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Dr. Strangelog or: How I stopped worrying and learned to love the log.

Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (2 CPE Hours)

Cost: ISACA Members - $50; Future Members - $55; Students - $30
(Students - please bring your student ID).

A full 3-course lunch is included.

Place: Steamworks (Wine room), 375 Water Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B8

Invited Audience: 
CIOs, CxOs, Senior Management, IT Governance, IT Management, Information Security Management, Risk Management, and IT Assurance professionals.

Implementing Firewalls, Intrusion Prevention Systems and Antivirus Solutions will get you compliant but solely relying on them will get you breached. Current and future cyber threats unlike rule based security appliances are adaptive and will customize their attacks to circumvent all of your security controls and exploit your most unpatchable assets: the humans. This talk will focus on the nature of sophisticated targeted attacks, how robust security controls fail to detect and prevent attacks and how next generation security architecture, event correlation and data visualization will enable your organization to obtain situational awareness with the end goal of detecting the undetectable threats.

Alex Dow – SIEM Geek, Enterprise Security Architect, Security and Privacy Evangelist

Growing up at the dawn of the consumerization of the Internet, Alex developed a keen interest in technology and cyber security at a very early age. The confluence of insecure computers dialling up for the first time, the emergence of viruses such as ‘NetBus’ and the release of the movie ‘Hackers’ introduced Alex to the unexplored, ever expanding ether, called the Internet.

Over the past decade, Alex has worked within mission critical security operation centres, ran the Vancouver 2010 Olympic HoneyNet and SIEM and continues to consult across the country leveraging enterprise security architecture frameworks to successfully implement SIEM, develop security operations and enable business. Beyond the ether, Alex is an active member in the local security community and is President of the Mainland Advanced Research Society (MARS) which focuses on mentorship and running monthly hacker meet ups and an annual security conference in Vancouver.


We are sharing this event with other organizations and with space being limited, we recommend you register for this event early to secure your seat in what might be a propelling point in your career.

ISACA Vancouver Chapter has moved its registration process to a secure online registration process which accepts Paypal and all major credit card brands (VISA, MC, or AMEX).

Please note that the late registration costs help us manage our commitment for the luncheon.

About ISACA:

With more than 110,000 constituents in 180 countries, ISACA helps business and IT leaders maximize value and manage risk related to information and technology. Founded in 1969, the nonprofit, independent ISACA is an advocate for professionals involved in information security, assurance, risk management and governance. These professionals rely on ISACA as the trusted source for information and technology knowledge, community, standards and certification. The association, which has 200 chapters worldwide, advances and validates business-critical skills and knowledge through the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) credentials. ISACA also developed and continually updates COBIT®, a business framework that helps enterprises in all industries and geographies govern and manage their information and technology.

The ISACA Vancouver Chapter's goal is to promote the practices and the development of professionals in IT risk, governance of enterprise IT, information security management, and IT assurance within the local business and academic community, the chapter membership, and with future members throughout the Greater Vancouver area by sponsoring local educational seminars and workshops, as well as conducting regular chapter meetings. Descriptions and times of the upcoming sessions can be found at under Chapter Events.

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All cancellations/transfers must be received in writing - please send an email to Telephone or verbal cancellations/transfers will not be accepted. Cancellations or transfers of registration at least 10 calendar days prior to the course will result in a full refund. Cancellations or transfers received less than 10 calendar days but more than 3 full* business days prior to the course are subject to an administration fee of $50 for full and half day courses, or $25 for executive breakfasts and luncheons, or hold on credit for use towards a future event.

Cancellation requests received less than 3 full business days prior to the course date (statutory holidays are not considered business days) will not be accepted and the full cost of the seminar will apply, with no credits or refunds. No-shows, registrants who register but do not show up for a seminar will also be responsible for the full cost of the seminar, with no refunds or credits. In such cases, substitution of attendee is permitted up to and including the day of the seminar.