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Feburary 17th Charlotte ISSA Half Day Event

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February 17, 2011


12:30 - 5pm ET, with Happy Hour reception after


ITC Building Room 114 (200 N College Street, Charlotte, NC


ISSA Members and Students: Free

Partner Organizations (ISACA, InfraGard, CPAC, etc.) $20

All Others: $40




12:30pm - 1:00pm: Registration
1:00pm - 2:00pm: Speaker #1
2:00pm - 2:10pm: Break
2:10pm - 3:10pm: Speaker #2
3:10pm - 3:20pm: Break
3:20pm - 4:20pm: Speaker #3
4:20pm - 4:30pm: Break
4:30pm - 5:00pm: Speaker #4
5:00pm - 6:30pm: Happy Hour at RiRa Irish Pub


Speaker #1: Bryan Lowe

PRESENTATION: "Malware & Cyber Criminals"
· Learn about the rising wave of threats
· Identify how the underground economy thrives off our data
· Discover how to better protect your network and users from malware
· Understand why older, traditional antivirus approaches don’t work

Bryan Lowe (MCSE, CCSE, CPP, CISSP, CISM) is an accomplished certified
information security professional and systems engineer with almost two
decades of experience in the management of operations, data security
and networking services. He has worked directly on security design,
technical documentation, hands-on production, and enterprise-wide
network engineering development for several Fortune 100 companies and
the military. He has advanced knowledge and experience with a of a
wide range of operating systems, networks, endpoint protection,
forensics, monitoring, intrusion detection, computer crime and legal
issues relating to security. In addition to his technical expertise,
Mr. Lowe holds a degrees in English, Education, and Library &
Information Science, so he really knows how to RTFM.

Speaker #2: Adam Anderson

Cyber security is a growing concern for all businesses in 2010. New risks are introduced every day, and it is important to take preventative measures to ensure information security. Protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information is a vital part of averting risks. In addition to mounting cyber risks, 2010 has also introduced increasingly prescriptive compliance regulations that have made meeting compliance more important than ever. This presentation will review laws and regulation by industry at a high level and discuss “best practice” standards and recommendations related to Identity Management.

Adam Anderson is a current active entrepreneur with controlling interest in Palmetto Software Group LLC. Mr. Anderson's professional roots stem from information technology where he cut his teeth on the year 2000 software bug. Since that time Mr. Anderson has worked with fortune 500 companies as both employee and independent contractor.

In 2005 Mr. Anderson started the Palmetto Software Group. This is when he broke ties with his employer, IBM, and formally declared himself an independent. He refers to this moment as "the day I put on my big boy pants." During this time Mr. Anderson has had a front line learning experience in business, management, and project management.

Speaker #3: Eric Sorenson

Traditional firewalls provide inadequate protection against
today’s emerging threat landscape. Some say that a “Next-generation
Firewall” is the solution. What is a Next-generation firewall and
what should you look for in a Next-generation firewall vendor?

Eric Sorenson is an Enterprise Solutions Architect for McAfee’s
Firewall business unit and has been involved supporting, installing,
and selling McAfee Firewall Enterprise for over fifteen years. In his
current role he is responsible for providing subject matter expertise
to the McAfee sales team when they engage with large firewall

Speaker #4: Shane Edwards

Maximizing Your CPE Credits

Security professionals seek various certifications to enhance their career. A requirement for most certifications is to obtain continuing professional education (CPE) credits. In this presentation, Shane will discuss various certifications, the requirements of the certifications and how ISSA helps security professionals meet the certification requirements.

Shane Edwards is an Information Security Architect for Belk, Inc., the nation’s largest privately owned mainline department store company. In this role, Shane is responsible for security program development, strategic planning, and the practical application of information security technology as well as hands-on network and server architecture management.

Shane has more than 25 years of experience in Information Technology concentrating the last 10 years in Information Security. During his career, he has worked in insurance, marketing, wholesale and retail industries managing data center operations, developing corporate systems and leading information security groups. In the security field, he has developed security frameworks, implemented risk assessment processes, conducted security awareness seminars, managed security component deployments and facilitated security services.

Shane has been an active member with ISSA, ISACA and InfraGard. He holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (ITIL-F).


Thu, 02/17/2011 - 12:30 - 17:00