RSA® Conference Europe 2009 Launches Registration Grant Programme to Help IT Security Professionals Learn New Skills and Get Back to Work

Grant Aims to Provide Education and Networking Opportunities for Information Security Practitioners

London, UK, 1 September 2009 - RSA® Conference, the world’s leading information security conference group, today announced in partnership with Acumin Consulting Ltd., the leading provider of Information Risk Management staff in Europe , the launch of its new Registration Grant Programme for security practitioners who have lost their jobs amid the economic downturn.

The RSA Conference Europe Registration Grant Programme will provide information security professionals the opportunity to attend RSA Conference Europe, where they can stay apprised of the latest security innovations, network with hundreds of peers and make valuable contacts.

This newly-launched Programme will award complimentary RSA Conference Europe 2009 delegate passes to five previous attendees of the Conference, as well as five delegate passes to information security professionals who are interested in continuing their education.

Criteria to be selected for the RSA Conference Europe Registration Grant Programme includes:

  • Must be an information security professional (practitioner, security architect or similar role);
  • Must complete a 1,000 character explanation on “Why I want to attend RSA Conference Europe 2009”
  • Must submit a 750-character biography to verify their role as security practitioners
  • Must be willing to participate in on-site promotional activities

To apply for the RSA Conference Europe Registration Grant Programme, information security professionals can submit their applications online at, between Tuesday 1st September and Friday 11th September. Ten qualified entrants will be selected by RSA Conference Europe and Acumin Consulting Ltd., and notified by Tuesday 15th September if they have received a free Delegate pass to RSA Conference Europe 2009. Acumin Consulting Ltd. will also provide an on-site career counselling service to the ten successful submissions at the Conference.

“Many security professionals have lost their jobs as a result of the current economic environment,” said Linda Lynch, RSA Conference Europe Manager. “This new programme provides another way for RSA Conference to help industry practitioners enhance their skills and improve their career prospects.”

To obtain more information regarding RSA Conference Europe 2009, please visit the event website at

RSA Conference Europe and Acumin will select successful applicants based on the criteria outlined above in its sole discretion. The decision of RSA Conference Europe and Acumin is final and does not reflect the opinions of, or serve as an endorsement by, the sponsors or exhibitors of RSA Conference Europe, RSA, The Security Division of EMC or Acumin. RSA Conference management reserves the right to modify these qualifications and rules related at any time, without notice. The free Delegate pass given as part of the RSA Conference Europe Registration Grant Programme only covers the delegate registration fee for RSA Conference Europe 2009 in London from 20th -22nd October, 2009 and does not cover hotel, travel, parking or any other incidental expenses.

RSA Conference helps drive the global information security agenda with annual events in the U.S., Europe and Japan. Throughout its 18-year history, RSA Conference consistently attracts the world’s best and brightest in the field, creating opportunities to learn about information security’s most important issues through face-to-face and online interactions with peers, luminaries and emerging and established companies. As information security professionals work to stay ahead of ever-changing security threats and trends, they turn to RSA Conference for a 360-degree view of the industry. RSA Conference seeks to arm participants with the knowledge they need to remain at the forefront of the information security business. More information on events, online programming and the most up-to-date news pertaining to the information security industry can be found at

Acumin is the leading provider of Information Risk Management staff in Europe. Established in 1998, our specialist team of consultants have unrivalled knowledge of the Information Security, Business Continuity, Storage and Data Protection markets. We supply both permanent and contract staff at all levels to industries spanning all sectors from first tier banks to global consultancies and software companies across EMEA.

Since its inception, Acumin has achieved its success through developing strong business relationships with leading Information Security companies, helping them to develop strong professional services and sales teams. In addition, Acumin have helped to develop internal Information Risk Management teams within end users across the UK and Europe.

Building on the success of the core offering of permanent and contract recruitment, Acumin has leveraged its knowledge of the risk management markets to introduce further offerings including retained search, team moves, networking events and European market entry consultancy to organisations within the UK and across Europe and the US.

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