Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 5, 2006
Cyber Security: Understanding your Risk Profile to Minimize IT Spend Web Conference
Featuring Dave Cullinane, President, Information Systems Security Association and Chief Information Systems Officer, Washington Mutual, Inc., Michael Assante, Senior Relationship Manager, National & Homeland Security Idaho National Lab (INL).
(PRWEB) May 5, 2006 -- In this Xtalks web conference on May 23, 2006, Dave Cullinane, Chief Information Systems Officer and President, Information Systems Security Association and Michael Assante, Senior Relationship Manager, National and Homeland Security Idaho National Lab, discuss how to keep your organization’s infrastructure secure from a cyber attack.
Xtalks is pleased to present Cyber Security: Understanding your Risk Profile to Minimize IT Spend Web Conference. Registration is complimentary for qualified executives at: http://www.xtalks.com/CyberSecurity.ashx
Recent Internet-based attacks, such as the Zotob worm which temporarily disrupted machines within the U.S. government, have made it extremely important for government offices and businesses to be on the alert for potential damages caused by hackers.
This webinar will help senior level executives in government organizations and privately owned businesses to focus on the key areas in their organizations where they are most vulnerable. Our speakers, who are experts in this field, discuss a process of evaluating current infrastructure for security risks and discuss ways to ensure the security of an organization’s web-based systems.
The web conference is sponsored by ProCurve Networking, an HP Innovation, who will host a workshop following the keynote presentation and before the Q&A session. Registration is currently open at: http://www.xtalks.com/CyberSecurity.ashx
About the keynote speakers
Dave Cullinane, President, Information Systems Security Association and Chief Information Systems Officer, Washington Mutual, Inc.
Dave is the current President of the ISSA. With active participation from individuals and chapters all over the world, the ISSA is the world’s largest international, not-for-profit association for information security professionals. The ISSA currently has 79 active chapters in 17 countries, with over 10,000 total members in 89 countries around the world. ISSA members are consistently recognized as experts on critical issues in all areas of information security, and the group is seen as an important resource for small businesses, global enterprises and government organizations. The Association is focused on providing a single source of leadership and maintaining its position as The Global Voice of Information Security.
Dave is also the Chief Information Security Officer for Washington Mutual, Inc. – one of the largest banks in the United States. He is also a Charter Member of the Global Council of Chief Security Officers, a group of influential senior cyber-security leaders dedicated to enhancing cyber security around the world. The Council brings together expertise from academic, corporate and government backgrounds to form a think tank to encourage dialogue and action that will meet the new challenges of information security. Dave also serves on ASIS International’s Information Technology Security Committee (ITSC) and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of CSO Magazine and Security Technology & Design Magazine. He is Board Certified in Security Management as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and former Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP).
Michael Assante, Senior Relationship Manager, National & Homeland Security Idaho National Lab (INL)
Michael J. Assante, a recognized security and infrastructure protection visionary and new product development leader, brings a powerful combination of leadership/domain experience, technological vision and strategy development to the Idaho National Lab (INL). Prior to assuming his leadership position at INL, Mr. Assante was a Vice President and Chief Security Officer at American Electric Power, the largest generator of electric power in the US, serving 5 million customers in eleven states. He provided leadership, developed and implemented strategies to enhance security and business continuity for AEP; he was also responsible for protecting and maintaining corporate facilities, critical operating assets and property; and ensured the security and continued preservation of all corporate information and proprietary data and the technology that supports it.
He joined AEP as the head of information security in April 2002 and expanded his role later that year unifying information security, physical security and business continuity. During his tenure at AEP, Mr. Assante developed what is widely regarded as among the best security program among Fortune 500 companies. Leveraging his background in information security, physical security, military intelligence, and corporate security, Mr. Assante built a world class integrated information and physical security program for AEP.
About ProCurve Networking
The ProCurve Networking business unit of HP delivers enterprise networking solutions comprising wired and wireless LAN and WAN networking products, services and solutions. Recognizing the necessary migration of intelligence and functionality to the network edge, the ProCurve Adaptive EDGE Architecture strategy is the industry’s only comprehensive and inclusive network design strategy that is adaptable, scalable and completely interoperable for achieving command from the center with control to the network edge. ProCurve was positioned in the challenger quadrant in research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc.’s 2004 Magic Quadrant Report for Global Campus LANs. Further information on ProCurve networking solutions and products is available at http://www.procurve.com/.
Xtalks (recently featured in the London Times article Conference call that spans the globe) brings industry experts to executives’ desktops around the world in a web-based information network that provides insight into breaking business issues through interactive digital web conferences. By leveraging the best of hi-speed Internet and telecom technology, Xtalks provides a fantastic forum for highly interactive communication. Xtalks web conferences allow anyone with interest in a particular topic to participate in a web meeting by synchronizing their desktop computer and phone alongside industry experts. Xtalks is part of The Honeycomb Worldwide Group of Companies (http://www.honeycombworldwide.com), including Honeycomb Connect, a leader in executive networking, event management, web conferencing, publishing, and digital media with offices in North America and Europe.
“Xtalks' webinar brought together the top end users, technology vendors, and thinkers in the space,” says Ed Hess, Editor of Integrated Solutions Magazine, referring to a previous Xtalks’ event. “As a media sponsor of the event, we were ecstatic to see the level of commitment and execution that Xtalks showed in making the event a huge success. It was informative and filled with new and fresh insights. The Q&A session was highly interactive and addressed a range of issues. In terms of online events, it set a standard that others will have trouble matching."
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Register for free at: http://www.xtalks.com/CyberSecurity.ashx
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