Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (4 August 2005)—Experts from an alliance of three leading information security associations will discuss the growing movement toward convergence in the security field at three upcoming events.
A session on security convergence will be offered at the ASIS International 51st Annual Seminar and Exhibits, held 12-15 September at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
"Convergence of Enterprise Security Organizations" will feature a panel of experts discussing recent experiences with implementing converged security plans and obtaining organizational support. Attendees will learn how to effectively evaluate and implement enterprise security to best manage the convergence of traditional, electronic and IT security to reduce risk, mitigate disaster and support business objectives.
The panelists are Ray O'Hara, CPP, senior managing director, Vance; Tim Williams, vice president of corporate and systems security, Nortel; Steve Trevino, Booz Allen Hamilton; Marios Damianides, CISA, CISM, CA, CPA, partner, Ernst & Young; and David Cullinane, CPP, chief information security officer, Washington Mutual. For additional information, visit www.asisonline.org/seminar.
Issues that cross between traditional security and information security, and what this means to business and security managers, will be discussed by William C. Boni, corporate vice president of Motorola Information Protection Services; Ray O'Hara, senior managing director for Vance; and Dave Tyson, chief security officer for the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
These leading experts will provide guidance on risk modeling and attaining value from converged information security systems at the 2005 Information Security Management Conference and the 2005 Network Security Conference, both held 19-21 September in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, and hosted by ISACA®. Details are available at www.isaca.org/conferences.
The 2005 Texas Regional Infrastructure Security Conference (TRISC) features topics of common interest to security professionals in the areas of information, infrastructure and facilities. Conference sessions are divided into five tracks: risk management, cyber security, infrastructure protection, physical security and cyber forensics.
The conference runs from 19-21 September at the Austin Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas. The opening keynote address will be given by Ron Ross, Ph.D., senior computer scientist and information security researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. For additional information, visit www.trisc.org.
Background on the Alliance
The alliance of ASIS International, ISACA® and Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) was formed in February 2005 to encourage board and senior executive attention to critical security-related issues and the need for a comprehensive approach to protect the enterprise. The alliance brings together more than 90,000 global security professionals with broad security backgrounds and skills to address the significant increase and complexity of security-related risks to international commerce from terrorism, cyber attacks, Internet viruses, theft, fraud, extortion and other threats.
ASIS International (www.asisonline.org) is the preeminent organization for security professionals, with more than 33,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also administers the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) program, which signifies that an individual is board certified in security management. In addition, ASIS advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities and the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry's number one magazine—Security Management—ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.
With more than 47,000 members who live and work in more than 140 countries, ISACA® (www.isaca.org) is a recognized worldwide leader in IT governance, control, security and assurance. Founded in 1969, ISACA sponsors international conferences, publishes the Information Systems Control Journal®, develops international information systems auditing and control standards, and administers the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditor™ (CISA®) designation, earned by more than 40,000 professionals since inception, and the Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®) designation, a groundbreaking credential earned by 5,200 professionals.
The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), with more than 13,000 individual members and 97 chapters around the world, is the largest international, not-for-profit association for information security professionals. It provides educational forums, information resources and peer interaction opportunities to enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members. ISSA members are consistently recognized as experts on critical issues in the area of information security, and the Association is viewed as an important resource for small businesses, global enterprises and government organizations alike. Working closely with other industry organizations such as (ISC)2, ASIS and ISACA, and leading worldwide initiatives like the GAISP and the recommended CISO education curriculum, ISSA is focused on providing leadership and maintaining its role as The Global Voice of Information Security.
For ASIS: Chris Flynn, email@example.com, 703.518.1466
For ISACA: Kristen Bertholomey, firstname.lastname@example.org, 847.590.7455
For ISSA: Anne Rogers, email@example.com, 713.287.2488