Prepare Your Organisation for the Latest Cyber Crime Threats by Attending ISSE 2001 Friday 8 June 2001 PDF Print The threats facing organisations from hackers, cyber criminals and e- terrorists continues to grow at an exponential rate, even children can now easily download extremely powerful hacking and denial of service tools from the web. Problems caused by recent incidents such as denial of service attacks on e-commerce sites have highlighted the need for a more resilient and secure Internet. Therefore, cyber security has become a high priority issue on the political agenda at the national, regional, and international level and with companies all over the world. Organisations concerned about how to deal with the latest threats facing their e-commerce and ITC systems can hear the issues debated by world leading experts at ISSE 2001. The 'Information Security Solutions Europe' conference is the major independent European Forum on IT security & e-business and is organised by EEMA - The European Forum for Electronic Business in conjunction with TeleTrusT. ISSE 2001 will be held on 26th - 28th September at the QEII Conference Centre, London. The conference will host over 80 papers with a stream dedicated to issues raised by ITC security Threats presented by experts who have pioneered this technology in world leading companies. David Spinks director of Information Assurance (EMEA) for EDS, will give an insight into both traditional and new forms of Cyber Crime offences. He explained, "The open and interconnected nature of the Internet involves risks and vulnerabilities. The industry sectors crucial to national and global economic stability and growth (such as telecommunications, financial services, transportation, energy, government services, and the information and communications industries) face increased threats and major economic damage when the underlying information infrastructure is targeted or made vulnerable by illegal activity." Dr Walton a Director of CESG, (Communications-Electronics Security Group) the UK government's national Technical Authority for Information Security will give a measured assessment of the true threats to information systems in Europe including a Government Perspective. Douglas Conorich, Global Solutions Manager Managed Security Services for IBM Global Services IBM, USA will discuss the merits of various Internet Security Strategies including case studies illustrating how to protect your website against hackers and also lessons learnt from previous network break ins. Dr Andrew Rathmell Executive Director of the International Centre for Security Analysis (ICSA) will examine how to build partnerships to protect critical information infrastructures. "Devising policies to protect critical information infrastructures will require not only new thinking but also new modes of partnership across commercial sectors and across national borders", commented Dr Rathmell. His paper will explain the institutional, legal, commercial, technical and political requirements of partnership, in the hope that an understanding of the issues can help stakeholders in the Information Society to better protect themselves and their logical neighbours. Peter Aitken the Senior Analyst at iDefense will review the potential for threat models to provide a better understanding of current and future risk exposure from internal and external threats and discuss the wide range of threats to organisations, and propose methods to improve their utility and reliability. Colin Robbins principal consultant at ECsoft will describe how to escape the "Defensive Security Trap". Rolf Moulton from Unilever, who is responsible for the development and implementation of Unilever's Corporate IT risk management strategy and program will discuss Information Risk Management and the Proper Tools for the Right Players. Current literature indicates that while information risk management is actively discussed by its own advocates, it is not widely accepted or used by business managers, and while it may be helpful in some circumstances, overall it is not considered an effective tool. This seems to be caused by a mismatch in objectives, complexity, tools, definitions and metrics. Rolf Moulton will propose a model and minimalist approach to information risk management. The model and approach are being developed in a large multinational consumer goods company, and will also be tested in other large multinational companies. ISSE 2001 will cover many other topics during the 3-day event. Government Ministers, European Commissioners, Leading Technologists, Heads of Industry, and Legal Professionals including Bruce Schneier (author of the best selling book Secrets and Lies) and Riccardo Genghini (Chair of European Standardisation Activities) will present the most recent concerns and solutions in 80 sessions divided into four tracks. Speakers in the closing Plenary include Mr Pinder eEnvoy (UK) and Ms Zypries, German Secretary of State and Phil Zimmerman. Leading end user speakers include Rolf Moulton (Unilever), Dominic Steitz (British Airways) and Thomas Oeser (Siemens). Speakers on international security initiatives include Frank Jorissen (Utimaco) on pkiC, Bernard Esslinger (Deutsche Bank) on Bridge CA, and Richard Wilsher (Zygma) on the tScheme. For further information about ISSE 2001 contact email@example.com or telephone +44(0)1386 793028 or visit the ISSE web site for full details http://www.eema.org/isse Listing details: ISSE 2001 Information Security Solutions Europe 26-28 September 2001 QEII Conference Centre, London http://www.eema.org/isse e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone +44(0)1386 793028 Press contact: If you would like an article based on the information outlined above, or to arrange an interview with key speakers or see the full conference programme, please contact: Neil Stinchcombe, Tel: +44(0)208 449 1007 or email: email@example.com. EEMA - The European Forum for Electronic Business EEMA - the European Forum for Electronic Business - was founded in 1987 and is the leading European non-for-profit e-Business association with the aim of pushing forward the boundaries of e-commerce, technology and legislation. Its numerous Interest Groups, workshops, conferences and seminars each specialise in areas of current concern, to educate and inform its 240 member companies on latest developments and technologies, at the same time enabling members of the association to compare views and ideas. EEMA works closely with governmental bodies, standards organisations and e-Business initiatives throughout Europe and is an instrumental force in moving European business towards working electronically. Visit http://www.eema.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +44 1386 793028 for more information. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Eskenzi PR in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.