UK Information Commissioner to Keynote at RSA® Conference Europe in October

Details of the Event's Comprehensive Educational Track Session Programme Also Unveiled

RSA® Conference, the world's leading information security conference group, announced in August 2008 that Richard Thomas, Information Commissioner in the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), will be keynoting at the ninth annual RSA® Conference Europe, which is taking place from 27th-29th October 2008 at ExCeL London.

Mr. Thomas will be discussing the ever-evolving landscape of information security, how the role of the ICO is being strengthened and what the ICO's approach will be following the recent high-profile data losses across the UK's public and private sectors.

Educational Track Sessions at RSA Conference Europe 2008

Central to RSA Conference Europe are its 70+ high-quality educational track sessions, a unique feature that distinguishes RSA Conferences from other professional events. Technology companies and their end-user customers are invited to submit papers for sessions in which to share experiences around real-life security demands and deployments - and to discuss today's most burning security issues.

After an extensive review process in the Spring by an independent selection panel, the RSA Conference Europe 2008 session agenda will include speakers drawn from across the whole value chain, including major brands such as Nokia, eBay, BT Global Services and Verizon Business. Representatives from research houses such as Cryptography Research, Freeform Dynamics and Forrester Research will also be presenting.

This year's session tracks are:

-- Business of Security

-- Developers & Applications

-- Governance

-- Hosts

-- Networks

-- Professional Development

-- Research & Threats

-- Security Services

-- Sponsor Case Studies

"Moving RSA Conference Europe to ExCeL London last year started a new phase in the Conference's development. Not only have we grown our attendee base significantly, but the attendees gave us our highest-ever ratings for Conference content in 2007," said Linda Lynch, RSA Conference Europe Manager. "I'm delighted that Richard Thomas will use the Conference as the platform to discuss one of the most critical issues in information security - that of safeguarding personal data."

This year's RSA Conference theme is built around Alan Turing - the British cryptographer, mathematician, logician, philosopher and biologist - and will celebrate his legacy and contribution towards digital computers today. Experts and historians agree that Turing had a deeper understanding of the vast potential of computer science than anyone in his era, and is often considered the father of modern computer science.

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Source: AxiCom