Posts Tagged ‘infosec’

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@CyberSec_EXPO call for speakers deadline 7th April

March 28, 2014

By Rosalind Carr, @Rosalind_at_O

 

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In its first year, Cyber Security EXPO, part of IP EXPO Europe 2014, is in search of senior information security and technology experts to present at this targeted information security event. According to the event’s Content Director Mike England, “Cyber Security EXPO will delve into the issues set to disrupt the status quo in cyber security thinking with a view to providing visitors with a real understanding of the challenges that are impacting on their organisations.”

Taking place from 8th – 9th October 2014 at ExCeL London, Cyber Security EXPO will incorporate a dedicated CISO conference plus education theatres and a significant exhibition. It will examine major themes, including:

  • Internet & Network Security
  • Fighting Cyber-Crime
  • Log Data & Advanced Analytics
  • Identity & Privacy Protection
  • Cloud Security & Governance
  • Mobile Device Management

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Black Hat USA opens early registration for annual infosecurity event in Las Vegas

March 12, 2013

By Rosalind Carr, @Rosalind_at_O

BlackHatLogo2Black Hat returns to Las Vegas for its annual infosecurity event. Offering a number of opportunities for the infosec community, the event boasts more than 70 training workshops such as Advanced Malware Analysis, Attacking, Defending and Building SCADA systems and Android Application Hacking to name a few. Don’t hang about though- these informative sessions fill up quick. Click here to register under the earlybird offer before May 31st.

Copyright ©Launchpad Europe 2013. All rights reserved. You may copy and distribute this material as long as  you credit the author where possible; the copies are distributed only for non-commercial purposes and at no charge; and you include this copyright notice and link to Countdown2InfosecurityExpo.com, the original source of the work.

If you have any questions, please contact Launchpad Europe, info@launchpad-europe.com.

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Journalist Q&A with Bertrand Gare, Editor in Chief of L’informaticien

April 10, 2012

By @Rose_at_O, @Olivia_at_O

Bertrand Gare is Editor in Chief of French ICT publication L’informaticien (or, in English, “Computer Scientist”), a monthly magazine with an accompanying website that is updated daily, along with a free newsletter.

 Q. Tell us about yourself.

I’m Editor in Chief of L’informaticien, a French-language publication for IT professionals. I’m also Associate Director of analyst firm Jemm Research, which specialises in IT infrastructure and consulting for large enterprises. My first job was at IPSOS, where I was in charge of all the sourcing of people for juries on insurance. In 1992, I was asked by a friend with a radio station to be responsible for an Asian radio program; after that, I became a journalist for a press agency focused on Asia and slowly began to specialise in technology.

Q. Tell me about your publication and its interest in IT.

 The print magazine now has over 20,000 readers, including IT professionals, administrators and project chiefs. It is very focused on technology in the field; in fact, there is actually computing code within the magazine from time to time. The website is more news-led than the magazine. Compared with other French IT publications, our magazine’s articles are lengthy, running from three to eight pages. That means we always take the time to provide analysis, not just bald facts. With today’s free news model, information has no value other than that added by the magazine. Read the rest of this entry ?

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New UK channel publication launches. Will Channelbiz be the biz for the infosec channel?

March 5, 2012

By Rose Ross, @Rose_at_O

Today sees the launch of Channelbiz.co.uk, a pure play daily online channel magazine that is set to break the mould, from NetMediaEurope – the leading online IT publishing house.

 

According to NetMediaEurope’s announcement. Channelbiz is a channel title with a difference, because in addition to covering breaking news, the site aims to demonstrate to distributors and resellers the benefits in using emerging and nascent technologies to cut costs and to add those extra points to the bottom line.

 

The magazine will provide pithy comment pieces, interviews with important senior managers in the industry, and leading edge technology profiles.

 

The launch editor is Mike Magee, a channel veteran who also founded The Register and the Inquirer – both highly successful tech web magazines. Mike will manage a team of freelancers to produce lively, informative and valuable information for the channel. He continues to be editor in chief of Techeye.net, which has formed a strategic partnership with NetMediaEurope. Mike worked on both Microscope and PC Dealer (CRN) in the past, and also worked as marketing director of a corporate reseller in the 1980s.

 

Commenting on the launch, Dominique Busso, CEO at NetMediaEurope, said: “We are excited to launch Channelbiz.co.uk, and believe it will be well received, given the success of the brand already across Europe.

 

“Through this launch, NetMediaEurope UK now provides the most comprehensive offering to IT audiences.”

 

At a launch event for Channelbiz.co.uk, on the 15th of March at the Soho Hotel, NetMediaEurope will present qualitative and quantitative research on major trends in the channel and threats and opportunities that will affect the nature of both distribution and reselling. Interviews were conducted with 100 CIOs, CTOs, IT managers and with 15 vendors, distributors, VARs and end users and topics covered includes SaaS adoption rates, managed services and converged IP data.

 

The research, conducted by Paul Briggs CEO of Media Mantra Ltd (former editor of CRN, and a reporter for Microscope), and Thierry Hamelin of NetMediaEurope, explores two topics – reinventing the UK channel business model in the cloud era and IT procurement methods in 2012.

 

After the introduction to Channelbiz at the launch, there will be a lively and interactive panel discussion with panellists Malcolm Penn, CEO of Future Horizons and Clive Longbottom, service director of Quocirca Limited, moderated by Mike Magee.

 

The Launchpad team will be catching up with the new team at Channelbiz to find out more. Stay tuned!

