CXO Media Announces 4th Executive Policy Forum

FRAMINGHAM, MA – DECEMBER 4, 2003 – IDG’s CXO Media (publisher of CIO and CSO magazines) announces its fourth Executive Policy Forum will be held January 12th at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. CXO Media’s Executive Policy Forum™, convening hundreds of government leaders with corporate CEOs, chief information officers (CIOs), chief security officers (CSOs) and other security professionals, will focus on the theme: Securing Our Future: Balancing Homeland Security with Corporate Prosperity. Featuring a live event, webcast and satellite broadcast, the forum serves as the kickoff to an official U.S. Department of Homeland Security event hosted by the Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection (IAIP) Directorate. The IAIP Directorate merges the capability to identify and assess a broad range of critical infrastructure and cyber intelligence information concerning threats to the homeland under one roof, to issue timely warnings and to take appropriate preventive and protective action.

“In convening the nation’s chief thought-leaders, the CXO Media Executive Policy Forum always produces lively conversation, debate and ideas,” says Lew McCreary, Editorial Director of CXO Media Inc. and Editor in Chief of CSO magazine. “We’re happy to provide our readers with the opportunity to interact with leaders from DHS and hope this forum underscores continued collaboration and partnership between DHS and private sector organizations.”

Launched in September 2000, the forum is designed to bring government and business leaders together to discuss security risks to the U.S. economy, as well as explore critical infrastructure security practices. Executive Policy Forum 4 is the first in its series to seek and receive underwriter support. This year’s underwriting companies are Cigital, Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC).

Harvard Law Professor and former ABC-TV legal editor Arthur R. Miller will return to moderate and facilitate the dialogue between industry and government leaders about Securing Our Future: Balancing Homeland Security with Corporate Prosperity. The discussion will address what new laws Congress may enact to protect the homeland and preserve commerce, what new liability and privacy dilemmas will confront corporate America and how to minimize risk and maximize resiliency in a transformed business environment.

In addition to Miller, speakers/participants to date include:

• Robert Kuttner, co-founder and co-editor, The American Prospect; economic analyst; author and contributing columnist to BusinessWeek

• Frank Libutti, Undersecretary of Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

• Abbie Lundberg, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine

• Lew McCreary, Editorial Director of CXO Media and Editor in Chief of CSO magazine

• Jeffrey Rosen, George Washington University Law Professor; legal affairs editor of The New Republic; and author of the forthcoming The Naked Crowd: Reclaiming Security and Freedom in an Anxious Age

Additional speakers will be announced closer to the time of the event. Previous CXO Media Executive Policy Forum™ speakers and panel members include such dignitaries as Condoleezza Rice (National Security Advisor), Senator Robert Bennett (R-UT), Orson Swindle (Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission), Richard A. Clarke (former Special Advisor to the President for Cyberspace Security) and Harold Decker (President and CEO of the American Red Cross).

The live in-studio audience will be comprised of 300 corporate executives and their executive peers in government. The invitation-only list of attendees will hold the following titles: chief security officer, chief information officer, chief executive officer (or function in those roles at their organizations).

Media interested in covering or attending Executive Policy Forum 4 should contact Karen Fogerty at 508-935-4091.

About CXO Media Inc.:

CXO Media publishes CIO magazine (launched in 1987), www.cio.com, The CIO Insider, CSO magazine, CSOonline.com and www.darwinmag.com. CXO Media serves CIOs, CEOs, CFOs, COOs and other corporate officers who use technology to thrive and prosper in this new era of business. The company strives to enhance partnerships among C-level executives, as well as create opportunities for information technology (IT) and consumer marketers to reach them. In addition to magazines and websites, CXO Media produces Executive Programs, a series of conferences that provide educational and networking opportunities for corporate and government leaders.

CXO Media Inc. is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 300 computer magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 270 targeted websites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide and provides IT market analysis through 50 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at www.idg.com.

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