CSOonline.com Expands IT Security News Coverage With “Salted Hash”

Salted Hash Section Provides IT Security News Coverage as Well as a Daily Email Alert

FRAMINGHAM, MA — December 21, 2010 — IDG's CSO, the security media brand providing insight into business risk leadership, announces the addition of Salted Hash, a new section on CSOonline.com as well as a daily email newsletter providing comprehensive IT security news and analysis.

Businesses face a variety of evolving-threats that require their security practitioners to be constantly aware of what's happening and where risk lies. In fact, according to the 2011 Global Information Security Survey, the top three security spending drivers are economic conditions, business continuity/disaster recovery and company reputation*. By combining CSO's longstanding thought leadership with daily news of breaches, incidents, legal developments and more, Salted Hash furthers CSOonline.com's reach into IT and security organizations.

"The addition of Salted Hash enhances the content on CSOonline.com, truly making it a one-stop-shop for IT and security professionals looking to stay on top of IT security issues," says Derek Slater, editor in chief, CSO. "We have always provided industry-leading insights into security leadership challenges. With Salted Hash we are adding more breaking news and incident analysis to keep our readers up-to-the moment. This makes CSOonline.com the most comprehensive source of information for both proactive and responsive security management."

Salted Hash is a play on two terms from cryptography (a 'hash value' is the output of a cryptographic algorithm, and 'salt' refers to extra information added to a password or algorithm to make it hard to crack).

"The world of security is changing everyday through new regulations, and organizational and personal threats and our audience needs to understand the evolving risks and how to respond," says Bob Bragdon, publisher, CSO. "In addition to educating our audience of security practitioners, the addition of Salted Hash will help educate security solution providers about the changing security climate so that they can provide products and services to help secure organizations."

These enhancements are in addition to the recently announced CSO Daily Dashboard — providing constant security threat data updates aggregated from industry sources in an at-a-glance format.

About CSO

CSO produces award-winning information and community resources for security professionals leading business risk management efforts within their enterprises, as well as create opportunities for security marketers to reach them. Launched in 2002 the CSO portfolio includes CSOonline.com, CSO magazine and CSO Executive Programs. The properties provide chief security officers (CSOs) in the public and private sectors with analysis and insight on security trends and a keen understanding of how to develop and implement successful strategies to secure all business assets — from people to information and financial value to physical infrastructure. The U.S. edition of the website and magazine are the recipients of 100 awards to date, including the American Society of Business Publication Editor's Top B-to-B Magazine since 2000 and the 2008 Jesse H. Neal Grand Neal award. Licensed editions of CSO web sites and magazines are published in Australia, Italy and Sweden. CSO Executive Programs — a series of face-to-face conferences including CSO Perspectives, The Security Standard and one day regional seminars — feature speakers from the national stage and the CSO community — offering educational and networking opportunities for pre-qualified corporate and government security executives. To assist CSOs in educating their organizations' employees on corporate and personal security practices, CSO also produces the quarterly newsletter, Security Smart. CSO is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com [http://www.idgenterprise.com].

*Source: 2011 Global State of Information Security Survey, by PricewaterhouseCoopers, CIO magazine and CSO magazine, 2011