RSA Conference Proves Security is IT’s Hottest Topic

BRACKNELL, UK, August 27, 2002 — Organisers of the RSA® Conference 2002, Europe today confirmed that registrations for the event have reached unprecedented levels, and also unveiled a host of new sponsors and exhibitors. The third annual e-security conference and exposition in Europe will be held on 7th – 10th October 2002 at Le Palais des Congrès in Paris.

Oracle has joined Microsoft, KPMG and RSA Security as a major sponsor of the event, which has also received the backing of the European Commission, Liberty Alliance Project, CompTIA and the PKI Forum. Gemplus and Qualys are also announced as silver sponsors.

Mark Reeves, vice president EMEA at RSA Security, comments, “The response to this year’s Conference in Europe has been significant, and demonstrates how much of a “hot button’ e-security is for technology professionals. Issues such as identity management, Web services and mobile security are on everyone’s lips and the RSA Conference’s importance as an invaluable forum for discussion and expert advice is widely recognised.

“Despite the summer break and a general downturn in tradeshow attendance, we have seen attendees and sponsors alike commit in record numbers. The quality of speakers and exhibitors at this RSA Conference is set to make it Europe’s premier e-security conference and expo, where the latest products will be on display and key industry figures will present their vision for the future.” He continues.

Keynotes & General Sessions
The RSA Conference 2002, Europe will feature keynote presentations and panel discussions led by industry thought-leaders and international policy-makers:

Why Nothing Has Changed Since 11 September – Ira Winkler, Hewlett Packard
Delivering Trustworthy Computing – Craig Mundie, Microsoft
Information Security Trends and Directions – William J. Malik, KPMG
Identity Management, The Next Critical Step on the Internet – Scott Schnell, RSA Security
Making Security Part of Your Development DNA – Mary Ann Davidson, Oracle Corporation
European Union Initiatives on Network Security, Cybercrime and Related Issues – George Papapavlou, DG Information Society
Securing Web Services, from Technology Hype to Strategic Business Weapon – Art Coviello (RSA Security), Michael Crosno
(Epicentric Inc.), Alexandre Steiner (Cap Gemini Ernst & Young) & Fiona Harvey (Financial Times)
* All keynotes will be simultaneously translated in French.

Security Showcase
New to the RSA Conference this year is the Security Showcase, a forum for vendors and customers to present their stories on the Expo floor. The presentations – of case studies, product announcements or strategic updates – will last for 20 minutes each, including a Q&A for delegates. Companies participating include Sun Microsystems, Gemplus, Citrix, Cacheflow and Attix5.

The Expo
The Exhibition section – to which entry is free of charge – will see more than 50 vendors demonstrating the latest e-security technology.

Conference Tracks
Reflecting security’s important role in an ever-increasing array of application areas, RSA Conference 2002, Europe will feature seven conference tracks:

Developers’ Track
Implementers’ Track
Hackers and Threats Track
Mobile Security Tracklet
Applied Security Track
Law, Policy & Privacy Tracklet
Perimeter Defence Track

This year’s RSA Conference offers an expanded catalogue of more than 85 classes, featuring a wide variety of workshops, seminars and talks. A complete agenda is available online.

Optional tutorials and immersion training sessions held on 7th October will provide attendees with the basics in developer and enterprise security, and lay the foundation for the week ahead.

Costs and Registration
Full conference fees include admission to all conference proceedings, general sessions, class tracks and exhibits, as well as access to the Welcome and Expo Reception and morning and afternoon refreshments. Up to 16th September registration will be discounted to €1,150, and from 17th September up to the start of the RSA Conference attendance will be charged at the full conference rate of €1,450. Fees for the Enterprise & Developer Tutorials are priced at €375.

Admission to the Exhibition section at the RSA Conference 2002, Europe is free with advance registration. The Exhibition is open to the general public.

About the RSA Conference
Now in its 3rd year, the RSA Conference Europe brings together decision-makers and influencers from all major markets, including consumer, education, financial, government, computer networking, telecommunications, finance and media for one of the industry’s premier e-security events. The RSA Conference continues in San Francisco in April 2003.

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