MISA Ontario IT Security Conference Oct. 22-24
September 4, 2013
Posted by: Alison Hermansen
Know how to
read a treasure map? X marks the spot
for treasure better than gold at the 2013
MISA Ontario IT Security Conference,
hosted by the Municipality of Chatham-Kent on October 22-24, 2013 at the brand new John D
Bradley Convention Centre. Registration is now open at http://www.misa.on.ca.
conference theme – "Application Security:
There’s a Patch for That!” – addresses the largest security
vulnerability of application security and provides the opportunity to meet
municipal security and network professionals as well as information technology
CIOs, directors and managers.
speaker Tom Brennan serves on the
International Board of Directors of OWASP (Open Web Application Security
Project) Foundation Inc., and is a Chapter Leader. A frequent and entertaining speaker at
information security conferences and technical briefings around the world
including Blackhat, ISACA, Global and Local OWASP, Tom discusses the
convergence of physical and software security risks and threats, and offers suggestions
on a better approach to filter the noise with actionable intelligence.
Lunch keynote speaker Kellman Meghu is
head of Security Engineering for Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. Discussing "How Not to Do Security – Lessons Learned from the Galactic Empire,” he will critique the Star Wars epic from the perspective of a
security audit, reviewing the security procedures and practices of the Empire,
demonstrating what it did well and how to learn from its mistakes. Prepare for a discussion on how security issues
led to a catastrophic business impact due to data loss – and the result had a proper
security policy been in place.
speaker Jimmy Fuda, Apple Inc., is
an Apple technical consultant for Commercial Business. His topic "Layered Approach to IOS Security” looks at how the iOS
platform provides stringent security technology and features without
compromising the user experience. Learn
about key features of iOS system
architecture that protect applications, Apple’s layered approach to security
and IOS security compliance specifically for government organizations.
sessions include a technical, management and general track
in which we hope to include SCADA security sessions. An optional breakaway features a tour of Chatham-Kent’s
newest data centre at Entegrus Inc., one of Canada’s first publically available
LEED certified (gold) Green Data Centres – highly secure, high-tech and
Hang with Swashbucklers!
it’s not all about work! Tuesday night is a Casino event full of fun and
prizes. Wednesday offers a
conference highlight when participants have the option of touring the world famous
RM Auto Restorations, North
America's leading classic car restoration facility with projects seen on
Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auctions.
Wednesday evening is a Pirate Murder
Mystery Dinner Theatre at the Chatham Armouries, followed by a hospitality suite
and more networking opportunities. Stay tuned for other exciting event
sponsors include NCI, Digital Boundary Group, Entegrus Data Centre, Fortinet,
Conexsys, Telus, Veeam and Mid-Range.
mid-way between London and Windsor in Southwestern Ontario, Chatham-Kent offers
a rich agricultural heritage and more than 60 cultural and recreational tourism
experiences, from Chief Tecumseh’s fateful battlefield, Uncle Tom’s Cabin and artifacts
from the oldest village in southwesternOntario to
recreational fun for fans of extreme water sports, scuba divers, anglers and
For more information please visit: http://www.misa.on.ca.
Conference contacts at the Municipality of Chatham-Kent are:
Fred Rouse, Conference Chair and Network Security
Helen McLaren, Director, Information Technology