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
Lots of things going on behind the scenes at FirstPartners. One of which is the Spring Framework training course that we’re giving on Wed 30th May in Bewley’s Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Interested in going? – you can book here (via Trigraph). Can’t make it? We’ll probably do a follow up.
What are you missing? Apart from the crash test dummies (below), there’s loads of lego blocks, Swiss mountains, trains crashing through walls and a Kangaroo. (Spring, Geddit?). You might even learn something about Java along the way.
Agile Projects using the Spring Framework
Delivery: Public or In-house
Course Length: 0.5 days. Optional mentoring / follow up session if required by Client
Course Approach: Lecture, discussions
Level: Beginner / Intermediate
Spring, with good reason, is the most actively used framework in the Enterprise Java world today. The half- day briefing shows the problems that Spring can solve for your projects, core Spring concepts such as Inversion of Control and integration with existing Enterprise Java technologies for database access, messaging and web deployment. The briefing also shows how to use Spring to make your projects more agile, improving quality and reducing deployment time.
- Following completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand why Enterprise Java is the mostly widely used corporate technology, and how Spring both simplifies and improves this technology.
- Understand core Spring concepts such as Inversion of Control (IOC), configuration , deployment and testing.
- Describe how to integrate Spring with Enterprise Technologies such as Databases, Messaging and Web 2 frameworks.
- Understand how Spring can make your projects more agile and the benefits it brings to your organization
- Map out a plan of how to introduce the Spring framework to existing systems.
Section 1: The Problems That Spring Solves
- Who are you? Who are we?
- What is Spring?
- What is (Enterprise) Java?
- The problems with Enterprise Java
- Why Enterprise Java is costing you money.
- The Deployment Scale
- Java Classes and Objects
- Just enough XML to get by
- Core Spring – Inversion of Control pattern
- Spring Configuration and my First Spring App
- Deployment via Web, Enterprise Java and Command line
- Spring on other platforms (.Net , Ruby and Groovy)
- Alternatives to Spring
- Spring and Java 5 – easier development
- Starting out – just a little Spring in your Step.
Section 2: Core Spring and Enterprise Spring Integration
- Spring Web Framework (MVC)
- Spring Web with Struts , JSF , XSLT , Tiles and GWT (Google Web Toolkit)
- Spring and Ajax in Web 2 Applications.
- Spring Webflow
- Spring and Databases (Hibernate and JDBC)
- Spring and Messaging (MQ and JMS)
- Spring Remoting and Web Services
- Aspect Orientated Programming (AOP)
- Transactions in Spring
- Appfuse – ready to roll Spring projects with Maven
- Administration of your Application using Spring and JMX
- Scheduling using Spring and Quartz
- Spring and Acegi Security
Section 3: Practical Spring – make your project more Agile
- The problems with IT Projects
- What is Agile
- Spectrum of Agility
- How Spring makes your project more agile (and your customer happy)
- Key Agile Practices
- Unit Testing with Spring
- Integration Testing
- Mock Objects
- Spring IDE
- Spring and Business Rules
- Spring and Workflow
- Alternative Spring configuration.
- Extending Spring to meet you (obscure) needs.
- What’s new in Spring 2.5 (and coming up for Spring 3)
- Managers and Project Managers wishing to understand the benefits of adding Spring to their projects.
- Software developers needing an introduction to Java and the Spring Framework and integration with key Enterprise technologies.
- Support, Database , Web Designers and other IT professionals needing to interface with Spring and Enterprise Java systems.
- .Net developers wishing to understand the concepts behind the Spring.Net framework.
Enterprise Java (Trigraph) and Agile Project Management (Trigraph)
Some high level exposure to the Java, .Net or other Object Orientated language would be beneficial but