The Security Standard Conference to Explore Crisis Management, Risk Perception and Analysis, and the Effects of 9/11

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Six years after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon, have we taken the right steps to protect ourselves from debilitating threats? Expert speakers at the second annual The...


SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Six years after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon, have we taken the right steps to protect ourselves from debilitating threats? Expert speakers at the second annual The Security Standard conference will address this, and other critical questions, that directly affect the health and safety of corporations large and small. The Security Standard will take place September 10-11, 2007 at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago and will feature new research, fresh insights, and powerful speakers all focused on the information and network security of corporations today.

"The mission of The Security Standard conference is to educate our attendees about threats to corporate security and develop effective strategies to combat these threats," said Bob Bragdon , co-chair of the event and publisher of CSO magazine. "To do this, we're pulling together the leading strategists, newest research, and an audience of IT and corporate decision-makers to analyze today's risks and determine the building blocks for a strong and secure enterprise."

The Security Standard will feature an array of voices from its stage -- from CSOs to auditors to law enforcement specialists -- in order to provide a richly detailed understanding of the security landscape. Three sessions are outlined below. For a complete look at the conference agenda, visit http://www.thesecuritystandard.net/agenda/index.php.

Crisis Management: Planning for the Worst

IBM Distinguished Professor Daniel Diermeier will detail how even with the best of security policies in place, data can still, and likely will, be lost or stolen. How a company responds to such a situation will go a long way in determining the incident's impact on its business. Crisis planning is critically important for all businesses, regardless of size or market. During this session, attendees will learn:

Lessons from the Firing Line

Exploring how failures in risk perception and analysis led to ChoicePoint Inc.'s highly publicized security problems, VP of Information Security Robin Sundaram will provide an in-depth look at what the company learned and how its experiences have reshaped the organization, its policies and practices. Attendees will learn:

9/11: Six Years Later

The attacks that shocked America into a painful awareness of its vulnerabilities in an age of global terrorism happened six years ago. But have we really learned any lessons? Are we any better prepared? In a special town-meeting style session bringing together industry, public service leaders and audience members, experts will discuss whether our public-private infrastructure is better protected, how government and the private sector are working together and what steps need to be taken to improve the protection of critical technology and information assets. Attendees will learn:

"In addition to the topics of discussion outlined here, we have just booked a keynote speech on organized crime, which will be delivered by Daniel J. Larkin, Unit Chief, Cyber Initiative & Resource Fusion Unit, Cyber Division for the Federal Bureau of Investigation," said John Gallant , co-chair of the conference and editorial director of Network World. "The Security Standard will take a comprehensive look at today's security landscape and deliver a comprehensive set of real-world strategies that attendees can immediately implement."

Attend The Security Standard

Attendance at The Security Standard is limited to qualified senior security professionals. Registration is limited to the first 500 qualified applicants. Designed for top business and technology executives from a wide range of industries, The Security Standard will cultivate dialogue amongst key security decision makers that will strengthen policies and protocols against malicious activity. To request more information on attending The Security Standard conference, visit http://www.thesecuritystandard.net.

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