On Tuesday, July 22nd, Tim Rains (Group Product Manager, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing) will be in Edmonton for an open talk on security and the changes in the threat landscape.

What? Open Discussion on Security and Threat Landscape

Who? Tim Rains (Group Product Manager, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing)

When? Tuesday, July 22, 2008 – 6 PM to 9 PM

Where? Brewsters Oliver Square (11620 104th Avenue, Edmonton, AB)

The space available for this event is extremely limited so please make sure to navigate to the following address and register ASAP!

https://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=130051

On Thursday, July 24th, Tim Rains (Group Product Manager, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing) will be in Calgary to deliver two security-focused presentations that will help your mitigate the threats posed against your critical infrastructure.

What? Microsoft Security Intelligence Report & Security Strategy Briefing

Who? Tim Rains (Group Product Manager, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing)

When? Thursday, July 24, 2008 – 9 AM to 12 PM

Where? Calgary Chamber of Commerce (100 6th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB)

The space available for this event is extremely limited so please make sure to navigate to the following address and register ASAP!

https://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=130020

About the Presentations

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (http://www.microsoft.com/sir/)

The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) provides an in-depth perspective on the changing threat landscape including software vulnerability disclosures and exploits, malicious software (malware), and potentially unwanted software. Each individual report focuses on data and trends observed in either the first or second half of each calendar year and uses historical data to provide context. The purpose of the SIR is to keep Microsoft’s customers informed of the major trends in the threat landscape and to provide valuable insights and security guidance designed to help customers improve their security posture in the face of these threats.

Security Strategy Briefing

Security is a large concern of most Enterprises. This session will outline Microsoft’s security strategy, including our assessment of today’s threat environment, and where we are investing going forward. Discussion will include Microsoft’s proactive and reactive strategies, and the relationship of security investments to Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing initiatives. The session will also lead an interactive discussion around Microsoft security strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats from the customer perspective.

Recommended Audiences: Technology Executives, IT Managers, IT Professionals, Business Executives, CIO, IT Directors, Microsoft Partners, Business Decision Maker

About Tim Rains

clip_image002

Tim Rains is a Group Product Manager in Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing group. Tim and his team of product managers support the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC), the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) and many product teams across Microsoft. Among other things, Tim’s team manages production of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR). Tim has worked in several roles at Microsoft including the Senior Public Relations Manager of Security Response at Microsoft, Senior Product Manager of the Microsoft Malware Protection Center, Program Manager of the Windows Network Diagnostics team, Technical Lead on the Product Support Services (PSS) Security team and Technical Lead on the Windows Server Networking team.

Tim earned a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) at Seattle University and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree at the University of Alberta. Tim also holds several technical certifications including CISSP, MCSE, MCSA, including a Computer Systems Technology diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.