On September 7th, I’ll be heading to the 1st Annual Critical Infrastructure Protection Conference conference in Calgary, Alberta. This is the first edition of this conference, subtitled “Cyber Security for Energy and Communications” . With our oil sands attracting wide-spread internation attention — Warren Buffet and Bill Gates visited last week — the protection of these assets is obviously a top priority for both government and industry.
I’ll be helping to staff the Seccuris booth in the trade show, and catching whatever speakers I can. It should be rather interesting to hear Dr. Steven Flynn, the Homeland Security Advisor to Barack Obama speak on infrastructure security — even if this topic is not related to my direct interests of identity, information security and privacy.
Michael Legary from Seccuris will also be speaking on “Virtually Secure: Uncovering the Risks of Virtualization”, a look at the security of virtual server environments.
Always interesting, too, to visit Calgary. It is a rare example of how a city can be sophisticated and thriving, while still retaining its prairie town roots.