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E-business: Conference tackles internet security.

The future of cyber-security is being debated by top experts at a high level conference in Birmingham today.

The subject is one of the key topics to be discussed at the 2004 British Computer Society IT Security Conference, which is taking place at the Lakeside Conference Centre.

Organised by the Birmingham branch of the BCS, the one-day event will address the future of IT security enabling businesses to stay abreast of the latest security threats and to maintain their competitive advantage.

John Doody, former head of customer services at the Communication Electronic Security Group (CESG), the national technical authority for Information Assurance, chairs the event, with the keynote address being provided by Harvey Mattinson, head of accreditation at the Cabinet Office's Central Sponsor for Information Assurance.

BCS chief executive David Clarke said: 'It is only by coming together and sharing knowledge and debating the latest hot topics that real progress can be made in a field that is ever-changing and consistently challenging. The conference offers a key opportunity to meet and debate security issues with leading government and industry figures in a relaxed and informal environment which will surely produce some interesting outcomes.'

Delegates will also hear from Roger Cumming, the director of the National Infrastructure Security Coordination Centre (NISCC) on managing and mitigating threats.

Martin Roberts, BT's group security director will also deliver a private sector perspective on the practical issues involved in securing large organisations.

Conference director Ross Patel said the event was suitable for all those in IT security.
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Date:Jun 8, 2004
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