Designing IS strategies to stay ahead of network threats

Headline-grabbing news about computer security breaches and their devastating consequences on an agency and its constituents is the stuff of every CSO’s nightmare, making cyber security a priority concern for CIOs and chief executives alike. Given the recent events, everyone understands the grave impact of security vulnerabilities and communication disruptions to the agency’s business if cyber vigilance is not exercised fully. Now more than ever, CIOs, CSOs, and CISOs have to stay 2 steps ahead to ensure the security of their systems and company data. While many struggle to manage this cyber menace, others have initiated proactive strategies to meet this challenge.

There are always hackers, cyber attacks, and other threats coming from both outside and inside the organization (malicious or uneducated staff) and these threats keep getting more and more sophisticated. Systems are always vulnerable to new attacks or new internal security measure failures.

In this webcast you can listen to recognized practitioners who understand all too well that security is a business issue, and IT is a tool to drive business results. Our speakers will share how they are addressing these threats strategically.

Take Away Points Include:

  • Demonstrating a Return on Investment in Security
  • Strategic Cyber Security Project Case Studies – specifically looking at
  • Internet Filtering
  • Penetration Testing
  • Anti-Spam Filtering
  • IT Security Awareness
  • Cyber Emergency Exercises – testing your defenses with a case study on Michigan’s involvement in DHS’s global exercise called Cyber Storm

The program is intended for: IT Security Professionals, CSOs, CISOs, CIOs, VPs, Directors, Heads of IT, VPs, Directors, Heads of Planning, Network Administrators.

This a free to join live webcast and will also be made available as an archive. Complimentary streaming is available for qualified professionals. Click here to register.

The speakers

Dan Lohrmann, CISO, State of Michigan

Dan Lohrmann was appointed as Michigan’s first CISO in May 2002. He also serves as the Director of Michigan’s Office of Enterprise Security within the Michigan Department of Information Technology (DIT). Dan is co-chair of Michigan’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee, and he chairs the Cyber-Security Sub-Committee within Michigan’s Homeland Protection Board. Dan is the President of Michigan InfraGard for 2006. Dan is a frequent speaker throughout the country on cybersecurity and Homeland Security issues. In April 2006, he was selected as Information Security Executive of the Year (central USA) by the Executive Alliance.

Serving as the State representative for the National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO), Dan sits on the Department of Homeland Security’s IT Government Coordinating Council (GCC). Dan has over 22 years’ experience in the computer industry, beginning with the National Security Agency (NSA) in Washington, D.C.

Dave Cullinane, CISO, eBay

Dave is the CISO for eBay Marketplaces. Prior to joining eBay, Cullinane was the CISO for Washington Mutual. Previously, he also served as a senior consultant for nCipher and as the director of information security for Sun Life of Canada’s U.S. operations. He also helped create Digital Equipment Corporation’s security consulting practice. Cullinane is a charter member of the Alliance for Enterprise Security Risk Management (AESRM) – an alliance of security professional associations dedicated to advancing the profession.

He is the past international president of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and a charter member of the Global Council of Chief Security Officers. He also serves on ASIS International’s Information Technology Security Committee (ITSC). Cullinane was nominated for SC Magazine’s Information Security Executive of the Year for 2004 and 2005 and awarded Global Award as Chief Security Officer of the Year for 2005.

Michael Yaffe, Director of Marketing, Core Security Technologies

In his role at Core Security Technologies, Michael is responsible for driving the company’s marketing and communication efforts. His responsibilities include strategic alliances, partnerships, public and analyst relations and promotion. He is an industry veteran with over 13 years of experience in marketing, communications and sales. Michael has a record of achievement in developing marketing strategy, communications, branding and demand-generation programs for emerging companies.

Prior to joining Core Security Technologies, Michael was Director of Marketing/Communications at NTRU, an information security company providing cryptographic solutions to enterprises worldwide. Prior to NTRU, he held senior marketing management positions involving strategic planning, product positioning and partnership development. Michael has also worked as a full time TV reporter as well as a direct sales representative.

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