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What are the highly damaging internet legal liabilities and risks to you -- chat with Martin Kratz QC, head intellectual property practice group, Bennett Jones LLP, legendary IP and ICT legal authority and pioneer
My chat with Martin was a real eye opener – there is a tremendous amount of legal risk to you when using the Internet and ignorance does not protect you! Martin Kratz leads the intellectual property practice and co-leads the ecommerce practice for Bennett Jones. His practice is focused around intellectual...
2 Dec 2013
Chat with Silvio Micali ACM Turing Award recipient in 2013 (Nobel Prize of Computing); World-renowned distinguished researcher and professor MIT
Professors Silvio Micali (l) and Shafi Goldwasser (r) Turing Award Recipients in 2013. Photo by Jason Dorfman, CSAIL/MIT Silvio Micali, the Ford Professor of Engineering at MIT and a Principal Investigator at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), is a recipient of the Gödel...
15 Oct 2013
SECTOR--Illuminating the Black Art of Security—Early Bird Ends May 15th
Last chance for SecTor early bird pricing! Security Education Conference Toronto Oct 7- 9, 2013 MTCC Toronto Soon the first round of SecTor 2013 speakers and keynotes will be announced, but not before the price goes up. You've got until May 15th to save on this year's premier security education...
8 May 2013
Ang Cui discusses security threats in embedded systems
Watch the video on the ACM Queue website, and watch for more Queue Portrait videos in the future! ACM Queue, the popular website for practitioners, is continuing its series of video interviews of today's leading computing innovators who are also members of ACM, with a spotlight on a young security researcher...
5 Mar 2013
Chat Marios Damianides Partner Ernst and Young, Global Authority in Security and Risk Management
Marios Damianides is a partner with Ernst & Young in the Risk Advisory Services division in New York. At Ernst & Young Mr. Damianides has worked with numerous Fortune 100 companies designing and implementing security management systems. Mr. Damianides is a member of ISACA (Information Systems...
25 Nov 2012
Dave Roath: Leader PwC U.S. IT Risk & Security Assurance Practice
Dave is a Risk Assurance Partner that leads the PwC U.S. IT Risk & Security Assurance practice. He resides in New York, NY. Dave has more than 20 years of experience in Business Process and IT risk, IT security, IT audit and compliance/regulatory readiness. Dave has a strong background in delivering...
14 Oct 2012
Bob Treadway, Internationally Recognized Top Futurist and Strategy Advisor, Keynote 2012 ISACA World Congress
Bob Treadway 's work as a futurist, speaker, consultant, and strategy advisor began when clients asked him to develop forecasts to present in advance of his strategic planning consultation and facilitation. Those clients in a wide cross-section of industries listened to his counsel that they could not...
23 Sep 2012
Chat with Frits Bussemaker, CIONET Partner, Founding Top Global Leader
Frits Bussemaker has worked in the international IT industry since the 80s. He is Partner at CIONET, a European Community of 3500 CIOs and IT leaders. He is responsible for CIONET's relation with the European Commission. He is the founder and chair of iPoort ( www.ipoort.nl ), a community to link Dutch...
9 Jul 2012
AlignIT Manager Tech Talk #9: Your Enterprise on the Go
Earlier this year, there was a post on this blog about the change that’s happening within organizations and how employees are bringing technology from home to make themselves more productive at work. IT departments are scrambling to support these devices and keep workers productive, while figuring out...
15 Feb 2012
Resources for Retention
You can attend all the conferences, seminars, and training courses that you want, but just watching and listening will only allow you to retain about 10% of the information given to you. A measly 10%. That’s a pretty low return on your investment. Luckily, we’ve designed TechDays to help participants...
2 Nov 2011
Atul Varde: Senior VP and CIO Affinity Credit Union, Speaker World CIO Forum (WCF)
This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Atul Varde: Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Affinity Credit Union. Due to his recognized standing, Atul is an invited speaker to the World CIO Forum...
12 Sep 2011
Introducing the Monthly AlignIT Manager Tech Talk Series
I had anticipated that the past few weeks would be pretty low-key given that most of my colleagues are on vacation, but I’ve found the opposite true as we ramp up for our newest project under the AlignIT banner: a monthly live streamed video series, hosted by myself and my colleague Jonathan Rozenblit...
