Security Architecture and Adaptive Security

When:  January 15 th, 2009 (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)


Speaker: Joel Wiese (Sun Technologies)

Threats of various sorts can reduce the functionality, reliability, performance, availability, security and integrity of IT systems. These characteristics are considered critical enough that they are typically instantiated formally into service level agreements (SLAs). As such, it is reasonable to state that there is a desire to reduce threats at least to a degree whereby one can satisfy the SLAs. This presentation discusses the use of adaptive security in solutions architecture. The speaker will prefix the presentation with a short orientation on the ISSA Journal, where his article on this topic was published in July 2008.

Speaker Bio:

Joel Weise has worked in the field of information security for over 25 years. As the principal engineer and chief technologist for the Sun Client Services Security Program Office, he designs system and application security solutions for a range of different enterprises. Joel is a charter member of the ISSA and the Chairman of the ISSA Journal editorial board. Joel now lives and works for Sun in Vancouver and we are excited to welcome him to our Chapter.

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.