Howard Schmidt to Keynote at Cybersecurity Symposium

Howard A. Schmidt

Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt will be delivering a keynote presentation at the Symantec Government Symposium: No Compromise – Open, Secure, Everywhere held June 22, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

A one-day annual happening devoted to the public sector and its partners, the event will bring together more than 1,000 government IT, security and business professionals to discuss challenges and opportunities related to sharing critical information among public sector agencies, as well as with the private sector and citizens, while protecting sensitive data and complex IT infrastructures.

Symantec President and Chief Executive Officer Enrique Salem will begin the discussion with a look at what must be done to protect critical infrastructure against cyber attacks. In addition to the keynote addresses, five speaking tracks will focus on topics, including standards and directives, government services modernization, critical infrastructure, new technologies on the horizon and the threat landscape as they relate to the public sector.

“Government leaders are trying to balance the need to share the growing amount of critical information while appropriately protecting it,” said Gigi Schumm, vice president and general manager for Symantec Public Sector. “The Symantec Government Symposium will provide a venue for open communication and collaboration among government IT security and management professionals to discuss strategies on tackling these challenges.”

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