SOURCE: Burton Group

May 13, 2008 10:37 ET

Rogue Securities Trader Nick Leeson and Measuring Security Vital Signs Highlight Burton Group Catalyst Conference 2008

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - May 13, 2008) -

Highlights / Key Facts:

-- At Burton Group's Catalyst Conference North America 2008, where experts, enterprise technologists and IT vendors will convene in San Diego, June 23-27 to confront the limitations of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) and how to reflect business value.

-- Rogue securities trader Nick Leeson will be presenting the limitations of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) with enterprise IT organizations. Leeson will draw from his role in bringing down the Barings Bank in 1995 to demonstrate the inadequacies of GRC regulations.

-- Security topics covered at Catalyst North America:

- Four sessions featuring Super-Crunching Your Way Through Security Metrics

- Six sessions featuring Realistic Governance, Risk, and Compliance Management

- Going Global: Controlling the Extended Organization

- Six sessions featuring Data Security: More than the Reach of the Breach

- Four sessions featuring Conducting Secure Business over Open Networks

-- Attendees of the security track at Catalyst will take away meaningful security metrics, controls for the global enterprise, balancing competing data protection mechanisms, and roles of security perimeters from Burton Group point-of-view, case studies and industry experts.

-- Highlights include case studies from:

- Jay Leek, Manager, Nokia Inc

- Gene Fredriksen, CISO, Tyco International

- Sanjay Chadha, Chief IT Architect, LyondellBasell

-- Renowned for in-depth discussion of substantive IT issues, Catalyst brings together over 2,000 attendees from Fortune 500 and Global 2,000 companies to learn about and discuss significant technology topics and complex issues facing enterprise IT organizations.

-- This year, Catalyst will focus on six pivotal areas transforming the future of enterprise IT:

* Building the Dynamic Data Center

* Identity Management: Are We There Yet?

* Security Vital Signs

* Everything Wireless

* Succeeding with SOA

* The New Ways of Work

-- Tune into Catalyst Live to join the conference conversations, highlights, announcements, and follow expert insights.

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"In the realm of information security, enterprises are often measuring the wrong things -- not the appropriate enterprise 'security vital signs' -- or they aren't measuring anything at all. This has to change."

"Security vitality is a combination of measuring the right things and engaging in healthful protection practices. Vital signs focus on critical, meaningful security metrics. Healthful protection includes proper doses of data security, network security, and organizational controls."

"Governance, Risk, and Compliance management (GRC) is a broad, ill-defined term and drives a large amount of market messaging. These sessions will bring clarity to the processes of GRC, how to reflect business value, and where automation makes sense."

Other Links:

Catalyst Conference North America

Catalyst Conference Europe

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