This year, the theme for Global Security Week is IDENTITY THEFT and as part of this years event a free seminar on Combating Identity Theft will be held on Thursday the 7ths of September at 2:00 p.m. in the Burlington hotel. The purpose of the seminar is to make individuals and companies aware of the threats posed by Identity Theft and how to protect yourself and your company from becoming a victim of this fast growing crime. The US Treasury Department in a recent report says that cyber crime has now outgrown illegal drug sales in annual proceeds, netting an estimated $105 billion in 2004. A recent report published in the Unitised Kingdom shows that companies in the UK have lost over STGÂ£50 million as a result of company identity theft in 2005 alone.
Highlighting the dangers posed by Identity Theft and how individuals and companies can best prevent becoming victims of this crime will be speakers from the following organisations:
- The Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation
- ENISA (the European Network and Information Security Agency)
- The Companies Registration Office
The agenda for the day is ;
14:00 – 14:15 Introduction
14:15 – 15:15 Identity Theft in the Real World – Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation Protecting your online identity – Garda Computer Crime Unit
15:15 – 15:30 Coffee
15:30 – 16:00 Identity theft – ENISA (the European Network and Information Security Agency)
16:00 – 16:30 Protecting your Company’s identity including demonstration of CORE – Companies Registration Office
16:30 – 16:50 Panel Discussion – How Best to Combat Identity Theft – Panel will include speakers from the day
16:50 – 17:00 Close
The seminar will be hosted in the Burlington Hotel on Thursday the 7th of September from 2:00 p.m. Registration is open to anyone concerned with Identity Theft and places can be booked by simply replying to this email or contacting us on 01 4404065
ABOUT GLOBAL SECURITY WEEK
Global Security Week is a global security awareness initiative in the week leading up to September 11th every year. The idea is simply to coordinate and encourage a wide variety of security-related awareness activities worldwide in that week, taking advantage of the obvious focus on security by the world’s media.
The theme for this year’s Global Security Week is identity theft. During the week, September 4th to 10th 2006, a number of events, workshops and awareness raising activities will take place worldwide to educate, inform and better prepare people to tackle the growing problem of identity theft.
Global Security Week is a public awareness initiative, not a commercial or political venture. We are not trying to obtain funding, de-rail other security awareness activities, nor focus on any particular aspect of security (such as terrorism, information security or physical security). Global Security Week is deliberately designed to be a broadly-scoped event but with a long-term aim to become the main focus for security awareness activities in years to come.
Against a backdrop of global terrorism and organised crime, security in general (and information security in particular) has become a vitally-important sociological and business issue. Commercial and governmental organisations are investing heavily in technical security controls but the security problems caused by people remain largely unaddressed.
Whilst responsible businesses and individuals employ a wide range of security measures, the global Internet community suffers as a result of those irresponsible businesses and home users who remain largely unaware of security. Hackers and spammers frequently take control of insecure Internet-connected systems, for example, to use as platforms for their attacks. Raising the general level of security awareness is the only feasible means of addressing this issue.
For more information about Global Security Week please visit www.globalsecurityweek.com
‘Credit Crunch’ might be the favourite buzzword of the moment, but ‘Security’ and ‘Software as a Service’ are not very far behind. Ok, they’re a long way behind ‘will I lose my house’ or ‘will I have a job tomorrow’, but you get the idea. So I’m proud to associated by this article by Max and Chicco, even in a very minor way (as a reviewer).
Here’s the 2 minute overview of Securing a multi-tenant SAAS Appliction, just published on IBM Developerworks.
- Software as a Service (SAAS) has a great pitch – let us host your software for you, cheaper and less hassle than managing it yourself.
- Most SAAS companies host multiple clients on one server = New security concerns.
- LDAP (Similar to Windows Directory) is a standard already in wide use for Authentication (making sure people who they say they are).
- Spring Security (aka Acegi) is a well used Authorisation toolkit – i.e. make sure those people only do things they are allowed to do.
- The article shows you how to bring SAAS , LDAP and Spring Security together to get secure, scalable , hosted applications using the very best in widely understood technologies.
Of course, I’m not going to spill the beans on how exactly they do it; for that you’re going to have to hotfoot it over to the IBM Developerworks website.