From the smoky mystique of the 'kraal' to the dramatic hills of the Magaliesberg, delegates will come to expect the unexpected at the annual ISSA Conference. And if the venue for this year's conference is not enough to tempt you, the excellent line-up of speakers and topics certainly will be. So says Prof Les Labuschagne on behalf of the ISSA 2002 organisers.
Taking place from 10 to 12 July 2002 at Misty Hills, Muldersdrift, Labuschagne suggests that after the success of last year's inaugural event, ISSA 2002 promises to be even bigger and better with an exciting array of speakers and topics.
Speakers of note
Says Labuschagne, "The keynote address features Professor Pierangela Samarati, who hails from the Department of Information Technology of University of Milan, Italy. For a more local flavour, leading IT companies will be well-represented, with guest speakers from IQ Business, NamITech, SensePost, Nanoteq, KPMG, Microsoft and IBM, to name just a few. Several academic institutions will also be taking part, with presentations by representatives of RAU, Unisa, Wits University, Technikon SA, PE Technikon and Technikon Witwatersrand."
A broad appeal
Adds Labuschagne, "Specific conference streams will be in place to appeal to the wide spectrum of delegates we are expecting. There will, for example, be a stream to clarify the confusion regarding international standards such as ISO17799, certification, accreditation and the role of SABS, SAATCA, SAACB and SANAS in this process. Representatives from these organisations will participate in a panel discussion to ensure that the latest, most relevant information is made available."
"Our primary goal is to make ISSA 2002 as accessible as possible. We have gone to great lengths to contain costs - without compromising on quality - and, as a result, fees are structured in such a way that it is possible for everyone to attend. The conference venue is conveniently located and easily accessible from both Johannesburg and Pretoria," he adds.
Why you should attend
For many delegates this conference presents an annual opportunity to 'test the waters' for new ideas and concepts before submitting them for international scrutiny. The conference will also give junior researchers and researchers who may be new to the Information Security field the opportunity to gain valuable experience in writing articles, developing a presentation and presenting results. People from industry use this as both a networking opportunity and a chance to discover what the latest developments are in the field of information security.
Early bird: R1500 per person
Early bird CSSA-member: R1300 per person
Normal: R1800 per person
Normal CSSA-member: R1600 per person
Onsite registration and payment: R2000 per person
Student: R650 per person
Early bird registration and payment before 3 June 2002.
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