Wednesday, February 9, 2011

SC Magazine Awards 2011

The SC Magazine Awards 2011 takes place next Tuesday (2/15) at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco. The awards ceremony will honor leaders in the security industry, from government to non-profits, and showcase the best in the vendor-space and security certifications and training programs. I have been asked to introduce the award for one category, so I'll definitely be there. I'm thinking of buying a bow-tie!

49th QCESC Banquet and Awards Ceremony

Date: 24-February-2011
Time: 05:00PM to 09:00PM
Location: Putnam Museum, Davenport, Iowa

This year's Engineer's Week banquet will include displays from some of the 35 technical and professional science and engineering societies in the Quad Cities. There will be schoarships and awards and an induction to the Order of the Engineer, as well as a keynote speaker.

Food Catered by Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant with Italian Chicken and Lemon Peppered Cod, with bread, potatoes, coleslaw, cottage cheese, and a cobbler for dessert. Water, ice tea and coffee are included. A cash bar will be open all night.

Cost $35 and $20 for full-time students (open to the public!)

Link here for more information and registration.

The End of Privacy - Personal Information on the Internet

Date: 18-February-2011
Time: 05:30PM to 07:30PM

Announcing the upcoming talk by Mike Bazzell on Internet privacy, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society of Iowa-Illinois, and the Quad City Cyber Security Group.

This presentation identifies many unknown repositories of personal information available to anyone on the internet. Through data mining companies and those that post personal information about others, data once considered private is now public. This look at our new lack of privacy will surprise even those that think they are not vulnerable. Over 120 sources of online information will be discussed. Aside from web sites, other technology such as digital camera data, document meta data, and files being unknowingly copied to your computer will be explained.

Link for more information and registration.

Cyber Security Strategies Summit

(GSMI) Cyber Security Strategies Summit

Date: May 10-12, 2011

Location: Kellogg Conference Hotel, Washington, D.C.

I will be speaking on enterprise metrics, the afternoon of May 11th. Early registration ends March 4th.