BU/ISSA New England Chapter Meeting – May 18, 2011

Dear BU Students, Faculty and Members of the Information Systems Security Association – You are invited to the BU/ISSA New England Chapter Meeting on May 18.

Please R.S.V.P. at the ISSA-NE website:  issa-ne.org

There is a fee of $40 for non-ISSA members: This will be waived for BU Students, Faculty and anyone joining ISSA for a $0 trial membership. The Agenda is:


Who: Invited are all BU faculty and students, ISSA members, & all Information Security professionals.

What: ISSA of New England chapter meeting co-sponsored with Boston University Metropolitan College – Computer Science Department, and the BU RISCS Center: bu.edu/riscs

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2011:  1:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Where: BU, Photonics Center Auditorium, Room 206, 8 St. Mary’s Street

(South of Commonwealth Avenue)http://www.bu.edu/maps/

MBTA Green Line – Boston University Central Stop

Parking: Warren Towers, 700 Commonwealth Avenue (Eastbound)

Lot N, 665 Commonwealth Avenue (Westbound )

Why: You will see and hear informative and useful new information to can bring back to your workplace.

You will gain valuable new insight on both the business side and the technical side of Information security today.

You will meet your peers in the Information Security industry.

How: Register here: issa-ne.org or at the door on Wednesday, May 18 by 1:00 PM


1:00 PM to 1:15 PM:  Welcome from Teresa Hummel, President of ISSA of New England and Dr.Lou T. Chitkushev, Ph.D., Chairman and  Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Metropolitan College & Associate Director, Center for Reliable Information Systems and Cyber Security (RISCS) Boston University

1:15 PM -2:00 PM:  Peter Kuper, Vice President at In-Q-Tel:

Theme: “Financials for the IT Security professional: how finance truly affects IT security.”

Bio: Peter runs the security practice for In-Q-Tel directly working with the US Intelligence Community in advancing security software solutions. At Morgan Stanley, Peter covered all of enterprise software especially security. Peter was their lead Internet Security stock analyst, wrote industry-defining reports and made market-moving stock calls. Previously, he was a director and equity analyst at SG Cowen, where he covered the software sector with a particular focus on security.


–         How does economic pressure affect information security professionals beyond just their budget?

–         The 2008 Wall Street crash and it’s lingering impact on our industry

–         Public vs. Private vendor viability

–         Mergers and Acquisitions: my vendor was acquired. Now what?

–         Stating the case for security to the CFO and other financial management

2:00 PM- 2:15 PM:  Refreshments and Networking

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM:  Stuart Jacobs, MSc, CISSP, Lecturer, Computer Science Department, Boston University Metropolitan College on:

Theme: “WiMAX Subscriber and Mobile Station Authentication Challenges”


–         IEEE 802.16 (WiMAX) Authentication Challenges

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Josh Huston, Founder and Chief Technologist at Exultium on:

Theme: “The Future of Endpoint Security and HIPS:”


The turbulent past of the Host Intrusion Prevention (HIPS) space and lessons learned from the trenches will be detailed. Covered will be:

– Why is protection at the endpoint important?

– What is behavioral protection and why is it valuable?

– What are the challenges of enterprise endpoint management?

– What could be coming in the future for endpoint security?

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM:  ForeScout presentation

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM:   TripWire presentation

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM:   Vormetric presentation

4:30 PM to 4:45 PM: Closing Remarks from BU and ISSA of New England

A special bonus for those who participate for the entire meeting: Join us at the end of the meeting for a gift card drawing. You must be present to win, and an active paid up member of the New England Chapter of the ISSA.