[ISN] Industry group draws scrutiny

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Wed Apr 13 06:14:36 EDT 2005

Forwarded from: Mark Bernard <Mark.Bernard at TechSecure.ca>

Dear Associates,

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interested in information security including investigations and
forensics take a look the High Tech Crime Investigation Association.
It doesn't cost $60k to join and has been around providing value to
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Best regards,

Mark E. S. Bernard, CISM, CISSP, PM,
Principal, Risk Management Services,

e-mail: Mark.Bernard at TechSecure.ca
Web: http://www.TechSecure.ca
Phone: (506) 325-0444

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Subject: [ISN] Industry group draws scrutiny

> http://www.fcw.com/article88532-04-08-05-Web
> By David Perera
> April. 8, 2005
> Government officials last week scaled back their involvement in a
> newly formed public/private council of security officers amid
> controversy about the appearance that a select group of vendors
> could have undue influence on public policy.
> O'Keeffe and Co., an Alexandria, Va.-based public relations and
> marketing agency, spearheaded development of the Chief Information
> Security Officers (CISO) Exchange as a forum for discussions between
> government officials and industry executives. Full industry
> membership costs $75,000.
> Backers have used the participation of Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.),
> chairman of the House Government Reform Committee, and the CIO
> Council's sponsorship as selling points in materials aimed at
> soliciting industry members.
> "It seems as if all you're doing is selling access to Congress,"
> said Mark Amtower, a partner at Amtower and Co.

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