CXO Media Announces Distinguished Speaker Line-Up for 4th Executive Forum

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JANUARY 7, 2004 – IDG’s CXO Media (publisher of CIO and CSO magazines) announces a list of diverse and distinguished security experts to debate and discuss national security issues at the fourth Executive Policy Forum on January 12th at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The CXO Media Executive Policy Forum™, featuring a live event, webcast and satellite broadcast, serves as the kickoff to an official U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) event hosted by the Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection (IAIP) Directorate. The forum’s moderated discussion, led by Harvard Law Professor and former ABC-TV legal editor Arthur R. Miller, serves as the cornerstone of this event.

“The mission of the program is to facilitate a dialogue about homeland security between the private sector and DHS and other government leaders,” says Lew McCreary, Editor in Chief of CSO magazine and Editorial Director of CXO Media.

Representing both the public and private sector, speakers comprise the “who’s who” of security. In addition to Miller, show guests include:

• Michael J. Assante, Vice President and Chief Security Officer, American Electric Power

• W. Ralph Basham, Director, U.S. Secret Service

• Roscoe C. Howard, Jr., U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office: District of Columbia

• Kenneth Hunter, President and CEO, Council of Better Business Bureaus

• Robert Kuttner, President and Co-editor, The American Prospect; renowned economic analyst; contributing columnist to BusinessWeek

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

• Robert Liscouski, Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

• Christopher Lofgren, Ph.D., President and CEO, Schneider National Inc.

• Steven J. Randich, CIO and EVP of Technology Services, NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc.

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

• Mac Thornberry, U.S. Representative (R-TX) and Chairman, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Science, and Research and Development

The moderated discussion between industry and government leaders will cover 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. There will also be audience Q&A moderated by Abbie Lundberg, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine. Edward J. Appel, VP and Chief Operating Officer, Joint Council on Information Age Crime, will be a featured audience member.

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), Ounce Labs and Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC).

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. For more information or to view the webcast, visit http://www.cio.com/executivepolicyforum4/.

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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