"We live in an increasingly complex world, in which IT executives face an ever-growing series of challenges keeping their networks secure from intruders and viruses," said Courtney Muller, vice president of domestic Internet World events. "We are creating Security Matters as a forum where these executives can come face-to-face with the leading experts in the security industry to learn how to protect their networks with successful strategies, products, and services."
The conference will provide a full range of security resources organized into four tracks: network security, handling security, integrating your security program, and comprehensive security. In addition, the conference will devote an entire day to public key infrastructure (PKI) fundamentals and challenges. Ali Pabrai, an accomplished expert in security technologies such as PKI, VPNs, biometrics, and enterprise network security, will cover topics that include business drivers; fundamentals; PKI team, budget, and timeline; smart cards; biometrics; and a PKI pilot program.
"The role that security plays in IT can't be overstated," said Tom Halligan, editorial director and conference chairman for Internet World. "Penton's security properties will delve deeply into the impact that security holds over IT. Our events and news resources will deliver critical information about how to protect Web sites and mission-critical data, and provide detailed analysis of current and future security solutions."Penton also announced that a free, weekly email newsletter, Security Matters, is available. You can subscribe by visiting the Security Matters Newsletter Web site.