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UBM TechWeb's InformationWeek and Dark Reading Presented Hacking 2010: Understanding the New Wave of Cyberattacks
Aug 12, 2010 (02:08 PM EDT)

Virtual Event Leader UBM Studios Provided the Virtual Interface

CHICAGO, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM TechWeb's InformationWeek and Dark Reading presented a full-day virtual event "Hacking 2010: Understanding the New Wave of Cyberattacks" on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 that outlined the newest and most dangerous security threats to business and how enterprises can protect themselves.  UBM Studios, a leader in virtual events and virtual business solutions, provided the 3D platform for the event.

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Targeted to IT professionals, the virtual event provided the newest exploits and vulnerabilities on the Web, as well as current threats that might not be on a security professional's radar screen yet. It also provided advice on what to do to prepare a security environment to defend against next-generation threats and how to respond to a threat.

The event combined the in-depth expertise of InformationWeek and Dark Reading – with insights from some of the industry's most respected security researchers and experts.  Attendees learned:

  • Which new threats pose the greatest dangers to your organization – and which are just hype
  • What the latest attacks look like, and how they might affect an enterprise
  • How to begin to build up your defenses against the latest wave of cyberattacks, and prioritize security efforts to meet the most severe risks first
  • How the security threat landscape has changed
  • What to do to mitigate the latest web browser security threats
  • Which vulnerabilities to watch out for in smart phones and notebook computers

The event offered an Auditorium that delivered thought-leadership and vendor presentations focused on cyberattacks and security; an Exhibit Hall with booths from platinum sponsors ArcSight, BlueCoat, Symantec, IBM, thawte and Webroot, gold sponsors Core Security and Fiberlink, and silver sponsors Lumension Security, Inc. and Websense, Inc.; a Networking Lounge; and event attendees were able to chat with peers one-on-one or in group chats.  All presentations were immediately available on demand.

The virtual event drew 2,630 IT professional registrants and 1,332 live attendees.

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UBM TechWeb

UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its core businesses – media solutions, marketing services and professional information – UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands, applications and services in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs, IT and IT Support managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software and Game developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively participate in UBM TechWeb's communities. UBM TechWeb brands includes: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Game Developers Conference (GDC), Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; large-scale online networks such as InformationWeek, Light Reading and Gamasutra; research, training, and certification services, including HDI, Pyramid Research, and InformationWeek Analytics; and market-leading magazines such as InformationWeek and Wall Street & Technology. UBM TechWeb is part of UBM, a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

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UBM Studios is a leader in virtual events and virtual business solutions.  A pioneer with virtual platforms, UBM Studios delivers deep expertise in live and online events that brings business value to customers.  UBM Studios connects, educates and enables virtual communications through a portfolio that fits every budget.  UBM Studios is the only virtual event provider to offer platform, content, audience recruitment, reporting and social marketing and gaming.   UBM Studios virtual events include Virtual Trade Shows, Virtual Career Fairs, Virtual Seminar Centers, Virtual Resource Centers, Virtual Product Launch, Virtual Business Continuity, Virtual Corporate Meetings, Virtual Sales Meetings, Virtual Focus Group Centers and Virtual Training.  UBM Studios delivers a complete global communication solution in Asia, Europe and North America in industries including, health, finance, technology, building and education.

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