Gail Thackeray, Tech Crimes Prosecutor, Arizona Attorney General’s Office To Address Nation’s Top CIOs on Cyber-Crime & Law

PHOENIX, AZ – OCTOBER 16, 2000 – IDG's CIO magazine announces Gail Thackeray, Special Counsel, Technology Crimes, Arizona Attorney General's Office, will address the nation's top chief information officers (CIOs) on cyber-security at a luncheon on Tuesday, October 17, 2000. Thackeray, a noted cyber-crime cop, is expected to ask CIOs to partner with local law enforcement on a number of initiatives. Thackeray's address is part of CIO magazine's four-day CIO Perspectives conference at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix where 500 technology and business executives are convening for the event.


CIO magazine will also release the results of a new CIO KnowPulse(SM) poll (know for knowledge) on Wednesday, October 18th. The poll, deployed at the conference kick-off this morning, asks 400+ CIOs, CEOs and other executives for their opinions on key technology issues facing the world today (e.g., upcoming Presidential election, personal security concerns and what types of employee Internet misuse will lead to termination).

With less than one month to go, the 2000 presidential election remains a tight race. In the first presidential election where the Internet plays a key communications role, many news sources (including Newsweek magazine, August 28, 2000) say wired workers represent this year's "swing voters." One day before the final presidential debate, CIO magazine asks the most elite of these swing voters:

* If the Year 2000 Presidential election were held today, for whom would you vote?

* From which sources do you receive the majority of your Election 2000 information?

* Which one of the following technology issues do you think is the most important for 2000 presidential candidates to focus on?

Other poll questions include:

* Are you comfortable having your medical records stored online at a "secure server?"

* Are you comfortable using your credit card to shop online?

* Can employees be fired for sending pornography to colleagues?

* Can employees be fired for checking sports scores online during business hours?

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NOTE TO EDITORS: For media credentials to Tuesday's Gail Thackeray Security Speech or to Wednesday's presentation of KnowPulse poll results, call Joanne Brown at 602.912.5924 (on site hotel office) or Karen Fogerty at 508.254.9285 (mobile) or 602.912.5925 (on site hotel office).