ISMG to Introduce Privacy Webinar

ISMG to Introduce Privacy Webinar Princeton, NJ - July 17, 2008 - - Information Security Media Group, publisher of and, unveils a new webinar extolling the merits of corporate privacy programs. As privacy pressures abound on several fronts, financial institutions, in particular, are in the hot seat. Now, this hard-hitting event details what it takes for banks and credit unions to put a successful privacy program in place.

The webinar, entitled Privacy: How to Build An Effective Program That Satisfies Regulators and Customers, debuts July 30.

The recent privacy lapse of a well-known supermarket chain says it all. In March, Hannaford Bros. revealed a breach of its computer system that potentially exposed 4.2 million credit and debit card numbers. The company is still reeling from the PR nightmare, legal ramifications and resulting customer distrust.

This breach, and many like it, illustrates the dire need for thoughtful and strictly monitored privacy program. On another front, a growing number of privacy laws and regulations worldwide continue to bring privacy programs to the forefront for banks and credit unions.

"Addressing and preserving the privacy of customer information is absolutely essential, nowhere more important than within the financial services sector for which customer trust is paramount," says Mike D'Agostino, Marketing Manager at Information Security Media Group. "Indeed, the well-documented incidents of late bring home the fact that privacy is something that just can't be ignored."

In this exclusive webinar, noted privacy expert Rebecca Herold, explores how financial institutions can establish successful privacy programs. Drawing on more than 16 years of information privacy, security and compliance experience, Herold examines everything from program components and best practices to tips for establishing the policies, procedures and technical controls needed to support and maintain effective levels of privacy.

> Register for the Privacy webinar

About ISMG: With members representing over 13,000 financial institutions, and regular input from federal banking agency officers and their own board of advisors, ISMG delivers webinars and online training that is focused, timely and -- most important -- useful. Presented by actual practitioners and industry experts, each presentation (ranging from 90 minutes to two-plus hours) delivers how-to and practical information on the inner-workings of information security programs at financial institutions. For more on ISMG's training offerings, View the webinar calendar.

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