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23rd Annual Information Security Forum World Congress Coming to Chicago

The Information Security Forum (ISF) will be hosting its 23rd Annual World Congress in Chicago, IL, November 3-6.

Sept. 18, 2012 - PRLog -- The Information Security Forum (ISF), a global, independent information security body considered the world's leading authority on cyber security and information risk management, will be hosting its 23rd Annual World Congress  in Chicago, IL, November 3-6. More than 500 attendees are estimated to descend upon the city for the four day event to discuss the key security challenges and opportunities that member companies and businesses are facing including cyber-security, data privacy in the cloud, supply chain security and mobile devices.

“The ISF Annual World Congress is our flagship global event, offering attendees an opportunity to discuss key security challenges and gain practical advice from peers and leading industry experts from around the world,” said Michael de Crespigny, CEO of the ISF. “Businesses recognize the enormous benefits the ISF brings and our Annual World Congress has become the preeminent event where major players in the information security industry gather together to meet and exchange ideas in a relaxed and confidential setting.”

The ISF Annual World Congress offers attendees with the opportunity to hear from world-renowned experts, find solutions to current security problems, learn from key industry players, gain insight into the latest ISF projects, share experiences and network with their peers. Each year, the ISF helps attendees build exclusive business relationships with some of the world’s most powerful and influential information security executives.

This year’s event has an impressive line-up of keynote speakers including:

Frank Abagnale, Jr.
Frank Abagnale, Jr. is one of the world's most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents. His rare blend of knowledge and expertise began more than 40 years ago when he was known as one of the world's most famous con men depicted most graphically in Steven Spielberg’s film of Frank’s book, Catch Me If You Can. His tales of social engineering combined with 30 years of FBI experience will close this year’s Congress.

Gene Kranz
Gene Kranz was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for leading the team responsible for the successful return of the Apollo 13 crew. He was the flight director for many Apollo missions including Apollo 11 and ultimately became Director of Mission Operations at NASA. His years of experience in risk and crisis management is a story that all can draw some benefit from.

The ISF will also welcome policy makers from around the globe to discuss the challenging role of government in securing cyber space. Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the EU Commission for the digital agenda; Howard Schmidt, former Cyber-Security Coordinator of the Obama Administration; Robert Gordon, special advisor on Cyber Security to the Canadian government; and James Quinault, Director of the UK Office of Cyber Security & Information Assurance will contribute to this debate.

For more information on the Congress, or for further details on any aspect of the ISF, please contact Steve Durbin at steve.durbin@securityforum.org or via phone at +1 (347) 767-6772.

Information Security Forum (ISF)
Founded in 1989, the Information Security Forum (ISF) is an independent, not-for-profit association of leading organizations from around the world. It is dedicated to investigating, clarifying and resolving key issues in cyber, information security and risk management and developing best practice methodologies, processes and solutions that meet the business needs of its Members.

ISF Members benefit from harnessing and sharing in-depth knowledge and practical experience drawn from within their organizations and developed through an extensive research and work program. The ISF provides a confidential forum and framework, which ensures that Members adopt leading-edge information security strategies and solutions. And by working together, Members avoid the major expenditure required to reach the same goals on their own.

Further information about ISF research and membership is available from www.securityforum.org.

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