An Information Security Nerd in Paradise

Cyber Security, High Technology Posted Oct 20, 2014 by chenpr

I am something of an information security and data privacy nerd (which puts me in very good company here at CHEN PR) and I enjoy attending (and participating in) conferences and seminars where those issues are the focus. Fortunately, being based in Boston there’s no lack of such events that are a short walk or T ride away.

MTLCI especially appreciate when such conferences cover a broad scope of issues from the perspective of folks who are in roll-up-your-sleeves-and-get-your-hands-dirty kind of roles. No offense meant to the nuts-and-bolts technologists or crossed-T’s-and-dotted-I’s lawyers (some of my best friends…), but when the conversation goes deep into bits and bytes or delves into the nuance of compliance it’s eye glaze time.

I want to hear about solving real problems by the problem solvers.

That’s why I’m looking forward to Wednesday and the MassTLC 2014 Security Conference.

A quick scan of the speakers and the topics send a little chill up and down my cybersecurity spine. In addition to front-and-center topics like big data and threat intelligence, cloud and incident response (are you giddy yet?), there will be breakouts dealing with the human element in security and determining organizational responsibility for your security program.

If I picked out a sample of the folks who are headlining I’d betray my bias, but there are nearly 30 names that constitute a who’s who of the data security world, let alone the Boston subset of that group. We really are fortunate to have such a vital brain trust here. It’s a kind of paradise for an infosec nerd.

The only problem is, if I’ve just piqued your interest, you’ve got until 3:00pm on Monday (that’s today) to register. The event is hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, so strict security measures are in effect. No walk-ins!

I hope to see you there.