SOURCE: SC Magazine

November 24, 2008 08:30 ET

SC World Congress Offers Security Tips and Training for 2009

Expo to Feature a First Look at New Products

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 24, 2008) - SC World Congress, the pre-eminent conference and expo for IT security professionals, will provide a first look at security products and services to protect enterprises in 2009. Security knows no economic boundaries and remains a top concern for governments and enterprises around the world. SC World Congress will offer security professionals two days of training from corporate executives holding down the front line against security attacks.

IT security professionals will find, at SC World Congress, expert insight and advice they can use given the daunting challenge of safeguarding their organizations' customer data and intellectual property, complying with a long list of regulatory demands, and staying abreast of new threats and even newer applications. Over two days of plenary sessions, targeted panels and an instructive expo floor, the SC World Congress will feature actionable, inside information that IT security and corporate management need to safeguard critical company assets from threats such as malware, targeted attacks, careless -- or malicious -- employees, and even careless executives.

At the conference, attendees from all the major verticals -- such as finance, health care, government, and more -- will gain insight from industry leaders and fellow security professionals as SC World Congress explores the need-to-know topics that help IT security professionals do their jobs better.

SC World Congress offers free access to the exposition floor, which will feature the latest from leading IT security vendors, as well as free plenary sessions about: Global Data Threats, International Response to Cyber Threats, A Policy Management View From the Top, Cyber Security from the Eyes of an Executive, and a free panel presentation from The Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency. Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Michael McCaul (R-TX); Lieutenant General Harry D. Raduege Jr. (USAF, Ret); chairman of the Center for Network Innovation at Deloitte & Touche LLP; and Marcus Sachs, executive director for government affairs, national security policy, Verizon Communications, will present the finalized plan that this commission will be using to advise President-elect Obama on the most critical cyber security issues facing the nation.

Conference attendees will hear from industry luminaries charged with protecting our nation, our financial institutions and our highly confidential medical records. Leaving behind the turmoil of the financial markets, speakers from the financial services industry will share their expertise in protecting the information of millions of people and maintaining IT governance. Leaders of health care organizations will also participate in the conference, offering their first-hand experience in complying with HIPAA and protecting patient data. Attendees at SC World Congress will also learn how businesses and government agencies like the FBI, Scotland Yard, Interpol and the Secret Service, police and combat today's cybercriminals, who are fast-becoming as unbridled as yesterday's lawless gunfighters -- but with much more sophistication and better resources.

SC World Congress will feature a first look at new and recently released products.

--  Check Point Software Technologies will be showcasing its Total
    Security offering, a complete portfolio of security solutions delivering
    security to 100 percent of the Fortune 100 companies, tens of thousands of
    businesses and organizations and millions of consumers.
--  SafeNet will announce the availability of its new 10 Gigabit Ethernet
    Encryptor, which enables companies to move sensitive data faster, at lower
    cost, and more efficiently with the highest level of security.
--  Ipswitch's File Transfer division will unveil the latest version of
    its award-winning MOVEit family of enterprise managed file transfer
    solutions, MOVEit DMZ 6.0 and MOVEit Central 6.0.
--  ControlGuard, delivering on its commitment to secure the portable
    generation, will debut ControlGuard EAM version 4.1 for endpoint security.
    

SC World Congress will also be where WhiteHat Security announces the results of its latest quarterly Security Statistics Report, a one-of-a-kind perspective on the state of website security and the issues that organizations must address to avert attack. WhiteHat has been publishing the report, which highlights the top ten vulnerabilities, vertical market trends and new attack vectors, since 2006. During that time, the industry has seen the Web-layer rise to be the number one target for malicious online attacks, with website hacking evolving from exploration and experimentation, to exploitation and monetization. In addition to the regular roster of vulnerabilities that repeatedly make the top ten list, Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) has joined the mix in Q2 of 2008. On a positive note, 66 percent of all vulnerabilities identified have been remediated, underscoring the value of a consistent website vulnerability management program.

In addition to SC World Congress, the Jericho Forum is hosting a pre-opening event (with an evening session on Monday, December 8, titled "Collaboration Oriented Architecture - Breaking Down the Barriers to Secure Collaboration." (https://www.opengroup.org/jericho/scevent.htm) Jericho Forum board members Adrian Seccombe and Paul Simmonds as well as Scotland Yard's Anti-Corruption Command Detective Inspector Kevin Hyland, and Echelon One CEO Bob West will host this highly interactive discussion. Topics include the impact of de-perimiterization, Jericho Forum's Collaboration Oriented Architectures (COA), and the future for enterprise computing "in the cloud."

SC World Congress will take place December 9-10, 2008, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Interested attendees and companies wishing to sponsor or exhibit can get more information at www.scworldcongress.com. Journalists interested in a complimentary pass should contact Maureen Robusto.