3rd Annual IT Audit, Security and Risk Management Conference

3rd Annual IT Audit, Security and Risk Management Conference Atlanta, GA - May 12, 2006 – marcus evans, in collaboration with our media partner BankInfoSecurity.com is pleased to present IT Audit, Security and Risk Management III: RISK, SECURITY & PROFITABILITY – The ideal forum for tying all of your Security, IT and Finance strategies together seamlessly; June 15-16, 2006 @ The Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, Atlanta, GA.

" Establish a Compliance Framework which adds Value & Profitability to your existing Enterprise IT Platforms ". Assess your organization's business risks, and create a long-term plan to effectively cope with change and regulations. Whether in the early stages of developing compliance strategies, in the middle of execution or developing toward long-term collaborative strategies which aim to achieve compliance, alleviate risk and enhance overall IT performance, the 3rd Annual IT Audit, Security and Risk Management Conference will provide a superior platform in which to discuss and debate today’s most critical issues and an opportunity to in two days, accomplish months worth of strategic planning.

Industry's leading voices giving presentations on IT Security, Audit and Risk Management will include: Jim Nelms, CISO, The World Bank; Rebecca Leng, Assistant Inspector General, US Department of Transportation; Tim Callahan, Group VP and Manager, Access Controls and Support Services, SunTrust Banks Inc.; Brian Zeve, Director, Professional Services – Industry Vertical, Microsoft Corporation; Martin Meltzer, Senior Health Economist, Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Matt Heath, Internal Audit Manager, Hewlett-Packard, Jim Golden, Executive Program Director, US Postal Service, Mark Baggett, Information Security Manager, Morris Communication Company; in addition to representatives from Guardium, ArcSight, BellSouth, AIG, ATA Airlines, Hydro-Quebec, Celestica, Bell Canada, Georgia College and State University, in addition to other respected individuals.

Event website – www.marcusevansmo.com/it-audit2

The growing amount of US data protection legislation such as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, The Patriot Act, California Senate 1386 and Gramm-Leach-Biley are putting tremendous pressure on today’s companies to be accountable for their internal business information as well as the data of their customers and employees – quickly.

Adding to the complex regulatory environment are growing security concerns both internally and externally which are placing costly, time consuming constraints on IT and IT security divisions.

With the bottom line the ultimate benchmark for any corporate initiative, expenditures for compliance and risk mitigation are challenging to justify within an organizations balance sheets. Today’s organizations are now striving to integrate new technologies and practices within their overall IT framework which enable them achieve compliance, mitigate risk and ultimately add maximum value and profitability.

Companies whose products are geared to achieve compliance while adding to the overall profitability of today’s IT departments will be the most successful in this ongoing wave of spending in the IT arena.

Key Topics that will be addressed:
• Establishing an enterprise-wide framework to support Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
• Strategies for enterprise-wide fraud detection
• Devising real time reporting structures ensuring accountability and alignment across the organization
• Analyzing operational implications of compliance requirements
• Creating a successful privacy policy to effectively manage liability
• Justifying expenditures:
A) Calculating the cost of non-compliance
B) Optimizing total business performance by selecting cutting edge auditing systems and technologies that scale across the enterprise
• Leveraging monitoring tools to increase IT audit effectiveness and productivity
• Leveraging role-based access controls to enhance compliance efficiency
• Creating a system to align business, IT and compliance requirements
• Establishing effective security architecture models

Industry luminaries & key decision-makers will convene in order to discuss optimal strategies to surmount issues regarding IT Audit, Security & Risk Management. To access the complete agenda for this event, please visit the event's website at: www.marcusevansmo.com/it-audit2

About marcus evans:
marcus evans, one of the world’s leading business information companies, is dedicated to the provision of global business intelligence and information to assist in strategic and effective decision-making. Established in 1983, the company’s international network of offices creates major sector-focused events for business learning and networking opportunities across a variety of industries and professions.

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