InfraGard Houston Conference Set for End of October

Conference brings together private industry, security, FBI, for conference on infrastructure protection


HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 18, 2006--The Houston Chapter of InfraGard is bringing together representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); local, state and federal governmental agencies; educational institutions; and private industries to create a community focused on information sharing, education and protection of our critical infrastructures in the greater Houston and Galveston area.

The Sixth Annual InfraGard Houston Conference will be held on October 24-25, 2006 at the Hilton Hotel at the University of Houston.

More than 350 attendees are expected to attend this two-day conference, which will focus on Cyber Security; Homeland Security; Water Utility Security; First Responders; Forensics and Hands on Interactive Forensics Labs.

Featured speakers are:

-- John Cornyn, United States Senator - Texas. Senator Cornyn serves as Deputy Whip and on five key Senate committees: Armed Services; Judiciary; Budget; Small Business and Entrepreneurship; and the Joint Economic Committee. He chairs the Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship and the Armed Services Committee's subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities.

-- Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, CEO Kiernan Group and former Assistant Director for the Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

-- Lieutenant Gary Shieby, City of Houston Mayor's Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security.

-- Lieutenant Commander Joe Leonard, United States Coast Guard.

The conference is ideal for CIOs, CISO, CROs, corporate security directors and advisors, as well as law enforcement, utility management and first responders.

Attendees can register at www.infragardhouston.org or contact InfraGard via e-mail at conference@infragardhouston.org There are discounts available for InfraGard members and affiliates, as well as for those registering prior to October 1, 2006, see below for details.

Through October 1st:

-- $295 ($195 for InfraGard, ISSA, ISACA, ACP, HTC and Tech Champ members and government employees).

After October 1st:

-- $395 ($295 for InfraGard, ISSA, ISACA, ACP, HTC and Tech Champ members and government employees).

National and local sponsors include Applied Cognitive Solutions, Aramco Services Company, Business Wire, Forensics and Security Services, Houston Business Journal Houston Technology Center, Microsoft, The Padgett Group, Think-IT Services, Shell Oil, and Waste Management.

InfraGard Houston is a local chapter of the National InfraGard Program, a non-profit alliance between government and industry to enhance protection of our nation's critical infrastructures through exchange of information about threats and vulnerabilities. The Houston Chapter is led by President Chris Roach, for information on the Conference or joining InfraGard Houston, visit www.infragardhouston.org.