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

Upcoming Events



RSA 2006
San Jose, CA

The RSA Conference is the most prestigious information security event of the year. It is the must-attend event for organizations that deploy, develop or investigate data security or cryptography products. The RSA Conference brings together IT professionals, developers, policy makers, industry leaders and academics to share information and exchange ideas on technology trends and best practices in identity theft, hacking, cyber-terrorism, biometrics, network forensics, perimeter defense, secure web services, encryption and related topics. CSIA Director of Compliance, Kevin Gronberg, will be presenting on "Sarbanes-Oxley: Security and Policy after the Deadline." CSIA Executive Director Paul Kurtz will be presenting "Heard on the Hill: Current Cyber Security Legislative Climate."


European e-ID Card Conference
Brussels, Belgium

Electronic identities are fundamental for secure access to and convenient use of eGovernment services in Europe. A number of Member States have introduced electronic ID card (e-ID) schemes, whilst others are planning to do so. In order to prevent these developments from creating new digital barriers across borders, a set of minimum requirements and common standards must be agreed to enable European e-ID solutions to interoperate. This conference will bring together the key players in this market to review the issues and challenges facing government industry and review the possible solutions.



CeBIT 2006
Hanover, Germany

The "Security Software Area" showcases the latest IT security software. Laymen and experts alike will find all the information they need to protect standalone computers and entire networks against attacks from both inside and outside.


Cyber Security, Safety, and Ethics Education Roundtable Series
The University Club of Washington, DC

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), Cyber Security Industry Alliance and the Department of Homeland Security are hosting a roundtable series on cyber security, safety, and ethics education for students in K-12. This series will examine the importance of "cyber education" for children and young adults as we prepare them for the 21st Century Workforce. Integrating the appropriate use of technology and the Internet in K-12 classrooms and at home not only enhances academic achievement, but awareness of appropriate cyber security, safety, and ethics positions students to succeed in the workplace.

The focus of this second roundable in the series is "Providing Educators with Tools and Resources Easily Incorporated into Instructional Settings."

RSVP by Tuesday, February 28.

Note: The date for Part III of this series, "Collect or Provide Professional Development Tools for Administrators and Educators," will be announced shortly.




ISC West
Las Vegas, Nevada

Get a lock on security at America’s largest and most attended security event — ISC West 2006. Join other security professionals for three packed days of state-of-the-art new products, technologies, trends, and the industry’s best educational conference.


Cyber Security Training Conference
Dayton, Ohio

The 28th Department of Energy (DOE) Cyber Security Group (CSG) Training Conference focuses on the protection of unclassified controlled (sensitive) and classified information, which is crucial as the mission of the Department evolves and the requirements of numerous Federal regulations and Departmental Directives are implemented. The conference provides a training-based forum for DOE Federal and contractor employees to learn from DOE and industry experts and exchange cyber security information and new technologies.


GovSec U.S. Law! Ready!
Washington, DC

TThe GovSec, U.S. Law and Ready! Conference and Exposition provides you with an unrivaled opportunity to collaborate across departments and jurisdictions — federal, state and local — to give you a complete picture of the integrated, leading-edge strategies that comprise today’s homeland security plans and practices. All this, plus you’ll explore, test and learn about the cutting-edge tools and solutions you need to meet the challenges and demands you face while protecting our nation’s citizens, infrastructure and critical assets against all hazards.

CSIA Cyber Preparedness Town Hall Meeting, Thursday April 27,
11:30 am - 1:30 pm



Platts 4th Annual Cyber Security for Utilities
Houston, TX

Attend Platts 4th Annual Cyber Security for Utilities conference, to gain insight from security experts about compliance standards, SCADA risks and solutions, and integration of cyber and physical security.



2006 NYS Cyber Security Conference
Albany, NY

The 2006 NYS Cyber Security Conference is the premier cyber security event in New York State. The Conference, cosponsored by the NYS Forum, Rockefeller Institute of Government, the NYS Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination (CSCIC) and the NYS Center for Information Forensics and Assurance at the University at Albany (CIFA), brings state and local government cyber security-related professionals, along with their private and nonprofit counterparts, together for two days.


Infosecurity Canada Conference & Exhibition
Toronto, Ontario

Infosecurity Canada Conference & Exhibition focuses on the sharing of information critical to a more secure and compliant information infrastructure. Infosecurity Canada Conference & xhibition is the ideal forum for all information asset stakeholders, security experts and practitioners to exchange real-world concerns and solutions, and learn about the most current best practices, policies, procedures and products.


18th Annual FIRST Conference
Baltimore, MD

The annual FIRST Conference focuses on computer security incident handling and other incident response issues. The presentations are international in scope and include the latest in incident response and prevention, vulnerability analysis, and related aspects of computer security. Additionally, these events serve as the foundation for the improvement of computer security worldwide via the sharing of viewpoints, ideas, and information.