From the President
Greetings Fellow Denver Chapter Members!
I just attended the 9th Annual Rocky Mountain Information Security Conference; Wow - what a great Conference! We had over 765 attendees; and over 50 Sponsors.
The Sessions and Keynotes from Brian Krebs, Eddie Minze, and Chris Nickerson were very informative. Brian discussed how he tracks the hackers and exposes their identities just by observation and catching their mistitles (main one: reuse/similar UserID /password). The message I took away from Eddie Minze was that of involving management in our IT Security work, in terms they understand. Chris Nickerson showed simply yet effective, low cost ways to frustrate an attacker's attempts to penetrate and remove data form your enterprise. Many of us took the opportunity to "get our Norse on" - the vendor Norse was handing these out - see my picture above.
It took over 45 volunteers to bring the conference together, in addition to the paid services of iPlanit. A great big THANK YOU to those people who made it possible!
In the past, our Chapter has typically not had events during the summer months. We may changes this, perhaps having a Social Event (another hike?), and the possibility of a joint CPE event in July. The next scheduled Chapter meeting will occur in September, however, the details are still being worked out. Please check back as we will be posting updates after the June 12th Board Meeting.
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Don Mapes, Chapter President