Monday, October 15, 2007

CSI Annual 2007 Contest

I've been given a press pass to attend CSI 2007 in Washington, DC, 3-9 November 2007. In exchange for posting the following, I've also got a $100 discount for anyone using the code CSI2007.

CSI Annual Conference 2007
November 3-9, 2007
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Arlington, Virginia

CSI 2007, held November 3-9 in Arlington, VA, delivers a business-focused overview of enterprise security. 2,000+ delegates, 80 exhibitors and features 100+ sessions/seminars convene to provide a roadmap for integrating policies and procedures with new tools and techniques.

Register now using code: CSI2007 and save $100 off the conference or get a Free Exhibition Pass at

If you think it's not worth $100 to my readers to see the previous text, how about this: I have two free full conference passes (together worth over $3000), courtesy of CSI, to be awarded to blog readers.

How do I decide who should get them? I'm going to hold an essay contest. The two best essays (judged by me) that address any of the following categories will win:

  • Discuss why control-compliant approaches to security like FISMA are a disaster.

  • Explain why detection systems should be kept separate from policy enforcement systems; see Considering Convergence? for background.

  • Tell us how Network Security Monitoring helped you perform your detection and response mission for a real incident. (You can anonymize your employer or organization.)

  • Any of the other "hot button" topics you've read at this blog.

Please send an email to taosecurity [at] gmail [dot] com with your answer, or publish it at your blog. Winning entries will be published on this blog.

Entries for the contest must be received by me via email no later than 8 pm eastern time Tuesday 23 October 2007.

Thank you to CSI for providing these free passes and discounts.

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