Infosec Island January 2011 Newsletter

Friday, January 14, 2011

Infosec Island Admin


Greetings Infosec Island Members!  2010 turned out to be a fantastic year for our community of information security and compliance professionals, and 2011 looks to be even brighter.

Infosec Island now boasts more than 2700 registered members, offering unprecedented networking, educational and business development opportunities. The high quality content from our members has spurred a rapid increase in website traffic, with the Island currently averaging over 60k unique visitors and more than 100k pageviews per month.

Many thanks to our member/contributors, and please keep the exceptional content coming! We also encourage members who have not previously submitted content to contact us for more details on becoming an Infosec Island contributor. We would enjoy the opportunity to get you into the mix.

Articles by Infosec Island members are often cited in other online publications. Additionally, our community also garners a great deal of attention from mainstream news and industry press outlets.

Members Chet Wisniewski and Mark Baldwin, along with Infosec Island founder Michael Menefee, were recently cited in a FoxNews article. Menefee was also featured in articles in the New York Times, MSNBC, Campus Technology and The Register. Infosec Island's managing editor Anthony M. Freed was cited by EWeek, MSNBC and Wikipedia.

Theresa Payton, former White House CIO and regular Infosec Island contributor, appears regularly on WBT Radio's Cyber Monday and is the host of WBTV's Protecting Your Cyberturf. Security consultant Robert Siciliano, also a regular contributor, makes frequent appearances on cable news networks MSNBC and FoxNews.

We look forward to continued growth in 2011 as well as the introduction of new features, now in development, which will bring an added dynamic to our content and to member interactions.

Thank you again for being a critical element in Infosec Island's evolution. We look forward to finding new and innovative ways to serve our growing community of professionals in the year to come.

Please remember to complete your member account details and upload a profile picture using the "Edit Profile" options in the right hand column when logged in. Members with completed profiles qualify for our quarterly drawings.


Q4 2010 Membership Drawing Winners are as follows:

RSA Conference 2011 All-Access Delegate Passes:

  • Jamie Adams, Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions
  • Theresa Payton, Fortalice Solutions
  • Robb Reck, CISSP and Security Practitioner
  • Alex Rothacker, Application Security, Inc.
  • Robert Siciliano, Security Consultant

ISO 27001 & BS 25999 Compliance Package from IS&BCA:

  • Jay Ward, WireGhost Security


Infosec Island Q1 2011 Membership Drawings

One Global Knowledge Security+ Prep Course - Valued at (US)$3295.00

Description: Global Knowledge’s Security+ Prep Course prepares you for the CompTIA Security+ certification while teaching you real-world skills. You’ll perform more than 80 hands-on activities to reinforce security concepts including managing browser security, encrypting and digitally signing e-mail messages, and installing and configuring vulnerability scanners and intrusion detection systems.

CompTIA Security+ study guides, practice exams, a student manual, and an exam voucher. Visit the Global Knowledge website for a full course description. The winner will need to enroll in their virtual session before the end of the year (2011). Email Alison Grimme ( for information and registration.

Two ISO 27001 & BS 25999 Annual Memberships for Online Trainings from IS&BCA Valued at (US)$975.00 each

Annual Membership for live online trainings includes:

  • Registration for 1 attendee for an unlimited number of trainings during 1 year period
  • Unlimited access to all webinar recordings
  • Download of presentation decks for each training
  • 1 year access to E-learning tutorials
  • 30 minutes of private consultation with the trainer for each training
  • Documentation templates for each training
  • Each training contains workshops on how to fill in the documentation
  • Certificate of Completion for each training


Infosec Island is also pleased to introduce webinars and online training courses for our membership. The first series of courses are geared towards ISO 27001 & BS 25999 implementation and compliance, and we are looking forward to expanding the diversity of coursework and webinar presentations throughout 2011. 

Webinars from the Information Security and Business Continuity Academy (IS&BCA)

These interactive live online trainings are designed to enable you to walk away with important skills needed for being able to convince your management to go for ISO 27001 projects. The courses offer compelling content, downloadable presentation decks and live engagement with an expert consultant with whom you can discuss how to resolve your specific implementation issues. You will experience the training right from your desk, eliminating travel costs and minimizing lost time away from your office. Attendees must have a broadband Internet connection, and a computer with a headset or loudspeakers and microphone.

Courses Presented by: Dejan Kosutic, who has an MBA from Henley Management College and is the holder of the following certificates: Certified Management Consultant, ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor, Associate Business Continuity Professional, and ISO 9001 Lead Auditor. He is the author of documentation toolkits and E-learning tutorials at Information Security & Business Continuity Academy. He has a great deal of experience both as tutor and as a consultant, and he is an Approved Tutor for ISMS Lead Auditor courses at SGS.

Complete Webinar Schedule:

FREE WEBINAR - January 26 - ISO 27001 Benefits: How to Obtain Management Support

February 2, February 14 - ISO 27001 Foundations Part 1: ISMS Planning Phase, Documentation and Records Control

February 15, February 21 - ISO 27001 Foundations Part 2: Implementation, Monitoring and Reviewing, Maintaining and Improving the ISMS

FREE WEBINAR - February 16 - ISO 27001 & BS 25999-2: Why is It Better to Implement Them Together?

February 16, February 22 - Internal Audit: How to Conduct it According to ISO 27001 and BS 25999-2

February 16, February 23 - ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Course Preparation Training

February 17, February 23 - BS 25999-2 Foundations Part 1: Business Impact Analysis

February 22, March 7 - ISO 27001 Foundations Part 3: Annex A Overview

FREE WEBINAR - February 23 - ISO 27001: An Overview of ISMS Implementation Process

February 24, March 9 - BS 25999-2 Foundations Part 2: Business Continuity Strategy

March 8, March 21 - Risk Management Part 1: Risk Assessment Methodology and Risk Assessment Process

FREE WEBINAR - March 9 - BS 25999-2: An Overview of BCM Implementation Process

March 9, March 22 - How to Become ISO 27001 / BS 25999-2 Consultant

March 10, March 23 - BS 25999-2 Foundations Part 3: Business Continuity Planning

March 22, April 4 - Risk Management Part 2: Risk Treatment Process, Statement of Applicability and Risk Treatment Plan

FREE WEBINAR - March 23 - ISO 27001 Implementation: How to Make It Easier Using ISO 9001

March 23, April 6 - ISO 27001 / BS 25999-2 Management Responsibilities: What Does Management Need to Know?

March 24, April 18 - How to Write Four Mandatory Procedures for ISO 27001 and BS 25999-2

April 5, April 19 - ISO 27001 A.6 & A.8: Organization of Information Security; External Parties; Raising Awareness, Training and HR Management

April 5, April 20 - ISO 27001 and ISO 27004: How to Measure the Effectiveness of Information Security?

FREE WEBINAR - April 6 - ISO 27001/BS 25999-2: The Certification Process

April 6, April 19 - ISO 27001 A.7: Asset Management and Classification


Thanks again for your continued support and participation. The Infosec Island team wishes you a secure and prosperous 2011!

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