ISACA’s membership—more than 86,000 strong worldwide—is characterized by its diversity. Members live and work in more than 160 countries and cover a variety of professional IT-related positions—to name just a few, IS auditor, consultant, educator, IS security professional, regulator, chief information officer and internal auditor. Some are new to the field, others are at middle management levels and still others are in the most senior ranks. They work in nearly all industry categories, including financial and banking, public accounting, government and the public sector, utilities and manufacturing.
ISACA has more than 175 chapters established in over 70 countries worldwide, and those chapters provide members education, resource sharing, advocacy, professional networking and a host of other benefits on a local level.
Tenable CSO, Marcus J. Ranum, will be keynoting on the topic "Legislation, Regulation, Advanced Persistent Threats & the Future of Threat Management" at the April meeting of ISACA, Western New York Chapter. As legislation and industry-specific regulations combine with today's threat landscape and cloud computing initiatives, our existing practices in vulnerability management are going to need to quickly evolve. In this presentation Ranum will discuss how organizations will have to respond today, to prepare for the requirements of tomorrow.
Marcus J. Ranum is a world-renowned expert on security system design and implementation, as well as a pioneer in security technology. He was one of the early innovators in firewall, VPN, and intrusion detection systems. Since the late 1980's, he has designed a number of groundbreaking security products including the DEC SEAL, the TIS firewall toolkit, the Gauntlet firewall, and NFR's Network Flight Recorder intrusion detection system.
In SC Magazine's 20th Anniversary Edition, Ranum was named as one of the top industry pioneers over the last 20 years. Ranum has been involved in every level of operations of a security product business, from developer, to founder and CEO of NFR. At Tenable, Ranum is responsible for research in logging tools, product training and product/best practice evangelism. In addition, Ranum is instrumental in the design of Tenable's Unified Security Monitoring enterprise solution.