Cyber Security Industry Alliance Newsletter • Volume 2, Number 6  • February 2006

RSA 2006: Schedule of CSIA Events

Monday, February 13

1:15 – 2:15 pm

Paul Kurtz, Speaking Session

ESAF: When it comes to legislating information security, where is the voice of reason?

Tuesday, February 14

3:25 – 4:15 pm

Marriott Hotel,
San Jose IV

Paul Kurtz, Speaking Session

Heard on the Hill: Current Cyber Security Legislative Climate

Numerous bills in Congress and hundreds more in various state legislatures address cybersecurity issues: Congress is paying attention. Current bills focus on breach notification, spyware and outsourcing. This session will give attendees an insider's view of Washington and explain how recently passed and proposed regulations will impact our business.

4:30 - 5:15 pm

Marriott Hotel
San Jose IV

Scot Montrey, Speaking Session

Sarbanes-Oxley: Security and Policy after the Deadline

Corporations today are struggling to meet Sarbanes-Oxley's cybersecurity requirements now that the deadline is behind us. As systems become more interconnected through IT, regulations have a greater impact on IT security planning. This session will discuss why and how we must continue to analyze and bring clarity to these new laws so that corporations can continue to meet their requirements for cyber security.

Wednesday, February 15

8:00 - 8:20 am

San Jose Civic Auditorium

Paul Kurtz, Presenter

Public Policy Award Ceremony

The RSA Conference Award for Public Policy is designed to recognize significant contribution and leadership in the field of cyber security public policy. The judging committee seeks to reward nominees who hold elected or appointed office, are associated with public interest organizations or are associated with an organization that has significantly contributed to the development or application of current information security and/or privacy policy.

8:30 – 10:30 pm

Agenda Lounge
Restaurant Level
399 S. First Street

CSIA Birthday Party!

Join us for CSIA's Second Birthday Party and celebrate our extraordinary accomplishments! We hope to see you there!


Thursday, February 16

12:00 - 1:00 pm

San Jose Convention Center
Ballroom A1

CSIA Town Hall Meeting

What is the Role of Government in Securing the Internet? US and International Perspectives

A major debate erupted last year over the broad issue of Internet governance and the role of the nation state in the security and stability of the Internet. Governments and the private sector alike depend on the Internet to secure citizens, drive global commerce, and share information. For a discussion on U.S. and international perspectives on the role of government, please join:

Stewart Baker, Assistant Secretary of Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Paul Twomey,  CEO of Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Friday, February 17

1:00 - 1:45 pm

San Jose Civic Auditorium

Paul Kurtz, Speaking Session

Federal vs. State: Debating the fate of Data Breach Notification Laws

Until California passed a law requiring business to notify consumers’ in the event personal identifying information was breached, this type of disclosure was unheard of. To date, an estimated 51 million personal identifying numbers have been compromised – prompting other states to enact similar laws. Congress is now weighing several national bills that in most cases would preempt existing state breach notification laws, creating a federal standard. But will a new federal standard breach notification law go far enough? This panel of experts will share their views on the laws pending in Congress and what can be done to foster better security practices.