Data protection and compliance
Safeguarding customer data is critical to corporate success in today's business world. With state-by-state regulations requiring the disclosure of compromised personal data and a federal law that could take precedence over this patchwork of legislation looming large, ensuring that corporate and client information is protected is a top-of-mind issue for most corporate leaders.
Undertaking the right plan to accomplish these goals, however, can be daunting. The next SC Magazine IT Security Executive Forum may change that.
Offering attendees extensive educational and networking opportunities in a relaxed and informal setting, the SC Forum combines workshops run by industry experts, high-profile keynote speakers, and a schedule of meetings with leading vendors. And, new this year, SC Magazine has become a designated (ISC)2 Trusted CPE Provider, which means that attendees holding (ISC)2 credentials, such as the CISSP, CAP, and SSCP, will be able to earn CPE credits toward re-certification. All workshops and keynote sessions, along with vendor meetings, qualify for CPE credit.
Set for May 15 to 17 at the Westin Resort in Hilton Head, S.C., the event will allow for work as well as play. After all, the venue is situated right on the beach.
In addition to educational workshops and a lead keynote, meetings with vendors in whose products attendees have voiced interest are set up. Each meeting lasts 30 minutes and since vendors are notified in advance of their meeting schedule they will already know the basics about attendees' companies.
Attendees can expect to sit down with vendors whose products are relevant to their needs, getting useful information and insight about solutions they would actually use.
The SC Forum is all about networking -- meeting people, exchanging ideas, connecting with industry experts and peers. Attendees will have informal coffee breaks, lunches, dinners, drinks receptions, and time at the spa or on the golf course. Plus, advice and insight will be flying during workshops and vendor meetings.
By the end of the event, those who attend will have had the opportunity to really get the know each other -- hopefully building professional ties that will help them in the future.
EXPERTS GALORE: In the know
Will Pelgrin, director of the New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination (CSCIC), will present the main keynote speech at this spring's SC Forum.
Jerry Dixon, director of the Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Division's US-CERT, will discuss how to plug the holes that cyberthieves often exploit.
Stephen Scharf, a member of the international board of directors for the Information Systems Security Association and director of security with a leading provider of market analytics, will discuss how to ensure that outsourced functions are protected from risks through vendor audits and assessments.
Jody Westby, president and CEO of Global Cyber Risk LLC, who is working with Carnegie Mellon University's Cylab on privacy issues among many other industry-related activities, will help attendees make sense of the long list of laws and guidelines.
John Carlson, senior director of BITS, a CEO-driven technology and business strategy group and sister organization to The Financial Services Roundtable, will talk about how companies can extend stronger security to their customers.
Rich Baich, former CISO of ChoicePoint and current managing director with PricewaterhouseCoopers, will review the steps a CSO must take to prep for identity theft incidents.
Lloyd Hession, VP and CSO of BT Radianz, will review how companies can protect themselves against insider threats, which can often lead to compromises of customer data and corporate secrets.