The seminar season has kicked off with a vengeance which has left me with little time to update the Blog.  This week I was in Porto for the 3rd ENISA workshop “CERTs in Europe” coorganised with CERT Coordination Centre (CERT/CC).  Due to my involvement in trying to set up a CERT here in Ireland I was invited to attend.  It was a very interesting few days in Porto (aside from me managing to wrangle a ticket to the Liverpool v Porto game on Tuesday night, which was an unexpected surprise).  It was good to meet with those in the European CERT community who are doing a stellar and often thankless task in protecting our networks.  Some interesting conversations were had which I hope to expand on in future Blog posts.

Tomorrow sees the start of COSAC at which I am speaking.  I will be addressing the seminar on Establishing an Incident Response Team: Lessons Learnt from Setting up Ireland’s CERT.  I am looking forward to addressing the seminar and meeting old and hopefully some new friends. 

Thursday night will see me address the Leinster Chapter of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  I will be highlighting the current state of IT security and focusing on the changing threat vectors that we face due to more involvement in online crime by organised crime, the rush to market with new applications and services.

October sees me being the keynote speaker for two Microsoft Ireland seminars focusing on information security.  On October 11th Microsoft is running a IT Professional Security Training Event, while the seminar on October 12th will be a Developer Security Training Event.  If you are involved in either of these sectors I would recommend attending.  Not because I will be there , but for the other excellent speakers that will be also present.  These seminars are free of charge and Microsoft have an interesting line up for both days.

Hopefully once the next week or so is over it will be service as per normal on the Blog.

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