COMDEX Chicago and Key3Media Group to Host First International Security and Biometrics Summit.Business/Technology Editors
COMDEX The former, premier computer trade show in the U.S. Although it grew into an end user event, it was originally created for dealers and distributors (it was the COMputer Dealers EXposition). Chicago 2002
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McCormick Place is an enormous exposition complex located in Chicago, Illinois. . Rear Admiral Cathal L. Flynn, USN (Retired), former Associate Administrator for Civil Aviation Security in the Federal Aviation Administration Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), component of the U.S. Department of Transportation that sets standards for the air-worthiness of all civilian aircraft, inspects and licenses them, and regulates civilian and military air traffic through its air traffic control , was appointed Chairman of the Summit and will preside over its activities.
The International Security and Biometrics Summit at COMDEX Chicago is designed to provide a forum for senior administration and public sector officials, top legislative leaders, aviation executives and technology suppliers to clarify and lead the agenda for technology's role in securing public infrastructure. The latest biometrics products, authentication solutions and encryption technologies will be showcased at COMDEX Chicago in the Biometropolis -an area developed in collaboration with New York-based International Biometric Group.
"Aviation security is a major concern for governments and corporations around the world," said Cathal Flynn. "In the near future, the largest security and biometrics customers will include the U.S. and other governments as they seek to build public infrastructure to secure citizens at home and abroad. We believe that the International Security and Biometrics Summit will become the definitive communication platform to facilitate the rapid development and deployment of critical technologies."
COMDEX Chicago will also offer an Infosecurity University and a Contingency Management
Contingency Management is a type of treatment used in the mental health or substance abuse fields. Conference that will complement the International Security and Biometrics Summit. The Infosecurity University is a program focused on data security and presented in partnership with the Infosecurity Institute, a leading firm focused on training IT professionals in the key skills necessary to protect valuable IT assets. The Contingency Management Conference is designed to share best practices with managers and technologists that have acquired an expertise in imagining the unthinkable and in developing contingency plans for these eventualities.
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3. a survey of attendees at COMDEX Fall 2001 in November, more than 83 percent of COMDEX customers identified security as a top priority. In answer to this overwhelming demand, COMDEX Chicago is hosting a first class and comprehensive event entirely dedicated to security and biometrics with a special focus on aviation security," said Bob Bierman, vice president and general manager, COMDEX Chicago. "We are pleased to have a renowned aviation security expert in Cathal `Irish' Flynn as our program chairman to lead these critical discussions."
The International Summit on Security and Biometrics will take place during COMDEX Chicago, which runs March 4 - 7, 2002. With more than 50,000 attendees and 400 members of the media in attendance, COMDEX Chicago is among the most influential information technology events in North America. Leading security software and hardware vendors and consultants, including Checkpoint Software, Computer Associates, Digital Trust, DynamicNode Authentication, International Biometric Group, Black and Veatch, and top IT suppliers, including Hewlett Packard and Sun Microsystems are scheduled to participate at COMDEX Chicago. As the marketplace for buyers and sellers of business technology, COMDEX provides an overview of the critical issues, trends and technologies driving the IT Marketplace. Each year at COMDEX, certain trends emerge that demonstrate the potential to change the entire IT landscape. COMDEX is the IT marketplace where buyers and sellers meet, learn and make business technology decisions. For more information visit www.comdex.com.
For more information on the International Security and Biometrics Summit, please visit, www.comdex.com/chicago. To interview COMDEX Chicago and International Security and Biometrics Summit Executives, contact Eric Grodziski at email@example.com.
Rear Admiral Cathal L. Flynn Biographical Information
Cathal Flynn was graduated from the University of Dublin Unlike the universities of Oxford and of Cambridge, after which the University of Dublin was modelled and both of which comprise several constituent colleges, there is just one Dublin college: Trinity College. , Trinity College, in 1959. In 1960, he began 30 years active service in the U.S. Navy, predominantly in naval special warfare Noun 1. Naval Special Warfare - the agency that provides units to conduct unconventional and counter-guerilla warfare
United States Navy, US Navy, USN, Navy - the navy of the United States of America; the agency that maintains and trains and equips , joint special operations, measures to combat terrorism, and international security affairs. Promoted to Rear Admiral in 1985, he served successively as Commander, Naval Security and Investigative Command (and concurrently as Assistant Director of Naval Intelligence The Director of Naval Intelligence refers to either one of two posts, both related to naval intelligence:
The branch of an intelligence service charged with keeping sensitive information from an enemy, deceiving that enemy, preventing subversion and sabotage, and collecting political and military information. and Anti-terrorism), Director of Plans and Policy, US Special Operations Command A subordinate unified or other joint command established by a joint force commander to plan, coordinate, conduct, and support joint special operations within the joint force commander's assigned operational area. Also called SOC. See also special operations. , and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations. Following his retirement from the Navy in 1990, RADM RADM
rear admiral (upper half) Flynn joined Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC SAIC - http://saic.com. ). While with SAIC, he served on committees of the National Research Council and the Defense Science Board. From 1993 to 2000, RADM Flynn was the Associate Administrator for Civil Aviation Security in the Federal Aviation Administration.
COMDEX Chicago is a Key3Media event. Key3Media Group, Inc., is the world's leading producer of information technology tradeshows and conferences, serving more than 6,000 exhibiting companies and 1.5 million attendees through 60 events in 18 countries. Key3Media's products range from the IT industry's largest exhibitions such as COMDEX and NetWorld+Interop to highly focused events featuring renowned educational programs, custom seminars and specialized vendor marketing programs. For more information about Key3Media, visit www.key3media.com.
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