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Infosecurity Europe is the number one event dedicated to information security. With over 300 exhibitors, the event is the most comprehensive showcase for the most diverse range of new and innovative products and services from the World's top information security vendors. The event enables security professionals and business managers to establish a commercial justification for information security, refine their security policies and select the most appropriate solutions to support their security strategy in order to safeguard their company's reputation and assets. Over 11,000 visitors are expected to attend this year's event with many travelling from overseas to participate in the FREE education programme that addresses both strategic and technical issues drawing on the skills and experience of senior end users, technical experts and real world case studies. Infosecurity Europe takes place at the Grand Hall, Olympia, London from 25th April - 27th April 2006 www.infosec.co.uk.

Information Security has become a top priority for government and business from the largest corporate to the smallest SME. Valuable data has become concentrated as never before, making it a target for criminals and hackers. The theft of sensitive data can cause a loss of confidence in governments, a decrease in the value of companies, a failure to comply with legislation or significant financial losses from fraud. There has been a shift in security threats to business, with organised crime moving into the arena using the tools developed by hackers, virus writers and spammers. The result has been a spate of highly publicised attacks such as identity theft, and blackmail using techniques that are becoming more sophisticated, combining hacking, phishing, spyware, denial of service attacks, botnets, worms and viruses. As the stakes become higher the criminals will become more determined. Information Security is the defence against this growing threat, it now impacts every single aspect of how we do business. Secure operations mean higher productivity and a real business advantage over competitors. It is essential that cybercrime does not undermine the confidence of consumers in digital communication as this could cost corporations and governments across the world billions of pounds in lost online revenues and reduce cost savings from new services.

Visitors to Infosecurity Europe can arm themselves with the knowledge to defend their company against present and future threats and equip themselves with the latest technology and services to protect their organisation's reputation and new business practices.

There are 123 speakers in the education programme, with keynotes and seminars presented by some of the world's most experienced and respected professionals from the information security arena.

The 2006 keynote sessions at Infosecurity Europe are the highlight of the Information Security industry's international calendar. They bring together the industry's leading independent experts, government officials and end-users from high profile corporations and take an in-depth look at some of the hottest ideas in information security today.

The organisers of Infosecurity Europe, Reed Exhibitions, have selected inspirational speakers, to create an education programme that reflects the issues that the information security community wants to hear about. Unlike paid for conferences in the information security space, there is no cost to attend Infosecurity Europe, and visitors can be supremely confident of the quality of content and exceptional educational value.

According to recent research by Infosecurity Europe, the top 10 issues of concern to CSOs and CIOs are:

  1. Compliance, governance, audit and security.
  2. Protecting reputation, brand and intellectual property.
  3. Internal threats.
  4. Professionalism and certification of security personnel.
  5. Identity management and preventing ID theft.
  6. Threats from new technology such as VoIP, IM and USB devices.
  7. Mobile, wireless and remote working.
  8. How much should be spent on security?
  9. Deperimitisation.
  10. What is essential to secure new ways of doing business?

The education programme at Infosecurity Europe reflects these concerns; here are a few highlights from the keynote programme:

The opening address is by Lord Erroll on 'Identity'; a burning political, legal and social question.

Tony Neate, National High Tech Crime Unit chairs a panel on E-Crime: Who Got Caught Out? Leading security specialists from BAA, LexisNexis, Blue Square, Barclays Capital and the Salvation Army will use case study responses to recent breaches to advise on how best to preserve reputation and brand equity.

PricewaterhouseCoopers together with the DTI, will unveil the findings of the 2006 DTI Information Security Breaches Survey which is the most thorough source of information on security incidents suffered by businesses, both large and small, and will be launched exclusively at Infosecurity Europe 2006.

A keynote panel, chaired by John Harrison from NISCC will address which certification proves you can do the job, carry out your responsibilities and identify which qualification employers value the most. The panellists are Prof Fred Piper - Royal Holloway, Allan Boardman - ISACA, Dorsey Morrow - ISC, Prof Brian Collins - BCS and Nick Coleman - IISP.

The keynote on mitigating the enemy within, chaired by Jason Creasey - ISF, will examine case studies where internal-origin breaches have occurred. Martin Robinson - Fraud Advisory Panel, Dr Steven Furnell from Reading University Jason DeHaan - Excapsa will examine ways to prevent internal breaches.

Richard Starnes - ISSA UK will debate the case for and against security architectures based on the de-perimeterised model with Nicholas Bleech- Rolls-Royce Plc, Dan Blum - Burton Group and Paul Simmonds -ICI.

Brian McKenna -Infosecurity Today, alongside Lucas Cardholm - Ernst & Young and Rorie Devine - Betfair investigate how much is it really worth spending on security, covering predicting, pricing and pitching security needs to the board.

Claire Hobson - Head of Telecoms Policy at the DTI will lead a debate on whether the business advantages of VoIP outweigh the security concerns. Preparing your company for a secure telecommunications future with insight from Russell Kirk - Grey Convergence Limited, John Meakin - Standard Chartered Bank, Andy Thompson - CapGemini, and Andrew Yeomans - DrKW.

The panel on Security Compliance from Conglomerate to SME chaired by Jeremy Beale - CBI, will show how to implement compliance as an asset for an organisation with Simon Briskman - Field Fisher Waterhouse, Paul Davis - Simons Group, Bruce Potter- Morgan Cole, Andreas Wuchner- Novartis

Find out the five essential actions you should implement today to secure the future of your business from John Riley - Computer Weekly; Dan Blum - Burton Group; Peter Burnett - NISCC; Jon Fell - Pinsent Masons; Andrew Kellett - Butler Group; and Andrew Wilson - ISF.

Your systems can be hacked!!! Find out just how easily. The panel will consist of Robert Schifreen - author, Ivan Ristic - Penetration Tester, Bob Ayers - Chatham House and two hackers who cannot be identified for legal reasons. If you're interested to know about these guys backgrounds check them out over the Internet and log onto www.infosec.co.uk !

Seven Product specialists will put their products on the line in front in the "Lion's Den", only one company will be left standing after an in-depth grilling from five of the most senior buyers and authorities in the industry.

In addition to the keynote programme, there are also over 60 FREE seminar sessions split into business and technical streams which explore the key issues facing organisations today and the technologies available to address them.

There are 29 speakers in the technical seminar stream with 18 CTOs speaking and 10 technical expert who will reveal Information Security issues and technical advances. Topics include: "Honeynets - have evolved"; "Anatomy of a database attack"; "What hackers know that you don't"; "Preventing the top 5 insider attacks" and "Managing the exposure gap".

There are 31 speakers in the business strategy seminar stream includes 8 CEOs and 23 directors who will focus on the challenges and issues facing management, CEO's and other board level directors. Topics include: "Prevention is better than cure"; "Turning your IT department into a profit centre"; "Consumer ID Protection - who foots the bill" "British Library - protecting the digital archive"; "Sunderland City Council - getting smarter with Identity"; and "Tayside Fire and Rescue - stopping the password firelight".

Infosecurity Europe has become the event where new products are announced and this year over 130 companies will use the event to showcase their new solutions.

For FREE entry and further information about Infosecurity Europe 2006, visit the website at www.infosec.co.uk

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