IDC’s Fifth Annual Security Summit to Address Mastering Information Protection and PCI

FRAMINGHAM, MA – July 23, 2008 – IDC today announced plans for the fifth annual Security Summit, taking place September 18, 2008 at the New York Marriott Downtown in New York City. This year’s conference will focus on mastering information protection and Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance – offering insight into how to build and maintain a security infrastructure that protects both the customer and the enterprise.

“Protecting information is critical for any organization since the consequences of unauthorized disclosure can spell lost customers, irreparable brand damage, or potential liability,” said Chris Leach, chief information security officer at ACS, and a featured keynote speaker. “It is essential for companies to create a resilient data security environment for their customers and their business.“

The IDC Security Summit provides a venue for senior level security and IT professionals to bring their challenges, war stories, and best practices to the table. The program will address the real issues driving enterprise and customer data protection and provide successful strategies that companies can implement to protect data to adhere to the challenging regulatory and privacy requirements mandated today.

The complete speaker line-up includes security practitioners and thought leaders including:

* George Adams, CEO, SSH Communications Security

* Jeff Bardin, Director of Risk Management, EMC

* Bill Boni, CISO, Motorola

* Bob Bragdon, Publisher, CSO Magazine

* Chris Christiansen, Program Vice President, Security Products and Services, IDC

* Sam DeKay, Assistant Vice President, Information Security, Bank of New York Mellon

* Evelyn DeSouza, Senior Manager, Risk and Compliance Solutions, McAfee

* Peter Evans, Director, Marketing, IBM Internet Security Systems

* Peter Hastie, IT Systems Consultant, Lakeridge Health Hospital Network

* Chris Leach, Chief Information Security Officer, ACS

Sponsors and Partners of the Security Summit include: IBM, McAfee, SSH Communications Security Inc., Tripwire, TrustWave, ARMA International, CSO Magazine, IT Security, IT Toolbox and Network Security Journal.

For more information or to register for the conference, please visit IDC’s website http://www.idc.com/securitysummit08. Complimentary press passes are available for qualified journalists. To request a press pass, please contact Dana Basilone at 508-988-6891 or dbasilone@idc.com.

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