Look for Derick’s presentation on “The Top Ten IT Security Threats and How to Avoid Them” at the INFORMATICS 2006 Conference held in Victoria May 28th to 30th. We encourage all to attend this premier education and professional development event for IT Managers and IT Pros – with 20 workshops and five keynotes.

I was very fortunate to catch Derick Wong for this podcast where he shares his insights into security. Derick recently appeared featured in the Financial Post Business Magazine due to his internationally recognized security background. Here is the interview with time and topic index.

To listen to the interview directly, click on this MP3 file link

Derek’s profile:

As senior security product manager with Microsoft Canada, Derick Wong is responsible for developing strategic marketing initiatives for security products that are part of the Windows Server System. A crucial part of his role is to educate customers and partners on industry trends and issues, and key security product developments at Microsoft.

Derick has worked for over eleven years in the Canadian IT security sector. He brings extensive knowledge of enterprise security solutions and best-practice security consulting services to his current position. Prior to joining Microsoft, he co-founded IPSS InfoPeople Security Solutions. In his role as CEO and managing partner at IPSS, he was responsible for developing the security consulting practice and coordinating the security engineering team. He has also held security-related positions at Intellitactics Inc. and Ernst & Young LLP.

Derick holds a Masters of Accounting (MAcc) from the University of Waterloo and several professional designations, including CISSP and CA.
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Cheers,
Stephen Ibaraki, I.S.P.