Birkholz Awarded Keynote at Portland ITEC and WCSF Best Speaker 2005

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Erik Birkholz will be the Keynote speaker at Portland ITEC on December 7, 2005.

History repeats itself as Erik Pace Birkholz, President and Founder of Special Ops Security, and Timothy M. Mullen, CIO and Chief Software Architect for AnchorIS.Com, won the distinction of "Best Speaker" at the 2005 West Coast Security Forum, held in Vancouver, Canada on November 14, 2005. This is the second time in three years that the presenting duo has been awarded the high honor.

Quick on the heels of the warm reception in Vancouver, Birkholz was awarded the Keynote presentation at the Portland ITEC event, held this year in Halls D and E of the Oregon Convention Center, December 7 and 8. "I am honored that ITEC has asked me to be their Keynote speaker at the 2005 Portland ITEC," said Birkholz. "After years of convincing our customers of the importance of asset-based security it is reassuring to see the industry validate our assertions with this Keynote opportunity."

The Portland ITEC opens at 9:00 AM on December 7 with the Keynote presentation from Mr. Birkholz. The exhibit floor opens at 10:00 AM and the event continues on December 8 until 3:00 PM.

About ITEC

ITEC is the nation's leading series of business-to-business IT events designed to provide local-area businesses in the most important regional marketplaces with the information they need to make informed buying decisions. ITEC serves both regional solution providers interested in personally engaging with their customer and prospect base, and the national supplier looking to support their reach and distribution into multiple key markets across North America. For more information on ITEC, visit or call 1-866-784-6398.

About West Coast Security Forum

The West Coast Security Forum was created in 1998 by the CIPS Vancouver Security SIG - the security special interest sub-group affiliated with the Vancouver chapter of the Canadian Information Processing Society. The conference is locally organized entirely by volunteers and operates as a not-for-profit organization.

About Special Ops Security

Headquartered in Orange County, California, Special Ops Security, Inc. is a privately held company that meets the growing demand for specialized information security knowledge by blending consulting, training and technology into a new, hybrid educational solution for our customers. We are committed to delivering tactical and strategic solutions that optimize the people, processes and technology that protect customer data. For more information visit our web site at or contact us toll-free at 888-R-U-OWNED.

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