CSOs and Law Enforcement Leaders at The Security Standard

By | December 11, 2006

The Security Standard has billed itself as the first conference to bring together business and technology thought leaders to explore all aspects of building a secure organization, and with today´s announcement of an impressive array of speakers, IDG Executive Forums´ newest conference delivers on that promise.

The Security Standard stage will host seasoned executives with a wide variety of perspectives, from a university security professor (just a note, he doesn´t want Harvard in his title now, so we may not want to say this), to a Department of Homeland Security deputy director, to the CSO of BT Radianz Inc. Conference attendees will also hear from the FBI´s Information Systems Security Officer, the CSO of AT&T, the CEO of the BITS Financial Services Roundtable, and the President and CEO of Cisco Systems, as well as top security execs from Microsoft, IBM, McAfee, KPMG, Zone Labs and Wal-Mart.

“A key element of The Security Standard will be learning lessons from those who have fought the security battle and won,” says Bob Bragdon, Publisher of CSO Magazine and co-chair of the conference. “And we´re particularly proud to have such a cross-section of business and technology leaders represented in our speakers.”

There will also be a special presentation from MIT Professor Stuart E. Madnick. In order to evaluate the effectiveness of security strategies in increasingly complicated cross-organizational environments, Professor Madnick has adapted the concepts of Total Quality Data Management to the realm of information security. He will present findings of his recent research to The Security Standard audience and explain his identification of successes and areas for improvement within an organization.

Taking place September 6-7 at Boston´s Hynes Convention Center, The Security Standard will take a fresh, holistic approach to understanding what it takes to deliver an effective enterprise security strategy in today´s ever-changing risk landscape. The two-day conference, providing thought-provoking keynotes, power-packed panels and highly focused industry discussions, will give attendees a better understanding of the business, organizational, political and technology issues shaping the secure corporation today. The conference is co-chaired by Bragdon and John Gallant, President and Editorial Director of Network World.

“The Security Standard is designed to address security issues common to any enterprise, be it educational, financial, manufacturing, or scientific. In developing the agenda and inviting these speakers, we´re making every attempt to ensure that every voice involved in the business of security is heard,” says Gallant. “Our speakers´ varied perspectives ensure that attendees will get a holistic overview of the key issues shaping security and risk management and that business and tech leaders will work through these issues together.”

Attendance at The Security Standard is limited to qualified security professionals. Designed for top security executives from a wide range of industries, The Security Standard will cultivate dialogue amongst business and technology leaders that will strengthen policies and protocols against current and projected malicious activity.

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