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January 2015

Reflections of 2014 & Predictions for 2015

2-Hour Live Event: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Start Time: 9:00 a.m. US-Pacific/ 12:00 p.m. US-Eastern/ 5:00 p.m. London

Web Conference Overview:

Yes, once again some brave (or foolish?) folks will volunteer their insight and make predictions for the 2015 InfoSec challenges. To a degree, changes in legislation and technology are easy meat to predict in a 12-month time frame. But, who could have predicted last year.  With open software issues last year making it the year of the Open Breach or Snowden making it the year of the Insider Threat. We can only wait to see what will this year bring. Will there be an increase in cyber attacks and cyberwarfare? Will the cold wind of social media exploits bring InfoSec into focus for the ignorant end user? What is likely to be the next cataclysmic event to rock the industry? Where will the wind of change blow security in the ”cloud?" Will compliance requirements become a reality? Join us, make notes, and then check back in a year to see how we did!

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System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

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Moderator and Speakers:


Michael Angelo
Chief Security Architect, NetIQ Corporation
ISSA Web Conference Committee Chair, Session Moderator

Michael is well known in the security community with his work designing, developing, implementing and deploying security products and architectures for multi-national corporate environments. His work includes participating, driving, and creating security standards,  working on corporate policies, national and international legislation, and multi-national regulatory issues.

Michael is very active in the security community at large and participates in numerous international and national advisory councils. Currently, he chairs the ISSA International Webinar Committee, and is a technology contributor to the U.S. Department of Commerce Information Systems Technical Advisory Council.  He has also been a featured speaker at numerous national and international security conferences, including RSA, ISSA, and InfoSec. In 2012 and 2013 he was on the RSA national symposia committee. 

Michael currently holds 52 U.S. patents (77 World Wide), with the majority being in the area of security and authentication; he is a former Sigma-Xi distinguished lecturer, recipient of the Trusted Computing Platform Alliance (TCPA) lifetime achievement award. In 2011 he was recognized by ISSA as the Security Professional of the Year and in 2013 received the ISSA Hall of Fame Award.



Erin Connor
Director, EWA-Canada

Erin Connor is a Director at EWA-Canada with responsibility for EWA-Canada's Information Technology Security Evaluation & Testing Facility, which includes a Common Criteria Test Lab, a Cryptographic Module Test Lab that carries out validation testing of cryptographic products to FIPS 140-2 and ISO 19790, a Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Test Lab that tests configuration assessment and auditing products to SCAP program requirements, and a Payment Assurance lab that certifies bank machine PIN pad devices and Point-of-Sale devices to Payment Card Industry (PCI), Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA) and Visa Ready mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) standards.  Erin has a MSc from the University of Ottawa and a BSc from the University of Victoria. 

Ira Winkler
Baltimore, Northern Virginia, USA Chapters and ISSA International, President
President, Secure Mentem

Ira Winkler, CISSP, is President of Secure Mentem. He is considered one of the world’s most influential security professionals, and has been named a "Modern Day James Bond” by the media. He did this by performing espionage simulations, where he physically and technically "broke into” some of the largest companies in the World and investigated crimes against them, telling them how to cost effectively protect their information and computer infrastructure. He continues to perform these espionage simulations, as well as assist organizations in developing cost effective security programs. Ira also won the Hall of Fame award from the Information Systems Security Association, the 2013 CSO Compass Award, as well as several other prestigious industry awards. Ira is also author of the riveting, entertaining, and educational books, Spies Among Us and Zen and the Art of Information Security. He is also a columnist for ComputerWorld and writes for several other industry publications.

Mr. Winkler began his career at the National Security Agency, where he served as an Intelligence and Computer Systems Analyst. He moved on to support other US and overseas government military and intelligence agencies. After leaving government service, he went on to serve as President of the Internet Security Advisors Group, Chief Security Strategist at HP Consulting, and Director of Technology of the National Computer Security Association. He was also on the Graduate and Undergraduate faculties of the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland.

Mr. Winkler has also written the book Corporate Espionage, which has been described as the bible of the Information Security field, and the bestselling Through the Eyes of the Enemy. Both books address the threats that companies face protecting their information. He has also written hundreds of professional and trade articles. He has been featured and frequently appears on TV on every continent. He has also been featured in magazines and newspapers including Forbes, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, Planet Internet, and Business 2.0.

Patricia A. Myers
ISSA Distinguished Fellow, Co-Chair ISSA Cybersecurity Career Lifecycle Program

Myers has more than twenty-five years of experience in all facets of information assurance, working extensively in the financial services industry. She began her career in information security as Vice President of First Nationwide Bank’s finance division in 1986. Following her thirteen years with First Nationwide, she joined Wells Fargo Bank as a Senior Consultant and an IT Auditor where she worked in the areas of risk management, policy and standards development, and awareness training. Later, Myers served as managing director for information security services at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., responsible for their technology and application risk management programs.

Myers served as a director in AtomicTangerine’s San Francisco office and as ‘CyberDean’ of the company’s Information Security University. She later became a senior security consultant for US Professional Services at RedSiren, Inc. Myers held the position of Information Security Manager for Williams-Sonoma, Inc., a large California specialty retailer.

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