Seven Great ISC West Education Sessions Perfect for IT and IP Security Professionals

The calendar has flipped to April, so that means it is time for ISC West in Las Vegas once again. And just like in previous years, there will be a numerous high-quality education sessions for security professionals.

Here are some highlights of sessions perfect for IT and IP security professionals or end users:

Hackers in Physical Security: Real-World Methods and Remediation, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, Room 202 – This interesting session will take attendees into the mind of a hacker and examine what they look for, how the hack, and what the weaknesses they often find that should be fixed immediately.

Cloud-Based Solutions for Law Enforcement: Navigating the Legal, Technical and Security Issues, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, Room 307 – While the cloud offers a number of opportunities, there are a number of risks that should be understood – especially for law enforcement. This session will look at the legal, technical, and security considerations for cloud security.

Understanding Your CIO: A Primer for Security and IT Relations, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, Room 202 – This session will provide a framework for discussion and tips to enhance communication between the CSOs and CIOs.

IT vs. Physical Security Turf Wars: Who owns video surveillance?, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, Room 202 – According to a recent survey, 91 percent of IT departments are involved in video surveillance. Axis Communications' Fredrik Nilsson moderates this session that examines who ultimately owns security systems.

Making the Most of Big Data, 8:45 – 9:45 a.m. Thursday, April 16, Room 701 – Part of the Signature Series, the session will examine what exactly "big data" is and how it can be used in a practical and actionable sense to inform security operations.

Connecting Your Video System to the Internet: Mitigating Your Security Vulnerabilities and Threats, 10 – 11 a.m. Thursday, April 16, Room 309 – Eagle Eye Networks' CEO Dean Drako will talk about how to better mitigate IT security issues and build a video system that is secure and simple to deploy, effectively manages bandwidth, and more.

Enabling Compliance for Physical and Cyber Security in Mobile Devices, 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, Room 302 – This session will examine the various mobile infrastructures and how different components works together to secure access. It will also highlight the concept of an "identity perimeter" and its importance for compliance.

Hope to see you on the ISC West floor or at an education session this week!

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Brent Dirks is senior e-news/Web editor for Security Products and Network-Centric Security magazines.

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