The next ISSA Ireland chapter event will be a lunchtime meeting (noon to 2:30) on Thursday May 27th at the Radisson Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8.  This event is free to members and while it is open to non-members it should be noted that non-members will have to pay a cash entrance fee of €10.

This lunchtime seminar will include three presentations covering very timely subjects:

  • The first speaker will be Justin Clarke, co-founder and Director at Gotham Digital Science, who will speak about how SQL Injection attacks still pose a major security threat despite being first discovered over 10 years ago. Justin has over twelve years of experience in assessing the security of networks, web applications, and wireless networks for large financial, retail, technology and government clients in the United States, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. As author of a number of well regarded information security books, including “SQL Injection Attacks and Defense” and having spoken at various conferences on security topics including Black Hat USA, EuSecWest, RSA, and OWASP, Justin is a recognised authority on this topic and well placed to discuss some of the deeper and darker areas of SQL injection attacks.
  • The second presentation will be from Mathieu Gorge, CEO and founder of VigiTrust, who will discuss the impact data privacy laws and regulations are having on information security. Mathieu has been in the security industry for over 10 years and has focused on the areas around key legal aspects of corporate security such as compliance with international data protection legislation as well as industry security frameworks. He is a regular speaker at international security conferences (RSA, ENISA, ISACA) and a well respected figure in the security industry in EMEA and North America. Given the increasing requirements on information security professionals to understand the legal and regulatory impact privacy legislation has on information security Mathieu’s talk will be a timely and informative one.
  • The final speaker will be Owen Connolly, CTO of Veridian Applied Intelligence, who will give a practical demonstration of how privacy controls can be circumvented in many of the popular online social networking sites. Owen has over 18 years experience in the IT and telecoms industries having worked in a number of large blue chips across a range of industries as well as in consultancy and managed services. Owen holds many security certifications CISM, GCIH, GCFW, GPEN, GWAPT, CFIA and CPE and is a member of SANS’ Advisory Board and GIAC Mentor program. With the recent publicity surrounding privacy issues associated with many popular social networking sites Owen’s talk will be a timely reminder to us all of the potential dangers posed by such sites.

You can register for the event on the ISSA Ireland website.

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