The January HackFormers meeting will be held on January 11, 2013 and is free and open to all.
Lunch will be provided at no cost to attendees. Just register and show up!
Seating is limited, so please Register!
Meeting details are given below.
Speaker: Clare Nelson, CISSP
CEO, ClearMark Consulting, LLC
Date: January 11, 2013
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. with introductions beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Venue: Microsoft Technology Center at Quarry Oaks 2.
Address: 10900 Stonelake Blvd. Suite 225. Austin, TX 78759
Topic: Beware Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: Information Security Reports, Separating Fact from FUD
Abstract: Part 1: Teach Information Security
As information security professionals, how do we stay informed? Which sources
do we trust? Which ones are likely to lead us astray? Given the set of free
information security reports, there are often-cited, well-respected reports
including the Verizon DBIR and McAfee Threats Report. These contain first-hand
data. There is another set of information security reports, including Ponemon
reports, which are based on surveys, and often sponsored by a vendor. Some
reports are merely marketing claims wrapped in cover pages: “Malware has
increased 400%, buy our firewall,” or, “Half of companies unaware of most
current threats.” A discerning eye is required to separate credible reports from
those that are not.
Part 2: Teach Christ
Jesus warned of deception. For example, Matthew 7:15, “Beware
of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but
inwardly they are ravening wolves.”
Part 3: Integrated Group Discussion: Teach Security in Jesus Christ
What is deception? What does this mean? How does Jesus’ warning apply
today? What does it mean to beware? What is your information security