Department Of Homeland Security’s Robert Liscouski to Present Opening Keynote at Integrated Security Conference & Expo

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MAY 20, 2003 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced that the upcoming Integrated Security Conference & Expo will feature keynote addresses by Robert Liscouski, assistant secretary for Infrastructure Protection at the Department of Homeland Security, and Robert LeBlanc, general manager of Tivoli software at IBM. Taking place October 8-10, 2003 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., Integrated Security Conference & Expo will address the increasing need for centralized integration of IT, physical and business security.

 

As the assistant secretary for Infrastructure Protection at the Department of Homeland Security, Liscouski identifies critical infrastructures and proposes protective measures to keep them safe from terrorist attacks. In his opening keynote address on Thursday, October 9 at 10:00 a.m., Liscouski will discuss the challenges of protecting the nation's vital physical and digital infrastructures from attack. He will also share his vision for the security efforts needed to protect the U.S. from future threats.

LeBlanc will present a keynote address examining "The 'Identity-Driven' Enterprise for an 'On Demand' World" on Friday, October 10 at 10:00 a.m. In his presentation, Leblanc will uncover the components, best practices and methodologies to develop, deploy and manage an "identity-driven" enterprise while discussing the potential returns of delivering e-business on demand.

Integrated Security Conference & Expo is a new event focusing on today's principal business and technical issues as the integration of IT, physical and business security becomes a necessity within private-sector enterprises as well as government agencies. The event will attract CSOs, CIOs, CISOs, CEOs, COOs, CFOs, network security managers, risk managers, facility and operations executives and other senior business and IT professionals.

Prior to joining the Department of Homeland Security in March 2003, Liscouski served as the director of information assurance at the Coca-Cola Company. In this position he developed information security strategies across the enterprise and conducted research on new business technology vulnerabilities and risk mitigation strategies. Liscouski is also a member of the Director of Central Intelligence Advanced Technology Panel, which provides expert advice, consultation and analysis to the Director of Central Intelligence and senior leaders in the Intelligence Community.

As general manager of Tivoli software at IBM, LeBlanc is responsible for the strategic direction and ongoing operations for the Tivoli software brand, which focuses on performance and availability, configuration and operations, security and storage solutions for the enterprise and global mid-sized market.

"Mr. Liscouski and Mr. LeBlanc hail from organizations on the leading edge of the integration of IT, physical and business security," said Darrell Baker, vice president of event services, IDG World Expo. "Both will have valuable insight to share with Integrated Security Conference & Expo's attendees, and the keynotes will likely spark lively discussions and exchanges of ideas among attendees."

About Integrated Security Conference & Expo

IDG World Expo's Integrated Security Conference & Expo is designed to address the centralized integration of physical, business and IT security for creating a comprehensive security infrastructure that enables business growth. Based on a business model of guaranteed lead generation, Integrated Security Conference & Expo is the only event of its kind to offer the added dimensions of leading industry analysis and editorial content from IDG. This event will engage key IT and physical security decision-makers within government agencies, Fortune 1000 enterprises, healthcare, financial services, manufacturing and infrastructure organizations. For more information or to register for the event, visit the Integrated Security Conference & Expo Web site at www.integratedsecurityexpo.com. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Joe Mara (A-D, F) at (508) 424-4859 or joe_mara@idg.com, Ron Moreau (G-O) at (508) 424-4804 or Ron_Moreau@idg.com, or Rob English (E, P-Z) at (508) 424-4805 or Rob_English@idg.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Bio-ITWorld Conference & Expo, COMNET Conference & Expo, Integrated Security Conference & Expo, BiometricsWorld Series and Portable Power Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

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