ISACA’s Information Security Management and Network Security Conferences Highlight Control and Convergence Issues

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (27 July 2005)— IT resources at most organizations are stretched beyond their limits. Successful firms need a control framework that can help ensure compliance with regulatory bodies and more effectively use IT resources, according to John Kirkwood, CISM, chief information security officer, American Express Co. Kirkwood will discuss creating and implementing an effective compliance and control program at the Information Security Management Conference and Network Security Conference, 19-21 September 2005, at Caesars Palace Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Hosted by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), the two conferences will take place simultaneously and share several sessions, including the keynote speech.

The conferences will also feature experts from the international security alliance of ISACA, ASIS International and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) who will discuss the growing movement toward convergence in the security field. The alliance brings together more than 90,000 global security professionals with broad security backgrounds and skills to address the significant increase and complexity of security-related risks to international commerce from terrorism, cyberattacks, Internet viruses, theft, fraud, extortion and other threats.

The Information Security Management Conference features two tracks on high-level information security managerial and information security program issues. Session topics include information security laws and regulations, intrusion detection and prevention, a CISO panel discussion, cybersecurity and collaborating with IT and business units. The conference is of particular value to those holding the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) designation or planning to become a CISM.

The Network Security Conference presents sessions for beginning and advanced IS security professionals. This conference is also divided into two tracks and features topics such as physical security concepts and solutions, current hacking tools and techniques, web application security, and key tools for a network security audit.

Registration is US $1,500 per conference. Attendees of either conference may earn up to 25 continuing professional education (CPE) hours. Pre- and post-conference workshops are also available. For additional information, visit or

With more than 47,000 members in more than 140 countries, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association® (ISACA®) ( is a recognized worldwide leader in IT governance, control, security and assurance. Founded in 1969, ISACA sponsors international conferences, publishes the Information Systems Control Journal®, develops international information systems auditing and control standards, and administers the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditorâ„? (CISA®) designation, earned by more than 40,000 professionals since inception, and the Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®) designation, a groundbreaking credential earned by 5,200 professionals in its first three years.

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