Security is key at IBM conference

Dealing with internal and external security threats will be high on the agenda at the IBM Computer Users Association's security...

Dealing with internal and external security threats will be high on the agenda at the IBM Computer Users Association's security briefing at the Hyde Village hotel in Cheshire tomorrow (Wednesday).

Stephen Way, vice-chairman of the IBM CUA, said, "Security is at the top of our members' concerns at the moment. There is a lot of noise about cyberterrorism but people need to be vigilant about internal threats."

Delegates attending the briefing will be looking at how to implement a full security policy using BS7799, the world's most widely recognised security standard.

Speakers scheduled to appear include Chris Ferrant, BS7799 brand manager at the British Standards Institute, and Martin Smith of the Security Company.

Way said, "We will have a practical hacking demonstration so people can get a feel for how a hacker might approach their installation, and we will also be looking at penetration testing."

The event is the latest in a series of IBM CUA briefings designed to address users' concerns. Other events taking place later this year will cover topics including emerging technologies, remote working and telecoms management.

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