PRN: CIOs and CISOs Meet at Next Generation Security Summit US to Discuss Objectives in an Age Where Disruptive Technology Brings Further Threats to Security

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CIOs and CISOs Meet at Next Generation Security Summit US to Discuss Objectives in an Age Where Disruptive Technology Brings Further Threats to Security


BRISTOL, England, November 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Next Generation Security US, which took place from 19th - 21st July at Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Texas, provided leading executives with the framework to establish strong business relationships, which will see the start of many innovative and exciting new ventures.

The summit saw CIOs and CISOs from companies across the US meet to discuss objectives such as protecting their business against cybercrime and other security threats. Speakers included leading industry professionals such as Chris Christiansen, Program VP Security Products & Services, IDC Insights; Asif Effendi, Global IT Security, Risk & Compliance Manager, Kodak; and Jerry Archer, SVP & Chief Security Officer, Sallie Mae. Leading companies including Websense, Assure Technologies, and Venafi sponsored the event.

Leading executives had ample opportunity to network with peers. Bruce Jones of Kodak, said of the event, "The Next Generation Security event has met and exceeded all of my expectations of what a conference and a summit should be."

As well as comprehensive workshops, the summit involved panel discussions offering executives moderated, peer-led discussions on major industry issues. One-to-one meetings gave delegates the chance to meet with business analysts and analyst partners to discuss ongoing change in information security and the impact of disruptive technology.

A total of 15 workshops covered a range of exciting and pressing issues for the rapidly evolving world of security. Topics included identifying key risk factors, application security trends, best practices for authentication, leveraging social media platforms with minimum risk, and much more.

Heather Briden, Director of Security, North America at GDS International - the global business event company behind NG Security - says of the event, "We have always been proud of the quality of our summits, but this years' Next Generation Security US Summit was one of our best yet. It is very rewarding to know that our events provide the environment for executives to meet and build valuable relationships that will lead to many exciting new ventures and innovations."

See what the delegates had to say about the event at

About GDS International:

GDS International is one of the most innovative events and media companies worldwide and a globally renowned producer of business-to-business summits, conferences, online information and advisory group gatherings.

Founded in 1993, GDS International specialises in meeting the B2B marketing needs of our clients. Having a strong presence in mature industrial sectors but a finger on the pulse of emerging markets - as well as up-and-coming B2B business verticals - means we are perfectly placed to capitalise on the exciting developments brought about by the advent of a globalised economy.

Our value proposition is simple: we deliver tangible business results from world-class events.


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