The verinice.XP 2017 agenda is online! Our information security conference takes place on February 6th and 7th at Sofitel Kurfürstendamm in Berlin.
The first day "Grundschutztag" about "BSI Baseline Security" starts with Marc Fliehe's keynote from BITKOM e.V. and is followed by Jan Grasshof (Cassini) about "Grundschutz" at Berlin's public administration and Holger Schellhaas (TCI) at a travel insurance company. Ronny Frankenstein (HiSolutions) gives an overview about "Neuer Grundschutz" and Alexander Koderman reports about "Geheimschutz and Grundschutz". The final session is presented by Michael Flürenbrock from SerNet as an overview and discussion about the verinice future roadmap.
The second "ISO day" starts with a keynote from Boban Krši? (DENIC) about Business Continuity Management followed by talks about ISMS usage at AEB (Volkher Wegst), about risk and compliance management at University of Oxford (Jonathan Ashton) and SOX management at US based energy company ITRON (Michael Schneider). SerNet lawyer Sirin Torun will talk about the "EU General Data Protection Regulation" and how it will be integrated in verinice, and the day will close with a general discussion in the verinice.FORUM for all attendees.
Registration for the conference is open at verinicexp.org for a fee of 150 Euro per day. A social event in the conference hotel on the evening of the first day is the opportunity for networking and meeting with both other participants and the verinice.TEAM as well. All participants will receive a voucher code for the verinice manual for a free download. verinice.PRO customers can ask for a 20% discount voucher via mail to email@example.com!
After German BSI discontinued it's own GSTOOL for information security management the tool market evolves quickly. verinice plays an important rule because it is the only OpenSource tool with a BSI license.
verinice.XP – User Conference for Information Security shows how GSTOOL users can migrate to verinice and other tools and how the new German baseline security will evolve at BSI and can be adopted especially by critical infrastructure providers.
verinice.XP takes place on Februar 6th and 7th 2017 at Sofitel Kurfürstendamm Berlin (Augsburger Straße 41, 10789 Berlin) and is hosted by SerNet, the company behind verinice. Participants are IT leads, decision makers, information security officers and persons responsible for data protection in companies and public authorities.
Fokus of the first day is German baseline security, featured by German BSI. Marc Fliehe will show in his keynote how the most important IT business foundation in Germany - BITKOM e.V. - sees the future development and challenges for information security management in Germany. The second day is about the generic international standard ISO 27001. Boban Kršic from DENIC e.G. will give a keynote talk with focus on Business Continuity Management.
The complete program of verinice.XP 2017 will be published on the conference website in early December.
Registrations for the conference are possible online at verinicexp.org, "Baseline-Day" and "ISO-Day" can be booked separately or both. A social event takes place on the evening of the first day for all participants and gives a chance for networking and even more discussions about the topics of the day. All participants have access to a cost free voucher code for the current verinice manual.
From May 2nd to 4th 2017 SerNet and the international Samba.Team will host the next sambaXP. The Call for Papers and sale of "Early Bird" tickets has started already. The conference returns to Göttingen and the Hotel Freizeit In after the journey to Berlin last year. And it is a perfect birthday - if you are a nerd and regard this conference as Number 0x10 in hexadecimal :-)
The "Call for Papers" section at sambaxp.org offers all information about the conference topics and more details. Abstracts can be submitted until February 28th 2017. Technical presentations are welcome as are case studies. The conference language is English. However, the organizing team would be glad to see submissions in German or any other language as well.
"Early Bird" tickets for the two conference days are available at 399 Euros until February 28th 2017. As usual the sambaXP kicks off on Tuesday (May 2nd) with a tutorial: Tickets for "Managing Samba 4 as domain controllers and Implementing domain trusts" are priced 450 Euro.
Team co-founder Jeremy Allison is chairman of the sambaXP 2017 like last year.
The sambaXP 2017 is dedicated to long time Samba team member Lars Müller, who died early October 2016 after at the age of 46.
The verinice.TEAM at SerNet has released the open source ISMS tool verinice in version 1.13. An in-memory query wizard, which makes the reporting quicker and easier, as well as the extension of the possibility to connect to other tools (KIX4OTRS, Greenbone, REST API) are new feature highlights. In addition, preparations were made for the data protection for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR).
Now available at shop.verinice.com
The most significant change triggered by verinice 1.13 concerns the licensing model. With the new version, the verinice client (single user version) equipped with the full feature set can be ordered directly via the verinice.SHOP for 249.90 Euro (incl. VAT). The verinice manual, which accompanies users when they get to know and work with verinice, is already part of the package. If you want to use verinice with multiple users and server functions, verinice.PRO is the one for you and is available as subscription.
New in the portfolio is verinice.EVAL, a free verinice trial version. verinice.EVAL is also available through the shop and is nearly feature complete to enable a realistic evaluation or use for research purposes. Testers only have to do without the reporting function.
In-memory query wizard and more convenience
Our new Link Table Report (LTR) makes reporting a lot easier: A query wizard allows users to collect all the information needed directly in verinice. Let's say you need a list of interrelated security controls from different standards. No problem. Or maybe you need a list of assets with risk scenarios and responsible personnel? Also created with just a few mouse clicks. All queries can be exported as CSV and imported directly to Excel or LibreOffice Calc and edited there. This is how the reports that are needed right now are generated – and they can be changed and designed in any way. The best thing is that all queries – including complex link structures and thousands of objects – are processed quickly and usually in a few seconds.
Other new features are designed to make your life – or at least your daily ISMS routine – a little easier. For example, links between the IT Baseline Protection view and the ISM view are possible now, risk analysis' can be duplicated for further target objects (including all intermediate steps), and file attachments can be copied together with objects at the same time. We have implemented a lot of this as requested by customers, tagged as "Quality of Life optimization".
In collaboration with c.a.p.e. IT verinice teams up IT service management (ITSM) and ISMS: verinice 1.13 makes it possible to link verinice.PRO and the ITSM tool KIX4OTRS. For example, OTRS tickets can be enriched with information on the processing of verinice objects – and if the ticket is successfully processed, the changed information can be stored in the verinice database. Configuration items from KIX4OTRS can now also be transferred to the verinice asset database. For specific integration projects, SerNet and c.a.p.e IT are happy to provide advice and support.
verinice plays together nicely with the vulnerability scanner from Greenbone / OpenVAS for efficient vulnerability management. With verinice 1.12, the verinice team has already introduced the Greenbone Perspective – ??verinice 1.13 now also simplifies the configuration of this link.
Both collaborations point to the openness of verinice. This idea is followed through by a new REST web service in verinice 1.13 which creates various possibilities for linking verinice.PRO to other software tools. Naturally, all requests for this new interface are also subject to the existing authentication and authorization mechanisms.
Lars "Lieschen" Müller passed away last night at the age of 46. Lars Müller lived in Göttingen and worked for SUSE in Nuremberg. He was a long term Samba Team member, a good friend of many people at SerNet and a diligent sambaXP participant.
But first of all Lars was a brave, honest and modest person, never afraid of sharing his valuable opinions that always came with great self-irony and reflection. He will be missed and never forgotten.