GTISC to Host Wireless Security Summit
Keynote address and executive panel to discuss security issues and solutions for high-growth technology
Posted October 31, 2005 | Atlanta
The Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC)announces that it will host the Wireless Security Summit on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Global Learning & Conference Center on the Georgia Tech campus. One of the fastest-growing and most dynamic areas in the technology industry today, wireless voice and data networks provide consumers and businesses with more efficient means and easier access for conducting phone calls, sending or receiving information via email, or simply surfing the Internet.
"GTISC is committed to raising awareness and educating consumers and enterprises alike to the security issues associated with emerging and growing technologies," said Mustaque Ahamad, director of GTISC. "The Wireless Security Summit is an important forum for leading executives and experts across all areas of the wireless spectrum to come together and examine the security concerns and possible solutions for this high-growth industry. We wish to thank the executives from CNN.com, AirDefense, BellSouth, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Cingular Wireless, InterContinental Hotels Group, Internet Security Systems and RF Micro Devices for participating in the Summit and sharing their expertise with us."
Mitch Gelman, senior vice president and executive producer of CNN.com, will deliver the Summit's keynote address. Gelman will discuss the global impact and risks of wireless technologies from the perspective as one of the world's leaders in online news and information delivery.
In addition, the Summit's executive panel will examine the security challenges associated with wireless technologies and highlight potential approaches for mitigating them from the perspectives of the end user, service provider, security leader and wireless component developer. The following industry leaders will participate in the panel discussion, moderated by Steve Zimba, BellSouth's [NYSE: BLS] director of voice strategy:
· David Thomas, vice president of product management and field engineering for AirDefense;
· Jack Storey, vice president and chief information officer for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta;
· Kelly Williams, executive director, technology strategy for Cingular Wireless;
· John Copeland, the John H. Weitnauer, Jr. Technology Transfer Chair for the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering;
· Gustaaf Schrils, vice president of technology for InterContinental Hotels Group [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)];
· Chris Rouland, chief technology officer for Internet Security Systems [NASDAQ: ISSX]; and
· Jerry Neal, executive vice president of marketing and strategic development, and co-founder of RF Micro Devices [NASDAQ: RFMD].
The Wireless Security Summit is part of GTISC's semi-annual security summit series. In addition to raising security awareness within the technology industry, the summit series enables GTISC researchers to define and develop new research efforts for security challenges that are prevalent in today's technology-driven environment. For more information about the GTISC Wireless Security Summit and its participants, please visit http://gtisc.gatech.edu.
The Georgia Tech Information Security Center, a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, is an interdisciplinary center involving faculty from the College of Computing, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, and the School of Public Policy.