InfoWorld Announces Keynotes for Enterprise Data Protection Executive Forum

SAN FRANCISCO – JUNE 6, 2007 – IDG's InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT solutions management, has secured Stephen Scharf, head of security for a global market data and analytics firm and member of the Board of Directors for ISSA International, and Stephen R. Katz, CISSP, president, Security Risk Solutions, LLC, and former CISO for Citigroup, J.P. Morgan and Merrill Lynch, to provide the keynote addresses at the launch of its Enterprise Data Protection (EDP) Executive Forum, June 26th at Le Parker Meridien Hotel, New York City. The EDP event is part of InfoWorld's expanding coverage of the emerging enterprise data protection market segment. Passes to attend the event are priced at $795, with early registration discounts available. For more details and to register, visit http://www.EDPExecForum.com .

InfoWorld's EDP Executive Forum is the only place for CIOs, CSOs, senior IT managers, IT security decision-makers, risk managers and business unit managers to collaborate on addressing urgent data protection needs while laying the foundation for comprehensive, manageable, and cost-effective protection of data throughout the enterprise. EDP keynote presentations will address the changing role of the CISO and how security policies and IT practices must adapt to address today's and tomorrow's data-protection challenges.

"In addition to our heavyweight keynoters with deep experience in financial services organizations, we have an impressive collection of panelists and presenters throughout the agenda," notes Doug Dineley, InfoWorld executive editor and content chair for the event. "We're going to have an amazing mass of brainpower focused on the challenges of data protection — and compliance and governance — in large enterprises of all kinds. This will be a very enlightening, information-packed day."

Presentations and panel discussions will focus on surveying the risks and potential costs of data breaches; meeting legal and regulatory requirements; protecting sensitive data, intellectual capital and proprietary information; and navigating the various encryption, leak prevention, network access control and ID management solutions currently available. Allstate Insurance, BT Radianz, CareGroup Health System, Microsoft, Museum of Modern Art, Vontu, WebEx and Wildman Harrold, LLP are just a sampling of participating companies. Plus, InfoWorld's top editors will be on hand to share their expertise. The complete agenda is available online at http://www.EDPExecForum.com .

InfoWorld's enterprise data protection program mirrors the brand's successful "market maker" advocacy approach, used to champion SOA and enterprise virtualization. Components include: face-to-face InfoWorld Executive Forum events, online community media (Webcasts, podcasts, newsletters, InfoClipz), online special sections, and social networking via InfoWorld's IT Exec Connect. Editorial and advertising programs are already ongoing throughout InfoWorld.com.

PGP, a global leader in enterprise data security and encryption solutions, is the event's cornerstone sponsor. Additional partners include: Ipswitch (Silver-level sponsor) and CipherMax (Associate-level sponsor).

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group helps IT solutions management choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy, for maximum business impact at their organizations. Rather than merely covering the enterprise technology market, InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, social media, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide both hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at http://www.infoworld.com .

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

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