IDG’s CSO Magazine Names Publisher

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JULY 10, 2002 – IDG's CSO (chief security officer) magazine today announces the appointment of Robert Bragdon to the position of publisher. Bragdon hails from Key3Media Events, where he served as Vice President of Event Marketing for COMDEX. At CSO, he will focus on building brand awareness and creating business opportunities for the full CSO product line, including (launched in April 2002), the forthcoming monthly CSO magazine (debuting September 2002) and future CSO events.


"Bob Bragdon will lead the charge of bringing CSO to the marketplace," says Joe Levy, President and CEO of CXO Media Inc, the IDG business unit that produces CSO and its sister publication, CIO. "Bragdon's work with Key3Media and the COMDEX brand of events, as well as his long-standing industry relationships, make him the perfect candidate to build a new and timely brand. He understands the magnitude of the security marketplace and the critical role security plays in today's business environment, having helped to develop several security focused programs for Key3Media."

CSO magazine is also amassing an impressive list of security experts, academics, law enforcement officials and other leaders to serve as editorial advisors. The CSO Editorial Advisory Board currently includes the following experts (listed alphabetically):

Dorothy Denning, Callahan Family Professor, Georgetown University

John Hartmann, VP of Security and Corporate Services, Cardinal Health

Micki Krause, CISSP, Director, Information Security, PacifiCare Health Systems

Bruce Schneier, Author and Founder of Counterpane Internet Security, Inc.

Krizi Trivisani, CISSP, Information Security Officer, The George Washington University

James Wade, CISSP, Chief Security Officer, Federal Reserve System; President, (ISC)2


CSO will provide security executives with high-level career information, best practices and strategic insights, helping them keep their enterprises safe from harm and free to pursue opportunity.

About CXO Media

CXO Media serves CIOs, CEOs, CFOs, COOs and other corporate officers who use technology to thrive and prosper in this new era of business. CXO Media publishes CIO magazine,, The CIO Insider, and Executive Programs, a series of conferences that provide educational and networking opportunities for corporate and government leaders. This September, CXO Media will launch CSO magazine, a new publication targeted to chief security officers. (Subscriptions available at

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