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.
January 29, 2004
Schmidt, eBay, Global Council of CSOs
Sitar, VP, Gartner
Information Analysis Center (RIAC)
Incident Detection & Data Analysis
Uriah Clemens, Packet Ninjas
Radio Relay League (ARRL)
Clarke, Good Harbor, former White House Advisor
Skroch, Sandia National Labs Red Team Leader
Forno, InfoWarrior.org, G2-forward
Eric Naef, IWS Information Warfare Site
Forbes, International Security Studies Institute
Warner , National FBI InfraGard Executive Board
Kim, CTO, Tripwire
[The conference web site will only be available on Wednesday
8 o'clock US EST. WEN]
The official conference hotel is the Sheraton Steamboat,
www.steamboat-sheraton.com or 800-325-3535. Other lodging
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.
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!),
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.