Infosecurity Europe 2010 Hall of Fame nominations now open

-- "No need for a mention in the next novel by Dan Brown"

A century after Johannes Diderik van der Waals won the Nobel Prize for Physics - for his work on the equation of state for gases and liquids in 1910, in case you were wondering - nominations are now open for the IT security equivalent of the prestigious prize.

History may have forgotten Mr van der Waals, but there can be no doubt that the accolades he received from his peers will be similar to the accolades that the winner of the Infosecurity Europe 2010 Hall of Fame will receive in our industry.

And with previous winners that included David Lacey, Professor Fred Piper, Professor Howard Schmidt, Bruce Schneier and Phil Zimmerman - the latter pair even meriting a mention in the novel The Da Vinci Code - now is your chance to influence IT security history.

Infosecurity Europe 2010 is proud to once again host the Hall of Fame in the Keynote Theatre, where internationally recognised inductees will be sharing their expertise.

Whilst it's debatable whether the winner of the 2010 award will get the honour of a mention in a popular novel as Bruce Schneier and Phil Zimmerman did, there's a very strong chance they will get the appreciation they deserve from the modern IT security community.

In order to nominate some to the Hall of Fame, candidates must meet the following criteria:

* Be an internationally recognised and respected Information Security practitioner or advocate

* Have made a clear and long-term contribution to the advancement of Information Security

* Have provided intellectual or practical input that has shifted the advancement of Information Security

* Be an engaging and revolutionary thought leader in Information Security

"Whilst a mention in the next Dan Brown novel isn't mandatory for a nomination in the above criteria list, we think the 2010 winner of the Infosecurity Europe 2010 Hall of Fame award will be someone the industry can look up to," said Tamar Beck, Group Exhibition Director, Infosecurity Europe.

To make your nomination to the Infosecurity Europe 2010 Hall of Fame visit

Infosecurity Europe, celebrating 15 years at the heart of the industry in 2010, is Europe’s number one Information Security event. Featuring over 300 exhibitors, the most diverse range of new products and services, an unrivalled education programme and visitors from every segment of the industry, it is the most important date in the calendar for Information Security professionals across Europe. Organised by Reed Exhibitions, the world’s largest tradeshow organiser, Infosecurity Europe is one of five Infosecurity events around the world with events also running in Belgium, Netherlands and Russia. Infosecurity Europe runs from the 27th – 29th April 2010, in Earls Court, London. For further information please visit