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Application Security with Terumi Laskowsky

(Note: Due to some scheduling conflicts, the speaker for this week has changed!  If you've already registered for the previous speaker, you're all set for this one!)
This presentation will focus on understanding the threats and vulnerabilities to Internet applications specifically what are they and how they differ from our traditional network threats and vulnerabilities.  Terumi will also discuss best practices and "doing it at the code level".  Reducing threats that is.  She will also provide demonstrations one how all this works including stopping threats before they reach application.


Terumi Laskowsky is CEO and Lead Consultant, Pathfinders Japan Ltd.
CISSP, CEH, MCT, HNLP Certified Coach, MBA


After graduating from Wharton Business School with dual degrees in MBA and MA in International Management, Terumi served in a number of IT executive roles in Japan since 1989.  She started her IT career as a senior system analyst at Goldman Sachs Japan, then advanced to IT management at a number of financial companies including Director of Systems at Swiss Bank Corporation. During this phase, she gained technical and management skills in software development, network and database design, and IT business management.
She then joined Mutual Defense Assistance Office (MDAO) in the US Embassy Japan as the Director of Navy Cooperative Programs.  Using her fluency in Japanese and English, Terumi facilitated US-Japan Arms Cooperation by coordinating and negotiating major defense technology programs between US and Japan. Here, she gained appreciation for working across cultures and importance of cross-cultural communication.
Terumi then returned to the IT industry to focus on information security business.  She was instrumental in bringing leading security technologies to Japan such as SourceFire and Skybox. Terumi also served as the Head of Consulting for Symantec Japan where she developed advisory services into a key business unit both in Japan and Hong Kong.  Terumi also served as the Head of Professional Services for RSA Japan where she quickly rolled out key technology and services for PCI compliance.
Terumi served as a Military Police officer in the U.S. Army. Her IT expertise is in IT Security (Application, OS, Network), IT GRC (Governance, Risk, Compliance), IT Management, and IT Communications.
Terumi is also a certified master practitioner and  trainer of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming). She has trained under Dr. Richard Bandler, one of the creators of NLP, and has conducted NLP certifications courses at Temple University Japan Campus. She delivers NLP-enhanced empowerment workshops such as Speak with Confidence! and Mental Toughness for Interpreters.  In this field, her credentials are: Certified NLP Trainer, Certified NLP Coach, Certified Conversational Hypnotherapist, Certified WealthyMind™ Trainer.

Date and Time

The event will be held on 10 April 2013, at 6:00pm.  Doors open at 5:30.


Referentia Systems Incorporated
Cyber Collaboration Center
155 Kapalulu Place, Suite 200
Honolulu, HI 96819

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