Cybercrime Author Joseph Menn and Security Expert Hon. Dale Meyerrose Scheduled to Speak at CSO Perspectives 2011

FRAMINGHAM, MA- January 24, 2011 – CSO magazine, IDG's security media brand providing insight into business risk leadership, gathers top cybercrime experts and senior security executives together at CSO Perspectives on April 5-7, 2011, at The Naples Grande in Naples, Fla., to brainstorm new strategies for achieving secure global business.

CSO Perspectives 2011 will address the concerns that executives have about rising cyber attacks. An October 2010 MessageLabs Intelligence Report of Symantec revealed that cyber attacks have increased globally from one or two attacks per week five years ago to 77 attacks per day today.

"As cyber threats continue to increase, those companies that implement a security solution will have the best opportunity to become industry leaders," said Bob Bragdon, Publisher, CSOmagazine. "This event will give CSOs the insight and best practices they need to embrace effective security policies that mitigate today's cyber threats."

Highlights of CSO Perspectives 2011 include:

Keynote address by Joseph Menn, Financial Times and Los Angeles Times journalist and author of "Fatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords Who Are Bringing Down the Internet"

CSO Leadership Camp lead by Paul A. Argenti, Professor of Corporate Communication, Tuck School of Business

Hon. Dale Meyerrose, major general, United States Air Force (Ret.) and the first presidentially appointed CIO for the U.S. Intelligence Community; now vice president and general manager of Cyber Integrated Solutions at Harris Corporation presenting "How Your Business Can Deflect Cross Fire and Collateral Damage as It Moves to the Cloud"

Roland Cloutier, Vice President and Chief Security Officer, ADP discussing Enabling (While Securing) the Next-Gen Workplace; how CSOs today can deal with the onslaught of — and groundswell of support for — embracing consumerized information technology

These cybercrime experts — along with security professionals from GE Capital, Honeywell, Time Inc., Google Apps, Dow Jones, Harris Corporation and Turner Broadcasting — will reveal the biggest security vulnerabilities putting today's global businesses at risk.

CSO Perspectives 2011 will also feature case studies, workshops and sessions on a wide range of security topics, including application security, data loss prevention, cloud security, governance risk compliance, identity management, Web 2.0 security, and wireless and mobile security.

CSO Perspectives 2011 is produced by CSO magazine and is sponsored by RSA, Sailpoint and Verizon Business.

Detailed conference and registration information can be found on the CSO Perspectives 2011 website at

For information about becoming a CSO Perspectives 2011 sponsor, contact Per Melker via telephone at 508.935.4729 or by email at

About CSO

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