[Owasp-ottawa] Season's Greetings + Next Meeting

Sherif Koussa sherif.koussa at gmail.com
Tue Dec 21 10:50:01 EST 2010


Hi All,

On behalf of the Chapter's management committee, we would like to wish you
all happy holidays, merry Christmas and a happy new year.

We have been working the past few weeks in order to have more regular
schedule and more interesting topics, please find below the details for the
next meeting at *Tuesday, January 11th, 2011*. As usual please RSVP by
sending an email to owasp.ottawa at gmail.com

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*Meeting schedule:*

6:00-6:30 Pizza, wings and pop
6:30-7:30 Main presentation
7:30-8:00 Open discussion and questions

*Speaker: Lawrence Dobranski, CISSP-ISSAP, CISM, CSSLP* - VoIP Security:
VoIP is not data

To manage costs and reduce risks, firms are considering moving to hosted,
managed, or self provided VoIP services. Transitioning from traditional
voice services to VoIP services introduces new risks, but provides
additional services and capabilities. Organizations need to consider these
risks and the appropriate mitigation strategies as they make the business
decisions regarding VoIP services. VoIP Platforms offer an excellent
environment to deliver vertically integrated applications but they have
specific risks that must be mitigated. To understand these risks associated
with the various flavors of VoIP it is necessary to have a basic
understanding of VoIP. Treating VoIP as just another data flow will not
expose the unique security requirements and issues associated with this
real-time communications system. This presentation will provide an overview
of VoIP from a security practitioner perspective, its unique architectural
constructs, threat and risk considerations, implications for application
development and recommended best practices.


*About The Speaker* Mr. Lawrence Dobranski is the founder of Catalone IT
Security Inc. He is a multi-certified senior security leader, a principal
security architect and technologist. He has over 25 years experience in
information security, working in industry, professional services, and
government. He has acknowledged expertise in information security
leadership, architecture, VoIP security, application security, agile
security and security in the software lifecycle. He has taught, spoken,
lectured, written and blogged extensively on information security.

Lawrence is a part-time faculty member at Algonquin College in Ottawa,
Ontario, where he teaches IT Security courses as part of the Computer
Studies Department, where he draws on his in depth, hands-on experience, and
knowledge of information security.

Lawrence is currently working towards an MBA in Information Security
Management (Jones International University) expected in April 2011, and
simultaneously, a DSc in Information Assurance (University of Fairfax)
expected in January 2014. His DSc research interests are in re-useable
software security components as part of product platforms for solutions,
services and cloud computing.

Lawrence holds three information security patents.
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