April 7th, 2005: Security Demons and Legal Exorcism

When: Thursday April 7th, 2005 (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)

Information security is a new and rapidly growing area of law that responds to the need to secure systems and information from hacking, denial of service attacks and other forms of unauthorized access or misuse. While it is important to be able to deal with these types of compromises to computer systems, it is equally important to be aware of the accompanying legal issues.

The ISSA Vancouver Chapter has arranged for legal expert David Wotherspoon to speak at our next information session. David will discuss the many legal issues surrounding information security. His insight will assist security professionals and information managers ensure that their internal policies, standards and procedures withstand legal scrutiny. His talk will focus on compromises to systems and, through the use of examples, will cover issues such as misappropriation of information and how to deal with hackers. Don’t miss this exciting examination of the interplay between technology and the law.

David Wotherspoon is a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP and past Chair of the National Technology and Intellectual Property Group. David regularly acts for technology companies and owners of intellectual property, and has assisted clients resolve disputes in a variety of areas including software development, domain names, trade-marks, copyright, trade secrets and defamation. David regularly lectures and publishes on issues related to technology and intellectual property, and teaches in the MBA program at the University of British Columbia.

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 in advance at our web site using Paypal®, or at the door in cash or by cheque payable to “ISSA Vancouver”. RSVP to to guarantee your seat. We require 72 hours notice of any cancellations, or you will be invoiced for the event.

Please note that the TCC has a business-casual dress code, and contact us in advance if you have special dietary requirements or would like wheel chair accessible parking so that we can make the necessary arrangements on your behalf.

James Crooks: (604) 806-7027 or
Rodney Denno: (604) 253-8335


Other Local InfoSec Events:

Wednesday, March 9th, 2005: CIPS Vancouver Security SIG Meeting Notice

DATE: Wednesday, March 9, 2005

VENUE: Room 850 (8th floor), BCIT Downtown Campus, 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver

TIME: 2:00pm - 6:00pm

2:00pm Presentation #1: ICBC Deployment of BlackBerry
3:15pm Presentation #2: Blackberry security details
4:15pm Presentation #3: the key topics of the RSA Security Conference
5:00pm Informal Social: at Jesters Pub (608 Dunsmuir)

For further details, see http://www.infosecbc.org/sig/NextMeeting.html


Thursday, April 21th, 2005: ISSA Northwest Regional Meeting - Identity Management

ISSA is pleased to present the first ever ISSA Northwest Regional Meeting. This one day meeting will take place in Tumwater, Washington (close to Olympia) and will address the subject of Identity Management (IdM). We have pulled together an exciting agenda with excellent speakers. Don't miss the opportunity to meet your peers from around the Northwest and hear from organizations with successful IdM implementations.

For more details about the event and registration, please visit our website at http://www.issa-portland.org/Regional05.html. Be sure to download the full announcement provided as a pdf (provides a full event description and directions) and to register via the secure registration and payment capability provided by ISSA-International.