[Privsec] InfoSec Conference and IT Fair sponsored by the UN !?

Ralf Bendrath bendrath at zedat.fu-berlin.de
Thu May 26 19:34:34 BST 2005

 From the plenary list. Really weird.

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Betreff: [WSIS CS-Plenary] Fwd: [AIT] 18th Annual InfoSec Conference and 
IT Fair
Datum: Thu, 26 May 2005 13:34:16 -0400
Von: Rik Panganiban <rikp at earthlink.net>
Antwort an: plenary at wsis-cs.org
An: plenary at wsis-cs.org

FYI, the UN is hosting a conference on "InfoSec" from June 16-17 in New York.

Interesting that the UN is giving its name to this "information security" 
conference. I wonder if privacy and civil liberties groups will be allowed 
to attend? It would be nice to get a more balanced dialogue on the 
challenges of enforcing "cyber-crimes" versus protecting people's rights 
to privacy and free exchange of information.

Rik Panganiban

Begin forwarded message:

     From: "AIT Global Inc." <mike_lackey at aitglobal.com>
     Date: May 10, 2005 11:03:16 AM EDT
     To: rikp at earthlink.net
     Subject: [AIT] 18th Annual InfoSec Conference and IT Fair
     Reply-To: carol_lackey at aitglobal.com

     InfoWorld Media Group and AIT, and our Special Speakers from

     the United Nations IT Task Force, invite you to attend

     The 18th

     Annual InfoSec Conference and IT Fair at United Nations Headquarters
     There is no charge to attend.

     The 18th

     Annual InfoSec Conference and IT Fair with Exhibits takes place in 
the UN's International Conference Center, NYC, June 16 - 17, 2005

     Register now at: http://www.aitglobal.com/theform.html

     Special Guest Speaker:

     Joseph C. Peters, Esq. will discuss The Role of Information Security 
in Law Enforcement and Homeland Security.

     Mr. Peters served President George W. Bush as the Assistant Deputy 
Director for State and Local Affairs of the White House's Drug Policy 
Office - commonly referred to as the Drug Czar's Office. There his duties 
included supervision of the country's High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area 
(HIDTA) Program. Mr. Peters also served as the Drug Czar's Liaison to the 
White House Office of Homeland Security and Governor Tom Ridge.

     Previously, Mr. Peters joined the Bill Clinton White House to direct 
the country's 26 HIDTA's, with an annual budget of a quarter billion 
dollars. Mr. Peters also represented the White House with police, 
prosecutors, governors, mayors and many non-governmental organizations.

     Sessions will offer tutorials on:
     • Who is Intruding into your Cyber Space and how to protect Privacy 
and Intellectual Properties

     • What you can do to Pull-the-Rug-Out-From-Under the "Phishing 
Underworld's Cyber-Legs"

     • Where to get help to stop malicious BOTS from turning your 
computers into Zombies

     • When and who to call in law enforcement to report ID Theft, 
Financial Fraud, and other crimes

     • Why it's past time for you to stop singing the E-mailspam Blues

     • How to get your boss to say YES to an Investment in InfoSec 
Policies, Procedures and Software

     Who Should Attend:

     Business, Government, and Academic executives who need to know the 
latest developments in Information Security Trends, Applications, and 


     InfoWorld Media Group is the Cornerstone Media Cosponsor and Official 
Technology Magazine. The UN IT Task Force is the Host and the UN is the 
Host International Conference Facility. AIT Global Inc., a global 
association of IT professionals, is the Producer & Sponsor. Leading 
InfoSec Firms will provide Keynote Speakers and IT Exhibits. Participating 
Industry Associations include Chapters from: ISSA International, AFCEA 
Founder's Chapters; Rotary Club of NY, International Services Division; 
InfraGard (FBI); ECTF (US Secret Service); HTCIA; and, similar organizations.

     Exhibits and Presentations Welcome:

     A limited number of presentation, exhibit, and sponsorship 
opportunities for Information Security and IT Infrastructure companies are 
available. Contact Carol Lackey at AIT Global Inc., at 1-631-269-6713 or 
carol_lackey at aitglobal.com.

     Register to Attend Now:


     Carol Lackey
     email: carol_lackey at aitglobal.com
     phone: 631-269-6713
     web: http://www.aitglobal.com

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