The Twelve Authentications of Hercules –
The 2007 Guide to Strong Authentication Technologies

When: APRIL, 19th 2007 (12:00 noon)
Where: Terminal City Club (837 West Hastings St.)
Cost: $35 non-members, $25 ISSA members, and $20 students
RSVP: (space is limited)

This session will give an overview of the new strong authentication technologies, and hopefully provide some guidance about which, if any, is right for you. Bill Gates thinks we should all be abandoning passwords in favour of strong authentication. The US financial regulator has required all banks and brokerages in the US to use strong authentication for consumer access to Internet financial services. Unsurprisingly, this has sparked a great deal of new creative thinking about authentication, and every conference turns up new companies showing off Amazing New Technologies. But what does this mean for the rest of us?

Donald McKillican (CISSP) has over twenty-five years experience in IT. He has been involved in information security in Bell Canada for the last thirteen years, most recently as a security architect in the Technology Development organization, and specializes in issues such as cryptography and Internet security. He has also been known to draw security cartoons in his spare time, but when not obsessing about security, he can be found at a piano keyboard, or trying to make sense of the history of Valois France.

On-site registration and networking begins at noon, and lunch will be served at approximately 12:15. 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.

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.