I know I deserve another twenty lashes for falling behind on the ol’ blogs. They may not be excuses, but I have a few explainations I’ll share with you soon!

For now, I want to remind everyone about the SC Magazine first World Congress in New York. If you’re in the area and you haven’t registered, hop on and sign up. See the codes below to save 35% off your registration and join us December 9th and 10th at the Javits center.

It’s cold, blistery and wintery in New York, and I have a lot of Christmas shopping still to do, but I couldn’t pass up this event once I saw the lineup of speakers and panelists.

I see several familiar names that you may also know. Among them are Howard Schmidt, widely known for being the past CSO of eBay and having served over 30 years in security and infastructure capacities within the federal government, including US CERT and the Critical Infrastructure Project. Another in my must-see list is friend and fellow speaker David Mortman, currently CSO at Echelon One. Always entertaining and enlightening, David’s worth looking up. Someone I happen to run into years ago and kept up with over time is Mano Paul, software assurance advisor at (ISC)2. When I met him, Mano was a security guru at Dell and had since founded a variety of security and certification organizations before joining (ISC)2. Also on the list is Rich Baich, ‘the’ security and privacy go-to guy at Deloitte and Touche. Rich has also served in several federal positions including FBI and NSA.

In addition to the folks I know personally, I see more names and titles that prove to be interesting, including Dave Cullinane, the current CISO at online giant eBay and Renee Guttmann with Time Warner. Representation from Goldman Sachs, Scotland Yards, Lehman Brothers, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Verizon, IronPort, AIG, Eli Lilly, GoDaddy and Microsoft. Can’t forget Microsoft.

Others of interest are the speakers coming directly from the PCI Security Standards Council and of course, the always interesting guys from the various federal infrastructure and cyber security organizations. (Well, usually the content has the potential of interest which is occasionally stifled by the presentation ;).

I’m excited, it looks like they’ve done an exceptional job selecting true security professionals, each having years (some decades) of experience in both the civilian and federal spaces. I don’t see room for any fluff here. In addition to the standard agenda, there are some special events, private meetings and extra-curricular events going on. Hopefully I’ll fill you in when I return!

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Other bloggers and security geeks attending..

Until then- stay warm! I’m going to try…

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Author, speaker, and recognized authority on network and wireless security architectures, Jennifer (JJ) Minella helps organizations solve technical problems and align teams.

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