Industry Guru & BT Security Futurologist Bruce Schneier & Denim Group Principal John Dickson To Deliver 2013 Cornerstones of Trust Keynotes

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“Securing Ubiquity: Protecting the Enterprise of Things” Is The Theme of This Year’s Conference To Be Held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City on June 18th, 2013

The traditional approach to Information Technology security needs to be reexamined in light of the transformations brought about by ubiquitous mobile access, social collaboration, the information explosion, and distributed computing in the Cloud.

Cornerstones of Trust today announced it has chosen “Security Guru” and BT Security Futurologist Bruce Schneier & Denim Group Principal John Dickson as keynote speakers for its popular conference to be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City on June 18th, 2013. Focused on unveiling the most forward thinking in the industry since 2001, the Cornerstones of Trust conference helps security leaders and security practitioners evaluate trends and develop responses to increasingly growing challenges in the areas of increasing cost pressures, rising compliance complexity, the changing threat landscape and emerging technology disruptors. An efficient, high-value and impactful security conference known for delivering stimulating keynotes, valuable content, unique insights, and extensive opportunities to network and exchange ideas to its member community, this year’s conference theme is “Securing Ubiquity: Protecting the Enterprise of Things.”

“The traditional approach to Information Technology security needs to be reexamined in light of the transformations brought about by ubiquitous mobile access, social collaboration, the information explosion, and distributed computing in the Cloud,” said Mark Kadrich, conference organizer and director at large for the Silicon Valley ISSA. “There’s an increased drive to adopt new technologies, especially around devices and data. Enterprises need to protect this extended platform and the new type of devices interacting on the Internet. These trends also mean that the traditional corporate perimeter, with clearly identifiable boundaries, has diminished – if not disappeared altogether.”

Kadrich continued to say, “In addition, the continual rise of compliance requirements further compounds the situation and leads to added complexity for today’s businesses. As a result, the CISO's, CSO's, Directors, Managers of IT and security practitioners attending the conference will be looking deeply at the context of business today and how the needed security controls are changing in light of these trends. These decisions and strategies are paramount to securing devices and data anywhere while protecting the Enterprise of Things.”

Schneier and Dickson will be addressing these key concerns in their respective keynotes. Speaking at the opening of the conference, Bruce Schneier, the Security Futurologist for BT, is an internationally renowned security technologist dubbed a "security guru" by The Economist. He has authored 12 books -- including his latest best-seller Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust Society Needs to Survive -- as well as hundreds of articles and essays, and many more academic papers. His influential newsletter "Crypto-Gram," and his blog "Schneier on Security," are read by over 250,000 people. He has testified before Congress, is a frequent guest on television and radio, has served on several government technical committees, and is regularly quoted in the press.

Speaking in the 2:00 pm slot, John Dickson is a security professional, entrepreneur, and Principal at Denim Group, Ltd who spends most of his time helping CISOs run successful software security initiatives. He has over 15 years in the security field in both the commercial and government sectors. He’s an ISSA Distinguished Fellow and past President of its Alamo Chapter President in 2010, when the chapter was recognized as Chapter of the Year. John is also an ex-US Air Force officer who served in the Air Force Information Warfare Center and the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team, and who has been a security consultant in the commercial security arena since. John is currently Chairman of the Texas Lyceum, a statewide leadership group whose alumni include President George W. Bush, Governor Rick Perry, and numerous other statewide elected officials. He is a also a member of the US Air Force Space Command Commander’s Group, and an Honorary Commander for the 67th Network Warfare Wing.

About Cornerstones of Trust
Cornerstones of Trust acts as a catalyst to bring together the Northern California security community for an ongoing exchange of ideas that address the needs, interests and issues of trust that security practitioners and managers are experiencing today. Hosted as a cooperative effort of the San Francisco Bay and Silicon Valley chapters of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA); and San Francisco Bay Area InfraGard, contrarian thinkers and practitioners on the front-line are encourages to network and share experiences. This year’s sponsors include AhnLab, BlueCoat, McAfee, WatchDox and WebSense. Limited sponsorship opportunities may still be available. Contact sponsorship@cornerstonesoftrust.com for more information.

About The Information Systems Security Association
The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is an international not-for-profit volunteer organization providing educational forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skills and professional growth of its members— information security professionals. The primary goal of ISSA is to promote best practices that will ensure availability, integrity and confidentiality of organizational resources. ISSA's membership continues to grow with information security professionals representing a diversity of organizations, including major U.S. and international corporations, leading consulting firms, world-class educational institutions, and government agencies.

About InfraGard
InfraGard is a unique national partnership between the private sector and the U.S. government represented by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The San Francisco Bay Area InfraGard Chapter has been established in partnership with the FBI San Francisco Division. The San Francisco Bay Area InfraGard Chapter is one of 85 chapters in the FBI's InfraGard network and a member of the InfraGard National Members Alliance.

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