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...

Companies interested in sponsoring The Security Standard may contact Andrea D'Amato at

The Security Standard is an IDG Executive Forums event produced with the support and editorial expertise of the IDG brands CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, and Network World. Together, these brands provide direct access to an extensive audience of over five million business and technology decision makers.

About The Security Standard

The Security Standard takes a fresh approach to the critical enterprise-wide topic of security, bringing together an intimate and exclusive audience of senior decision makers -- from both corporate and IT management -- to drill down into the most pressing business challenges surrounding information security. With high-profile keynotes, unique industry perspectives and an open dialogue running throughout the event between the decision makers in the audience and the visionaries on stage, The Security Standard will provide the audience with a strategic foundation on which to build current and future action plans for business security. The Security Standard will run as a single-track educational conference with an intimate 30 sponsor pavilion. Produced by IDG Executive Forums, the conference draws on the strengths of IDG's top U.S. business brands: CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld and Network World. For more information, visit

About the Co-Chairs

Bob Bragdon , Publisher of CSO magazine, and John Gallant , President and Editorial Director of Network World, are the co-executive producers of The Security Standard and responsible for leading the event's steering committee and determining the conference agenda. Both leaders bring a wealth of security knowledge and experience to their respective roles. As publisher of CSO (chief security officer) magazine, the world's leading information resources for security executives, Bragdon works closely with industry vendors, enterprise security executives, government officials and law enforcement agencies in identifying and addressing the challenges of today's complex security and risk management environments. Bragdon is a member of the ASIS International (American Society for Industrial Security).

Under Gallant's executive direction, Network World has been a leader in covering the emergence of networking in corporate America and has become the newspaper of record in the network industry. Gallant has positioned Network World as a true service publication for network IS professionals, providing technology and business news along with a wealth of insight, opinion and analysis designed to help readers manage not only their networks and network-based applications, but their growing budgets and staff.


Principal sponsors for the event are Cisco Systems Inc. and Microsoft Corp. Citrix, Global Security Management and Symantec are Platinum sponsors. Gold sponsors include Enterasys Networks, Finjan, Juniper Networks, McAfee, Inc., Privaris, Qualys, Inc., RSA, SonicWALL, Sophos and WebSense, Inc. Event partners include Business Trends Quarterly (BTQ), CompTIA, the Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC) and the Information Security Forum (ISF).

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.