Free Webinar on Information Security: Securing IT to Mitigate Data Loss and Information Breach

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In a free Xtalks webinar on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST., Greg Garcia, Vice President, Information Security Programs and Policy, Information Technology Association of America along with Michael Assante, Senior Relationship Manager, National & Homeland Security Idaho National Lab (INL), discusses how the loss of personal data is prompting companies to embrace added security measures. There is still time to register for free at: http://www.xtalks.com/is.ashx

Free webinar on Information Security: Securing IT to mitigate data loss and information breach

Greg Garcia, Vice President, Information Security Programs and Policy, Information Technology Association of America and Michael Assante, Senior Relationship Manager, National & Homeland Security Idaho National Lab (INL), will discuss proven techniques to ensure that your organizations IT infrastructure is secure.

In a free Xtalks webinar on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST., Greg Garcia, Vice President, Information Security Programs and Policy, Information Technology Association of America along with Michael Assante, Senior Relationship Manager, National & Homeland Security Idaho National Lab (INL), discusses how the loss of personal data is prompting companies to embrace added security measures.

There is still time to register for free at: http://www.xtalks.com/is.ashx

Xtalks is pleased to present the Information Security web seminar. At this event you will hear from Greg Garcia, Vice President, Information Security Programs and Policy, Information Technology Association of America and Michael Assante, Senior Relationship Manager, National & Homeland Security Idaho National Lab (INL), as they discuss proven techniques to ensure that your organizations IT infrastructure is secure.

Companies are making the move in a desperate attempt to protect consumer as well as critical data from invasion and security breaches. The question by many consumers is whether the government should make it mandatory for companies to ensure that customer data is properly secure, while government officials are seeing the recent attacks as a threat to National security. These attacks have therefore left companies clamoring for answers to their now vulnerable IT infrastructures.

The web conference is sponsored by Apani Networks, Symantec and Vontu, who will host a workshop following the keynote presentation and before the Q&A session.

Registration for the event is currently open and free at: http://www.xtalks.com/is.ashx

About the Speakers

Greg Garcia

Greg Garcia currently is Vice President for Information Security Programs and Policy with the Information Technology Association of America. In this role he manages all programmatic and public policy aspects of information security, with a view to strengthening our national cyber readiness among the user and vendor communities.

Before joining ITAA in April 2003, Garcia served on the staff of the House Science Committee for a year and a half where he was responsible for industry outreach and legislative issues related to information technology and cyber security. In particular, Garcia played an active role under the leadership of Chairman Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY) in the drafting and shepherding of the Cyber Security R&D Act of 2002.

Michael J. Assante

Michael J. Assante, a recognized security and infrastructure protection visionary and new product development leader, brings a powerful combination of leadership/domain experience, technological vision and strategy development to the Idaho National Lab (INL).

Prior to assuming his leadership position at INL, Mr. Assante was a vice president and Chief Security Officer at American Electric Power, the largest generator of electric power in the US, serving 5 million customers in eleven states. He provided leadership, developed and implemented strategies to enhance security and business continuity for AEP; he was also responsible for protecting and maintaining corporate facilities, critical operating assets and property; and ensured the security and continued preservation of all corporate information and proprietary data and the technology that supports it.

About Apani Networks

Apani Networks is the leading enterprise network security software provider focused on securing inside the network perimeter. EpiForce, the company’s flagship product, provides a transparent security layer for networked applications by encrypting data flows, enforcing machine-level access control and centrally managing security policy relationships. For more information please visit http://www.apani.com/
About Symantec

Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at http://www.symantec.com/.

About Vontu

Vontu delivers the industry’s only Data Loss Prevention solution to automatically enforce data security policy with the ability to discover confidential information wherever it is stored, monitor all network traffic, and block email and web communications that violate policy. Vontu enables organizations to reduce financial risk, protect customer brand and loyalty, and ensure compliance with government regulations. Vontu customers include Fortune 500 companies in financial services, insurance, high technology, retail, telecommunications, manufacturing, media, and healthcare, as well as local and state government agencies. Vontu was awarded the Computerworld Innovative Technology Award 2004. For more information, please visit http://www.vontu.com.

About Xtalks

Xtalks (recently featured in the London Times article Conference call that spans the globe: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,9075-1364240,00.html) brings industry experts to executives’ desktops around the world in a web-based information network that provides insight into breaking business issues through interactive digital web conferences. By leveraging the best of hi-speed Internet and telecom technology, Xtalks provides a fantastic forum for highly interactive communication. Xtalks web conferences allow anyone with interest in a particular topic to participate in a web meeting by synchronizing their desktop computer and phone alongside industry experts. Xtalks is part of The Honeycomb Worldwide Group of Companies (http://www.honeycombworldwide.com), including Honeycomb Connect, a leader in executive networking, event management, web conferencing, publishing, and digital media with offices in North America and Europe.

“Xtalks' webinar brought together the top end users, technology vendors, and thinkers in the space,” says Ed Hess, Editor of Integrated Solutions Magazine, referring to a previous Xtalks’ event. “As a media sponsor of the event, we were ecstatic to see the level of commitment and execution that Xtalks showed in making the event a huge success. It was informative and filled with new and fresh insights. The Q&A session was highly interactive and addressed a range of issues. In terms of online events, it set a standard that others will have trouble matching."

For more information on this conference or Xtalks in general, or to enquire about speaking opportunities or sponsoring future events, visit http://www.xtalks.com or contact JP Fozo, Group Vice President, Business Development, at phone: 416-977-6555 x291.

Register for free at http://www.xtalks.com/is.ashx
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