ISPA Holds Big Event in February -

The 2009 ISPA Parliamentary Advisory Forum took place on Monday 23rd February in Portcullis House, Westminster on the issue of e-crime reduction. Attended by over 120 people from Parliament, Government, law enforcement, press and industry, the event focussed on the reduction of eCrime.

The Forum was hosted by former Secretary of State for Wales Rt Hon Alun Michael MP and included a keynote address from Home Office Minister Alan Campbell MP and speeches from DS Charlie McMurdie of the Police Central e-Crime Unit (PceU, Mikko Hypponen from F-Secure and Phil Davies from Sky.

The event was the twelfth annual ISPA Parliamentary Forum and it continues to grow in size and prestige, with significant news coverage following the event. It is just one of many events that ISPA members can attend for free in a busy calendar of networking opportunities.

ISPA also held the first Legal Forum of 2009 this month. The event, kindly hosted by ISPA Legal Forum members, Blake Lapthorn, featured speakers from the Home Office and NewNet and looked at the regulations transposing the Europeanj Directive on Data Retention, an important issue for ISPA members.

Technical Testing Started for the ISPA Awards

Testing has begun for ISPs who have entered this year’s ISPA Awards. The testing will continue until May 1st with value added and written entry forms to be completed by the 31st March.

The finalists for the awards will be shortlisted in mid May with the winners being selected based on a combination of the results of the technical testing and the marks from the panel of independent judges.

The black tie dinner and awards ceremony will take place at the Grosvenor Marriott Hotel in London on the 9th July.

Tickets will go on sale shortly from the ISPA Awards website.

If you have any questions or would like to enquire about sponsorship please contact or 0207 340 4535.

7th e-Crime Congress

The 7th e-Crime Congress gives the opportunity to network with over 500 invaluable contacts from over 40 countries. Senior managers and technical experts who have been before recognise this event as the place to meet security, IT, fraud, investigations, CERT, audit, forensics, and compliance professionals working in business and government. There is also tremendous law enforcement representation with attendance from heads and directors of national hi-tech and e-crime units from over 35 countries.

The event focuses on:

· Understanding the latest threats and the technology behind them

· Protecting customer data from breaches, loss, and theft

· Mitigating risk from attacks targeting online consumer channels, IT networks, and infrastructure

· Data access and identity management

· Preparing for emerging threats and trends from crimeware including trojans, bot-nets, spyware, automated phishing and pharming, and viruses

· Using computer forensics for detecting and neutralising threats

· Mobile workers and wireless security

Internet World 2009

Looking for the latest internet developments and online business solutions? Look no further than Internet World!

It's Europe's largest event for internet, digital and online professionals: over 300 exhibitors plus 200 seminars and over 25 inspirational Keynote speakers !

Register now for free entry to Internet World and make one of the best decisions for your business this year.

Hear from experts in the world of online and internet business, including eBay, BSkyB, Rackspace, Hitwise, National Express, The Daily Mirror and many more.

Tues 28 - Thurs 30 April 2009, Earls Court 2,

Thinking Digital Conference 2009
ISPA members discounted rate

Thinking Digital is an annual conference where 25 of the world's greatest thinkers and innovators gather to inspire, to entertain, and to discuss the latest ideas and technologies. It is due to be held at the Sage Gateshead on 13-15 May 2009.

As an ISPA member you can get your Thinking Digital at our special rate of £299 before 31 March.

Go to and enter the promotional code TDCN_ISPA where prompted.

See the full list of speakers at

To find out more about Thinking Digital watch our short film:

Alternatively, get in touch with Maxeen Turton on +44 (0) 191 556 1132 or email