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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 isse@eema.org 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: isse@eema.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: neil@eskenzi.demon.co.uk.

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 info@eema.org or phone +44 1386 793028 for
more information.



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