September 30th, 2004: Annual General Meeting + Computer Forensics

Computer Forensics
How Should You React to a Security Incident?

When: Sept 30th (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)

Computers are being used by hackers, criminals and disgruntled employees for various malicious activities. Knowing how these attackers penetrate corporate networks, systems and data is as important as how to defend and protect the "Corporate Infrastructure" from these activities. But even the most diligent IT Systems Professionals find themselves unable to react due to a lack of security incident knowledge/experience and security tools. From the cyber-criminal compromising systems security to issues like employee time theft and harassment, the science of Computer Forensics has emerged. Using solid forensic investigative techniques and the aid of specialized software, computer forensic examiners can uncover, recover and preserve evidence housed on computer systems hardware.

ISSA Vancouver invites you to hear Ryan Purita, CISSP, a Senior Security Consultant with Totally Connected Security. Ryan has over a decade of practical experience in regard to all exploits that an outside threat would deploy to defeat existing Network Security. Ryan has expanded his knowledge of Network Security to include an in-depth knowledge of Forensic Investigations, Incident Handling, Disaster Recovery Planning, Audits, Penetration Testing, and Intrusion Detection Systems. In this session, Ryan will discuss some of the methods that are employed by malicious cyber-criminals to penetrate the Corporate Computer Infrastructure (systems and network) from discovery to exploitation, to cover up, and will touch on some preventative measures that can be employed to log these incidents, prevent these attacks and share some statistics on traditional methods currently being used. He will also discuss some forensics tools that are commonly used to perform computer forensics and issues regarding the storing and preservation of digital evidence, and first response.

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) 318-8654 or
Rodney Denno: (604) 742-0543


ISSA Vancouver AGM

This month’s information session will be preceded by the Chapter’s Annual General Meeting, to be held at the Terminal City Club from 11:30 – 12:00. All ISSA members are encouraged to attend. The agenda for this year’s meeting is as follows:

1. Call annual general meeting to order
2. President's Welcome
3. Minutes from the last meeting
4. Report from the Treasurer
5. Ratification of Bylaw Amendment

"That an amendment to Article 5, Section 3 of the ISSA Vancouver
Bylaws changing the time of Board elections from June to September be

6. Summary of past ISSA accomplishments and future plans
7. Election of Board of Directors
a. Report from Nominating Committee
b. Nominations from the floor
c. Voting
8. Other business
9. Adjournment of annual general meeting
10. Lunch
11. Guest Speaker – Ryan Purita on Computer Forensics