3 Aug 2011
Benoit Bertrand: Essential Cloud Trends and Answers–VP, CTO Avanade
This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I have an interview with Benoit Bertrand: Vice-President, Chief Technology Officer, Avanade. Benoit share his top leadership and technology lessons plus key insights on cloud computing...
1 Aug 2011
MS10-070 - Now available via Windows Update.
On September 28th, Microsoft is released an out-of-band security update. This bulletin, MS10-070 , has a maximum severity rating of Important and addresses one vulnerability in Windows. We covered it’s release on The Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy podcast episode #22 . As noted in the...
1 Oct 2010
Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy–September 28th - Out Of Band
Over pints Pierre Roman, Bruce Cowper and Rick Claus decided they would put together a concise and timely podcast each “Update Tuesday”. The object is to keep it simple by letting you know in plain non technical language what the updates are, what they resolve and why you should care. As always - if...
28 Sep 2010
Save $250 today on the leading security conference - standard rates increase August 31st
SecTor - Security Education Conference Toronto 2010 October 25 - 27, 2010, Metro Toronto Convention Centre Save $250 today on Canada's leading security conference - standard rates increase to $999 on August 31st - GO SecTor is the premier event in Canada that attracts the world's brightest (and...
25 Aug 2010
Stay Informed–Stay Secure: The Latest Attacks, The Latest Defences at SECTOR 2010
SecTor - Security Education Conference Toronto 2010 October 25 - 27, 2010, Metro Toronto Convention Centre Canada's leading security conference takes Security Education to the next level - New in 2010 is the addition of a Management Track to complement the exceptional IT security sessions. SecTor...
10 Aug 2010
Dr. Doug Terry, Top Scientist, Principal Researcher MS Research--shares his deep insights into distributed systems, mobile computing, the Cloud, managing data plus research and career lessons
This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Top Scientist Dr. Doug Terry , Principal Researcher Microsoft Research Silicon Valley, past Chief Scientist CSL Xerox PARC, Adjunct Professor Berkeley, and ACM Fellow. Doug...
14 Apr 2010
Out Of Band Critical Security Release
What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new security bulletin being released (out-of-band) on January 21, 2010. New Security Bulletin Microsoft is releasing one new security bulletin (out-of-band) for newly discovered vulnerabilities...
21 Jan 2010
Protect your IT Assets - 7 days till SecTor
It’s a great opportunity to grow your connections and skills. JUST SEVEN DAYS UNTIL SECTOR 09 - Bring a colleague to divide and conquer all of the content. “Illuminating the Black Art of Security. SecTor brings the world's brightest (and darkest) minds together to identify, discuss, dissect and debate...
29 Sep 2009
Episode #27 – Security Coffee Talk
In this episode of the IT Manager Podcast - I pack up the portable recorder and take it with me to the local Coffee Shop. I indulge in some caffeine and meet up with Microsoft Canada's Chief Security Advisor (Bruce Cowper) and the Vice President of Identity Management Services at Avaleris (Hugh Lindley...
1 Apr 2009
Bruce Cowper, Top International Security Authority, Chief Security Advisor Microsoft Canada
Canadian IT Managers
This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Bruce Cowper, Top International Security Authority, Chief Security Advisor Microsoft Canada. Bruce provided his insights for the April edition of YouShapeIT . Enjoy...
24 Mar 2009
Bruce Cowper, Top International Security Authority, Chief Security Advisor Microsoft Part 3 - Final
Canadian IT Managers
This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Bruce Cowper , Top International Security Authority, Chief Security Advisor Microsoft Canada. This is Part 3 in a 3 Part series where Bruce provides deep insights into security...
10 Dec 2008
Upcoming May IT Manager Webcasts
Each month I post the upcoming IT manager focused webcasts for the following month. But don't forget that if you miss the live webcast dates or, if you're like me and don't like to commit to a specific time for a webcast, you can download these after they've aired or download other past webcasts on demand...
18 Apr 2008
Live from SecTor
Having worked in IT for many years and having had to clean up mail servers at organizations that had been used to relay spam and file servers that had been conscripted to be used as repositories for contraband movie files, I know what can happen when you leave your systems vulnerable. So when we added...
21 Nov 2007
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