LinuxWorld New York Summit 2005 Tackles Linux and Open Source Security

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MARCH 15, 2005 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced details of the "Security: Inside and Out" conference track at LinuxWorld(R) New York Summit 2005 – a conference driven version of the company's popular LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R). The two-day LinuxWorld Summit is scheduled to take place May 25-26, 2005 at the New York City Marriott Marquis and includes a highly-focused, contemporary, conference program.

The Security track will feature leading Linux and Open Source security experts from organizations such as Sourcefire, Dell, OSDL, netForensics, Enterasys and Cassatt. The conference track will provide attendees with the knowledge needed to address issues of security both inside and outside of the corporate network, safeguarding the enterprise from end-to-end. Session speakers will explain how security affects everything from physical premises to Web services transactions, and will teach how Linux and Open Source tools can help run applications and communications safely and securely.

LinuxWorld New York Summit 2005 brings together the leading industry experts, thought leaders and visionaries to deliver a comprehensive educational program designed to meet the needs of IT professionals, developers, and business executives. Participants will learn about the most current and critical topics impacting Linux and Open Source adoption. The event will also present a showcase component featuring an exclusive selection of the preeminent vendors in the Linux and Open Source arena highlighted by breakthrough technologies, innovative tools, and relevant IT services.

Conference sessions for the "Security: Inside and Out" track at LinuxWorld New York Summit 2005 include:

— "Linux Security: Open Source Does Not Mean Open Doors," presented by Russell Pavlicek, Senior Linux Architect, Cassatt Corporation

— "Linux Firewalls: Netfilter and Native Tools," presented by Michael Rash, Security Research Engineer, Enterasys

— "Fighting the Security 'Black Hole': How the next generation of passive detection and correlation security tools are increasing accuracy and adding value to business operations," presented by William Young, Senior Security Architect, Sourcefire

— "How to Build Secure Linux Solutions using Virtualization," Sumankumar Singh, Systems Engineer/Advisor, Dell

— "Intrusion Discovery with Linux," presented by Anton Chuvakin, Ph.D., GCIA, Senior Security Analyst,

— "Securing Linux in the Enterprise," presented by Chris Wright, Linux Kernel Developer, Open Source Development Labs

"The need to address security concerns is urgent and real," said Dave Rosenberg, LinuxWorld New York Summit conference manager. "IT departments are required to reduce risk and provide countermeasures while thwarting attacks and planning for the future. Linux and Open Source technologies provide enterprises with high-performance security solutions from firewalls and intrusion detection to virtualization and beyond."

The two other tracks at LinuxWorld New York Summit 2005 are "The Business Effects of Linux and Open Source," and "Integration and Management." The LinuxWorld Summit will feature fifteen sessions over one and a half days. There will also be two feature presentations, which will be announced shortly, with executive level speakers on panels moderated by members of the trade press.

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