Friday, September 9, 2011

I will be speaking at SecureWorld Expo 2011 - St. Louis

SecureWorld Expo 2011 is coming to St. Louis September 13 - 14.  Please come join me at 11:00 on Wednesday for my presentation, "Forensics in Internal Investigations: People, Policies, and Politics." 

Information Security Officers and Analysts are often called upon to conduct investigations into employee actions.  Internal data leaks, violations of acceptable use policies, rogue devices, unauthorized software, and countless other kinds of suspected insider offenses pull information security practitioners into the role of investigator.

Too often, organizations fail to prepare for and effectively manage internal investigations.  Taking an ad-hoc approach to investigations and failing to bring the right skills and tools to the job will lead to ineffective investigations that ultimately increase, rather than mitigate, organizational risk.

This presentation will introduce the concepts and benefits of computer forensics, lay out basic principles for establishing an effective internal investigative function, and discuss organizational and political issues confronting information security practitioners who find themselves investigating their coworkers.

I hope to see you there!