Cyber Security Industry Alliance Newsletter • Volume 2, Number 3 • November 2005

Upcoming Events


Readiness for Handling Network and Information Security Incidents
Vilnius, Lithuania

The conference is being organised by the Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania in cooperation with ENISA and the Lithuanian Ministry of Transport and Communications. The main focus of discussion will be ensuring readiness for network and security incidents, in particular the preparedness of service providers, SMEs and residential and business end users.

For more information, see the ENISA June Newsletter.


Interoperability – The Backbone of e-business
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Conference organised by CEN, the European Committee for Standardisation. The event is being supported by Interpay Netherlands, Sun Microsystems, NEN and ECP.NL.
Nov 30-
Dec 2

ECTA Annual Regulatory Conference
Brussels, Belgium

Assessing the impact of regulation, the 2006 review of the telecoms package, next generation networks and services on the European telecommunications landscape. Workshops include: voice over broadband, privacy, and data retention.

Dec 6

Cyber Security, Safety, and Ethics Education Roundtable Series
Washington, DC

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and its supporting partners, including the Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 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 helps students in the classroom, but cyber security education positions students to succeed in the workplace. The focus of each of the individual roundtables is:

Part I: Awareness Initiatives to Promote Cyber Security, Safety & Ethics (Dec. 6)

Part II: Providing Educators with Tools & Resources Easily Incorporated in Classrooms (Date TBD)

Part III: Developing Professional and Policy Tools for Administrators and Educators (Date TBD)

RSVP by Wednesday, November 30 to NCSA Executive Director Ron Teixeira at [email protected]


InfoSecurity 2005
New York, New York

Infosecurity Conference & Exhibition advances the knowledge and practice of information security through quality education, networking, and the sourcing of products, services and technologies. CSIA's Policy and Regulatory Counsel, Kevin Gronberg, is presenting at this show on December 7th at 2:45 pm. His presentation will review "The Implications of SOX on IT Security."

Dec 13

Cyber Security Industry Alliance – National Agenda for Information Security in 2006
National Press Club, Washington, DC

CSIA will host its "Annual State of Information Security: A Call to Action to Improve the Privacy, Safety and Reliability of Global Information" on Tuesday, December 13th in Washington, D.C.’s National Press Club. CSIA offers a year-in-review of the Administration’s efforts to raise the profile of Information Security, and proposes an agenda for Information Security in 2006.

Jan 18

CSIA Data Integrity Summit – The Legal Implications of Data Integrity
Washington, DC

Safeguarding the integrity of electronic data against unauthorized alteration or destruction is increasingly becoming a business imperative; demonstrating that such alteration and destruction has not occurred could make the difference between prevailing or not in a legal or regulatory dispute. Could your company withstand a data integrity challenge in the midst of a legal dispute? Legal, forensic, IT security and business experts will address these and several other questions in a unique setting. You are cordially invited to take part in this discussion as we take on the "next big elephant" inside the boardroom that could fundamentally affect a company's credibility.

This Data Integrity Summit — targeting corporate executives, inside counsel and law firms — will focus on the legal implications of IT security with a mixture of keynote presentations, panels and a mock trial. John Podesta, former Chief of Staff for President Clinton and current CEO of the Center for American Progress will offer a morning keynote address. Randy Kahn, author of Information Nation, will define data integrity and discuss its importance inside the organization. The afternoon will present a "mock" examination of an expert witness to demonstrate the applicability of data integrity to typical business litigation scenario.


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."