Internet Security Alliance to Present at RSA Conference

Monday, January 10, 2011

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January 25 – ACI’s Annual Forum on Privacy & Security of Consumer and Employee Information:

ISA President Larry Clinton will participate in the Legislative Roundup panel during this forum that will explore the topic of protecting and managing sensitive data while adapting to heightened regulatory scrutiny, technological advancements, and a global marketplace.

January 26 - The Information Sharing Project Kickoff Meeting (Boston, MA):

The project is moving forward on the Stonewall internal proof of concept, with Raytheon temporarily serving as the fusion center.  This project will test the processes for upchanneling C2 addresses and sending them back downrange to monitoring devices.

February 14 - ISA Supply Chain Workshop (San Francisco, CA):

The Project on Securing the Electronics Supply Chain is now moving toward a draft of a guidelines document.  The previous workshops in the series have surveyed the practical security measures necessary for the Design, Fabrication, Pre-assembly, Assembly, Distribution, and Maintenance Phases.  This workshop in this technical series will revisit the points in the previous workshops that need further clarity or elaboration.  The main purpose of this session is to fill in some missing pieces and to sort out some conflicting recommendations.  We require people with technical expertise, especially regarding some of the security measures in design and fabrication that were tackled early on.  There will be one additional workshop that is non-technical, devoted to the legal and contractual conditions necessary for implementing the other security measures.

February 15 at 3:40pm - Cyber Catastrophe in the Movies: Realistic Threat or Hollywood Hokum?
(ISA session during RSA's Annual Conference in San Francisco)

February 16 at 11:10am - To Do and Not to Do: How to Assess the Financial Impact of Cyber Risk: ISA session during RSA's Annual Conference

February 16 - ISA Winter Board of Directors Meeting:
(Will be held during the RSA Conference)

Interview: Altering the Economics of Cybersecurity

An interview with Internet Security Alliance President and CEO Larry Clinton:

"ISA's mission is to integrate advanced technology with business economics and public policy to create a sustainable system of cyber security. Core to this notion is that we need to mature our understanding of this issue to appreciate that cyber security is as much an economic and strategic issue as it is an operational technical one. So we are focused on altering the economics of cyber security."

"The main reason we have so many attacks is all the economic incentives currently favor the attackers---attacks are easy, cheap, you can steal billions and your chances of getting caught are slim. If we can increase the cost to the attackers and simultaneously increase the profitability of good cyber defense we believe we can create the sustainable system of cyber security which will make out nation and our economy the envy of the world in the 21st century, just as we were in the 20th century..."

 Read the complete article HERE

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The Internet Security Alliance (ISA) is a unique multi-sector trade association which provides thought leadership and strong public policy advocacy as well as business and technical services to its membership.  The ISA represents enterprises from the aviation, banking, communications, defense, education, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, security, and technology industries.  ISA’s mission is to integrate advanced technology with the realistic business needs of its members and enlightened public policy to create a sustained system of cyber security. www.isalliance.org

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