2010 Speaker List
Hear from IT leaders and industry experts in more than 100 sessions at the leading business technology event.
Director, Computer Institute of the Rockies
Brad started working with computers in 1972, was featured in 1995 HIMSS -
Microsoft Medical Software section and in 2005 was named the Microsoft Small
Business Solution Provider Partner of the Year, an award given to only one
small business for the entire world. Having helped craft the HIPAA law, Brad
works with rural medical facilities helping them meet this complex and
needed law, without going broke.
With his background in Healthcare and a degree in Psychology, he has
specialized in the threat vector of social engineering (SE). Attendees at
his sessions learn SE techniques that can help you get those great ideas
from Interop implemented in your business. You even get "hands-on" time to
practice the skills needed to be successful at SE.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 9:00 AM-4:30 PM
Windows 7 is set to inherit the XP kingdom. Attend this workshop and learn the security tricks needed to keep your kingdom safe. You'll understand Microsoft's new security model and how to make it work for you. Be dazzled by over 300 diagnostic tools built in Win 7, which can make you a Diagnostic Demon! Understand where the hidden folder system is that your files and programs are installed and where the registry hides your setting. (Hint: they don't exist in XP!) You'll learn unique optional security setting to really secure Win 7 so you comply with the Federal security regulations. None of these setting are on by default, all are deep screened and all increase your security for Free. Finish by constructing a self booting USB copy of Win 7 that can be used for enterprise rollout, diagnostic or just a great OS on a stick. Using information gathered from multiple sources - including private discussions with developers, inside MS sources and personal investigation — this workshop will help you understand the next generation of Microsoft clients NOW!
* MS Security history and why / what they changed.
* Virtual Lies!
* Hey Biba, what a theory like you doing in a place like this?
* Diagnostics Delights of Win 7
* 5 security upgrades for just a click
* Live from your USB - It's Windows Seven!!!
* Demonstration driven so bring you laptop with 7 or Vista
You Will Learn
* The basic security concept that Microsoft uses for their new product line
* What the UAC really does and how to tame it
* How to verbalize why your programs don't run with Win 7 and 5 different ways to fix your problem
* 3 great improvements that can be used to increase your security
* How to make a self booting USB/CD for simple enterprise rollout, diagnostic or just a great OS on a stick
Who Should Attend
* Technicians or supervisors who have to work with Windows 7
* Managers or Executives who need to make decisions about Windows 7
* Security professional who need to update their Windows 7 security knowledge
Hear from past attendees of Securing Windows 7:
-One of the best, if not the best, workshops that I have attended. Brad was very organized with clear objectives and plenty of time for questions. He had many demos during the workshop and tips and software recommendations. Very good workshop.
-Brad was very informative. He made his presentation with style and pizazz. He was very knowledgable on all subjects discussed.
-This was an excellent course. The information was highly relevant Brad is a fantastic instructor. Energetic and extremely knowledgeable. Thanks for a great class.
-Kept the session entertaining. A good amount of information was given as well as links to applications, and information.
-Brad is a very good instructor/speaker. I've been taking his workshops for a few years now and learn something new every time.
-Brad exposed the underbelly of Windows 7 and its tools, A lot of what is not advertised he showed me. Excellent.
-Brad Smith is an exciting presenter who draws you in and gets you as excited about his topics as he is. I wished he had more sessions so I could just go to all of his!
-Mr. Smith is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and entertaining. I found it refreshing that the instructor was not employed by the vendor (Microsoft) and enjoyed learning the topic from a non-sales point of view.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 3:15 PM-4:15 PM
Social Engineering (SE) driven by the science of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) has become one of the dominant threats in security landscape. SE is used by many professions who must make decisions about people, rapidly and accurately. More importantly, it’s used to help you say yes. Even when you don’t want too! The information taught in this session is seldom available outside of the social science field because of its many powerful uses. This session will help you understand the SE threat, how you can tell if you’re under an SE attack, what you can do about these attacks and how to monitor and mitigate this threat.