Cyber Security Industry Alliance Newsletter • Volume 2, Number 5 • January 2006

Upcoming Events



Black Hat Federal 2006
Crystal City, VA

The Black Hat Briefings were created to fill the need for computer security professionals to better understand the security risks to information infrastructures and computer systems. Black Hat accomplishes this by assembling a group of vendor-neutral security professionals and having them speak candidly about the problems businesses face and the solutions to those problems. No gimmicks—just straight talk by people who make it their business to know the information security space. CSIA is sponsoring Black Hat Federal this year.



Anti-Spyware Coalition Public Workshop: Defining the Problem, Developing Solutions
Hyatt Regency Washington, Washington, D.C.

An assemblage of leading spyware experts from the public and private sector will convene for the Anti-Spyware Coalition’s first-ever public workshop. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras will keynote the packed one-day event, which includes federal regulators, top state technology and law enforcement officials as well as representatives from public interest groups and the nation’s largest Internet companies.


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.