Consumer Confidence – the 21st Century Issue
press release & faq
London, UK - 20th March 2002, 1100 GMT - Phil Venables - Chief Information
Security Officer, Goldman Sachs - will deliver the keynote speech tomorrow
morning on “Infrastructure security during and after 11th September: A view
from downtown Manhattan.”
The speech will launch the two-day annual conference of the British Computer
Society (BCS) Information Security Specialist Group (ISSG) dedicated to the
21st century issue of online consumer security.
Dr Steve Marsh - Head of Security Policy, Office of the eEnvoy, UK Government
- will deliver the day two keynote speech on “The Government’s commitment
to secure eBusiness.” Dr Marsh will provide an up-to-date account of the initiatives
adopted by the Government to promote secure eBusiness.
Phil Venables of Goldman Sachs will describe his own experiences during
the 11th September tragedy in terms of services restoration, security and
future planning for a changed world; followed by detailed mi2g Intelligence
Unit statistics and a commentary by DK Matai - Chairman and CEO, mi2g
- on digital risk management, covering the implications of the terrorist event
from the technology, people, legal and insurance perspective.
“The overall theme for this year’s conference
– Consumer Security – was chosen well before the events of 11th September
last year,” said the BCS-ISSG Chairman Noel Bonczoszek.
“However, the tragedy of New York has touched us all, such was its immense
impact on public and consumer confidence, and indeed on attitudes towards
For the rest of the conference, the thrust will remain on the innovative
uses of information technology, and especially the Internet, to help the consumer,
yet at the same time making users aware of the potential risks and pitfalls
which confront them, and some of the security measures that can be adopted
to increase user confidence. These will cover:
1. Digital risk management
3. Electronic transmission of medical prescriptions
4. Online voting system for general elections
5. Criminality and deviousness in the workplace
“We are absolutely delighted to have the honour
of being invited to participate in this prestigious event,” said
DK Matai of mi2g. A copy of his speech will be available after the
event on request.
Notes to Editors
The BCS-ISSG exists to develop an awareness of the risks to which information
systems are exposed, and to improve the knowledge of users in achieving acceptable
levels of security.
For further information contact Norman Jackson, BCS-ISSG on:
Telephone: +44 (0) 1252 614 620 - eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org
mi2g Digital Solutions Engineering pays particular regard to security.
mi2g advises on the management of eRisk and incorporates Bespoke Security
Architecture in its SMART sourcing solutions.
mi2g builds highly secure intranets and extranets, digital communities
and data warehouses that are specifically constructed for data mining, customer
relationship management and enhancing the network effect. For further information
What is Bespoke Security Architecture?
Bespoke Security Architecture brings together firewall layers, intrusion
detection and other defensive structures, as well as automated intelligence
techniques with legal, human resource and company policies.
What is Digital Risk Management?
Digital Risk Management deals with a variety of issues associated with implementing
digital solutions and integrating Service Level Management. It includes selecting
the optimum technology set, managing external partners and alliances, linking
payments to targets, defining rigorous quality control procedures, managing
the growth in online traffic post launch, achieving the expected return on
investment, and bringing about the changes in the corporate culture required
for successful eBusiness.
What is SMART-Sourcing?
mi2g SMART-Sourcing is the careful selection of cost effective and
trustworthy suppliers from around the world for building and maintaining highly
secure digital platforms on a 24 by 7 basis.
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