IDG Launches Targeted Suite of Information Products For IT Security Market

BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 25, 2002 – The worldwide market for IT security products and services is expected to surpass $46 billion by 2005, according to IDC. As the need for timely, reliable information on security-related technology products and services rapidly increases, International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media company, has launched a new magazine, direct marketing database and several events to serve the information needs of senior security executives, while providing the tools IT security marketers need to reach key purchase decision makers.

 

"As business leaders today face information security threats unprecedented in our history, purchasers of security products face many critical decisions in an increasingly complex market," said Pat Kenealy, CEO of IDG. "IDG's extensive security resources enable IT marketers to reach these high-level decision makers, through our targeted e-newsletters, publications, lists, research, and events."

Recently launched by CXO Media, CSO magazine (http://www.csoonline.com) is a security-focused publication that targets chief security officers (CSOs) and other top security executives, educating them about important industry trends and best practices. In addition to the magazine, CXO Media is creating a "CSO Perspectives" conference, a CSO invitation-only event to be held June 17-19, 2003 at the Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, CA. CSO Perspectives will provide a forum responding specifically to the needs of Chief Security Officers as they make decisions on deploying resources and budgets to meet their organization's security needs in the future. CXO Media also created a dedicated online research forum (http://www.cio.com/research/security) that provides security research, analysis and information. CXO's Executive Policy Forum (http://www.cio.com/forum3), is a security-focused event series bringing business, government and media leaders together to discuss security risks to the U.S. economy, as well as explore critical infrastructure security solutions. The most recent event (produced in cooperation with the National Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office) was held April 22, 2002 at Princeton University and featured Richard Clarke, Special Advisor to the President on Cyberspace Security, Harold Decker, CEO of the Red Cross and James McGreevey, Governor of New Jersey.

IDG List Services recently announced the availability of its newly created postal and e-mail Security Database. Developed from a combination of subscribers to IDG's publications, online sites and newsletters, as well as tradeshow attendees, the Security Database reaches more than 555,000 postal and 139,000 e-mail information technology professionals who have the responsibility of protecting and securing the information assets of their company. For more information, contact IDG List Services at http://www.idglist.com.

IDG World Expo announces a new Integrated Security Conference & Expo, a premiere invitation-only event addressing centralized integration of IT and physical security, to be held June 3-5, 2003 in Washington, D.C., at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The event will attract key IT and physical security decision-makers within government agencies, Fortune 1000 enterprises, healthcare, financial services, manufacturing and infrastructure organizations. For more information, please visit http://www.idgworldexpo.com.

Attracting more than 800,000 visitors monthly is IDG's Computerworld Security Knowledge Center, a collection of valuable resources including: focused sections on viruses, worms, encryption, hacking, and cybercrime, news stories, special reports, white papers, research, vendor listings, and event and training information. Computerworld also publishes a weekly security e-mail newsletter that reaches 46,000 opt-in subscribers, a security buyers guide in print and online, and keynote tracks devoted to security related topics at its Premier 100 Conference. For more information, please visit http://www.computerworld.com/securitytopics/security.

IDC's Security and Business Continuity Knowledge Center is a clearinghouse of information for end users who need to develop security programs and understand investment practices. It also serves as a resource for IT suppliers who wish to create appropriate solutions and identify market opportunities surrounding corporate investment in security. Led by IDC Chief Research Officer John Gantz, and supported by directors in The Americas, Asia/Pacific, and Europe/Middle East, the Center provides ongoing analysis of market dynamics, forecasts, user requirements, emerging technologies, vendor analyses, and best practices for shaping effective business strategies. For more information, please visit http://www.idc.com/security_continuity.

About IDG

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people about information technology than any other company in the world and is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and events. IDG publishes more than 300 newspapers and magazines in 85 countries, led by the Computerworld, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World, and CIO global product lines. IDG offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 330 websites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events in 35 countries, and research arm International Data Corporation (IDC) provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at www.idg.com.

 

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