Compliance in a Federated Environment

When: October 18, 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)


Business federations must provide security for their day-to-day operations and future initiatives. A comprehensive global security strategy and architecture that incorporates security standards enforces federation security policies and enables critical data exchanges. Craig talks to issues experienced in multinational banking and global professional services environments.

Collaborating with other companies or semi-independent operating divisions during shared ventures or within a multinational operation brings shared security headaches. Companies in a federation are sometimes forced to put up with business partners or divisions who don't have security standards as high as they do. What can you do to ensure you don't get lowest common denominator security dictated by the weakest link?

"Craig Thomas is the Global Chief Information Security Officer and an Associate Partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He leads the PwC Information Security and Forensics practice in Western Canada. He is an Information Security Specialist with over 25 years experience in IT Security and business continuity planning within the public, private and financial sectors. Craig was previously the Global Head of IT Security for Société Générale Investment Bank (SGIB) and formerly a member of the British Ministry of Defense specialized in Counter Intelligence."

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.