Posts Tagged ‘IT security’

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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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Congrats to RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox Finalists #RSAC

January 30, 2013

2010-ISB-logo-finalBy Olivia Shannon, @Olivia_at_O

The RSA Conference has announced the finalists in this year’s Innovation Sandbox. The Innovation Sandbox highlights the most groundbreaking new security technologies being presented at this year’s RSA Conference on February 25th.

The Countdown2Infosecurity team would like to congratulate this year’s finalists for RSA Conference 2013 Most Innovative Company (in alphabetical order): Read the rest of this entry ?

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SC Awards Europe Deadline Extended to Dec 20

December 12, 2012

By Olivia Shannon, @Olivia_at_O

Here’s a little early Christmas gift for the IT security world: Late entries to the SC Awards Europe 2013 will be accepted until December 20th. The deadline extension means you have a little extra time amid the hubbub of the winter holidays to get your entries together. Click here for more information on entering the awards. Please note that all late entries need to be accompanied by a modest late fee.

One of the most prestigious IT security awards in Europe, the SC Awards “honour the professionals working to secure enterprises of all sizes and the vendors that deliver innovative security technologies.” The awards are open to vendors, resellers, MSPs, consultants and integrators. There are categories for solutions, individuals, teams, and projects. 2012 winners included solutions from Accelion, M86, Symantec, Trend Micro and many others, plus individuals from Barclaycard and Realex Payments.

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Infosecurity Europe Call for Papers Deadline Approaching

December 10, 2012

By Olivia Shannon, @Olivia_at_O

Confirmed exhibitors at Infosecurity Europe 2013 have just two days left to prepare their speaker submissions. The official call for papers is available here. Don’t worry if you’re having trouble narrowing down your speaking topics to just one: Each company may submit a maximum of three speaker submissions. Just remember to keep your pitches vendor-neutral, because sales and product pitches will not be accepted. A guidance document with advice on preparing your submissions is available here. The deadline is this Wednesday, 12th December.

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Congrats to winners of BT Information Security Journalism Awards

November 16, 2012

The Countdown2Infosecurity blog team extends its congratulations to winners of the BT Information Security Journalism Awards:

For more information, check out the announcement on BT’s Let’s Talk Security blog here.

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Big Opportunity for Infosecurity Startups: The Tech Trailblazers Awards @techtrailblaze #TTAwards

June 19, 2012

Prize fund of an estimated $1 million+ makes this an opportunity definitely worth looking at

There’s an exciting new global award for infosecurity startups: the Tech Trailblazers Awards. Unlike other enterprise IT awards that are tied to a specific publication or event, these awards are completely independent and global. The global independence of the Tech Trailblazers Awards makes it possible to offer entrants a wide and diverse prize fund from multiple industry supporters—making this one of the best enterprise tech awards from a Return on Investment (ROI) perspective.

All entrants to the Tech Trailblazers Awards will win a prize of commercial value, even if they do not place in the awards. For winners, prizes include CTO and VC/IPO boot camp and mentoring, plus products and services worth tens of thousands of dollars.The growing prize fund, worth an estimated $1 million+, is supported by industry vendors, analysts, venture capitalists, government bodies, the media, event partners and other industry-specific services. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Journalist Q&A with Bertrand Gare, Editor in Chief of L’informaticien

April 10, 2012

By @Rose_at_O, @Olivia_at_O

Bertrand Gare is Editor in Chief of French ICT publication L’informaticien (or, in English, “Computer Scientist”), a monthly magazine with an accompanying website that is updated daily, along with a free newsletter.

 Q. Tell us about yourself.

I’m Editor in Chief of L’informaticien, a French-language publication for IT professionals. I’m also Associate Director of analyst firm Jemm Research, which specialises in IT infrastructure and consulting for large enterprises. My first job was at IPSOS, where I was in charge of all the sourcing of people for juries on insurance. In 1992, I was asked by a friend with a radio station to be responsible for an Asian radio program; after that, I became a journalist for a press agency focused on Asia and slowly began to specialise in technology.

Q. Tell me about your publication and its interest in IT.

 The print magazine now has over 20,000 readers, including IT professionals, administrators and project chiefs. It is very focused on technology in the field; in fact, there is actually computing code within the magazine from time to time. The website is more news-led than the magazine. Compared with other French IT publications, our magazine’s articles are lengthy, running from three to eight pages. That means we always take the time to provide analysis, not just bald facts. With today’s free news model, information has no value other than that added by the magazine. Read the rest of this entry ?