Elemental Selected To Present At The Computer Security Institute’s 32nd Annual Conference And Exhibition

SAN MATEO, Calif. Nov. 10, 2005 Elemental Security, Inc., an award-winning pioneer of new technology in enterprise information security, today announced that it has been selected to present at the Computer Security Institute (CSI) 32nd Annual Computer Security Conference and Exposition, being held Nov. 14 – 16 in Washington D.C.

Guido van Rossum, programming language expert and Elemental senior language architect, will present “Introduction to an Open Language Approach to Managing Security Policies” in the conference’s Working with Developers Track on Nov. 14. Information about the conference, themed this year “The Power to Defend,” can be found at http://www.gocsi.com/annual/ .

“We are pleased to have someone of Guido van Rossum’s stature in the industry on the agenda for our upcoming CSI annual conference,” said Frank Brogan, project manager for CSI, part of CMP Media. “As the creator of the Python programming language, Mr. van Rossum is obviously extremely well known in the developer community, and we look forward to hearing his insights on leveraging an open language, and having our attendees benefit from the wealth of his expertise.”

Mr. van Rossum is one of the world’s best known and most respected computer language experts. Mr. van Rossum is most recognized for writing the Python language, one of the leading open source languages. He has written the policy language used exclusively by the Elemental Compliance System. In one of his accomplishments, he was nominated as one of the Top 20 Software People in the World by Java Developer’s Journal. Prior to joining the Elemental team, Mr. van Rossum was the Director of PythonLabs at Zope Corporation. Mr. van Rossum has been a guest researcher for the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Md., working at the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI). Mr. van Rossum holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Amsterdam.

About the CSI Annual Conference

The CSI 32nd Annual Computer and Conference Exhibition, “The Power to Defend,” will be held Nov. 14 – 16 in Washington, D.C., at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. This comprehensive industry conference features 133 sessions separated into 14 Tracks (Attacks and Countermeasures, Awareness Training and Education, Compliance and Governance, Critical Issues, Forensics, Government, Hands-On Technology, Identity & Access Management, Introduction to Computer Security, Management, Risk and Audit, Technology, Web Services, and Working with Developers). The exhibition will feature 145 exhibitors. Contact CSI at http://www.GoCSI.com, (415) 947-6320, or csi@cmp.com for more information. To register for the conference or to obtain a show pass, visit http://www.gocsi.com/netsec .

About CMP Media

CMP Media (www.cmp.com) is the leading integrated media solutions company providing “broad and deep” access to the entire technology spectrum – the builders, sellers and buyers of technology worldwide. The company’s comprehensive database of technology decision makers enables marketers to reach targeted audiences throughout the purchase process with publications, web offerings, face-to-face events, consulting and other marketing services that deliver actionable results.

About Elemental

Elemental is an award-winning pioneer in the Security Compliance Management market. Elemental’s products address enterprises’ need to centrally manage the security compliance of all computers in their environments. Elemental provides unified visibility and control to manage dynamic computing environments, enabling enterprises to satisfy compliance requirements and measurably improve their security. Founded in December 2002, Elemental is a privately held company backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Mayfield, Sequoia Capital and Lehman Brothers Venture Partners. Red Herring and AlwaysOn awarded the company their Red Herring 100 and AlwaysOn 100 awards, respectively, which honor the top private companies of 2005. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., and has offices throughout the U.S. Go to http://www.elementalsecurity.com for more information.


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