VMWare Virtual Infrastructure Security

When: October 19th (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)

Virtualization is currently one of the hottest trends in the IT industry. Virtualization can be used to accomplish server consolidation and containment, development and test optimization, business continuity, and desktop manageability. The benefits associated with virtualization include cost savings, simplified resources and the freedom to choose the hardware or software that users want to operate. Of course, the widespread deployment of virtualization brings with it new security concerns and also opportunities. In this meeting Kapil will provide strategies of how to maintain a secure architecture when migrating to a virtualized environment, best practices using virtualization to address security, and industry trends.

""Mr. Kapil Raina, CISSP, and Senior Product Manager for Security at VMware, Inc., is a recognized industry expert on information security. Mr. Raina has authored or contributed to several books in the field including "mCommerce Security" (McGrawHill), "PKI Security Solutions" (Wiley), and "Biometrics" (McGrawHill). With articles and citations in publications ranging from VAR Business to SecurityFocus, Mr. Raina has provided thought leadership in both the technical and business aspects of information security. Mr Raina has presented at leading industry conferences such as InfoSec and NetSec conferences and to leading universities such as UC Berkeley's Haas Business School and Stanford's Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining VMware, Mr. Raina held key positions in leading security companies such as VeriSign, Inc. and International Network Services and served on various technical and business advisory boards for companies worldwide"

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. Members and non-members of the ISSA are welcome but space is limited. Cost for the event is $35.00 for non-members, $25.00 for ISSA members and $20.00 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. Please note that we require 72 hours notice of any cancellations, or you will be invoiced for the event since we are required to finalize the food orders.

For your information, the TCC has a business-casual dress code. Please 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