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Bill Cheswick, Father of the Firewall, to Deliver Keynote at Jericho Forum's De-Perimeterization Conference in New York City

International IT Security Thought-Leadership Group Focuses on Developing a Blueprint for Collaboration Outside Corporate Walls

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Jericho Forum, the international IT security thought-leadership group, today announced that security pundit Bill Cheswick, known as the "father of the firewall," will be the keynote speaker at Jericho Forum's conference, to be held in New York City on September 11, 2007 as part of the Infosecurity New York exhibition and conference held at the Jacob Javits Center. Bill Cheswick was an early innovator in Internet security known for his work in firewalls and proxies at Bell Labs, and for the book he co-authored, Firewalls and Internet Security: Repelling the Wily Hacker, now in its second edition.

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Presenters at the Jericho Forum conference, including representatives from industry-leading software companies and the most influential industry analysts, will share their perceptions about the directions and trends expected from tomorrow's security solutions that will enable secure, de-perimeterized, global collaboration "outside a company's walls."

Jericho Forum Conference Agenda Welcome, Introduction, and Keynote 40 Years of Internet Security and the Future for Firewalls Bill Cheswick Myths and Realities about De-Perimeterization Today's and tomorrow's challenges; business case; fundamentals; published papers Jericho Forum Security for a Wide Open World Enforcing security policy to prevent data loss, demonstrate compliance, and maintain trust Joseph Ansanelli, Chief Executive Officer, Vontu, Inc. Analyst's View Perspectives on de-perimeterization and future trends in information security architecture Dan Blum, Senior Vice President and Principal Analyst, Burton Group Security Architecture Implications of De-Perimeterization Our target infrastructure designs and steps we can take today to get there Carl Ellison, Architect, Microsoft Corporation Security Convergence Security convergence: the myth, the truth, the reality David Ting, Founder and Chief Technical Officer, Imprivata Understanding Identity-as-a-Service Externalize identity as a standards-based service for business applications Nashant Kaushik, Principal Architect, Oracle Identity Management Analyst's View Best practices in security architecture Jeffrey Wheatman, Research Director, Security & Privacy, Gartner Group For more information, visit

Consisting of like-minded security leaders from companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly, Boeing, Proctor & Gamble, KLM, ICI, Standard Charter Bank, HP, and IBM, Jericho Forum was formed as a brain trust to help define open standards-based security measures needed to enable faster, flexible, secure collaboration with partners, vendors and customers outside the traditional company walls at a time when business needs to move and connect fast -- with flexibility and without risk.

"Companies worldwide are starting to acknowledge that de-perimeterization is truly happening," said Simmonds. "Rather than end up with costly, fragmented fixes, we need to collectively define multiple strategies to address the issue of de-perimeterization on a long-term basis. We have a spectacular list of U.S. based companies we expect to attend this program. It's our hope that after Infosec, more will join us in helping to create strategies to resolve the de-perimeterization problem quickly, securely, and in a way that will allow all of us to take advantage of the opportunities the Internet offers global businesses."

About Jericho Forum

Jericho Forum is an international IT security thought-leadership group dedicated to defining ways to deliver effective IT security solutions that will match the increasing business demands for secure IT operations in our open, Internet-driven, globally networked world. Members include multinational corporate user organizations, major security vendors, solutions providers, and academics, working together to drive development of new architectures and approaches for securing a de-perimeterized world, as well as to support development of open standards that will underpin these technology solutions.

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