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04/22/2003

Advisory Board Selected For Inaugural Integrated Security Conference & Expo

FRAMINGHAM, MA – APRIL 22, 2003 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced the formation of a conference advisory board for the upcoming Integrated Security Conference & Expo. This new event will address the increasing need for centralized integration of IT, physical and business security, and the challenges faced by senior business and IT security professionals looking to create a comprehensive security infrastructure.

 

Integrated Security Conference & Expo will take place October 8-10, 2003 in Washington, D.C. at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The event will attract CSOs, CIOs, CISOs, CEOs, COOs, CFOs, network security managers, risk managers, facility and operations executives and other senior business and IT professionals.

The conference advisory board will ensure that Integrated Security Conference & Expo focuses on today's principal business and technical issues as the integration of IT, physical and business security becomes a necessity within private-sector enterprises as well as government agencies. The advisors will also develop content that explores the integration and utilization of security policy, processes, technology and best practices.

Advisory board members include:

Bob Bragdon, Publisher, CSO

Allan Carey, Program Manager/Information Security Services, IDC

Dan Meacham, Information Security Officer, Baylor Health Care Systems

Raj Nanavati, Partner, International Biometric Group

David Rhoades, Founder, Maven Security

Sondra Schneider, Founder & CEO, Security University

Winn Schwartau, President, Interpact Security Awareness

Peter Stephenson, Chief Technology Officer, US Operations, QinetiQ Trusted Information Management

Thomas Welch, CPP, CISSP, CEO, Secure Enterprise Solutions (SendSecure)

"It is an honor to be invited to sit on the Integrated Security Conference & Expo advisory board,” said Schwartau. “I have always believed that security is not about stovepipe expertise. It is about well integrated disciplines that provide a total security framework employing the New Security Triad."

Integrated Security Conference & Expo will offer comprehensive education and exposure to the complete array of IT and physical security products, policies and procedures necessary to create an integrated security infrastructure. Conference sessions will focus on the business of integration, physical security in an IT environment, integration case studies and the latest biometrics technologies.

"Integrated Security Conference & Expo is a completely new idea and one which I'm surprised hasn't surfaced before,” said Stephenson. “From a practical perspective, physical and logical security always go together. This is the first time, as far as I know, that a conference addressing this important combination has been staged. Long overdue, and I look forward to it."

“We’re proud to have such a well-respected, knowledgeable group of security experts on the Integrated Security Conference & Expo advisory board,” said Darrell Baker, IDG World Expo vice president of event services. “Attendees will benefit directly from their experience and expertise; with their guidance, we’re confident that Integrated Security Conference & Expo will satisfy a pressing need within the industry for a comprehensive security event covering IT, physical and business security.”

About Integrated Security Conference & Expo

IDG World Expo’s Integrated Security Conference & Expo is designed to address centralized integration of physical, business and IT security for creating a comprehensive security infrastructure that enables business growth. Based on a business model of guaranteed lead generation, Integrated Security Conference & Expo is the only event of its kind to offer the added dimensions of leading industry analysis and editorial content from IDG. This event will engage key IT and physical security decision-makers within government agencies, Fortune 1000 enterprises, healthcare, financial services, manufacturing and infrastructure organizations. For more information or to register for the event, visit the Integrated Security Conference & Expo Web site at http://www.integratedsecurityexpo.com. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Rob English at (508) 424-4805 or Rob_English@idg.com, or Ron Moreau at (508) 424-4804 or Ron_Moreau@idg.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (http://www.idgworldexpo.com) produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, BioITWorld Conference & Expo, COMNET Conference & Expo, Integrated Security Conference & Expo, BiometricsWorld Series and Portable Power Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (http://www.idg.net), which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG’s research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

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