SEPTEMBER

INFORMATION SECURITY, COMPUTERS AND THE LAW

19-21 September 2006

Understanding the legal background and framework of UK computer legislation is essential for the protection of information within your organisation.

This three-day practical course covers both the legislative and information security requirements of increasingly important issues such as communications monitoring and incident handling. Topics such as legal and evidential issues - from the legal status of a computer through to digital evidence - are also discussed.

On completion of the course you will have an appreciation of the complexities of UK law and the interpretation necessary to develop successful information security strategies.

Fee: £1195 + VAT

Venue: Leeds

Contact: Siemens Insight Consulting

+44 (0) 1932 241000

www.siemens.co.uk/insight

EC-COUNCIL - ETHICAL HACKING AND COUNTERMEASURES

18-20 September

2-6 October

The goal of the Ethical Hacking Course is to help the organisation take pre-emptive measures against malicious attacks by attacking the system itself; all the while staying within legal limits. Delegates will learn to adopt the approach of "defence in depth". In other words, they must penetrate their networks and assess the security posture for vulnerabilities and exposure. Delegates may take the CEH exam on the last day of the course.

Fee: £1895

Venue: Wembley, London

Contact: Net Security Training 020 8900 9015

info@net-security-training.co.uk

SARBANES-OXLEY CERTIFICATION INSTITUTE

18-20 September

23-25 October

This course is the ultimate Sarbanes-Oxley Implementation and compliance training. On passing the two-hour exam on the last day, delegates will be certified by the Sarbanes-Oxley Certification Institute. The goal of this class is to give IT, security and audit professionals the necessary knowledge to understand their role and responsibilities within the confines of Sarbanes Oxley compliance. They will learn what is required by law and how to comply in a cost effective manner.

Fee: £1265

Venue: Wembley, London

Contact: Net Security Training 0208 900 9015

info@net-security-training.co.uk

MCAFEE EDUCATION

19 Sept & 17 Oct (1 day)

Anti-Virus Administrator Training: Virusscan Enterprise

Price: £495 + VAT

20-22 September & 18-20 October (3 days)

Anti-Virus Administrator Training: e-Policy Orchestrator

Price: £1,485 + VAT

29 November-1 December (3 days)

SCM Administrator Training Course

Price: £1,485 + VAT

8-10 November (3 days)

Intrushield Essentials

Price: £1,485 + VAT

21-22 November (2 days)

Anti-Virus Administrator Training: Groupshield

Price: £990 + VAT

12-13 Sept ember & 12-13 December (2 days)

Foundstone Enterprise Admin Training

Price: £1,980 + VAT

26-29 September & 5-8 December (4 days)

Foundstone Ultimate Hacking

Price: £1,980 + VAT

Venue for above courses Slough

LIVE VIRUS WORKSHOP

24-25 August & 23-24 November (2 days)

Price: £990 + VAT

Venue: Aylesbury

Contact: Wendy Shore at McAfee on wendy_shore@mcAfee.com or phone 01753 217472

OCTOBER

THE SMART CARD ALLIANCE ANNUAL CONFERENCE

October 3 - 6

Leading industry players gather to discuss the latest smart card trends and technology advances in North America. The event, open to members and non-members, will feature presentations and interactive sessions on all major industry topics such as contactless payments, the convergence of physical and IT access, advances in identity management systems, government identity credentialing, healthcare, mobile payments and transportation.

For attendees seeking advanced training, Alliance industry executives will lead classroom-style workshops on the technology and applications.

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology.

Venue: San Diego, California

Contact: email events@smartcardalliance.org or visit www.smartcardalliance.org

16TH VIRUS BULLETIN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

11-13 October (3 days)

The conference programme boasts an exceptional line-up of international anti-malware and anti-spam speakers, and caters for both technical and corporate audiences, with more than 40 presentations on subjects such as education, forensics, automated analysis, botnets, spam trends and filtering techniques, phishing, Unix and Macintosh malware, fraud detection, corporate case studies, the CME initiative and much more.

Price: $1,595 (VB subscribers) $1,795 (non-subscribers)

Venue: The Queen Elizabeth, Montreal, Canada

Contact: www.virusbtn.com/conference/vb2006

BIOMETRICS 2006

19-21 October (Conference)

20 - 21 October (Exhibition)

Learn from case studies, market analysis and expert opinion about technological developments and new trials in biometrics for citizen identification, transactions, surveillance, physical access control and logical access control for government and commercial applications.

