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Leading Information Network Security Expert to Launch Book at RSA Conference

April 14, 2009

CHICAGO, April 14 /PRNewswire/Security in a Web 2.0+ World, by noted network security expert and former White House CIO Carlos Solari and co-authors, including Echelon One, will be launched at a book signing event at the RSA Conference April 21, 2009. The book explores the current systemic vulnerabilities of information systems and makes a strong case for taking a rigorous standards-driven approach to designing security into products at the very earliest stage of their development.

Security in a Web 2.0+ World, reviewed in the April 27th issues special section of BusinessWeek, looks at the perplexing issues of cyber security and provides a guide to information security and standards in the Web 2.0+ era. “That’s what this book is about — taking the skill now encoded in a Standard, using that Standard to operationalize discipline, and using that discipline to build some security in,” says industry luminary Dan Geer, Jr., ScD. A podcast featuring Solari discussing the themes of the book can also be found on the BusinessWeek special sections Information Security Review Podcast Series at www.timbremedia.com/informationsecurityreview. .

Lead author Solari joined Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs in 2006 after spending nearly 23 years in some of the most highly trusted operational roles within the U.S. government: Army Officer, FBI Senior Executive and White House CIO. In his current role as Vice President, Quality, Reliability and Security at Alcatel-Lucent, Solari applies the breadth of his experience in national security, law enforcement and public safety to addressing

security in a Web 2.0+ world.

“New evolutions of the web offer companies great opportunities for enhanced communication and productivity, but along with these opportunities come security threats,” Solari said. “To keep the promise of Web 2.0, while minimizing the threat, we have to evolve security so it begins with changing our behaviors and methodologies. In an ideal world, security is systemic and part of basic system design done in a repeatable, rigorous and consistent way and that design should be based on security standards that allow the measurement of security in complex systems.”

Meet the author and pick up a free signed copy of ‘Security in a Web 2.0+ World’ at the RSA Conference, April 20-24 in Alcatel-Lucent booth #317.

SOURCE Echelon One, LLC


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