Elemental Security, Inc., an award-winning pioneer of new technology in enterprise information security, today announced that it has been selected to present at the IT Security World Conference and Expo 2005, being held Sept. 28 – Oct. 1 in San Francisco. Elemental will also exhibit at the event in Booth No. 313, where it will demonstrate its award-winning security compliance management product.
Dan Farmer, security industry expert and Elemental co-founder and CTO, will participate in a keynote panel discussion titled “Meet the Security Rock Stars” on Sept. 29 at 8 am PDT. Mr. Farmer will also present “Modern Forensics Analysis” in a stand-alone session on Sept. 29 at 10:30 am PDT. Information about the conference, an event put on by the MIS Training Institute (MISTI) to tackle the full spectrum of security challenges and offer real-world, unbiased solutions, can be found at: misti.com/itsecurityworld.
“We are pleased to have someone of Dan Farmer’s stature in the industry on the agenda for our upcoming MISTI conference,” said Ann Mangan, Conference Producer, MISTI. “Dan’s track record of independent thinking and leadership makes him a perfect fit for our ‘Meet the Security Rock Stars’ special session, and he’s innovating again at Elemental Security. We also look forward to hearing his insights about computer forensics analysis, and having our attendees benefit from the wealth of his expertise.”
To be demonstrated in its booth, Elemental’s award-winning product is the world’s first solution that unifies policy management, host configuration and network access control in one seamlessly integrated offering. For the first time, enterprises can easily express cross-platform security policies that affect individual computers and their behavior on the network, gather meaningful up-to-date information to compare to established metrics, and selectively enforce policies across a diverse, dynamic environment. Security compliance has become a top priority for enterprises due to the pressures from increasing frequency and severity of security breaches, and from regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
About Dan Farmer
Mr. Farmer has been involved in the computer industry for more than 20 years and is recognized worldwide as one of the leading experts in computer and network security. Mr. Farmer’s work includes serving as an expert witness and consultant for the recording industry in its case against Napster, advising the U.S. Department of Defense on protecting networks from cyber-terrorism in the wake of 9/11, and testifying before Congress regarding cyber security. Prior to that, he led network security at EarthLink for more than three years. Mr. Farmer also spent several years leading the technical aspects of computer and information security at Sun Microsystems. Mr. Farmer is perhaps best known as the author or co-author of several software programs that are among the world’s most widely used security tools, including SATAN (Security Administrator’s Tool for Analyzing Networks), a program that analyzes and reports on the security of a network. He is also the co-author of “Forensic Discovery,” a book covering the theory and hands-on practice of forensic computing. Mr. Farmer earned a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Purdue University.
About IT Security World 2005
IT Security World 2005 offers attendees a new experience with cutting-edge presentations and networking opportunities that attendees have come to expect from MIS Training Institute events. This event offers in-depth case studies, thought-provoking keynotes, a technology-rich expo, and a jam-packed program of exciting extras that will round out attendees’ experiences and will enable them to see information security at a larger perspective.
About MIS Training Institute
Founded in 1978, MIS Training Institute (MISTI) is the international leader in audit and information security training, with offices in the US, UK, and Asia. MIS’ expertise is drawn on experience gained in training more than 200,000 delegates across five continents. MIS offers conferences, on-site training, and more than 90 seminars in the areas of Internal and IT Auditing, Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, Information Security, Network Infrastructures, Operating Environments, and Enterprise Applications, as well as Web-based training at misti-online.com. MIS is a Euromoney Training Group company.
Elemental is an award-winning pioneer in the Security Compliance Management market. Elemental’s products address enterprises’ need to centrally manage the security compliance of all computers in their environments. Elemental provides unified visibility and control to manage dynamic computing environments, enabling enterprises to satisfy compliance requirements and measurably improve their security. Founded in December 2002, Elemental is a privately held company backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Mayfield, Sequoia Capital and Lehman Brothers Venture Partners. Red Herring and AlwaysOn awarded the company their Red Herring 100 and AlwaysOn 100 awards, respectively, which honor the top private companies of 2005. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., and has offices throughout the U.S.
Elemental and the Elemental Compliance System, among others, are trademarks or registered trademarks in the United States and certain other countries of Elemental Security, Inc. Additional company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of other individual companies and are respectfully acknowledged.