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Giga Information Group's Security Expert to Chair Infosecurity - Leading Security Conference.

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 5, 2001

Giga's Vice President of Research, Steve Hunt,

Will Join Security Leaders as Infosecurity Conference

Responds to the Events of September 11

Giga Information Group, Inc. (OTC BB: GIGX) today announced that Steve Hunt, vice president will chair the Infosecurity Conference and Exhibition from December 4-6 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. Keynoting the conference is Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House of Representatives and political commentator for the Fox News Network. Other conference speakers include George Samenuk, chairman and CEO of Network Associates and Abbie Lundberg, editor-in-chief of CIO Magazine.

This year's Infosecurity Conference and Exhibition will focus on how security measures are expected to change to respond to the events of September 11. The conference program has been designed to provide security professionals with the latest information on countermeasures to the vulnerabilities of Internet network security. Also on the conference agenda are newly created, in-depth sessions focused on eliminating and mitigating risks associated with terrorism, biometrics and smartcard technology and dealing with the threat of cyberterrorism.

"The Infosecurity Conference and Exhibition has long been viewed as an essential event to gain the latest knowledge on applying information technology to address security needs," said Hunt. "This year's conference has carefully selected leading experts in the field of information security, to address current security issues as a result of September 11. The event is sure to attract a record number of participants given the intense interest in protecting our companies, communities and countries from terrorist attacks."

"After a thorough selection review, we believe Giga Information Group and Steve Hunt will provide the expertise and leadership needed for a successful event. We are honored to have Steve Hunt chair the 2001 Infosecurity Conference and Exhibition," said Scott Temple, event director for the conference. "As we prepare for a challenging year in the infosecurity industry, we look forward to Steve's contributions at the conference to help make business more risk tolerant and security measures more effective."

Steve Hunt is widely viewed as one of the leading security experts nationwide. His commentaries have appeared in publications including The Financial Times, USA Today and TV news segments including CNN and CNNfn.

Robert Weiler, chairman and chief executive officer of Giga, is a member of the conference's executive advisory board. "Participating in this conference is an excellent forum to share our expertise with other leaders in the security arena and with as many companies as possible in a highly effective and efficient manner," said Weiler.

For more information or to request research or commentary from Steve Hunt or Robert Weiler on information technology in a post-September-11 world, please contact Giga Information Group's Christina Thirkell at (617) 577-4965 or For information about the Infosecurity Conference & Exhibition, details and registration information is available at or by calling 888-251-0566. To obtain a press pass, please contact Annie Turn at (212) 741-5106 x13 or

About Giga Information Group

Giga Information Group is a leading global technology advisory firm that provides objective research, pragmatic advice, and personalized consulting. Emphasizing close interaction between analysts and clients, Giga enables companies to make better strategic decisions that maximize technology investments and achieve business results. Founded in 1995, Giga is headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. For additional information, visit
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