iovation Founder to Discuss Cyber Safety at South by Southwest Interactive Festival

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Panel to Educate Web Technology Innovators on Internet Security

Cyber Safety in the Interactive Age

As more and more people move online to bank, shop, work and socialize, online criminal activity is a growing concern among Internet businesses, consumers and participants. This year's South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival will provide a panel discussion on Internet security and the potential dangers facing the online community. iovation CEO and co-founder, "Greg Pierson, will speak about the hottest trends in online fraud and abuse in the panel, Cyber Safety in the Interactive Age." Joining him will be well-known cyber safety advocates Ron Teixeira, of the National Cyber Security Alliance; Steve Wildstrom, author of BusinessWeek's Technology and You column; and Marian Merritt, of Symantec. The session will take place Monday, March 10th, 2008, from 2:00-3:00pm (CT) at the Austin Convention Center.

"Cyber Safety in the Interactive Age" panel discussion

With cyber-criminals becoming smarter and more organized by the minute, the social networking and online gaming industries offer criminals an ideal target to perpetrate fraud and abuse. What do fraud managers and consumers need to know to protect themselves from becoming victims of online crimes and abuse? This panel will discuss:

  •     Changes in the security landscape over the past five years
  •     Future of the online world and the responsibility of cyber security
  •     Dangers that consumers should know when logging on to Internet communities (dating/gaming/social networks)
  •     Education efforts in the security landscape

Greg Pierson, CEO and Co-founder, iovation
Ron Teixeira, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance
Steve Wildstrom, Technology and You Columnist, BusinessWeek
Marian Merritt, Internet Safety Advocate, Symantec

Monday, March 10th, 2:00pm-3:00pm CT

SXSW Interactive Conference, Austin Convention Center, March 7-11, 2008, Austin, TX

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About iovation
iovation, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, pioneered the use of device reputation for managing online fraud, abusive behavior and multi-factor authentication. Today, iovation manages the reputation of tens of millions of Internet-enabled devices worldwide, allowing its customers to control online fraud and abuse while benefiting from sharing device reputation intelligence. For more information on iovation and the company's products, visit


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