Hackers Beware! AudetteMedia Launches Discussion List Addressing Online Security Issues

BEND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 14, 2001–The Information Age has brought not only the convenience of instant on-demand access to the knowledge and resources we desire, but with it the capability of an individual to hack a computer system or distribute an e-mail virus costing companies billions of dollars while causing worldwide havoc.

AudetteMedia, http://www.audettemedia.com/ publisher of industry leading discussion lists for Internet professionals, is launching a new discussion list that will examine the security issues that matter to computing and business professionals worldwide. Published every Wednesday in both text and HTML, the discussion list is moderated by Mike Chapple, an Internet security specialist.

Chapple explains, “In our haste to develop Internet applications security concerns have fallen by the wayside. Only in the aftermath of e-mail viruses and distributed denial of service attacks are these issues emerging into mainstream thought. I-Security will provide a much-needed resource for computing professionals seeking to develop and maintain secure networks.”

“We’ll provide a forum where you can discuss everything from the latest firewall technology to the virus-du-jour that’s rampaging across the globe. You’ll find an eclectic mix of security practitioners ranging from security administrators to research scientists to managers just trying to defend their small piece of the Internet,” he adds.

IT professionals face a lot of security challenges. There is a lot of information out there, and the average IT professional doesn’t have time to sift through it all and maintain a good security posture in addition to their regular daily tasks. I-Security will provide a forum for IT professionals to have access to industry experts willing to discuss possible solutions to problems guaranteed to be at the cutting edge of computer and network security.

“Security is easy to ignore,” says Chapple. “It’s usually not glamorous work and often tends to be routine. Unfortunately, it’s also usually a thankless task because the successful security administrator is never noticed.

However, when security is neglected the results can be disastrous.”

Chapple has been involved with computer security in one form or another for the past six years. “I strongly believe that security is vital to the continued success of all aspects of our society. I enjoy sharing my views and look forward to hearing from others.”

Mike Chapple has extensive experience in the realms of computer, network and information security. He currently serves as a computer scientist with the U.S. government where he participates in the development of next generation intrusion detection systems. He holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in computer science along with a host of professional certifications. His graduate work stimulated his interest in the security field and his thesis presented a statistical approach to intrusion detection utilizing techniques borrowed from the field of data mining. Chapple is an active contributor to several security and database forums and serves as the About.com Guide to Databases http://databases.about.com.

About AudetteMedia

AudetteMedia, http://www.audettemedia.com/ established in 1995, is the oldest and largest advertising supported publisher of discussion lists for Internet professionals. List moderators are experienced industry-leading experts who filter the information and knowledge that they receive from opt-in subscribers. Lists published include: I-Sales, I-Search, I-PR, I-Design, I-Wireless and I-Strategy, plus ten others. With over 100,000 subscribers, discussion lists published by AudetteMedia enjoy steady growth, due to the high quality of their content, which consistently delivers relevant and useable knowledge to the Internet professional community.

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