Third Annual SC World Congress to Address Industry's Most Pressing Security Threats

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East Coast's Premier Security Event to Feature the Nation's Leading Private and Public Information Security Experts.

This year's event will deliver against that commitment and seek to empower attendees with the necessary tools to strengthen their information security infrastructure for years to come.

Today, SC Magazine announced the preliminary agenda of events, speakers and conference tracks for the third annual SC World Congress Conference and Expo, the East Coast's largest information security event, to be held in New York City on November 10-11, 2010 at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers.

With 2009's event breaking the inaugural event's attendance levels, this year's event continues to build on previous success and offers industry expertise and insight from many of the nation's leading security experts. Confirmed keynotes thus far include:

  •     Beyond Counter Intelligence - Cyber Espionage Revealed - Richard Clarke

An influential counsel to the previous three presidential administrations for an unprecedented 11 consecutive years, Richard Clarke is an internationally-recognized expert on security, including homeland security, national security, cyber security, and counterterrorism. In his keynote, Richard Clarke, will provide attendees with analysis of the broader issue of cyber espionage, exploring recent noteworthy crimes, their motivations and countermeasures. Clark will uncover similarities between crimes committed in the public and private sector, and the possible approaches to addressing these threats.

  •     12 Hours to Network Meltdown - Interactive Attack Simulation

There is no substitute for experience when it comes to cyber security, and in this participatory keynote, attendees will engage in a live case study with many of the industry's finest CISOs.

In an interactive exercise led by Col. Mike Convertino, Commander, 318 Informations Operations Group, the leader of the Air Force's premier information warfare group, and orchestrated by Peter Stephenson, SC Magazine technology editor and CISO of Norwich University, the fictitious company Hackbro recently put up its private cloud.

Attendees will observe while the one team composed of expert security gurus (the red team) hack into Hackbro's cloud and begin compromising systems using Norwich University Advanced Computing Center Cyber Weapons Range. In real time, attendees will follow those attacks live on the screen and see various network systems go down before their eyes. All the while, the audience can participate as the opposing, blue team - defending from the attacks by tweeting counter-measures to put the various network status components back to green as the red team continuously attacks.

  •     Security Innovators Throwdown

In addition to the keynotes, back for another year, SC Magazine is hosting the Security Innovators Throwdown, where leading young companies will compete to share their new ideas, plans and technologies to address today's information security needs. A judging panel made up of security and industry experts as well as VC representatives will determine which vendors among the competitors have the most considered business plans and most robust tools that not only tackle today's security challenges, but could also could garner interest from buyers and possible investment from venture capitalists (VCs).

"There's been much talk about international cyber security as it relates to attacks on the public and private sector and at the SC World Congress we are going to address what the future threat landscape will look like -whether it be an individual criminal or a nation-state attempting to take down another country's infrastructure." said Col. Convertino. "The SC World Congress promises to uncover the tactics and best practices to not only address these issues, but also share additional knowledge and expertise beneficial to anyone in the information security industry."

These high-value keynotes are only the start when it comes to the level of best practices attendees will garner at the annual event. More keynotes will be revealed in the coming weeks and many noteworthy security leaders will be featured in breakout sessions in the following tracks: Policy Management, Emerging Threats, Editor's Choice and Technical Link.

"Through the SC World Congress, SC Magazine is committed to furthering the education and experience of today's information security professionals," said Illena Armstrong, editor-in-chief, SC Magazine. "This year's event will deliver against that commitment and seek to empower attendees with the necessary tools to strengthen their information security infrastructure for years to come."

A full list of speakers, a conference agenda, media partners, sponsors and participant registration can be found at http://www.scworldcongress.com/.

Registration for the conference is currently open. To register for the conference, please visit http://www.scworldcongress.com/.

About SC Magazine
SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. The brand's portfolio includes the SC World Conference and Expo, SC Magazine Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and SC Magazine IT Security Executives Forums
Contacts:

Sponsorship / vendor showcase:
Mike Alessie
mike(dot)alessie(at)haymarketmedia(dot)com
646-638-6002

Innovators Throwdown:
Eric Green
eric(at)elg-consulting(dot)com

Media:
Matthew Mors
MIX Public Relations
matthew(at)mix-pr(dot)com

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