AISA National Conference set to be a standout event

Tackling the major security issues of the day and is themed 'revolution'

The Australian Information Security Association (AISA) National Conference 2011, to be held on 9 November in Sydney, is set to be a standout event that will help drive future directions for Australia's information security industry.

Organised by AISA, the largest information security association in the country, the conference will tackle the major security issues of the day and is themed 'revolution'.

"With all the targeted attacks and data breaches regularly reported, some would argue we're less secure today than we were three years ago" says Keith Price, AISA's National Director. "With nation-states after intellectual property, cybercriminals going after the money, and groups like Anonymous and LulzSec exposing security weaknesses for fun, it's time to rethink our approach."

The conference organising committee, all security professionals themselves, have worked hard to attract a great line up of presenters. Speakers include Bruce Schneier, security technologist and author; John Stewart, Cisco's CISO; Marcus Ranum, Tenable's Chief of Security; Michael Harte, Commonwealth Bank’s CIO; Michael Jones, Google's Chief Technology Advocate; and Paul Henry, renowned computer forensics expert . This line up of security heavyweights will challenge traditional thinking on information security and focus on new ways for organisations to remain secure in a dangerous threat landscape.

"We've never before seen an event like this in our industry in Australia" says Keith.  "The conference brings together - in one location for one exciting day - a cross-section of the leading thinkers in the business-centric information security.  It's a 'must-attend' event for anyone involved in the information security industry, from specialists in governance, strategy, policy and compliance, to architecture, systems engineering and security testing."

The conference program will be complemented by a substantial exhibition, giving those attending the opportunity to talk with experts on the latest trends and technologies and see first-hand the solutions that will help them stay secure.

The conference also provides opportunities for debate and discussion in a stimulating environment ideal for networking and exchanging information, ideas and opinions. Over 500 information security professionals are expected to attend, making it the largest information security event in Sydney and the second largest in Australia for 2011. 

In conjunction with the AISA National Conference, industry training courses will be offered by ALC, SANS, and others in Sydney for the days before and after the AISA National Conference.

The AISA National Conference will be held on Wednesday 9 November at the Sydney Convention Centre, Darling Harbour. The conference is free to AISA members, and you must be a member to attend. Join AISA for just $55 per year through to be able to register for the conference.  Conference registration opens 5 September.


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About AISA:  The Australian Information Security Association is Australia's largest information security organisation.  As a not-for-profit association, AISA promotes awareness and understanding of information security and IT risk issues in an independent and unbiased manner.  Throughout Australia, with over 1200 members and branches in six capital cities, AISA has become a recognised authority for information security thought leadership, practice advice, and the professional development of our members.

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