Steve Katz Joins to Offer Insights

Steve Katz Joins to Offer Insights Dean of Information Security to Post Opinions on the Business of Security

Princeton, NJ - February 17, 2009 - - Information Security Media Group (ISMG), publisher of and, announces that Steve Katz, a pioneer in information security, is coming aboard to offer advice to scores of professionals, via an exclusive web log.

A veteran of the financial services industry, Katz has led information security initiatives for Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase and Merrill Lynch. Since 1985, he has counseled a range of security vendors on topics related to information technology risk management and customer confidence and privacy.

Deeply respected within both the financial services and security industries, Katz has testified to Congress on information security issues and was appointed as the Financial Services Sector Coordinator for Critical Infrastructure Protection by the Secretary of the Treasury. Steve currently serves an advisor to Deloitte.

"The Business of Information Security" is the title of Katz' new blog, which will appear regularly on starting the week of Feb. 16. The insider threat is the topic of Katz' initial entry. Subsequent postings will explore additional insights into key risk management and information security topics such as budgeting, performance metrics, staff training, customer awareness and educating the board of directors.

"We are extremely excited to have Steve join our exclusive team of writers," says Tom Field, Editorial Director of "Steve Katz is one of the true luminaries of this industry - when he speaks, people listen. We're so grateful he's chosen to offer his years of experience to our constituents. Bankers and technologists alike are looking for all the advice they can get from the people who have been in the trenches. From the people who understand the complexities of managing information security, customer confidence and board responsibilities for financial services organization in this economical environment. There is no one better than Steve who fits this bill in our industry."

About Steve Katz: Katz is a prominent figure in the information security discipline. Since 1985, he has served as the senior security executive for Citibank/Citigroup, JP Morgan, and most recently Merrill Lynch - and has been a force in raising the visibility and shaping the direction of the security industry at industry and government levels.

Katz was the first Financial Services Sector Coordinator appointed by the Secretary of Treasury for the Critical Infrastructure Protection. Other credentials include: Founder and Chairman of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center; Chairman of the American Bankers Association Information Systems Security Committee; Vice Chair, Financial Services Roundtable-BITS Security and Risk Assessment Committee; member of the New York Clearinghouse Banks Data Security Officers Committee; and member of the Securities Industry Association Information Security Committee.

For more information on ISMG,, or the web logs, please contact Tom Field, Editorial Director, at

About ISMG: Based in Princeton, N.J., Information Security Media Group publishes and, which are your one-stop portals for the latest news, insights and education on the top information security issues facing U.S. financial institutions today. Through articles, webinars, podcasts, blogs and news alerts from federal regulatory agencies such as the FDIC, NCUA, OCC, FRB and OTS, our team is committed to providing up-to-date information on the security regulations, threats, solutions, training and career trends that most impact banks, credit unions and other related enterprises. Leading companies supporting and benefiting from these initiatives include CA, Fortify, RSA Security, Secure Computing, Symantec and VeriSign.

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