Internet Security Systems’ CTO to Present at Gartner IT Security Summit

By | May 30, 2006

Internet Security Systems, Inc. (ISS) (NASDAQ: ISSX), the worldwide leader in preemptive, enterprise security, today announced that chief technology officer, Chris Rouland, will be speaking at the Gartner IT Security Summit at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. on June 5, 2006 at 4:30 p.m. ET.

In his speech, “Security 2010: Transforming the Network Security Model,” Rouland will explain why security must become a network-integrated business process rather than a reactive response to individual threats. Specifically, he will discuss how attacks are increasingly tied to organized, well-funded criminals, and how attackers are now going after more creative targets. These targets include Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) implementations, mobile phones, simple access points to the network such as faxes and copiers, and control systems that govern critical national infrastructure like water, electricity and public transportation.

Rouland has 16 years of IT experience working for such companies as Lehman Brothers and UUNet, one of the oldest and largest Internet service providers. As CTO at ISS, he is responsible for guiding the company´s overall technology strategy with a commitment to developing products and services that preemptively protect organizations from cyber threats. Rouland serves as a frequent spokesperson for national media outlets such as CNN, Fox News and the Associated Press, as well as many technical journals.

Having previously served as the vice president of ISS´ X-Force(R) research and development team, the unequivocal world authority on vulnerability and threat research, Rouland possesses invaluable insight into vulnerable points on corporate networks and how the underground is plotting to take advantage of them. Since joining ISS in 1998, he has overseen the responsible disclosure of more high-risk vulnerabilities than any other executive in his field. Most notably, he is credited with the discovery and naming of the Slammer worm. Rouland is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).

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