IDG’s CSO Magazine Editor in Chief Derek Slater Named ”Top Innovator” by BtoB’s Media Business Magazine

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MAY 8, 2006 – IDG's award-winning CSO magazine ( proudly announces Derek Slater, CSO magazine's editor in chief, is the distinguished recipient of BtoB's Media Business magazine's "Top Innovator" honors (category: editor-in-chief). Slater was selected from a national pool of BtoB magazine editors for his skill in keeping CSO editorial at the forefront of security reporting, providing thought leadership to readers and leveraging the website as a channel for building a security-smart culture.

According to Michael Friedenberg, CEO of CXO Media Inc. (publisher of CSO magazine), "This is a wonderful honor for Derek, as well as a nod to the entire CSO editorial and web staff for their continued efforts to push the envelope and deliver hard-hitting information that keeps our loyal readers and website visitors continuously coming back for more."

This honor is the latest in a string of successes for CSO magazine, which recently received two Jesse H. Neal awards, one for best single article ("How a Bookmaker and a Whiz Kid Took on an Extortionist – And Won," May 2005) and the other for best single issue (May 2005).

In addition, CSO is experiencing record financial success with print ad revenue up 17%, online revenue up 98% (first half FY 06 vs. first half FY 05) and event revenue up 133% (YTD FY 06 vs. FY 05). According to Bob Bragdon, publisher of CSO magazine, "After nearly four years of publishing CSO, the marketplace – and the public in general – now has a better understanding of security risks and clearly sees CSO as the leading source of security information and solutions."

About CSO Magazine

Launched in 2002, CSO magazine, its companion website ( and the CSO Perspectives(TM) 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 magazine is read by 27,000 security leaders from the private and public sectors. 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. Licensed editions of CSO magazine are published in Australia, France, Poland and Sweden. The CSO Perspectives(TM) conference, the first face-to-face conference designed for CSOs and featuring speakers from the national stage and the CSO community, offers educational and networking opportunities for pre-qualified corporate and government security executives. In addition, CSO magazine produces a series of one-day events on privacy and data assurance. CSO magazine, and the CSO Perspectives conference are produced by International Data Group's award-winning business unit: CXO Media Inc.

About CXO Media Inc.

CXO Media Inc. produces award-winning media properties and executive programs for corporate officers who use technology to thrive and prosper in this new era of business, including CIO, CSO magazines and websites, and the CIO Executive Council. CXO Media is a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific websites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), DEMO(R), and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at