PowerTech’s IBM i Security Conference Slated for September
June 7, 2011 Alex Woodie
The close-knit IBM i security world will converge in the Nevada desert late this summer to partake in PowerTech‘s aptly named “IBM i Security Event of the Year.” The show (dare we call it a security extravaganza?) will feature many of the top names in IBM i security, including IBM‘s lead security developer for the platform, and will be held on September 22 and 23 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
PowerTech’s security conference will feature 12 sessions across two tracks, and two keynote addresses. Topics for the general IBM i security track include an introduction to IBM i security, IBM i best practices, hacking into an IBM i system, data leakage causes and strategies, using encryption with IBM i 7.1, and biometric authentication.
The second track focuses on PowerTech products, and includes sessions on database monitoring, regulatory compliance, authority brokering, network security, and real-time event monitoring.
The challenges of securing Web 2.0 applications will be one of the keynote addresses. While so-called Web 2.0 applications offer the rich experience that could previously only be attained with full Window client applications, they often are poorly secured and offer new ways for criminals to steal identities and data. The second keynote will cover the findings of PowerTech’s recent “State of IBM i Security” report, and offer insights into the company’s product directions.
An array of the top names in IBM i security will be in attendance, including: current IBM i security architect Jeff Uehling; former IBM i security architect Pat Botz, who now works at Valid Technologies; John Earl, a former PowerTech executive who now heads up Townsed Security; Sabino Marquez and Tom Garcia of the bank security consultancy InfoSight ; PowerTech director of security technologies Robin Tatum; PowerTech product support manager Jill Martin; PowerTech senior engineer Paulie Culin; Help/Systems vice president of technical services Tom Huntington; and Oshan Indika, who works in Help/Systems’ Asia office and holds CISSP and CISA certifications.
Early bird registration for the two-day event is $500. Those registering after July 29 must pay the full $550 registration fee. Registration includes breakfast and lunch and a reception the first night of the show. For more information or to register, see www.powertech.com.