March 17, 2009 6:30 PM

Join us to learn about best strategies for data destruction. And bring a colleague!  Non-members are welcome without charge.  There is no cost except some time and the results could easily be worth your investment. We'll have light refreshments (sandwiches / pizza and soft drinks).

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March Meeting Topic
Panel Discussion
Data Doesn't Die: Strategies for Data Decommissioning

Perry Dollar - Media Sanitization Project Manager, Department of Veterans Affairs
Clarence Labor -Director of Engineering Services, Intelligent Decisions, Inc

Moderator: Sean Steele, CISSP, CISA, Sr. Security Consultant, infoLock Technologies

This panel discussion will highlight best practices for establishing and verifying controls for data destruction on HDDs (magnetic media), including degaussing, triple overwrite/DOD Standard 5220, physical shredding, and Secure Erase methods. The panel presenters, including a federal media sanitization program manager, a data security consultant, and a physical destruction services provider -- will discuss practical and operational considerations, as well as available open source tools, COTS applications, and commercial services.

About Perry Dollar
Publications: Sans Library
Information Security Officer and Program Manager of Media Sanitization – 2 years
IT Engineer - Office of Research and Development Computing Center – 18 years
Northrop Electronics – Aerospace Test Engineer – 5 years
General Dynamics Electronics Division – Test Engineer – 5 years
U.S. Navy Aviation Electronics Technician – 10 years.

About Sean Steele
Sean Steele, CISSP, CISA is a Sr. Security Consultant and co-founder of infoLock Technologies, a data lifecycle security consulting & solutions provider headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. The firm focuses on innovative strategies, services, and solutions for managing lifecycle data security – data discovery, encryption, access controls, auditing, and end-of-life destruction. Mr. Steele has over 12 years of IT and information security experience, including as founding employee of GlobalCerts, an email encryption appliance company, and with MicroStrategy, a data mining and business intelligence software company. He has spoken at numerous industry events and meetings, is an occasional information security columnist for NetworkWorld and Information Systems Security Journal (ISSJ). Mr. Steele is co-authoring a book on enterprise IT security programs. He lives in Washington, DC.

March 17, 2009 6:30 PM
Radio Free Asia Conference Room
2025 M St. NW – Street Level
Washington DC
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