DALLAS, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE), the world's leading dedicated security company, today announced that it is creating a new annual conference designed to help organizations get the most out of their security risk management investments. The McAfee Focus Security Conference 2008 will take place in three information-packed days that will include industry-leading keynotes, breakouts, and special sessions. The first event is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, Oct. 20-23, 2008. Speaker submissions are welcome.
"The McAfee Focus Security Conference will provide a fantastic opportunity for security professionals from around the globe to get together and share their perspectives on security risk management," said Dave DeWalt, president and chief executive officer of McAfee. "In my experience, networking with fellow security professionals is the best way to focus and learn more about security technology. This event will benefit businesses of all sizes."
McAfee announced the Focus Security Conference at its inaugural Strategic Executive Security Summit in Dallas. The event, hosted by DeWalt, brought together nearly 200 of McAfee's top customers and partners. A precursor to the Focus Security Conference, the agenda for the Summit was designed to provide interaction in all sessions, as well as ample time for networking and a platform for open dialogue.
Speakers at the Strategic Executive Security Summit included McAfee Chief Security Officer Dr. Martin Carmichael, Andreas Antonopoulos, vice president and founding partner, Nemertes Research and Erez Liebermann, assistant United States Attorney, District of New Jersey Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Section. The Honorable Greg Abbott, Attorney General of Texas, was awarded the McAfee® Cybercrime Fighter Award at the event on Tuesday.
Security risk management, pioneered by McAfee, integrates threat protection and compliance management with a single management console. McAfee redefined security and compliance management with ePolicy Orchestrator®, the first and only platform that lets organizations centrally manage security and compliance products from multiple vendors. McAfee has also extended its leadership in data protection by the recent release of McAfee Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Host 2.0 and the announced acquisition of encryption specialist SafeBoot B.V.
Additional information on the McAfee Focus Security Conference will be available in the coming weeks at http://www.mcafee.com.
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