Top Security Leaders Convene to Explore Link Between Security and Competitive Advantage

FRAMINGHAM, MA — Jun 30, 2010 — Business, IT and security leaders looking for solutions to today's growing security challenges will descend upon New York City, September 13-14, 2010, to attend The Security Standard 2010, which will include first-look results from a groundbreaking security survey conducted by CSO and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

"Security and competitive advantage go hand in hand. The most successful companies will be the ones that can leverage technology advances to mitigate risk and satisfy compliance, while keeping business operations agile, flexible and efficient," said CSO magazine publisher, Bob Bragdon. "The Security Standard 2010 will give business leaders the tools they need to strike this critical balance."

Produced by CSO, The Security Standard conference will focus on the new defenses organizations can use against new threats in security, and include presentations by key security executives including:

Richard Gunthner, Chief Security Officer of Payment Services, MasterCard Roland Cloutier, Vice President and Chief Security Officer, ADP Andres Andreu, Partner and Chief Architect, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide Vincent Campitelli, Vice President, IT Risk Management, McKesson Corporation Warren Axelrod, Research Director for Financial Services, The United States Cyber Consequences Unit Along with security executives from Bank of China, New York, ITT, Boston College, Thomson Reuters, Gain Capital Holdings, Sallie Mae and more.

Additional highlights of the third Security Standard include a two-day conference agenda with keynote addresses by Gary Lynch, Global Leader of Supply Chain Risk Management, Marsh Inc., and Nuala O'Connor Kelly, Senior Counsel, Information Governance and Chief Privacy Leader, GE, on the growing challenges around privacy and the evolving threats to security.

Digital ID World will be a featured track in the agenda, along with business- and technology-focused discussions on

secure cloud computing,

risk management,

identity management, virtualization,

data protection,

unified communications,

compliance,

digital identity,

privacy and

cyber security approaches that are helping companies win against today's most dangerous threats. And the results of

"The Global State of Information Security," the world's largest information security survey conducted by CSO and PricewaterhouseCoopers, will be revealed.

There will also be a showcase of security solution providers who will be on hand to present business and security leaders with best-practice approaches, case studies and an opportunity to view security solution advances firsthand.

The Security Standard 2010 will be held at the Marriott Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Learn more about attending the event or becoming a sponsor.

About CSO

CSO produces award-winning information and community resources for security professionals leading business risk management efforts within their enterprises, as well as creates 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 into 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. editions 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 websites 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, and offer educational and networking opportunities for prequalified 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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