IDG’S CIO Magazine and Darwin Mazine To Host Internet Security Policy Forum II

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MARCH 15, 2001 – One week from today, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, National Security Advisor to the President of the United States, will deliver the keynote address at CIO and Darwin magazines' Internet Security Policy Forum II. Taking place on March 22, 2001, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Rice's address will 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.

 

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). 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 cio.com/webcast and darwinmag.com/webcast.

The forum is part of a three-day meeting of the Partnership for Critical Infrastructure Security (PCIS), organized by CIAO and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. During the first two days of the private PCIS meeting, more than 250 government and business leaders will comment on the current state of the National Plan for critical infrastructure protection. Internet Security Policy Forum II, taking place on the third day of the meeting, will host a public discussion of The National Plan, its approach and its future development under the Bush Administration.

Forum II Panelists include:

· Richard A. Clarke, National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-Terrorism, United States;

· Mudge, Vice President of Research and Development, @stake;

Forum II Panelists (continued):

· Margaret Purdy, Associate Deputy Minister, Department of National Defence, and responsible for the Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) and Emergency Preparedness, Government of Canada;

(NOTE TO MEDIA: For information on pre-event interviews with Arthur Miller or panelists, contact Karen Fogerty at 508.935.4091 or 508.254.9285)

"U.S. businesses and governmental agencies continue to be victimized by serious security breaches," says Lew McCreary, Editor in Chief of Darwin magazine and Editorial Director of CIO magazine. "It is more important than ever before for business and government to work together to protect our businesses, economy and nation."

John Tritak, Director of the Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office, adds, "What's ultimately needed is a consensus between government and industry and the public as to how to secure the infrastructures of our nations and the information that moves over them."

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

10:30am: Press Avails with Select Speakers

About CIO and Darwin Magazines:

CIO magazine 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 CIOs and CXOs, 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 www.cio.com and www.darwinmagazine.com websites, as well as CIO and Darwin Executive Programs, a series of conferences that provide educational and networking opportunities for corporate and government leaders. Both CIO and Darwin magazines are nominated for the 2001 Jesse H. Neal Awards, the "Pulitzer Prize" of business publishing.

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 IDG.net (www.idg.net), 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 www.idg.com.

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 www.ciao.gov.

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 www.cio.com/webcast and www.darwinmag.com/webcast.

 

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