The much anticipated revival of InfowarCon is going to have to wait
another few months. Bowing to pressure from defense agencies,
educational institutions and international organizations, the event
conflicted with too many other senior level commitments during the
September time frame.
InfowarCon founder Winn Schwartau said: We brought back InfowarCon at
the request of countless people and organizations, both within the U.S.
and internationally. We also made an assumption about timing a poor one
as it turns out. It used to be the end of the fiscal year was perfect
for the U.S. government, but times have changed.
Many of the senior officials who wanted to speak and attend were unable
To accommodate them and myriad others, InfowarCon has been rescheduled
for 2-4 March, 2008, at the same location.
InfowarCons original dates also conflicted with the opening schedules of
military schools and academies who wanted to participate. Professor Dan
Kuehl of the National Defense University said: This is wonderful news.
The end of the fiscal year is a big problem. This move will allow
greater support from the educational and defense communities.
InfowarCon is a serious and important forum for cooperation between
government and industry on national and global cyberterrorism. To make
this discussion meaningful we need input from as many voices as
possible. I absolutely support any move that increases participation.
Its in the best interest of all concerned, said Richard Marshall, Senior
Information Assurance Representative, Office of Legislative Affairs,
National Security Agency.
InfowarCons sponsors have backed the move. All pre-registered attendees
and sponsors will receive upgrades. New registrants will be able to
sign-up at revised Early Bird rates at www.infowarcon.com. Just our way
of making sure that InfowarCons passionate supporters will now get even
more out of the event, said Schwartau.
Media Contact Information:
InfowarCon Tel: 240 396 0007 x 908
InfowarCon Advisory Board: Dr. Dan Kuehl, National Defense University;
Amit Yoran, NetWitness; Mark Rasch, FTI; Dorothy Denning, DoD; Richard
Forno, Infowarrior.org; Lars Nicander, CATS; Bruce Brody, CACI.
InfowarCon Sponsors & Partners Include: The Department of Homeland
Security (DHS), Mandiant, Netwitness, Purifile, Secure Computing,
Lincoln Group, White Wolf Security, Department of Defense Cyber Crime
Center (DC3), (ISC)2; Homeland Defense Journal, Government Security
News, Homeland Defense Week, Officer.com, Continuity Insights, InfraGard
National Members Alliance, ISSA NOVA, Terrorism Research Center and
National Defense University.
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