Conflicker and Security Awareness   

When:  April 16, 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: Rob Slade


Security Awareness: #conficker FTW! Or Why Twitter is NOT the "Information Security Management Handbook"
The world did not end on April 1st, 2009.  Mind you, the world was never meant to end on April 1st, but that's not the idea you get from reading the popular media, and even a good deal of the information technology and security trade press.  The Conficker incident is examined as an example of the lack of security awareness, or the preference for security awareness via social networking, and the dangers of pooled ignorance.
Speaker Bio:

Rob Slade has been researching malware for more than twenty years, now, trying to get people (and even security professionals) to pay attention to the realities of viruses and other programmatic nasties, and can possibly be forgiven for being rather cynical and a total downer as a presentation speaker.  He has some security resources at http://victoria. rms.htm , is trying to keep the Vancouver Security SIG alive by putting more into http://www.infosecb , opines at http://blogs. securiteam. com/index. php/archives/ author/p1/ and http://blog. isc2_blog/ slade/index. html , and, just to prove that Web 2.0 really *is* dangerous, tweets at http://twitter. com/rslade

After all, it's easier than writing books ...

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.