Charlie McClain, one of our excellent faculty who teaches in the School of Technology recently participated in an ISC2 sponsored webinar. For those who missed it, here is a link to the recorded presentation.
News & Updates
The information in this section includes discussion of new attacks, technologies, or controversies of interest to the information assurance and security community. We encourage interactivity in the discussion and ask that you participate and that you share the link with anyone who may have something to contribute to the conversation. Send any suggestions for items to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
ISC2 is offering a scholarship in IAS for those who have served in the military. Here is the criteria to qualify:
- Applicant Qualifications:
- Honorably discharged from one of the five branches of the United States Military
(Supply copy of DD214 short form)
- End service date must be between 7/1/2008 and 7/1/2013
- Worked at any of the following levels: IAT I, IAT II, or IAM I. (Note: holding a certification within those levels does not prohibit an applicant from applying for this program. This program is designed to assist returning service people to “train up” to the SSCP, CISSP, CAP or CSSLP certifications)
3a. Performed 5 or more of the tasks listed on the attached spreadsheet as part of their
3b. All 5 tasks do not have to be within the same technical level
- Possess work experience as required by the certification the applicant is seeking (attach resume: see specific instructions in F1 of application)
- Submit to a background check if awarded a U.S.A. Cyber Warrior Scholarship
- Must complete education and exam no later than 12 months from the time the scholarship is awarded at the end of October 2013.
If you meet the criteria and are interested, you can apply at:
Interesting article on Skype privacy and security – do those of you who use Skype have risk management strategies that they can recommend?
The push towards moving the healthcare industry conversion to electronic collection and storage of health encounter data has increased concern for the potential impact on patient privacy. This has generated increased interest by various healthcare stakeholders in providing input to the overall federal efforts on cybersecurity.
CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) which was defeated in a previous attempt at legislation has been restored and is making it’s way through congress for another round. Today it was passed out of committee without any additional privacy amendments. What do you think about this new version of the rules? Does it adequately address privacy protections that caused it to crash and burn in the previous incarnation? Share your thoughts.
Stay competitive and valued in your area of expertise by joining Cisco for a special virtual event called “Take It to the Next Level” on April 17 and 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Visit one or all of our seven sessions and learn about where you could go with Cisco Professional-level certifications in Data Center, Design, Security, Service Provider, Voice, Wireless, or Routing and Switching.
Each hour-long webinar will provide a 30-minute overview of the specific field and what Cisco can offer you in terms of CCNP (or CCDP®) advancement. The overview will be followed by a full 30 minutes of Q&A, so there will be plenty of time to ask questions about what might be in it for you.
Plus, our experts will be available for a special panel session on April 18 to answer all your professional-level certification questions.
Source & to register, please visit the following link:
ISACA Members – Digital Forensics Webinar Available for Free Continuing Education – Thursday March 28th – Register nowMarch 26, 2013
Below is a link to register for a webinar being offered on March 28th at 11AM CDT as a joint community service by Capella University and ISACA.
Below is a link to a workshop that is being held at Anoka Ramsey College in the evening on April 9th. For those of you in or near the college this is a free to students or alumni of MnScu and very low cost to those not graduates of that system and is an opportunity to learn more about marketing your skills and to meet IT recruiters from the area. Check it out and be sure to register if you are able to attend.
To all that were not able to join us tonight for our Information Assurance and Security Monthly talk and presentation titled: The Accidental Insider with Barry Caplin. Glad to share with you all the recording of the presentation along with some details:
Here is the link to the presentation recording:
More to follow the speaker:
Where to Learn More…
- CMU CyLab – http://www.cylab.cmu.edu/
- CERT – http://www.cert.org/insider_threat/
- Data Breach Blog – http://breach.scmagazineblogs.com/
- OSF DataLossdb – http://datalossdb.org/
- Dark Reading – http://darkreading.com/insiderthreat/
You are cordially invited to the Information Assurance Security monthly talk. For this event, we are pleased to have the Chief Information Security Officer of the MN Dept. of Human Services who is also speaking in different information security events and has been in this field for more than 30 years. Please join us for this exciting event, invite your learners, and forward to anyone who may be interested.
** The purpose of the Capella IAS Speaker Series is to provide education and information important to the IAS community
• Who? — Speakers can be experts in the field, business partners, faculty, students, and current graduates. Students can use this forum as a way to present their research or in an area of their expertise. Experts will be asked to present in an area of their expertise on a timely topic in the IAS field.
• What? — Current events, important IAS topics, and research important to the IAS community.
• When? — Once a month starting in July. All presentations will be recorded and put on the IAS community website.
• How?– Presentations will be an hour in length with a Q&A period, and will be delivered using Adobe Connect. Some presentations could be a panel discussion with questions and answers from the audience.
• Why? — To contribute to Capella’s IAS center of excellence in IA education and the larger IAS community.
Name: Capella IAS Speaker Series
Summary: The Capella IAS Speaker Series
Invited By: Mansour Sharha, MANSOUR.SHARHA@CAPELLA.EDU
Subject: The Accidental Insider
When: 03/18/2013 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US and Canada)
Conference Number(s): 1-888-205-5513 (US/CAN) / 1-719-955-0562 (INTL)
Participant Code: 429132
To join the meeting, Please use this link:
** About the Presenter:
Barry Caplin is currently the Chief Information Security Officer at the MN Dept. of Human Services. Barry has been in the field of IT and Information Security for nearly 30 years. He is a frequent speaker on all kinds of Information Security topics. He particularly likes talking about “home” tech issues in talks like: Internet Safety for Children and Families, Teens 2.0, Identity Theft and What You Can Do About It, How to be a Tech-Smart Parent, and Outsmarting Your Smartphone.
Core Faculty, Network Technology & Information Security Assurance
School of Technology