Date & Time 
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 6:00pm to 8:15pm
Event Description 

Cyber-Security: How Safe are You? (really!)

Most of us are on the internet daily; checking email, surfing the Web, paying bills, shopping, or sharing photos or networking via a number of Social Networking sites (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc).
But, do you know how safe you are online? What's the government doing to protect you? What's your bank doing to protect your money? How are your actions impacting your personal information privacy?

In this session, former Internet Security Advisor to the President of the United States and internationally known public speaker, Rand Morimoto, will share best practices on what you can do every day to minimize your risks (identity theft, stolen personal information, etc.) as you traverse the information superhighway. Additionally, Paul Stich, CEO of Dasient (and former VP of Global Telecommunication Solutions at McAfee); and Mark Kadrich, CEO of The Security Consortium, will offer their insights on cyber-security.

Rand, Paul and Mark will share insight to the mind of the hacker, what they're looking for, and the top 10 things you can do to protect yourself.

When: Wednesday, September 22, 6p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Location: Network Meeting Center at the TechMart, 5201 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara

Cost: $20 for Saint Mary's alumni, $25 for non-alum. Free for current Saint Mary's students (with valid ID).

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About Rand Morimoto, Ph.D., CISSP, MBA:
Dr. Rand Morimoto is the former Cyber-Security advisor to President Bush (2002-2007) and met with the President every two weeks. Rand keynotes conferences and conventions around the world every month and has authored over three dozen international bestselling books. Rand is the President of Convergent Computing, a 65-person technology consulting firm Rand founded in 1986 that is known worldwide as having expertise in Internet security, electronic messaging, and mobile communications. In his free time, Dr. Morimoto is a Trustee for Saint Mary's College, Board Member for the Chabot Space and Science Center (a NASA and Smithsonian Institute planetarium museum and school education center), and an Advisory Board member for the Fulbright Center in Washington DC. Rand is an MBA graduate of the Saint Mary's College of California.

About Paul Stich, MBA
Paul Stich is the CEO of Dasient, with over 25 years of technology industry experience. During the past decade, Stich has served as the CEO at leading venture capital and private equity-backed firms. He was the Vice President of Global Telecommunication Solutions at McAfee. He served as the president and CEO of Counterpane Internet Security, the leading managed security services firm, which was acquired by British Telecom in 2006. After the acquisition, he managed the successful integration of Counterpane into BT Global Services. Before Counterpane, Stich was the co-founder, president and CEO of Groundswell, a premier internet consulting firm which Paul raised $50 million in funding and grew revenue from $1.5 million in 1999 to $17 million in 2000. Paul earned his MBA from University of Notre Dame, and his Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Mary's College of California.

About Mark Kadrich
Mark Kadrich is the CEO and Chief Evangelist at The Security Consortium. For the past 20 years, he has worked in the security community, building knowledge, and contributing solutions. His strengths are in systems level design, policy generation, end point security, and risk management. Mark Kadrich is a CISSP, holds a BS Management Information Systems, degrees in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering. He is a contributing author in
publications such as TCP Unleashed, ISSA Journal, Publish Magazine, Planet IT, RSA, CSI, and The Black Hat Briefings. His own book End Point Security was published in 2007. Currently the President of the Silicon Valley Chapter of ISSA, Mr. Kadrich is a well-known speaker and evangelist on network security matters at technical conference and events.

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