Information Security Editor-in-Chief To Lead Special Keynote Panel at Comdex Fall 2002

Editor-in-Chief of Leading Trade Publication to Moderate Two Panels; Special Keynote Session to Cover the Future of IT Security and Digital Risk

Editor-in-Chief Andrew Briney of Information Security®, an independent division of TruSecure® Corporation and the leading publication covering the IT and computer security industry, will be moderating two panels at COMDEX Fall 2002, including a special keynote panel at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The keynote panel will feature six of the industry’s leading business visionaries, including the presidents or CEOs of RSA Security, Network Associates, Inc., and Internet Security Systems.

This interactive and informative panel discussion will explore the state of IT security and how cybersecurity risk continues to multiply in every front, bringing the threat of damaged or lost data resources to the doorsteps of every Internet-connected business. Attendees will gain a thorough overview of trends in the security space from the viewpoint of many of the industry’s technological and business drivers.

Information Security editors as well as TruSecure executives will be at Booth #852.

Who: Andrew Briney, editor-in-chief, Information Security magazine
What: COMDEX Fall 2002
When: November 18, 2002, 3:00 p.m. PT
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Topic: Special Keynote Panel – “Risky Business: The Future of IT Security and Digital Risk”

In addition, Andy Briney will be moderating a second panel at COMDEX and other TruSecure or ICSA Labs® leaders will be speaking at other conferences in November as follows:

Who: Andrew Briney, editor-in-chief, Information Security magazine
What: COMDEX Fall 2002
When: November 20, 2002, 2:30-3:45 p.m. PT
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Topic: “Who’s at the End of the Line? User Authentication Shoot-Out”

Who: William Harrod, director of investigative response, TruSecure
Paul Robertson, director of risk assessment and forensics labs, TruSecure
What: The Annual Presidents’ Forum of MetroWashington
When: November 14, 2002, 11:00-12:15 p.m. ET
Where: The Wyndam Washington D.C.
Topic: “Red Alert: Are You and Your Customers Safe? (Managing and Protecting Your Information, Security, Privacy & Property)”

Who: Larry Bridwell, program manager for content security, ICSA Labs
What: AVAR 2002 (Association of Anti-Virus Asian Researchers)
When: November 21, 2002, 5:00 p.m.
Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Seoul, Korea
Topic: “Hello Houston, We Have a Problem”

About the Experts

Andrew Briney joined Information Security as editor-in-chief in March 1998 following the publication’s third issue. For the past four years, Andy has been the author and lead analyst of Information Security’s annual Industry Survey, a study of security and e-commerce trends and practices within approximately 2,500 global corporations and government agencies. His research and analysis has been quoted in hundreds of print, online and broadcast media, including the Associated Press, Wired, Fox TV News, Business Week, Computerworld, Black Enterprise magazine, TradeShow Week and Internet News.

William Harrod serves as director of investigative response and senior lead investigator for TruSecure Forensics Labs. Mr. Harrod works directly with clients’ senior management to plan and manage information security related investigations and forensic analyses for complex information management systems. He also coordinates the Risk Index team, which provides customers with alerts, intelligence and guidance around emergent security events and is the primary author of TruSecure Security Alerts, an immediately issued alert to its clients whenever a security-related risk poses a real-world threat.

Paul Robertson is director of risk assessment and forensic labs at TruSecure and an internationally recognized security expert. Mr. Robertson is a contributing writer to Information Security magazine, the industry’s leading trade publication, providing news, analysis, insight and commentary on today’s infosecurity marketplace. He has more than 16 years of experience in TCP/IP, Internet services and software as they relate to computer, network, and information security. Prior to TruSecure, Mr. Robertson was a lead analyst for the Gannett Company where he assisted in the planning of, the online site for the top circulation daily newspaper in the U.S. and one of the most heavily trafficked sites in the world.

Larry Bridwell serves as program manager for content security at ICSA Labs, an independent division of TruSecure Corporation. As a program manager, Mr. Bridwell is responsible for developing certification programs for products that provide security from malicious code attacks and desktop intrusion products. He also serves as manager for ICSA Labs’ Anti-Virus Product Developer’s consortium as well as managing special projects such as ICSA Labs’ highly regarded annual Virus Prevalence Survey.

About Information Security Magazine
Based in Norwood, Mass., Information Security magazine is the leading trade monthly for IT, networking and information security practitioners. For more information, see

About ICSA Labs
ICSA Labs, an independent division of TruSecure Corporation, offers vendor-agnostic testing and certification of security products. Hundreds of the world’s top security vendors submit their products for testing and certification at ICSA Labs. The end-users of security technologies rely on ICSA Labs to authoritatively set and apply objective testing and certification criteria for measuring product compliance and reliability. The organization tests 95% of products in key technology categories such as anti-virus, IPSec, VPN, firewall, PC firewall, cryptography, intrusion detection and content security.

About TruSecure Corporation
TruSecure is a leading security services provider, offering the only fully integrated, enterprise risk management services on the market. TruSecure’s unique blend of proactive risk reduction with real-time security management, monitoring and response assures continuous security of critical business information assets. TruSecure Certification has become a globally recognized symbol of commitment to effective information security in an interconnected economy. Additionally, TruSecure owns the independently operated ICSA Labs® and Information Security® magazine. Headquartered in Herndon, VA, TruSecure protects more than 700 sites worldwide, with operations in North America, Central America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about TruSecure Corporation, visit

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