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Black Hat USA 2012: Today is the last chance to save $1,100

February 1, 2012

**A reminder that Early Bird registration ends February 1, sign up in order to save $1100 off of the onsite price for Black Hat USA 2012. **

To register visit: https://blackhat.reg.techweb.com/usa/2012/index/registrations/?_mc=REAMDE80

Black Hat USA Keynote Announced:

Black Hat USA proudly presents Neal Stephenson to the main stage Thursday, July 26, 2012. Stephenson will delve into a host of writing and technology-related topics, including his brand new novel “REAMDE.” The novel explores the exploitation of a massively multiplayer online role- playing game through the release of the REAMDE virus – a virus that encrypts all of a player’s electronic files and holds them for ransom. Stephenson will host a special book signing on site after his keynote.

For more information, visit: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/black-hat-usa-welcomes-neal-stephenson-to-keynote-stage-138428029.html

Not Venturing to Las Vegas This Year? There is Still Time to Register for Black Hat Europe 2012.

Black Hat is returning to Amsterdam March 14-16 at the Grand Krasnapolsky Hotel. This year’s event will showcase the latest in technical security content from researchers around the world. The 2012 event will feature:

– Keynote Presentation from public-key cryptography pioneer, Whitfield Diffie

– Three full days of Briefing presentations: Current lineup available at www.blackhat.com

– Select single-day training courses including:
Cyber Network Defense Bootcamp by Adam Meyers
Designing Secure Protocols by Moxie Marlinspike
Mobile Hacking II by HotWAN

– Open source tool demonstrations – termed The Arsenal

Sign up now to save over 250 EUROS off of onsite prices. In addition we would like to invite Black Hat LinkedIn members to save an additional 15% off of Briefings registration (excludes training) by registering with the code: EULINK2PROM

For event information and to register, visit: https://www.blackhat.com/html/bh-eu-12/bh-eu-12-home.html

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Keen to explore the Infosec Blogosphere? Here’s a useful map (Thanks to #RSAC)

January 31, 2012

 

By Rose Ross, @Rose_at_O

The Countdown team are always on the lookout for handy resources for the Infosec PR and marketing community, so when we were planning our fun at RSA later this month we found a little gem. We stumbled across a very nice tour guide for those in search of the great and and the good of the security blogger world.

The Security Bloggers Network syndicates blog posts from a long list of top notch security bloggers (Don’t worry we’ll be asking for interview for the blog here!). Many names you’ll recognize and many that you may not. Give it a visit and enjoy your trip!

http://www.securitybloggersnetwork.com/security-blogger-awards/

We also spied the Social Security Blogger Awards which is announced each year at the Bloggers Meet up at the US RSA show. Nominations are usually by a panel of blue collar judges made up of some of the leading security journalists in the media.  Voting for the actual winners is done by SBN members.

What sets the SSBA apart is it is not a popularity contest, but rather an award by security bloggers and podcasters for bloggers and podcasters. It is truly a guild or peer award. Any blog or podcast that is nominated to the finalists represents the best of the best in their category.

Here are the finalists for the 2011 awards:

Before the finalists, special thanks to our all star panel of celebrity judges:

1. Bill Brenner of CSOOnline

2. Ellen Messmer of Network World

3. Kelly Jackson-Higgins of Dark Reading

4. Larry Walsh of Channelnomics

Without further delay I am very pleased to announce the finalists for the 3rd Annual Social Security Blogger Awards:

Best Corporate Security Blog

Best Security podcast

Most educational security blog

Most entertaining security blog

Security Blog that best represents the industry

The single best security blog post of the year

 

 

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Under pressure? Is the RSA conference really at threat from Bsides? #RSAC

January 31, 2012

By Rose Ross, @Rose_at_O

No, not really, unless the risk is that the crisis management team at RSA doesn’t get into gear on the situation.

The Countdown team have been reading with interest the discussions on twitter and in the blogsphere about the stance of the RSA Conference on neighbouring Infosec chat and techfest, Bsides that are both taking place in San Francisco simultaneously.

Last year, apparently RSA issued waivers as a type of “get out of jail free” for anyone who exhibited or sponsored the event if they also exhibited at or sponsored the Bsides event which was nearby in the city. (It appears there is a 5 mile exclusion zone barring sponsors’ from participation in any events / conferences etc. which RSA deems as competitive) 

Our take:

If you have such a clause (surely it could mean that an exhibitor’s sponsored drinks party nearby could be an issue surely during show hours??), then don’t issue waivers one year and then withhold them the next. Why? Because now you are saying it wasn’t a threat last year and this year it is. So making sure everyone is going to check out Bsides as an alternative rather than an extra.

More on the issues here on the InfosecIsland blog: http://infosecisland.com/blogview/19783-BSides-San-Francisco-Feels-RSA-Conference-Pressure.html

Events like Bsides are essential for nurturing the up and coming talents – who are innovative and edgy maybe pre-VC. Those same firms will own day grow up to have budgets to be at RSA. If RSA exhibitors are there at Besides. All the more reason for them to be at RSA at next year too.

RSA is a great conference, but in this situation Bsides will probably get the sympathy of the Infosec tweeters. Our advice to RSA. Lift the ban, embrace Bsides as the RSA fringe festival. It is your future, find a way to co-exist! 

More on both events here.

www.rsaconference.com

www.securitybsides.org

The Countdown team look forward to chatting about Infosec and enjoying #securitybeers with you at both events in San Francisco next month.