July 26, 2011 10:00 ET

Top Security Executives Will Explore the Latest Strategies on "Securing the Enterprise From a Dangerous Cyberworld" at The Security Standard Conference

Scott Borg, World Renowned Security Expert, to Discuss the State of Cybersecurity at The Security Standard

FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwire - Jul 26, 2011) - IDG's The Security Standard conference -- the premier enterprise security event produced by CSO magazine -- announces a stellar line up of top information security executives -- including Scott Borg, the Director and Chief Economist at the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit -- to present September 19-20, 2011 at the Marriott Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.

The focus of The Security Standard -- now in its 4th year -- will be to assist organizations in securing the enterprise from a dangerous cyberworld. Scott Borg will provide his latest insights on how sophisticated cyber criminals are evolving, where tomorrow's threats will most likely originate, and how companies can prepare themselves to properly defend their assets.

"We are very excited to have Scott kick off The Security Standard conference this September. Not only is he a leading advisor to the U.S. government, he has appeared on NPR Radio and contributed to several reports on CNN and MSNBC. Cyber attackers are becoming more skilled and effective than ever before, and Scott and his organization are at the forefront of cybercrime research," said Bob Bragdon, Publisher, CSO.

The Security Standard will gather hundreds of leading executives from around the country. Spread over two days, The Security Standard will provide attendees insight from industry executives and security experts alike. Building on the theme of a "dangerous cyberworld", the event will feature discussions on several topics, including:

  • Tips for Heading off Emerging Advanced Persistent Threats
  • How CSOs are becoming Risk Advisors to the Business
  • How to Protect the Enterprise Technology Supply Chain
  • Ways to Secure an Increasingly Mobile Workforce
  • Techniques to Adapt Security for the Cloud

"The Security Standard not only informs executives about the threats of today, but more importantly, what attacks may be coming in months and years ahead. That is the true value of a security conference -- getting enterprises prepared for tomorrow," continued Bob Bragdon.

In addition to Scott Borg, The Security Standard will feature more than 30 presentations from some of the industry's brightest minds including:

  • James Beeson, CISO, GE Capital - Commercial
  • Roland Cloutier, VP and CSO, ADP
  • Robert Duran, Information Security & Privacy Officer, Time Inc.
  • Patrick Howard, CISO, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Gene Fredriksen, CISO, Tyco International
  • Shukri Khader, CISO, Avon Products
  • Dave Malcom, CISO, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  • Jason Witty, SVP, International Information Security, Bank of America

Current sponsors include Fortify, McAfee, Protegrity, Actividentity, ArcSight, Bit9 and WhiteHat Security.

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