April 15th, 2004

Unwanted Pests - Keeping Viruses, Worms, and Spam out of your Organization

When: April 15 (12:00 am)
Where: Terminal City Club (837 West Hastings St.)
Cost: $30 non-members, $20 ISSA members, and $15 students
RSVP: (space is limited)

Viruses, worms, spam and other mal-ware have and will continue to be a source of employee productivity loss, increased costs to organizations, and a nuisance to IT departments. Our panel of guest speakers will discuss what the real threats and future trends are, how people are dealing with these current issues, why we need to rethink our current approaches, and what tools will be needed to deal with these problems in the future. Our guest panellists include:

Rob Slade (Virus Researcher): Author of "Robert Slade's Guide to Computer Viruses", "Software Forensics" and co-author of "Viruses Revealed". Maintainer of the Internet Review Project and the online security glossary, Lead Instructor for the (ISC)^2 CBK Review Seminar.

Jesse Dougherty (Director of Development, Sophos): UK-based Sophos is a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam. From labs in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia, Sophos researchers carry out 24-hour analysis of emerging threats around the globe.

Dana Epp (Computer Security Software Architect, Scorpion Software): Author of “Computer Security Concepts: Managing Business Threats in a Wired World”, President of the Fraser Valley Linux Users’ Group, and a lecturer at the University College of the Fraser Valley.

Ron Johnson (Coordinator of Data Security, BC Liquor Distribution Branch): Active in local security organizations for many years and a past Secretary of the CIPS Security SIG. Working in corporate data security for almost 20 years, Ron will provide the corporate perspective on managing mal-ware threats.

On-site registration and networking begins at noon. Lunch will be served at approximately 12:30. Panel presentations and question period will be from 1:00pm to 2:30. The session is open to members and non-members of the ISSA but space is limited. Cost for the event is $30.00 for non-members, $20.00 for ISSA members and $15.00 for students payable at the door in cash or by cheque payable to “ISSA Vancouver”. RSVP to to guarantee your seat. Please note that the TCC has a business-casual dress code. Contact us in advance if you have special dietary requirements or require wheel chair accessible parking, so that we can make the necessary arrangements on your behalf.

James Crooks: (604) 806-7027 or
Rodney Denno: (604) 742-0543