Security SIG: The Increasing Importance of the Insider Threat
Topic: "Understanding the Insider Threat in Information Technology"
CxOs bound for prison due to negligence in managing information?
Companies wiping out profits because of carelessness, or wanton
disregard for keeping the data that they hold safe? CIOs losing sleep
because they have to write letters to customers about a "possible breach
of security"? Welcome to the 2000s!
While millions have been spent on fortifying data centers and computer
networks to guard against hackers, malware and illicit access, the
threat of the employee with regular access actually offers the most
clear and present danger. This presentation will highlight research
illustrating the depth of the problem of insider breach and compromise
of information, the particular challenges this presents to security
officers and potential strategies to solve the issue.
Eric L. Vaughan is president and CEO of illustro Systems International,
LLC (illustro.com), a software company specializing in Internet-enabling
technologies and security solutions primarily for the mainframe
industry. Eric has over 27 years as an entrepreneur in the technology
industry, founding 3 companies each of which have developed
ground-breaking technologies for their target industries. Eric is a
columnist and frequent contributor to industry publications and guest
speaker at conferences and seminars worldwide.
Topic 2: Latest Threats and Protection
Gil Spencer is Chief Technology Officer and CoFounder at
IronKey. IronKey builds hardware encrypted flash drives and offers
enterprise and identity management services. IronKey was founded with
a grant from DHS to build a secure computing platform, and IronKey has
applied much of this technology to the flash drive space. Gil has
created innovative products at companies such as Portal Player (chips
for the ipod), Genesis Microchip (HDTV / SetTopBoxes), VMLabs (DVD +
Game Players), and Apple Computer (Core OS and Quicktime).
Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
Palo Alto, CA
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration / Networking / Refreshments / Pizza
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Presentation and Discussion
$15 at the door for non-SDForum members
No charge for SDForum members
No registration required