Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cyber Defense and Disaster Recovery Conference focuses on "Securing the Human"

WHAT: “Securing the Human” is the topic of the 2011 Cyber Defense and Disaster Recovery Conference at the University of Illinois Springfield. The one-day training conference is hosted by the UIS Computer Science Department, in conjunction with InfraGard Springfield, an initiative of the FBI, and CSSIA, a regional center for cyber security.

WHEN: Friday, March 11, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 3:35 p.m. (SANS check-in will begin at 7 a.m. with registration check-in at 8:30 a.m.)

WHERE: Conference Room C/D, located on the lower level of the Public Affairs Center (PAC) on the University of Illinois Springfield campus.

DETAILS: Humans are often the target of cyber attackers, who bypass security controls using techniques such as social engineering to get the information they want. Awareness, not just technology, is now a key factor in an organization's goal to reduce risk, protect its reputation, improve governance and be compliant. This conference will help organizations secure employees, contractors, IT staff, and management against common and emerging risks. Learn who is targeting the human and how people are being attacked.

A limited number of seats are included in this conference at no additional charge for SANS training, "SANS Security 464: Hacker Detection for SysAdmins Continuous Education Program". Three distinct sessions will be presented by SANS. Please see the conference Speaker Descriptions and Agenda for details.

In addition, the conference features 8 distinguished speakers presenting on topics such as e-Discovery, finding personal information through the use of social networking websites, credit/debit card fraud, risk management and more.

Pre-registration for the conference is required by March 1, 2011. A registration fee of $35 covers the full conference, including SANS training, lunch and refreshments. SANS seating is limited. Register now (scroll to the bottom of the page) at

No comments: