[clug] Australian Information Assurance Leadership Conference in Canberra - November 2003 (fwd)

Stephen Jenkin sjenkin at pcug.org.au
Mon Aug 25 09:39:50 EST 2003

FYI - significant security training coming up in Canberra

Steve Jenkin, Unix Sys Admin
0412 786 915 (+61 412 786 915)
PO Box 48, Kippax ACT 2615, AUSTRALIA

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Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003  9:30:44 -0600 (MDT)
From: The SANS Institute <sans at sans.org>
To: Steve Jenkin <sjenkin at pcug.org.au>
Subject: Australian Information Assurance Leadership Conference in Canberra
    - November 2003


When SANS was last in Sydney, we held a discussion session to ask how
we could best serve the needs of IT and Information Security in
Australia.  One thing that kept coming up during our chat was to provide
training resources for managers.

We have been hearing the same request for training designed for decision
makers in the USA and Canada as well.  So we began development of a
special product, the National Information Assurance Leadership
conference or NIAL.  Though some NIAL briefings are technical, they are
the topics managers needed to understand and have up to date information
to help guide their decision process.  NIAL has been a breakthrough
success for SANS and we are preparing our 6th one, for Washington DC
this coming December.

So it is with great pleasure that SANS announces the inaugural AIAL,
November 2003 in Canberra.  The primary focus will be on the tools to
measure the overall security of a site ranging from the Center for
Internet Security tools including the Australian led XP Gold Standard
research project to how to actually implement 7799.  We will also
closely examine the hype and reality of the changing perimeter and help
you understand what you can realistically expect from technologies such
as Intrusion Prevention and Deep Packet Inspection.  Every single talk
at AIAL will be either brand new, or updated within the past 90 days,
the latest information to equip you to best manage our rapidly changing

Just to make sure I am being perfectly clear, this is not the regular,
6 days long, very technical, hands on, drink from a firehose SANS
training that we have become known for.  If that is the conference
experience you are looking for, we will be back to Darling Harbour in
January 2004.  This conference is designed for managers and decision
makers.   There is still a lot of content, including technical content,
after all this is SANS, but everything is in a leadership context.

I am excited to see Canberra in the spring and hope to see you there!
I need your help though, will you send your boss to SANS?  Our mailing
list is mostly technical people, please let your manager know about this
opportunity.  We have several web pages describing the conference, but
this one seems to have everything in a nutshell:

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