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Bruce Schneier will be presenting on "The Econimics of Information Security" at OWASP's January meeting. Because we expect this to be a large meeting RSVPs are required. You will be sent a confirmation e-mail and a reminder e-mail for the event.

Topic overview:

The Economics of Information Security - Ten Trends

Surveying current trends in information security, it's clear that a myriad of forces are at work.Fundamentally, security is all about economics: both attacker and defender are trying to maximize the return on their investments. Understanding economics is critical to understanding IT security; it explains why security fails so often, and can offer new solutions for security success. For example, often the people who could protect a system are not the ones who suffer the costs of failure. Changing those economic incentives will do more to improve security than technology.

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OWASP Chapter meeting

DATE: January 14th 2008 TIME: 6 p.m. LOCATION: MnSCU room L3100 in the Whitney Hall 3rd Floor Conference Center (building "L" on the map). Parking is available in the attached ramp on 14th and Hennepin. Directions:


Agenda January 14 2008

6:00pm - Introduction and optional sign-in for CISSP credits.
6:10pm - Welcome: Introduction to OWASP chapter and future goals (Kuai Hinojosa).
6:30pm - The Economics of Information Security (Bruce Schneier).
7:45pm - Center for Strategic IT & Security
7:55pm - Book Giveaway
8:00pm - Upcoming Events reminder and meeting wrap-up

I hope to see you at our first meeting of 2008. I have many plans for an exciting year for the Twin Cities OWASP group, and can't wait to share them with you. Don't forget to RSVP for the event we expect this event to fill the auditorium and due to fire codes will not be able to accept walkins for this meeting.


Kuai Hinojosa
OWASP Chapter Leader