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VA SCAN 2011: Security Without Borders

Welcome!

The Virginia Alliance for Secure Computing and Networking (http://vascan.org) is pleased to offer this year's VA SCAN 2011: Security Without Borders conference at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA on October 6 - 7, 2011. This year's conference will focus on the challenges of securing mobile devices and managing security for remote access to IT services. Addionally, this year's conference will again offer a full day SANS training course. Don't miss this opportunity to hear leaders in the security field discuss current issues and to share ideas with your colleagues on effective security practices. This course requires registrants to bring their own laptops with the following technical specifications:

Keynote Speaker

This year VA SCAN is proud to present our keynote speaker, Jason Rouse, Principal Securiy Consultant with Cigital, Jason has spent the last five years designing, implementing, and deploying state of the art wireless security solutions for mobile environments, spanning access control, application management, payment systems, and hybrid J2EE-and-mobile systems.

Special Guest

Colonial Williamsburg interpreter Bill Barker as Thomas Jefferson, will provide opening remarks about information security in the 18th century!

General Sessions

General sessions will focus on securing mobile devices and managing security for remote access to IT services in addition to other information security topics that will be of interest to all in attendance. We look forward to having members of the audience participate. Please visit the agenda link on the left for a detailed conference agenda and schedule.

Please visit the Sponsors section for information on those vendors who are providing support for VA SCAN 2011: Security Without Borders.

SANS SEC567: Power Packet Crafting with Scapy

For those seeking CPE's to maintain or pursue certification a full day SANS course will be offered. This course requires registrants to bring their own laptops with the following technical specifications:

DAY 2 SANS Course Laptop Requirements:

Bring your laptop with a CD or DVD drive to boot a Linux distribution that will be provided to you in class.

You will need to have enough disk space and RAM to run two supplied VMware images at the same time. This requires the following:

·       2 Gigabytes RAM

·       3 Gigabytes hard drive space or USB stick with at least 3 Gigabyte capacity

·       CD/DVD drive or USB stick with at least 3 Gigabyte capacity

VMware Workstation version 6 or higher or a version of VMware Player has been downloaded in the past year.

Who should attend?

We believe that IT managers, IT security professionals, technical staff, and auditors from Higher Education, K-12, Government, and Law Enforcement will learn a great deal at the VA SCAN 2011 conference.