Storage Security - Do You Know Where Your Data Is?

When: Thursday, June 19, 2008 (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)


As new regulatory and legal requirements surrounding data “indiscretions” continue to emerge and the penalties become more severe, many organizations are exploring storage security options like encryption to better protect their data. Those who have ventured into this space quickly realize that there is no "panacea" that will make the problems go completely away. However, with careful planning and judicious use of the right technologies, organizations can eliminate many of their exposures. This session focuses on ways to protect data by using security within the storage ecosystem as well as making it an important element of a defense-in-depth strategy. Best practices along with factors to consider are presented for protecting storage management, data in-flight, and data at-rest within contemporary storage environments.

Eric A. Hibbard is currently the Senior Director, Data Networking Technology in the Office of the CTO for Hitachi Data Systems. He is responsible for developing and leading the execution of Hitachi Data Systems’ (HDS) storage security strategy and he serves as the principle storage security architect. Within the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), Mr. Hibbard is the Chair of the Security Technical Working Group (TWG) as well as a member of the Storage Security Industry Forum (SSIF), the Data Management Forum (DMF), the Storage Management Initiative Technical Steering Group (SMI TSG), and several TWGs (e.g., Information Lifecycle Management, Management Protocol, and Fixed Content Aware Storage). He is also the Chair of the Security Track for SNIA tutorials and a key author of several SNIA whitepapers and reports, including: “Introduction to Storage Security”, “SNIA Storage Security – Best Current Practices (BCPs) v2.0”, “Encryption of Data At-rest – A Step-by-Step Checklist”, and “Standards Relevant to Storage Security”.

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 PaypalŪ, 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.