Webinar – Playing Offense: How to Prevent the Network Attack of the Future

Tired of defending your network? Maybe it’s time you started playing for the Offense:

  • Increase employee productivity
  • Secure unmanaged and unknown endpoints
  • Maximize your IT investments

ITSecurity.com and Mirage Networks present a live Webinar March 15, 2007: Playing Offense: How to Prevent the Network Attack of the Future.

We will be discussing:

  • The new network nemeses: how the bad guys are sizing up your network
  • The unique case of the unmanaged endpoint: how to keep your PDAs, point of sale devices, printers, VoIP, and industry specific online gadgets from being vectors
  • How an ounce of infection prevention is worth a pound of remediation

Playing Offense: How to Prevent the Network Attack of the Future blends the formidable industry experience of Howard Schmidt, former White House cyber security advisor, with the boots-on-the-ground perspective of Brett Childress, the director of IT infrastructure for National Instruments. ITSecurity.com’s Senior Editorial Director, Owen Linderholm, will moderate.

Date: March 15, 2007
Time: 4:00 pm ET / 1:00 pm PT
Duration: 1 hour

Featured Speakers:

Howard Schmidt has years of experience in the information security industry, including Vice Chair of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Board, receiving his appointment from President George W. Bush. After retiring from public service, Schmidt became vice president and chief information security officer for eBay, Inc.

Previously, Schmidt was chief security officer for Microsoft Corp., overseeing the Security Strategies Group. Prior to joining Microsoft, Schmidt was a supervisory special agent and director of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), Computer Forensic Lab and Computer Crime and Information Warfare Division. The AFOSI mandate is to investigate intrusions in government and military systems by persons in counterintelligence organizations and criminals.

Brett Childress appears to agree with Fortune magazine, which has named National Instruments one of its Top 100 Best Companies to Work For eight years running. Before becoming NI’s Director of IT Infrastructure, Childress was an MIS Supervisor at San Jose, CA-based Cypress Semiconductor. Prior to joining Cypress, he worked as a lead software engineer for NASA at their Johnson Space Center Engineering Directorate. Also at NASA Childress was a Group Lead for the JSC Mission Operations Directorate. He is a graduate of Rice University.

Register by filling out the form here: http://www.itsecurity.com/webinar/prevent-future-n…ks/300

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