Security Thought Leaders Explore The Future of Enterprise Security at The Security Confab

CSO to honor Compass Award winners at The Security Confab in La Jolla, California

Framingham, Mass. – February 15, 2012CSO magazine announces a stellar line up of top security executives – including Malcolm Harkins the CISO from Intel – that will present at this year’s The Security Confab conference taking place April 15-17, 2012 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California.

“What separates The Security Confab from other security conferences is our focus on the future,” said Bob Bragdon, Publisher of CSO.  “Organizations need to be prepared for the next generation of security attacks, and The Security Confab concentrates its presentations on what the threats will look like in the coming years, and how we’ll successfully thwart them.”

The Security Confab will gather more than 150 security executives and thought leaders from public and private organizations as well as law enforcement and academia to discuss the future of enterprise security.

For two-plus days, security thought leaders will explore concepts in rapid-fire presentations, take deep-dives into critical strategies, and share ideas with fellow executives.  The conference will feature discussions on several topics, including:

  • Intelligent Threat Management
  • The Realities of APT
  • Security Strategies in an Ever-Changing World
  • Security in a Wireless Cloud Environment
  • Adapting Leadership Direction for the Future
  • Bring Your Own Device Programs
  • Social Media to Protect the Enterprise
  • Global Regulatory Landscape
  • Future of Risk Management

Malcolm Harkins, the CISO from Intel Corporation will deliver a keynote presentation posing the question “Can Information Security Survive?”  This presentation will look at how Intel’s “Protect to Enable” strategy can be applied to any organization looking to bring employee-owned devices into the IT environment. Attendees will learn how to balance the business needs and growth, while mitigating risks.

Additional presenters include:

  • Brad Arkin, Senior Director, Security from Adobe Systems
  • Ken Baylor, VP, Antifraud & Emerging Threats at Well Fargo
  • James Beeson, CISO from GE Capital – Commercial
  • Roland Cloutier, VP & CSO of ADP
  • Dennis Devlin, AVP, Information Security & Compliance Services at George Washington University
  •  JT Jacoby, CSO of New York City Housing Authority
  • Shukri Khader, CISO at Avon Products

More presenters will be announced in the days and weeks ahead.  Visit for additional speaker updates.

CSO Compass Award Winners
“CSO is excited to announce the winners of this year’s CSO Compass Awards.  The CSO Compass Award honors individuals who demonstrate excellence, achievement and leadership in security and drive business value,” continued CSO Publisher Bob Bragdon.  “These people truly represent the best in the business.”

The 2012 CSO Compass Award recipients are:

  • Eric Cowperthwaite, CISO, Providence Health & Services
  • Jack Jones, Senior VP of IT Risk, Huntington Bank
  • Richard Kelly, Director, Global Security / CSO, Harsco Corp.
  • Kristin Lovejoy, VP of IT Risk, IBM
  • Dick Parry, Executive Director, Global Security, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
  • Shelley Stewart, Executive Director of Risk Management, Cummins, Inc.

CSO Compass Award honorees will receive their award during a special presentation at The Security Confab, April 15-17, 2012 in La Jolla, California.

The Security Confab sponsors include RSA, Terremark, Verizon Business and Qualys. For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Bob Bragdon, publisher, CSO at

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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, 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

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