The Alamo Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) today announced a special summer cybersecurity event featuring former Washington Post and cybercrime investigative reporter Brian Krebs of the Krebs On Security blog. Taking place on Tuesday, July 16th on the campus of Rackspace Hosting, the CPE-credited event is open to ISSA members only.
Krebs will share with the ISSA members his personal experiences dealing with cyber criminals when his website was attacked as well as his surprise front-door encounter at gun-point with the local SWAT team earlier this year. He will also discuss his investigative reporting on the rise of the underground cybercrime industry and the ease with which confidential information can be obtained and used for targeted attacks.
The event will close with a panel discussion on the most important cybersecurity legislation facing today’s professionals. Moderated by John Dickson, past chair of the Texas Lyceum and Principal of the Denim Group, along with Krebs, Perry Robinson, VP & Associate General Counsel at Rackspace, and Mark Littlejohn, CISO at Tesoro, will focus on the recent critical cyber infrastructure bills in congress and what federal oversight is truly needed. In addition, the panel will answer questions regarding the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center being created to coordinate federal cybersecurity efforts and how the recent PRISM media frenzy may impact these efforts.
Because San Antonio is home to the most certified information security professionals outside of the Beltway, this event promises to offer an opportunity to learn from the security industry’s luminaries how to better protect corporate assets and our community’s way of life. ISSA members are invited to visit http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7089130781 to register in advance for this event.
About the Alamo ISSA
Alamo-ISSA’s mission is to enhance the education and expand the knowledge and skills of its members in the interrelated fields of information systems and data security; to encourage a free exchange of information security techniques, approaches, and problem solving; and to communicate to management and information technology professionals the importance of establishing the controls necessary to ensure the security of information resources. Visit the Alamo ISSA on the web at alamo.issa.org.
About Denim Group
Denim Group develops secure software, helps organizations assess and mitigate risk with existing software, and provides training on best practices in software security. Denim Group has worked with a range of Fortune 500 companies and public sector organizations, bringing a focused software development approach to the world of software security. Denim Group is a strong contributor to the larger application security community, and has been involved with the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) since shortly after its inception. Additionally, Denim Group was ranked 1,925 in Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America in 2010. For more information about Denim Group, visit www.denimgroup.com.