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COMDEX Fall 2002 Dedicates Special Focus On Latest Infosecurity Technologies and Trends.

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COMDEX Fall 2002


Attendees to Benefit From Extensive Educational Sessions,

Interactive Exhibits and Show Floor Pavilions

In recognition of one of the fastest growing technology segments in today's marketplace, Key3Media Group, Inc. (OTCBB: KMED) announced today that COMDEX Fall 2002 will showcase the latest Information Security technologies and trends as a cornerstone theme of its Las Vegas Event. The weeklong conference and exhibition convenes November 16-22, 2002, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

"Security is a top priority for virtually every organization," said Mike Millikin, Senior Vice President, COMDEX Worldwide. "In answer to the demand for more information on security-related solutions and products, COMDEX has focused heavily on Information Security in several venues within the show, including the InfoSecurity University and Business Resiliency tracks within the Business Technology Conference, and the Information Security Zone on the exhibit floor."

International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that the overall market for IT security will increase from $14 billion in 2000 to over $46 billion in 2005. Local, state and federal governments and organizations are quoted in the IDC research bulletin "The Big Picture: IT Security Software, Hardware, and Services Forecasts and Analysis, 2001-2005," as stating that "It is no longer a matter if a security incident will occur, but more important, when the breach will occur."

Attendees at COMDEX Fall 2002 Las Vegas will experience innovative programs and show-floor summits dedicated to security, including:

-- Keynote and Panels dedicated to an organization's threat vectors and security solutions, including the keynote panel presentation "Risky Business: The Future of IT Security and Digital Risk," with panelists Art Coviello, President and CEO, RSA Security; Gene Hodges, President, Network Associates, Inc.; Dan MacDonald, Vice President, Internet Communications, Nokia; Tom Noonan, President and CEO, Internet Security Systems; Bruce Schneier, Founder and CTO, Counterpane Systems; John Weinschenk, Vice President, Enterprise Services Group, VeriSign, Inc.; and Andrew L. Briney, Editor in Chief, Information Security Magazine as moderator.

-- A Great Debate covering "Terrorism vs. Liberty: Advanced Technology and The Right to Privacy". When does the use of technology to combat terrorism undermine the very civil liberties the U.S. was founded on and endanger the personal privacy Americans hold dear? With retinal scans, fingerprints, or embedded chip, national ID cards, the government may increase its intelligence-gathering capabilities, but how far are we willing to go? This Great Debate will explore alternative points of view concerning the use of technology to create profiles of potential terrorists and track potential threats to security. Session Chair: Mark Grossman, "TechLaw" columnist, The Miami Herald. Panelists include:

-Lawrence Deitz, Colonel, USAR (Ret) & Director, Market Intelligence, Symantec Corporation

-Scott Moody, President, AuthenTec

-Professor Paul F. Rothstein, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

-- The Information Security Zone, featuring the latest in access control, encryption, authentication, virus protection, wireless security, VPN security, biometrics, managed security services and contingency planning. Exhibitors and sponsors in the Information Security Zone include, among others, Verisign, Zone labs, Ernst & Young, SC Magazine, Information Security Magazine, and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)

-- The InfoSecurity University Conference Track, a one-stop shop for mastering a proven business-oriented approach to reducing the security risks to important IT assets. Sessions include: "Protecting Your Network Perimeter: Firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems"; "Power Panel: Battling the Hackers"; and a two-part vulnerability and penetration testing tutorial titled "Hacking Your Own Network."

-- The New Mandate: Business Resiliency Track enables businesses to pinpoint weaknesses in IT infrastructure, deploy solutions and identify gaps in their disaster recovery plans. Sessions include: "Bulletproofing your IT" and "Crisis Management and Business Continuity" and speakers include Henry Jackson, Deputy Commissioners, Office of Emergency Management, City of New York and Steven Kurr, Managing Director, Emergency Management Group, Kroll Associates.

COMDEX Fall is the industry launch pad for new products and innovative technologies, with nearly 400 products introduced at COMDEX Fall 2001. COMDEX Fall 2002 is preparing itself to be once again the most dynamic IT launch platform in the world.

COMDEX Fall 2002 runs November 17-22, 2002 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas. For more up-to-date information, please visit

All members of the media/analyst community attending COMDEX FALL 2002 are invited to visit BioSecurity 2002 taking place at the MGM Grand Conference Center, November 18 - 21. Keynote Speakers include - Former Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Barak, United States Senator, Harry Reid and Head of Health & Human Services Public Health Emergency Office, Jerome M. Hauer, Supporting Organizations Include - The RAND Corporation, Jane's Information Group, Pan American Health Organization, National Association of County and City Health Officials, International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals.

Simply check-in at the Media/Analyst Registration Center at BioSecurity 2002 to pick up your badge. The same media privileges received at COMDEX Fall 2002 will be applied at BioSecurity 2002. For further information on media/analyst registration, please contact Kennedy Jones at

About Key3Media Group:

COMDEX Fall 2002 is a Key3Media event. Key3Media Group, Inc., produces information technology tradeshows and conferences. 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

Certain matters discussed in this release are "forward-looking statements," including statements about Key3Media's future results, plans and goals and other events which have not yet occurred. These statements are intended to qualify for the safe harbors from liability provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can find many (but not all) of these statements by looking for words like "will", "may", "believes", "expects", "anticipates", "plans" and "estimates" and for similar expressions. Because forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are many factors that could cause Key3Media's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in this release. These include, but are not limited to, economic conditions generally and in the information technology industry in particular; the timing of Key3Media's events and their popularity with exhibitors, sponsors and attendees; technological changes and developments; intellectual property rights; competition; capital expenditures; and factors impacting Key3Media's international operations. In addition, the IT industry has experienced a significant downturn since the middle of 2001 and the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 have adversely affected the economy generally and significantly decreased air travel in particular. These developments have and will continue to adversely affect participation and attendance at Key3Media's events, although the Company is not able to quantify or reliably estimate the future impact that these matters may have on its businesses, results of operations or financial condition. The sections entitled "Item 1. Business - Certain Factors That May Affect our Businesses" and "Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2001 filed by Key3Media with the SEC contain important cautionary statements and a discussion of many of the factors that could materially affect the accuracy of Key3Media's forward-looking statements and/or adversely affect its business, results of operations and financial position. These statements and discussions, as well as any others contained in Key3Media's other SEC public filings, are incorporated herein by reference. Key3Media does not plan to update any forward-looking statements.

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