Seattle to host IT security conference

2008 Fall Security Summit set to take place in October


NEW YORK, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Ziff Davis Enterprise announced today that it will hold its 2008 Fall Security Summit, "Dollars and Sense: Aligning Security Spending with Today's Biggest Threats," on October 21, 2008 at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, WA.

Hosted by the editors of eWEEK, Baseline, and CIO Insight, the invitation-only event will explore how to better focus IT security spending on new and emerging high-risk threats. The key role of endpoint security in blunting today's biggest threats will also be discussed. Specific topic areas will include data theft by insiders and hackers, untrustworthy users and partners, lost laptops, mobile devices and USB drives, spam e-mail, Web application and browser hacks and much more.

"The threat landscape is constantly changing. Yet many enterprises can't align security spending with today's biggest dangers," said Joe Maglitta, Editorial Director of Ziff Davis Enterprise Events and moderator for the Security Summit. "Firewalls, anti-virus, and anti-malware aren't enough. The 2008 Fall Ziff Davis Enterprise Security Summit will explore how organizations can refocus and get the most from their security investments."

The full-day program will provide practical strategic and tactical insights on leveraging new practices, policies, and products that maximize protection for every endpoint -- and the information behind it.

Tightly focused, highly interactive sessions feature top industry experts, respected IT and business leaders, and no-nonsense peer-to-peer discussions on key topics related to endpoint management and technology.

The event will kick off with a keynote presentation by Linda Cureton, Chief Information Officer, NASA Goddard, entitled "Closing the Gap: The Crucial New Role of Endpoint Security."

Other notable speakers include:

-- Robert Frank, Chief Information Security Officer, American Automobile Association (AAA) NCNU

  -- Jack Gold, Founder and Principal Analyst, J. Gold Associates
  -- Russ McRee, Security Analyst / Researcher, holisticinfosec.org
  -- Craig Mathias, Principal, Farpoint Group
  -- Simone Seth, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Sponsorship opportunities will offer enterprise IT marketers an unparalleled opportunity to connect one-on-one with high-level IT professionals directly involved in purchasing security solutions for their companies. Sponsors also will receive prominent speaking opportunities, product promotion, and extensive advertising and branding exposure.

Current premier event sponsors include SanDisk (Platinum) and IBM (Premier).

For more information, visit http://www.ziffdavisenterpriseevents.com/securitysummit/ .