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Ziff Davis to Hold Security Solutions Virtual Tradeshow

Ziff Davis to Hold Security Solutions Virtual Tradeshow

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Ziff Davis Media announced today that its Security Solutions Virtual Tradeshow titled "Balancing the Need for Heightened Security and Increased Access" will be held September 13-14, 2006. The two-day interactive live event will bring together the top professionals in IT security from government experts, to leading analysts and consultancies, to vendor executives to discuss the latest threats facing your company. These experts will demonstrate and educate attendees with the necessary action items to protect computer data.

For more information and to register for the event please visit .

"Ziff Davis is a leader in eSeminars and virtual trade shows and continues to provide technology professionals with the most up-to-date and relevant content in the industry," said Martha Schwartz, Senior Vice President, Custom Solutions, Ziff Davis. "The Security Solutions Virtual Tradeshow is a fantastic platform for our sponsors and exhibitors to reach a highly targeted audience, generating qualified sales leads."

The Security Solutions Virtual Tradeshow will include one keynote presentation and three panel discussions per day. Participants will hear from industry analysts, consultants, IT managers, security experts and vendor executives during workshops designed to provide the best, proactive solutions available. They will provide attendees with information on how to protect networks from intruders, and best practices to ensure that an IT infrastructure remains as intact as possible during any crisis or disaster.

Gene Fishel, Assistant Attorney General in the State of Virginia's Computer Crime Unit, will deliver the opening keynote address at 11 a.m. ET on September 13th. He will discuss ways in which Virginia is investigating SPAM and identity theft. As Assistant Attorney General he prosecutes computer fraud cases and identity theft cases. He also drafts and reviews legislation for the Virginia General Assembly and helps educate the public on identity theft and computer crimes.

On September 14th at 11 am ET Kevin Mitnick Founder, Mitnick Security Consulting LLC and a former hacker, will deliver a keynote address, titled " The Art of Deception: Are You Being Conned." Mr. Mitnick will share what your business can do to develop a creative and engaging security program that heightens awareness, motivates employees to change their attitudes, influences them to think defensively, and encourages the adoption of good security habits.

Among the other speakers at the event will be: * Scott Larson, Managing Director, Stroz Friedberg, LLC * Natalie Lambert, Research Analyst, Forrester Research * Jeremy Rauch, Consultant, Matasano * Clint Chaplin, Chair, Wi-Fi Alliance * David Brown, Senior Security Consultant, Forsythe Technology * Richard Stiennon, Founder and Chief Research Analyst, IT-Harvest, Inc. * Jon Neiditz, of Counsel, Lord Bissell & Brook LLP * Jim Addlesberger, President and CEO, Navigate Storage * Vijay Ahuja, Ph.D., President, Cipher Solutions, Inc. * William Malik, Founder, Malik Consulting LLC * Stefan Dietrich, Ph.D., Co-Author, Contingency Planning and Disaster Recovery * Rich Baich, CISSP, CISM; Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers * Dr. Herbert Thompson, Chief Security Strategist, Security Innovation * Dave Newell, Senior Manager, Information Security Solutions Practice, CTG * Chris Liebert, Senior Analyst, Security Solutions and Services, Yankee Group

AT&T, CA and Websense are platinum sponsors. Other participating sponsors include Check Point, CyberScrub, Fiberlink, Qualys, SonicWALL, Sophos, Thawte, WatchGuard, and Webroot.

Ziff Davis Media won the Gold award from Folio Magazine as the best online event in 2005 for its Security Solutions Virtual Tradeshow.

About Ziff Davis Media Inc.

Ziff Davis Media Inc. ( is a leading integrated media company serving the technology and videogame markets. Ziff Davis reaches over 28 million people a month through its portfolio of 32 websites, 7 award- winning magazines, and hundreds of consumer and b-to-b events, as well as business IT tools, custom publishing, and direct marketing services. The company is headquartered in New York and also has offices and labs in San Francisco and Boston. The Company exports its brands internationally in 45 countries and 17 languages.

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