Friday Feb 23
Where to find JJ at RSA 2013 – NAC, certs, SBN and more
Updated on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 05:06

Each year I like to share some of my where-abouts with you, and invite you to come say hello or join me in a session, discussion, debate or even a party. This year, I’m involved with two RSA sessions and some extra-curricular activities with organizations like TCG. Here’s the scoop!

Moderator(s): Thomas Stamulis – Regional Director, Verizon
Panelist(s): Richard Moore – Vice President, Sr. IS Manager, RBS Citizens
Andrew Ellis – CSO, Akamai Technologies
Hord Tipton – Executive Director, (ISC)2
Jennifer Jabbusch-Minella – CISO, CAD, Inc.

Information security certifications have been around for more than two decades, and hundreds of thousands of professionals have attained them. As the industry matures, many academic institutions now offer bachelor and advanced information security degrees. Should the infosec community continue to support these certifications or should we encourage a more traditional academic approach?

My notes: Join what is sure to be a bang-up session as we discuss the ins and outs of infosec certifications in 2013 and beyond. Hear from Richard, who has a degree in information security and a plethora of acronyms after his name, and enjoy the rebuttal by Andy, a highly successful CSO who continues his success and initiatives without the overhead of industry certifications. As someone who has been a contributing author of the official (ISC)2 CISSP Courseware, and other certifications, I have my own feelings about the virtues and values of our alphabet soup. (ISC)2 Director Hord Tipton is guaranteed to liven the conversation, and with Tom moderating, who knows what will happen.

Facilitator(s): Jennifer Jabbusch-Minella – CISO, CAD, Inc.

While current solutions have proven difficult to implement in the real world, the need for access control and network security continues to grow. Join this Peer 2 Peer session for a lively discussion of real world case studies, an exploration of technical roadblocks and a dive into vendor-specific solutions. Participants will be given a copy of the host’s proprietary Universal NAC Evaluation Framework document to reference and evaluate various technologies and solutions at a technical level.

My notes: This is a Peer-2-Peer session, and these are absolutely among my favorite formats at RSA. P2Ps are a chance to connect and share ideas with your peers. I’ll lead the conversation, get the discussion sparked and lend my experience when needed. Every year I’ve hosted a NAC session, it has been FULL. These P2Ps are limited to the FIRST 20 PEOPLE in line, so if you really want a seat, get there early. Last time the session was full before I even made it to the room, 18 minutes prior to the start time.

 Other sessions, events and places to find me:

  • Monday, 10:00AM – 2:00PM in South Room 301
    TCG Seminar: Trusted Computing – Billions of Secure Endpoints in 10 Years
  • Monday, 4:30-7:00PM at St Regis
    5th Annual Security Sociability RSA Happy Hour
  • Wednesday, 5:00-8:00PM at private location
    Security Bloggers Meetup and awards
  • Wednesday, 8PM  at unknown location
    Barracuda – Blind Tiger Party
  • Thursday, 5:30- 6:50PM in North Room 134
    Flash Talks Powered by PechaKucha
  • Various, Expo Floor
    Other times, I’ll be on the Expo Floor, talking to vendors
  • Find parties by following @RSAparties on twitter

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