[unisog] VASCAN Security Conference Announcement

randy marchany marchany at vt.edu
Mon Aug 17 22:22:34 GMT 2009

Registration is now open for VASCAN 2009 — “Security in Lean Times.”
The conference is hosted by the Virginia Alliance for Secure Computing
and Networking (http://vascan.org) and will be held at the University
of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA on October 5th and 6th.  Don't miss
this opportunity to hear leaders in the security field discuss current
issues and to share ideas on effective security practices with your

Registration: $100 for both conference days; $70 for one day;
pre-registration required

Hotel Rate Deadline: A block of rooms are being held for VA SCAN
Conference guests at the Cavalier Inn for a rate of $87.00 plus tax a
night until September 14th.

Who should attend? Technical staff, managers, auditors, law
enforcement officers, and others with interests in information
security will find this conference very useful. While past conference
participants have come primarily from higher education, K-12,
state/local government, and law enforcement, individuals from all
sectors are encouraged to attend.

Program highlights:

* The conference keynote speaker is Gene Kim, co-founder and CTO of
Tripwire, Inc.
* Rob Lee will conduct a half-day technical workshop on file system
recovery and memory forensics. Rob is co-author of the bestselling
book Know Your Enemy, a certified SANS instructor, and a leading
consultant in computer forensics, vulnerability discovery, intrusion
detection, and incident response
* Security and audit professionals from various colleges and
universities will be presenting on various topic such as,

ISO 27002 security standard
Auditing in a virtual environment
Convergence of IT security and emergency preparedness
Security in the cloud
e-Discovery and effective records management
Building a case for security expenditures
Virtualization and security
Authentication strategies
Mobile device security

To obtain more detailed conference information and to register, see

If you have any questions, let me know.

Randy Marchany
VA Tech IT Security Office

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