Leaders From the Public and Private Sectors Come Together at IT Security Forum

IT Security Entrepreneurs' Forum (ITSEF III) at Stanford University Addresses National Cyber Security Dilemma

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 9, 2009) - The third IT Security Entrepreneurs' Forum (ITSEF III) will take place at Stanford University on March 18, 2009. It is designed to bring together IT security leaders from private industry, Federal Government, Department of Defense, intelligence agencies, academia, science, venture capital and innovators/entrepreneurs of security solutions to address the needs of protecting the nation's IT critical infrastructures and command/control operating systems.

The Challenge:

From the underpinnings of the financial and banking systems to the integrity and sustainability of our national defense networks, cyber security now poses one of the greatest threats to the United States and an immense target for our adversaries.

The Opportunity:

ITSEF III, hosted by The Security Innovation Network, brings together 'best of class' and emerging companies with a select group of government, industry and venture capital leaders to share insights on market trends, needs, procurement processes, and opportunities on how to best approach and access these markets.

Analysts and industry experts believe this market will be one of the few shining business sectors in an otherwise down economy, one that requires the partnership of government and industry to accelerate the search for innovative solutions that can be identified, introduced and integrated into the critical infrastructure of operating systems. As our adversaries continue to attack with greater frequency and sophistication it is imperative that we create a "Dynamic Defense" that is swift, effective and robust.

Keynote speakers include:

--  Lt. General Keith Alexander, Director of The National Security Agency
--  Admiral Michael McConnell, Former Director of National Intelligence

The panel of guest speakers and attendees who fund, build, deploy and purchase IT security solutions can be found at: http://www.publicprivatepartnerships.org/itsef/speakers.htm

"At the time I was VP of Defense Group, Northrop Grumman IT and attended the 2007 ITSEF. As a result of the forum, I invited 12 emerging companies to Washington DC and ended up working with five of them."

--  MG Dave Bryan (RET), President, Defense Systems Group, ManTech
    International Corporation

For more information on the conference, please go to: http://www.publicprivatepartnerships.org/itsef/conference.htm

About The Security Innovation Network and IT Security Entrepreneurs' Forum (ITSEF):

Founded by Robert D. Rodriguez, The Security Innovation Network (SInet) is a not-for-profit whose mission is to bridge the gap between "Silicon Valley and the Beltway," advancing the innovation needed to protect and secure our nation's IT & Telecommunications critical infrastructures and command-control operating systems against cyber security adversaries. Mr. Rodriguez, recipient of the 2009 CSO Magazine's Compass Award, evangelizes on the crucial role that public-private sector collaboration can play in identifying and introducing the next generation of innovative solutions into the investment, government, and industry markets for adoption. More info can be found at www.publicprivatepartnerships.org.

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