Infosec Island now has 3000 registered members, offering unprecedented networking, educational and business development opportunities. The high quality content from our members has spurred a rapid increase in website traffic, with the Island currently averaging over 85k unique visitors and more than 140k pageviews per month.
Many thanks to our member/contributors, and please keep the exceptional content coming! We also encourage members who have not previously submitted content to contact us for more details on becoming an Infosec Island contributor. We would enjoy the opportunity to incorporate your submissions into the mix.
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Announcing the ISLAND TRADEWINDS Specials
In our continued effort to create meaningful opportunities for our members to enjoy, Infosec Island is currently developing a new feature that will leverage the buying power of our large membership base.
The ISLAND TRADEWINDS program will highlight innovative new security products and services, as well as those from established vendors, at significantly discounted rates which will be offered exclusively to our registered members.
In developing the new feature, we are seeking input from the Island community regarding the frequency at which these exclusive offers should be broadcast via email notifications.
Infosec Island was established to serve our membership, and we appreciate the fact that everyone is bombarded with high volumes of emails on a daily basis. This is why we have always communicated with our members as infrequently as possible through this medium.
We are proposing a bi-monthly distribution of the ISLAND TRADEWINDS offers, and invite you to register your opinion in our latest member poll located in the center column of the website near the middle of the main page.
Thank you for helping us design the ISLAND TRADEWINDS feature in such a way as to be of optimal value.
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RSA Conference 2011
The RSA Conference was a fantastic event, and Infosec Island provided several lucky members with all-access Delegate Passes to the conference. The passes were awarded in our Q4 2010 membership drawing.
Infosec Island's own Anthony M. Freed was also at the conference conducting interviews with some of the presenters and vendors in attendance, including Matt Alderman of Qualys, Internet Security Alliance President Larry Clinton, Cox Communications CISO Phil Agcaoili, Online Trust Alliance President Craig Spiezle, Ben Rothke of BT Global, Chris Blask of AlienVault, and the author of "Surviving Cyber War" Richard Stiennon. Just click on the subject's name to go to the video.
Anthony will be attending several leading industry conferences this year to conduct more interviews. If you are speaking at an upcoming event, or are with a vendor who is exhibiting, please contact us to discuss arrangements for a video interview.
The next event scheduled is the Cyber Security Strategies Summit which takes place May 10-12, 2011, in Washington, D.C. The event is tailored to a wide spectrum of stakeholders including small business, enterprise and government security officers across every vertical, and we encourage you to attend.
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Infosec Island Q1 2011 Membership Drawings
Infosec Island is pleased to continue the tradition of offering our community the chance to win high value products and services from reputable vendors in our quarterly membership drawings. Infosec Island has given away more than $35,000 in products to lucky members.
Please remember to complete your member account details and upload a profile picture using the "Edit Profile" option in the right hand column when logged in. Members with completed profiles qualify for our quarterly drawings.
The deadline for registering for the Q1 drawing is midnight on March 31, 2011.
Prizes are as follows:
- (ONE) Global Knowledge Security+ Prep Course - Valued at (US)$3295.00
- Description: Global Knowledge’s Security+ Prep Course prepares you for the CompTIA Security+ certification while teaching you real-world skills. You’ll perform more than 80 hands-on activities to reinforce security concepts including managing browser security, encrypting and digitally signing e-mail messages, and installing and configuring vulnerability scanners and intrusion detection systems.
- Includes: CompTIA Security+ study guides, practice exams, a student manual, and an exam voucher.
- (TWO) ISO 27001 & BS 25999 Annual Memberships for Online Trainings from IS&BCA Valued at (US)$975.00 each. Annual Membership for live online trainings includes:
- Registration for 1 attendee for an unlimited number of trainings during 1 year period
- Unlimited access to all webinar recordings
- Download of presentation decks for each training
- 1 year access to E-learning tutorials
- 30 minutes of private consultation with the trainer for each training
- Documentation templates for each training
- Each training contains workshops on how to fill in the documentation
- Certificate of Completion for each training
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Webinars from the Information Security and Business Continuity Academy (IS&BCA)
Infosec Island is also pleased to introduce webinars and online training courses for our membership. The first series of courses are geared towards ISO 27001 & BS 25999 implementation and compliance, and we are looking forward to expanding the diversity of coursework and webinar presentations throughout 2011.
These interactive live online trainings are designed to enable you to walk away with important skills necessary to convince your management to implement ISO 27001 projects. The courses offer compelling content, downloadable presentation decks, and live engagement with an expert consultant with whom you can discuss how to resolve your specific implementation issues.
Complete Webinar Schedule:
ISO 27001 and BS 25999-2
ISO 27001 and BS 25999-2 StrategyOrganization of Information Security; External Parties; Raising Awareness, Training and HR Management
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Thanks again for your continued support and participation. The Infosec Island team wishes you a secure and prosperous 2011!