There is also a large exhibition area (free to visitors) housing over 70 developers and suppliers of biometric systems, system integrators and suppliers of smartcard and computer security services and products.

Price: Exhibition visitor - free; Conference delegate fee - EUR1,710 before 11 August

Venue: Westminster, London

Contact: Phone Lyn Aitken on 01367 718 500 or email biometrics2005@elsevier.com

10TH ANNUAL NET FOCUS UK CONFERENCE

25 - 26 October

Net focus is the conference series that deals with all soft policy issues (security, personnel, compliance, data privacy, business risk, 3rd party access risk, etc) that major companies and public bodies are really struggling with as they rely more and more on electronic communication. 200 senior decision - makers come together for two days to benchmark where their organisations are, and to find the way forward, forging valuable professional and business relations, and taking away information to keep themselves as far from risk as is reasonably possible. There are currently a very small number of opportunities for vendor and consultants who are serious about security to have a stand at Net Focus UK.

Venue: Brighton

Contact: Call Pete Selley on 020 7250 0100/07854 807 737, or visit www.baptie.com

INFORMATION SECURITY SOLUTIONS EUROPE (ISSE)

10-12 October 2006

Learn about the latest strategies and tools to help minimise your organisation's security risks and combat attacks, at Europe's leading independent ICT security conference. Choose from over 70 case studies, research-led presentations, interactive discussions and workshops on key issues such as security management, mobile & wireless and data protection/privacy.

Enjoy our opening plenary with contributions from Viviane Reding, Commissioner for Information Society & Media, European Commission and security guru Bruce Schneier, Founder & CTO, Counterpane Internet Security Inc.

Silver sponsor: BlackBerry(R)

Price: EUR1200 (eema/TeleTrusT members) EUR1700 (Non-members)

50% discount for second and subsequent delegates from the same organisation (registering at the same time).

Venue: Ministry of Communications, Viale America, 201-00144 Rome, Italy

Contact: To register visit www.eema.org/isse or call eema on 01386 793 028

NOVEMBER

ETHICAL HACKING

6-10 November 2006 & 15-19 January 2007

There are three levels on offer:

Fundamentals; Advanced; and Guided Penetration Test. Learn from a CHECK Team Leader how to conduct a basic penetration test. First, learn the principles of W2K and Linux-based testing, move to Unix, W2K3, basic web application and wireless testing, and finally go through a live test against your public - facing servers.

Venue: Thame, Oxfordhire

Contact: Kate Edgar at Secure Test on 01844 210 300

INFOSEC WORLD LAPLAND 2006

21 November - CISO Roundtable

22 - 23 November - Conference

24 November - Security Compliance & Governance Summit

Hear from international CISO's including: Seppo Sundberg, Chief Security Officer, Finnish State Treasury, Ministry of Finance, Finland, David Boye, Chief Information Security Officer, Saxo Bank, Denmark, and Aaro Hallikainen, Chief Security Officer, Finnish Police IT Management Agency, Finland.

A collaboration between MIS Training and The Rovaniemi ICT Security Cluster, this conference will bring IT and security experts from around the globe to meet and benchmark the key security challenges of the day. Building on MIS Training's flagship conferences such as: CISO Executive Summit, WebSec, FinSec and InfoSec World USA, the focus will be on how CISO and IT leaders can drive and integrate security into the very core of their organisation.

What does it mean to be CISO? How do the gurus see this role developing?

How can the CISO and technology really interface with both private industry and governmental sectors?

Venue: The Scandic Hotel, Rovaniemi, Lapland Finland

Contact: Lisa Davies at MIS Training on 020 7779 8217 or email ldavies@mistiemea.com

MAY

NISC

16-18 May 2007

NISC (the National Information Security Conference) focuses solely on Information Assurance and covers all relevant business issues from risk assessment and business continuity through to incident response and compliance.

This three-day event has a range of practical workshops, from both a technical and business viewpoint. Keynote sessions from some of the leading lights of the industry will give you a chance to think about the strategic direction of information security. The agenda is currently being finalised, so book the dates in your diary and register your interest at the website for more information.

Price: Registration starts at £395, visit www.nisc.org.uk.

Venue: St Andrews Bay, Fife, Scotland

Contact: Tina Deighton at Sapphire on tina.deighton@sapphire.net or 01642 702100.