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Conference: Building the Roads for Better Information Sharing

Produced by The Information Security Sharing Consortium, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, January 29-30, 2004

Break Down the Walls to Enable True Information Sharing...

means more than technology solutions and networking. It entails defining precisely what level of detail is appropriate to share, which groups can and should be notified, and ensuring that a two-way meaningful information flow is established BEFORE a crisis/major incident occurs. If the lights went out tomorrow due to a natural disaster, terrorist attack or an especially virulent computer virus, what would you do? Would you light a candle and wait to be rescued? What could you do o help? How much stronger impact could your contribution have if you were 'in the loop'? Our modern civilization is built on a foundation of complex technology. Each of us has knowledge that is vital to the protection of this technology. No one organization has the whole answer because there are walls that keep us from sharing our knowledge with each other. These walls have been built out of the bricks of fear, greed, mistrust and essentially who needs what? The mortar that holds these bricks together is the misguided notion that our survival is somehow someone else's responsibility. If we wait until the next crisis happens, there won't be time to establish the lines of communication needed to preserve our critical infrastructure. The time to tear down the walls of miscommunication is now.

This is why we have invited people who are experts in the field of information sharing to give us the benefit of their experiences. This is why we are inviting you to listen and to ask questions and to contribute your ideas. If you are one of those people who truly want to make a difference, you'll never have a better chance to do so.

Thursday, January 29, 2004
  • Howard Schmidt, eBay, Global Council of CSOs
  • US Secret Service
  • Paul Sitar, VP, Gartner
  • Port Authority NY/NJ
  • Regional Information Analysis Center (RIAC)
  • Multi-State Agreement (MSA)
  • Cyber Incident Detection & Data Analysis Center (CIDDAC)
  • Daniel Uriah Clemens, Packet Ninjas
  • American Radio Relay League (ARRL)

Friday, January 30, 2004
  • Richard Clarke, Good Harbor, former White House Advisor
  • Michael Skroch, Sandia National Labs Red Team Leader
  • Richard Forno, InfoWarrior.org, G2-forward
  • Bryan Fite, LexisNexis
  • Wanja Eric Naef, IWS Information Warfare Site
  • David Forbes, International Security Studies Institute
  • Gary Warner , National FBI InfraGard Executive Board
  • Gene Kim, CTO, Tripwire

[The conference web site will only be available on Wednesday 8 o'clock US EST. WEN]

Conference Logistics

Hotel: The official conference hotel is the Sheraton Steamboat, www.steamboat-sheraton.com or 800-325-3535. Other lodging available at:
www.steamboatchamber.com/vacplan/vglodging.pdf Travel: The Yampa Valley Regional Airport (HDN) is served by American, Continental, Northwest, and United. Or fly into Denver (DIA) and take a United Express shuttle or a van.

More info at: www.steamboatchamber.com or 970.879.0880. Getting around town is easy with a free transit service. Activity Discounts: Alpine and nordic skiing (lighted slopes at night!), ice skating, sledding, sleigh rides, and natural hot springs are ready for our conference and offering discounts.


$199 for the conference-register by 1/2/04 for a $149 early bird rate at http://www.tissc.com. 50% refund for cancellation prior to 1/2/04, and no refunds past 1/22/04. For more information, go to www.tissc.com.