January Meeting details
Speaker: Clare Nelson, CISSP
CEO, ClearMark Consulting, LLC
Topic: Beware Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: Information Security Reports, Separating Fact from FUD
Date: January 11th, 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
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
Clare (@Safe_SaaS) is an accomplished business development consultant with a technical and product management background spanning more than thirty years in the computer industry. As a board member of the Austin ISSA chapter, and member of the Austin OWASP chapter, she is deeply involved in educating, mentoring and supporting information security professionals in Austin and beyond. Clare has helped open new markets for information security startups including Secure Mentem and Blue Coat Systems spin-out, Quarri Technologies. She has expanded existing markets for companies including Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI). Clare has a BS in mathematics from Tufts University.