March 4th, 2004
Patch Management - Issues and Practical Solutions

We are proud to present our panel (Brodie Desimone - Microsoft, Bob Isaak - TELUS,
Robert Hawk – WCB-BC, James Eaton - ICBC)
who will address the
ISSA Vancouver Chapter on the topic of:

Patch Management – Issues and Practical Solutions

When: March 4, 2004 (12:00 noon)
Where: UBC Robson Square, Room C215
Cost: $20
RSVP: (space is limited)

Over the past three years the increase in reported information systems vulnerabilities has been staggering. Automated attacks are successfully exploiting these software vulnerabilities, as increasingly sophisticated hacking tools become more readily available and easier to use. Since 1995, over 15,000 security vulnerabilities in software products have been reported. Attacks such as viruses and worms that once took weeks or months to propagate over the Internet now take only hours, or even minutes. Patch Management is a critical strategic means of dealing with these increasing vulnerabilities. The panellists will be joining us to discuss critical issues and practical solutions to the patch management process. These include management support, standardized policies, minimizing dedicated resources, risk assessment and testing.

On-site registration, networking and buffet lunch begin at 12:00. The presentation will be from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Following the presentation there will be an opportunity for questions and further networking.

The session is open to members and non-members of the ISSA but space is limited.

Cost for the event is $20.00 for members and non-members, payable at the door in cash or by cheque payable to “ISSA Vancouver”. RSVP to guarantee your seat.

Please contact us in advance if you require wheel chair accessible parking so that we can make the necessary arrangements on your behalf.

For information on membership in ISSA Vancouver, contact:

James Crooks VP Membership
Email -
Phone - 604.806.7027