IDG’s CIO And CSO Magazines Announce New Business Continuity Event

FRAMINGHAM, MA – DECEMBER 5, 2006 – IDG’s CXO Media, publisher of CIO and CSO magazines and events, announces the launch of “Business Continuity 2007: Building the Resilient Enterprise,” being held July 17-18, 2007 in New York City. This cutting-edge two-day conference will bring together senior technology and security executives to examine the strategic aspects of building resiliency, continuity, availability and recovery into their enterprise businesses.

“Given the growing number of threats to everyday business operations and functionality, today’s CIOs and CSOs are more focused than ever before on building resiliency within their organizations,” says Bob Bragdon, publisher of CSO magazine. “This event will not only address the critical need for resiliency but the specific steps and strategies needed to build solid business continuity plans and combat all eventualities.”

This unique program has already attracted underwriting support from SunGard Availability Services and ProCurve Networking by HP, which grants both organizations a seat on the program steering committee. The conference will include a number of interactive sessions, including:

• Structuring a Business Continuity Plan from Treatment to Prevention;

• The Looming Threats: Terrorism to Pandemic;

• Legal Requirement; Business Resiliency in the Supply Chain;

• Succession Planning;

Adds Michael Friedenberg, president and CEO of CXO Media, “CXO’s executive programs always attract the best and the brightest IT and security executives in the field. Business Continuity 2007 goes even further in bringing together the prestigious readers of both CIO and CSO magazines in a collaborative, cross-discipline dialogue about business continuity, a topic of critical concern to both audiences.

For additional information on this program please contact Mary Conroy at 508-935-4080 or by email mconroy@cxo.com.

About CIO and CSO Magazines:

CIO and CSO magazines are published by CXO Media Inc. producer of award-winning media properties and executive programs for corporate officers who use technology to thrive and prosper in this new era of business. Launched in 1987, CIO magazine addresses issues vital to the success of chief information officers (CIOs) worldwide. The CIO portfolio includes a companion website www.CIO.com, CIO Executive Programs, a series of face-to-face conferences providing educational and networking opportunities for pre-qualified corporate and government leaders, and the CIO Executive Council, a professional organization of CIOs created to achieve lasting change in critical industry, academic, media and governmental groups. The U.S. edition of the magazine and website are recipients of more than 160 awards to date, including two Grand Neals from the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards and two Magazine of the Year awards from the National Society of Business Publication Editors.

Launched in 2002, CSO magazine, its companion website (www.CSOonline.com) and the CSO Perspectives™ conference provide chief security officers (CSOs) with analysis and insight on security trends and a keen understanding of how to develop successful strategies to secure all business assets—from people to information and financial value to physical infrastructure. The U.S. edition of the magazine and website are the recipients of 80 awards to date, including the American Society of Business Publication Editor’s Magazine of the Year award as well as eleven Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards.

CXO Media is a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading technology media, research and event company. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com./

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