliance, and security standards.

Conference Fee: Registration is $100 and pre-registration is required.
In addition to the conference program, the fee includes lunches and
breaks for both days and a Thursday evening reception.

To obtain more detailed conference information and to register, see

The mission of VA SCAN, a collaboration of George Mason University,
James Madison University, the University of Virginia, Virginia
Commonwealth University, Virginia Tech, and the Virginia Beach Public
School System is to strengthen information technology security programs
within the Commonwealth of Virginia. http://vascan.org.

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