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VeriSign, Inc.

February 11, 2011 10:00 ET

Verisign Chairman and Founder and Other Key Executives to Offer Insights on Diverse Array of Security Topics at RSA Conference 2011

DULLES, VA--(Marketwire - February 11, 2011) - VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, today announced that the company's Chairman and two senior executives will offer their perspectives on a diverse range of topics -- from DNSSEC to cyber catastrophes envisioned by Hollywood screenwriters -- at RSA Conference 2011.

The annual gathering of information security professionals, scheduled Feb. 14-18 in San Francisco's Moscone Center, will include conference sessions featuring three industry experts from Verisign:

  • James Bidzos, founder of the RSA Conference -- which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year -- will make a special presentation at the opening of the conference. In addition, Bidzos, who also founded Verisign and is the current Chairman of the company, will moderate a panel titled "DNSSEC: A Discussion with the Experts." Panel members will examine the latest milestones in the roll-out of the security extensions aimed at protecting the DNS system from cache poisoning and man-in-the-middle attacks. They will also discuss how deploying DNSSEC within the .com zone may impact the security community. The 70-minute panel will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, in Red Room 103.
  • Danny McPherson, chief security officer for Verisign, will join other security industry experts examining "Cyber Catastrophe in the Movies: Realistic Threat or Hollywood Hokum?" In this unique session, panellists will review clips from cyber-themed motion pictures to analyze the relative realism of story lines that at first seem pure fantasy, but may be more plausible than they appear. The 70-minute session will take place at 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, in Red Room 102.
  • Rick Howard, general manager of Verisign iDefense, will present a session covering "Cyber Security Trends for 2011." Aimed at intermediate to advanced attendees, the session will outline cyber security trends identified by Verisign iDefense across key cyber threat vectors: crime, war, espionage, hacktivism and terrorism. The 50-minute session will begin at 11:20 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 18, in Red Room 201. Howard will also sign copies of the book, Cyber Security Essentials, from 12:30 to 1 p.m. on Friday at the RSA Bookstore.

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