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September 12, 2011 14:04 ET

Information Security Leaders to Gather at 11th Annual New England Information Security Forum to Discuss the Industry's Latest Developments and Long-Term Trends

Keynote Speakers to Share Innovative Ideas and Theories Critical for Modern Information Security Practices

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2011) - IANS, a research and consulting firm focused exclusively on IT risk management and information security, announced that the 11th annual New England Information Security Forum will be held on September 20 and 21 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. For the past decade, the event has attracted information security executives and professionals from the Fortune 1000, federal and state government agencies and leading academic institutions. The mission of the IANS Forums is to bring together experienced end users to share insights and information about what strategies and technologies are working inside of their respective organizations. The two-day Forum includes keynote addresses, technical and strategic roundtable discussions led by IANS' Faculty, networking receptions and the opportunity to learn about new solution provider technologies. For more information or to register, visit the 11th Annual New England Information Security Forum web site.

"The New England Information Security Forum is an ideal venue for information security leaders to discuss the most critical trends and challenges facing their profession," said Phil Gardner, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, IANS. "We have listened to our clients, Faculty and steering committee members to determine what issues are of greatest concern to them and then developed a curriculum that maximizes the value to our clients. The opportunity for information security executives and professionals to gather with their colleagues and to shape the direction of their industry is what makes the IANS Forums a critical element in the advancement of the information security profession."

The New England Information Security Forum Agenda is designed to help enterprises deal with today's most pressing issues and stay ahead of tomorrow's challenges. Tracks include:

  • Information Security in a Borderless World - Secure data in an increasingly mobile world.
  • Security 2.0: The Proactive Security Organization - Learn alternative strategies for navigating organizational flows and running a proactive security organization.
  • Next Generation Security Operations - Differentiate the essential security tools from the mere hype.
  • Strategy 2.0: Anticipating Legislation, Mitigating Risk - Align security and legal teams to advance the protection and controls of corporate data.
  • Application Security with Impact - Manage your security applications for maximum return.

The New England Information Security Forum features keynote speeches by IANS Faculty members, Jeffrey Ritter and Peter Kuper. Mr. Ritter, an internationally recognized expert on helping organizations construct, evaluate and improve digital assets, will speak to attendees on the subject of Talking Trust. During this presentation he will address how information security can evolve from an advisory role to a strategic resource that influences all business decisions. Mr. Ritter will unveil innovative strategies which will transform the information security environment into one that leads innovation, connects with business objectives and drives velocity.

Mr. Kuper, a partner at In-Q-Tel, a venture capital firm that delivers technology solutions to the United States intelligence communities, will speak about Security and the Economy. He will address how the combination of security industry consolidation and a decline in venture capital investment for information security startups may be creating an innovation void. Mr. Kuper will demonstrate why this lack of development may result in future information security crises.

The New England Information Security Forum will take place on Tuesday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 21 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. A limited number of seats are still available.

To register or to learn more, please visit or contact C.J. Oliveri at 617-948-5723 or

Complimentary Media Registration
The keynote addresses at the New England Information Security Forum are open to accredited members of the news media. To receive credentials please contact Rick Sheehy via e-mail at or by telephone at 508-596-5802.

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About IANS
IANS is the leading provider of in-depth security insights delivered through its research, community, and consulting offerings. Fueled by interactions among IANS Faculty and end users, IANS provides actionable advice to information security, risk management, and compliance executives. IANS powers better, faster, technical and managerial decisions through experience-driven advice.

IANS was founded in June 2001 and is inspired by the Harvard Business School experience of interactive discussions driving collective insights. IANS' offerings include the Enterprise Client annual research membership, eight regionally held Information Security Forums, peer-based roundtable discussions, and a custom collection of advisory services for security professionals and security solution providers.

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