CSO Launches Security Dashboard

FRAMINGHAM, MA — Jun 23, 2010 — IDG's CSO, the security media brand providing insight into business risk leadership, now features the CSO Daily Dashboard showcasing security threat data in an at-a-glance format.

Businesses face a variety of evolving-threats that require their security executives to be constantly aware of what's happening and where risk lies. This online tool, http://dashboard.csoonline.com/ [http://dashboard.csoonline.com/], serves this need by providing constant updates aggregated from industry sources on the most important security threats. Topics include network status updates, weather factors impacting a data center and traveling employees, and data protection. The dashboard gives users real time information that is dynamic and easier to read than static graphics for a volatile threat environment.

"CSOonline.com visitors are responsible for mitigating risk to their organizations — data, facilities and employees — and have to track changing conditions and threats so that they can be proactive versus reactive," said Derek Slater, editor in chief, CSO. "Many organizations do not have the resources to produce their own operations center. The CSO Daily Dashboard can become their operations center."

Since the debut of the CSO Daily Dashboard last month, it has quickly attracted an engaged audience and remains within the top 5 of pages viewed on CSOonline.com, demonstrating the need for, and rapid adoption of, this type of tool. Visitors were directed to the Dashboard through newsletter listings and SEO and SEM initiatives. Its popularity gives security solutions providers a prime location for exclusive advertising, as well as the opportunity to provide one content feed for the dashboard.

About CSO

CSO produces award-winning information and community resources for security professionals leading business risk management efforts within their enterprises, as well as create opportunities for security marketers to reach them. Launched in 2002 the CSO portfolio includes CSOonline.com, CSO magazine and CSO Executive Programs. The properties provide chief security officers (CSOs) in the public and private sectors with analysis and insight on security trends and a keen understanding of how to develop and implement successful strategies to secure all business assets — from people to information and financial value to physical infrastructure. The U.S. edition of the website and magazine are the recipients of 100 awards to date, including the American Society of Business Publication Editor's Top B-to-B Magazine since 2000 and the 2008 Jesse H. Neal Grand Neal award. Licensed editions of CSO web sites and magazines are published in Australia, Italy and Sweden. CSO Executive Programs — a series of face-to-face conferences including CSO Perspectives, The Security Standard and one day regional seminars — feature speakers from the national stage and the CSO community — offering educational and networking opportunities for pre-qualified corporate and government security executives. To assist CSOs in educating their organizations' employees on corporate and personal security practices, CSO also produces the quarterly newsletter, Security Smart. CSO is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com [http://www.idgenterprise.com].

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