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Award Opportunity: Submit your entries to the SC Awards by January 16th!

January 9, 2015

By Rosalind Carr, @Rosalind_at_O

SC Awards 2015

Infosec players have just a week left to enter

Is your company or client dedicated to infosecurity? If you have a top class cloud computing security solution, fraud prevention solution, mobile security invention – or any other infosecurity service for that matter – then the SC Awards Europe could be for you!

The European awards welcome all information security vendors, service providers and professionals – split into three main categories of Threat Solutions, Industry Leadership and Professional Awards.

Sub-categories include…

  • Best Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection
  • Best Computer Forensic Solution
  • Best Data Leakage Prevention (DLP) Solution
  • Best Email Security Solution
  • Best Web Content Management Solution
  • Best Emerging Technology
  • Best Security Team

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@CyberSec_EXPO call for speakers deadline 7th April

March 28, 2014

By Rosalind Carr, @Rosalind_at_O

 

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In its first year, Cyber Security EXPO, part of IP EXPO Europe 2014, is in search of senior information security and technology experts to present at this targeted information security event. According to the event’s Content Director Mike England, “Cyber Security EXPO will delve into the issues set to disrupt the status quo in cyber security thinking with a view to providing visitors with a real understanding of the challenges that are impacting on their organisations.”

Taking place from 8th – 9th October 2014 at ExCeL London, Cyber Security EXPO will incorporate a dedicated CISO conference plus education theatres and a significant exhibition. It will examine major themes, including:

  • Internet & Network Security
  • Fighting Cyber-Crime
  • Log Data & Advanced Analytics
  • Identity & Privacy Protection
  • Cloud Security & Governance
  • Mobile Device Management

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5 golden PR rules for events…

March 4, 2014

By Rosalind Carr @Rosalind_at_O and Rose Ross @Rose_at_O

 ipexpo-exhibitionnewsIn the midst of a busy events period, the O-team have had some tips from Désiré Athow(@desireathow), Editor of TechRadar Pro, and are armed with a trusty event PR checklist at the ready!

 

 

Here are 5 handy hints for PRs looking to make the most of event opportunities with the press…

 1.      Timing is key in the run up to events – Do not wait for the last week to invite journalists to briefings- pitch as early as possible to bag a slot in their diary! With an initial conversation in advance, you’ll also have the time to get a sense of what they’d like to discuss, and can prepare accordingly if a briefing is arranged.

2.      Communicating with the press – Each journalist is different in the way they like to be pitched. For instance, we can definitely understand Désiré’s aversion to out of the blue PR calls pitching interviews with unknown companies. However, there are now so many ways of communicating, that over time, you can gage different journalists’ preferences for contact. Read the rest of this entry »

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#Cloud Security Alliance (@cloudsa) US Congress Call for Papers Closing April 19th

April 15, 2013

cloud security alliance logoBy Olivia Shannon, @Olivia_at_O

Cloud security experts have just a few days left to submit speaking proposals for consideration for the 4th Annual Cloud Security Alliance Congress US, being held in Orlando, Florida, November 13th & 14th, 2013. Send proposals to congress2013@cloudsecurityalliance.org by April 19th.

This year’s Cloud Security Alliance Congress US will feature the following six tracks with speaker and panel sessions: Read the rest of this entry »

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Interview with JJ Worrall (@johnjoeworrall), freelance journalist for The Irish Times and others

March 28, 2013

By @Rose_at_O, @Olivia_at_O

JJ Worrall (@johnjoeworrall) is a freelance writer and editor who covers IT security for publications including The Irish Times, The Sunday Business Post and ComputerScope

JJ Worrall

Q.  Tell us a bit about yourself. 

I’m a freelance writer for a number of newspapers and magazines. I’m based in Dublin and currently my right foot is four times the size of my left after I twisted it playing five-a-side football. That’s me in a nutshell.

Q. Tell us a little bit about the titles you write for and their interest in data security. 

I write for The Irish Times, Sunday Business Post and ComputerScope in the main, alongside a number of other print and online titles. Each will regularly include features that have a security focus of some kind. The Business Post’s “Computers in Business” supplement has a monthly “security watch” feature for instance, while the Times will cover cybersecurity, data privacy and related subjects almost every week. ComputerScope is aimed at IT professionals and there’s always news or features on security trends as well as new products or services related to the space.

Q. What’s hot in IT security this year? 

Mobility. No matter what element of security you’re talking to an expert about, nine times out of ten they’ll bring up Read the rest of this entry »

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Black Hat USA opens early registration for annual infosecurity event in Las Vegas

March 12, 2013

By Rosalind Carr, @Rosalind_at_O

BlackHatLogo2Black Hat returns to Las Vegas for its annual infosecurity event. Offering a number of opportunities for the infosec community, the event boasts more than 70 training workshops such as Advanced Malware Analysis, Attacking, Defending and Building SCADA systems and Android Application Hacking to name a few. Don’t hang about though- these informative sessions fill up quick. Click here to register under the earlybird offer before May 31st.

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If you have any questions, please contact Launchpad Europe, info@launchpad-europe.com.

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Note for your calendar: US Daylight Saving Time Begins This Week; European Summer Time begins March 31

March 11, 2013

clockconfusionBy Olivia Shannon, @Olivia_at_O

Check your calendars, everyone — US Daylight Saving Time began yesterday, although European Summer Time does not begin until March 31. Marketers  and PR pros should brace themselves for a conference call Armageddon as confusion over the new time difference causes some people to miss scheduled calls. Our advice is Read the rest of this entry »