IDC IT Security Roadshow 2009 | Events | IDC CEMA

A computer virus spreading beyond Earth to the International Space Station and a hacker intrusion into the Large Hadron Collider computer network illustrate how IT security, or rather a lack of it, can endanger major human undertakings, whether due to human error or negligence, technical failure, or faulty design. With new attack vectors and vulnerabilities being discovered on a daily basis, IT security has come to the fore for every business striving to protect its investments. Furthermore, new technologies such as Web 2.0, widespread mobile solutions, and new regulatory requirements create additional demands on IT security across all sectors.

IDC’s IT Security Roadshow has established itself as a flagship regional event providing a platform for the exchange of ideas, sharing of experience, and discussion on best practices among independent experts, analysts, industry leaders, and users of IT security solutions.

In addition to its traditional stops in major cities across Central and Eastern Europe, IDC's IT Security Roadshow has expanded for 2009 into major new business centers in the east of the region.

The seventh IDC Security Roadshow has invited top IT security experts to share their unique expertise. Among them are the following:

Laurentiu Popescu
Country Manager, IDC Romania
Laurentiu Popescu joined IDC in October 2001. As a country manager, he oversees IDC's operations and research in Romania. Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Popescu worked as a research analyst with the Middle East Marketing Research Bureau, a Cypriot marketing research company based in Nicosia. He was also a consultant with Greek business consulting firm IEBA, International Economics and Business Advisors. Mr. Popescu holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Bucharest Academy of Economic Sciences and a Master’s of Science in Decision Sciences from the Athens University of Economics and Business.

Roland Ficht
Director Infrastructure Services, Amadeus Data Processing GmbH
Graduating from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, with a diploma in computer science, Roland has pursued a twenty year career in systems and technology. His roles have given him insight and experience of quality assurance, rollout preparation, desktop PC developments, SLA negotiation with service providers, and WAN network design and operations for Amadeus Germany GmbH. From April 2000 he spent five years as Head of the System Services Business Unit operating the network and applications for Amadeus Germany GmbH. In 2005 he moved to Amadeus Data Processing GmbH in Erding to become Director of Infrastructure and Corporate Information Security heading up data center infrastructure, internal services and overall responsibility for information security within the Amadeus Group.

IDC's IT Security Roadshow helps you prepare for the future, tackling topics such as:
  • Balancing Reality and Perception in a New Economic Era
  • Managing Security Information and Emerging Vulnerabilities
  • Security as a Service – What to Consider When Choosing Security as a Service?
  • Building a Real-Time, Adaptive Security Infrastructure
  • Securing Business Mobility – A Virtual Workspace on a USB Flash Drive
  • Identity at Your Service(s): The Rise of Service-Based Identity and Access Management
  • Compliance and Security – How Critical Is It to Your Business?
  • Protecting Business in a Web 2.0 World

Who Should Attend

  • Chief Security Officers, Directors of Enterprise Security, CIOs, CTOs, CISOs
  • Privacy Officers, Network Security Managers, Server Application Managers
  • Antivirus, Email Monitoring, VPN, and 3A Managers
Representatives from the following industries:
  • Banking, Financial Services
  • Transportation, Utilities, and Logistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Manufacturing
  • Trade