IDG’S CIO Magazine And Darwin Magazine Announces Senator Robert Bennett As Closing Speaker At Internet Security Policy Forum II

WASHINGTON, D.C – MARCH 20, 2001 – U.S. Senator Robert Bennett (R-UT) will deliver closing remarks at CIO and Darwin magazines' Internet Policy Forum II. The March 22nd event marks the culmination of a three-day meeting of the Partnership for Critical Infrastructure Security (PCIS), organized by CIAO and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where more than 250 government and business leaders will comment on the current state of the National Plan for critical infrastructure protection. Dr. Condoleezza Rice, National Security Advisor to the President of the United States, will deliver the keynote address to the Forum, to be followed by an open, interactive panel discussion, moderated by Arthur Miller, Harvard Law Professor and former legal correspondent for ABC-TV's Good Morning America. Closing the three-day event, Senator Bennett will comment on how security risks have impacted our nation's growth and announce steps the U.S. Senate will take to improve national critical infrastructure protection and insure economic security in 2001 and 2002.


Internet Security Forum II: "Understanding Risk and U.S. Economic Security" is hosted by CIO and Darwin magazines, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Commerce's Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office (CIAO). Taking place at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as part of the annual meeting of the Partnership for Critical Infrastructure Security, the forum is designed to bring government and business leaders together to discuss security risks to the U.S. economy, as well as explore critical infrastructure security solutions. The entire event will be webcast live on and

Internet Security Policy Forum II Agenda:

8:00am: Press Registration

8:40am: Keynote Address by Dr. Condoleezza Rice, U.S. National Security Advisor

9:00am: Panel Discussion

10:15am: Closing Remarks by Senator Robert Bennett (R-UT)

10:30am: Press Availability with Select Speakers

About CIO and Darwin Magazines:

CIO magazine (launched in 1987) and Darwin magazine are published by CXO Media Inc. CXO Media serves CIOs, CEOs, CFOs, COOs and other corporate officers who use technology to thrive and prosper in this new era of business. The company strives to enhance partnerships between C-level executives, as well as create opportunities for information technology (IT) and consumer marketers to reach them. In addition to publishing CIO and Darwin, CXO Media produces, The CIO Insider and, as well as CIO and Darwin Executive Programs, a series of conferences that provide educational and networking opportunities for corporate and government leaders.

CXO Media Inc. is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 300 computer magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 270 targeted websites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide and provides IT market analysis through 50 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at

About The Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office (CIAO):

The CIAO was created in response to Presidential Decision Directive 63 (PDD-63) in May 1998. CIAO's basic mission, as articulated in PDD-63, is to coordinate national planning activities related to critical infrastructure protection; develop awareness in the private and public sectors for establishing sound security practices; and support the development of a public-private partnership through educational outreach and other related activities. The program focuses on the assurance of our critical infrastructures such as energy, financial, telecommunications, transportation and water systems, continuity of government, and emergency services such as medical, police, fire and rescue. The CIAO is assigned to the U.S. Department of Commerce and information is available at

NOTE TO MEDIA: For press credentials to Internet Security Forum II, call Karen Fogerty at 508.935.4091 (office) or 508.254.9285 (mobile). Information on new panelists and speakers regularly updated at and