July 8th, 2004

The Wireless Perimeter
How is Wireless Technology Changing Your World?

When: July 8th (12:00 noon)
Where: Terminal City Club (837 West Hastings St.)
Cost: $30 non-members, $20 ISSA members, and $15 students
RSVP: (space is limited)

Wireless technology is becoming increasingly commonplace and cost-effective. Most modern notebook computers are 802.11-ready. Wireless hot spots are proliferating, be they commercial or accidental. Consumer wireless products can be obtained at any computer retailer, and novices can easily set up low-cost home or office wireless networks. Windows XP can’t wait to help you connect to the next wireless access point or peer. What does this mean for your carefully protected security perimeter? Are you adequately protected, or are you at risk?

ISSA Vancouver is pleased to present Jo-Ann Smith, Principal Security Analyst, Procyon Security Group. Jo-Ann has over 10 years of experience in IT security. She has held senior technical positions with CyberSafe and Deloitte & Touche, and was deeply involved in the deployment of security technologies with the Bank of Nova Scotia. Most recently, Jo-Ann has put extensive effort into researching WiFi security. Jo-Ann will describe recent technology developments and attack trends in 802.11 wireless networks, and provide her insights into securing the wireless world from three different perspectives: the small-office / home-office (SOHO) owner, the road warrior, and the enterprise security manager. Join us to learn what we should be doing to protect ourselves at home, at work, and when we are travelling.

On-site registration and networking begins at noon, and lunch will be served at approximately 12:20. The presentation will run from 1:00pm to 2:00pm, to be followed by an open discussion forum.

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, and contact us in advance if you 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