RSA Conference Europe Events
Professional Development Sessions - New for 2011!
The Professional Development Track has evolved into new sessions offered solely on Monday that provide professionals at all levels insight into career advancement and strategies to achieve peak performance at work. RSA® Conference Europe offers these sessions at no additional charge to full Conference delegates.
Evolution of the Information Security Professional
Time: 13.30 – 14.20 hrs
Speaker: Simon Hember, Managing Director, Acumin Consulting Ltd.
Based on 13 years of advising Infosecurity professionals in the market, Acumin will look at the skill, certification and qualification trends over the years. The session will review current skills that are now seen as prerequisites by employers and predict how these trends will mould the future, impacting both the generalist security role as well as the technical role.
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10:30 a.m. - Managing the Breach
Filling the Skills Gap: Ensuring the Professionals Required for the Future
Time: 14.40 – 15.30 hrs
Moderator: John Colley, Managing Director, (ISC)²
Panelists: Debi Ashenden, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Informatics & Systems Engineering, Cranfield University, Defence Academy of the UK; Alessandro Moretti, Head of Risk Central Services, UBS; Tony Venus, Head of Cyber Security Qualifications, Skills and Standards, e-Skills UK.
By 2015, demand for skilled professionals is expected to nearly double, yet evidence suggests few newcomers appreciate the opportunity. (ISC)² has assembled a panel representing academia, government and employers to discuss the concerted effort needed to meet the coming demand, including: required skill sets, career development, marketing the profession and what all stakeholders should be doing.
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The current characteristics of the information security domain have created a dynamic and challenging landscape for the development of the security professionals that participate within it. Some of these considerations or trends include the unique and demanding needs of the organizations that require security talent, the available training and certification mechanisms to attain these skills, extreme demand for a limited supply of talent, and the overall immaturity of the information security discipline. This panel will illustrate some unique perspectives on this topic, as well as, provide some practical tips to leverage these considerations in your day to day security travels.
1:50 p.m. - Career Architecture - Building a Career Plan From the Ground Up
The battle for information security leadership jobs becomes more fierce each year. It is important that the Information Security professional prepare himself/herself to compete in this industry. This session will teach you to effectively plan for future success in your career, setting appropriate goals and targets and understanding your own skills and where you need to develop further.
Most security professionals are great at what they do, but fall short when it comes to presenting themselves for a career opportunity. This session will:
3:30 p.m. - The CISO of the Future - Building a Competitive Skill Matrix
As companies look to select their information security leaders of the future, they will be more demanding. To be both effective and respected, the CISO will need to build a comprehensive skills matrix that places them on the same level as other senior executives. Attendees will learn which key skills and attributes companies search for when selecting their CISO's and how to acquire them.
A diverse panel of recognized information security leaders, representing different perspectives and industries, will speak about their backgrounds and their career paths. Discussion points will include items such as how they achieved their success, the criteria that they utilize for their personal career decisions, recognizing and developing talent, as well as where they are heading next. Attendees will leave the session with ideas to apply to their own careers, in pursuit of their long term career goals. The session would allow for audience questions and answers.
Using the Security MBA Approach for Working at Board Level
Time: 15.50 – 16.40 hrs
Speaker: Claudia Natanson, CEO, Security Practitioners Ltd.
Being a CISO or Head of Security in today’s work place means having to keep up with the all the latest technological signs-offs that are being thrown at you. Then there are all the other things that have been waiting for approval but have no budget. Win the risk vs. reward challenge. Move up another gear. Get the Board and Executive levels on your side.
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CSA Autumn Summit Europe
Time: 14.00 – 17.00 hrs
Speaker: Timothy Brown, Chief Architect Security and Distinguished Engineer and SVP, CA Technologies. Daniele Catteddu, Managing Director Europe and Middle East, Cloud Security Alliance. Amanda Goodger, Director - SME Liaison, UK & Ireland, Cloud Security Alliance. Wolfgang Kandek, CTO, Qualys, Inc. Rashmi Knowles, Chief Security Architect EMEA, RSA,The Security Division of EMC. Paul Simmonds, Jericho Forum Board of Management. Travis Spencer, Senior Architect CTO Office, PingIdentity.
As adoption of cloud computing accelerates, enterprises and individuals are growing keenly aware of the need to secure cloud-based applications and data. Through keynotes and panel session, the summit will provide education on the Cloud Security Alliance's best practices for securing cloud computing, share lessons learned from real-world deployments, highlight regional activities in which participants can get involved, and provide a preview of the CSA's EU strategy going forward.
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