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Verizon Security, Smart Grid Experts to Present at Homeland Security for Networked Industries Conference Sept. 20-21
Sep 15, 2010 (01:09 PM EDT)


WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Global security expert Peter Tippett, vice president technology and innovation for Verizon Business, will be among the featured speakers at the Homeland Security for Networked Industries Conference in Washington, Sept. 20-21.

WHAT:  

Tippett's keynote speech will highlight how Verizon is helping improve security of the nation's business and government infrastructure, along with key findings from Verizon's 2010 "Data Breach Investigations Report."  The report, made possible under a first-of-its-kind collaboration with the U.S. Secret Service, provides an unprecedented view into data breaches and the state of cybercrime.  


Other sessions throughout the two-day conference will also feature Verizon experts.



WHEN:

Monday, Sept. 20:




8:45 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.


Keynote Speech:


Peter Tippett, vice president technology and innovation, Verizon Business




11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Cross Industry Executive Keynote Panel:


J. Michael Hickey, vice president, government affairs, national security policy, Verizon Business






2: p.m. – 2:50 p.m.


Telecom Leadership Panel:


C.J. Spallitta, executive director, global product management, security solutions, Verizon Business




Tuesday, Sept. 21




4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.


Smart Meter Rollout Round Table:


Rilck G. Noel, vice president and global managing director, Verizon Business





WHERE:

Homeland Security for Networked Industries Conference
Park Hyatt Hotel
Washington, D.C.



BACKGROUND:

As the underwriting sponsor of the conference, Verizon will feature a lineup of expert speakers on securing businesses and government agencies.   At the Cross Industry Executive Panel, J. Michael Hickey will discuss industry collaboration opportunities for improving communications and enhancing the security of the nation's infrastructure. At the Telecom Leadership Panel, C.J. Spallitta will discuss security solutions for advanced enterprise communications infrastructures. At the Smart Meter Rollout Round Table, Rilck Noel will share his more than 25 years of utility industry experience.

Started in 2006 to address the need for cross industry collaboration and communication between critical infrastructure industries and local, state and federal government, the Homeland Security for Networked Industries (HSNI) conference draws together network security professionals with a common purpose of protecting the nation's critical infrastructure networks. HSNI focuses on three major critical infrastructure industries: telecommunications, utilities and transportation.

SOURCE Verizon