Registration Open for 2013 Security Development Conference: Calling All IT Security Professionals

Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:00pm EST

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Second annual Security Development Conference brings together IT security
professionals to network, learn and discuss secure development best practices.
REDMOND, Wash.,  Dec. 18, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- Registration is now open for the
second  Security Development Conference  taking place in  San FranciscoMay
14-15, 2013. The conference theme this year is "Proven Practices, Reduced Risk,"
and event keynotes will include  Edna M. Conway, chief security strategist,
Cisco Systems Inc.;  Brad Arkin, senior director, Security, Adobe products and
services; and  Scott Charney, corporate vice president, Trustworthy Computing,
Microsoft Corp.


The annual event, which Microsoft hosts, brings together security professionals
from a variety of organizations and industries around the world. Attendees will
hear from leading security experts, grow their professional networks, and learn
how to implement or accelerate adoption of secure development practices within
their own organizations.

"The Security Development Conference fosters an open forum for IT professionals
to discuss challenges and share best practices from their own experiences," said
 Steve Lipner, partner director of program management, Trustworthy Computing,
Microsoft. "As an industry, we have a responsibility to deliver technologies
that people can trust. The Security Development Conference helps accelerate the
adoption of important security development best practices that can help
organizations achieve this goal."

The event will include several tracks: Engineering for Secure Data, Security
Development Lifecycle & Data Security, and Business Risk & Data Security. Track
sessions will cover the latest in proven security development techniques that
help reduce risk and protect organizations in the ever-changing technology

Registration is now open on the  conference website; registering before  Feb. 1,
2013, will save participants 50 percent off the normal registration fee. Seating
is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Limited sponsorship
opportunities are still  available  and offer organizations a valuable platform
to share their expertise, tools and resources in secure development with peers
and leaders in the field.  

This year's event builds on the foundation of the successful inaugural
conference last year, which featured keynotes from industry experts including 
Richard A. Clarke, former special advisor to the President for cybersecurity;
Gen.  Michael V. Hayden, former director, U.S. Central Intelligence Agency; and
Charney. In all, more than 300 organizations from a variety of industries around
the world attended the event. Following last year's conference, Arkin said, "For
me, the most exciting aspect of this conference is that it's actually the
practitioners attending, not necessarily the researchers or vendors. So it's
really the folks who have the responsibility for getting secure code out the
door in their environments. And when you get people who have all the same job
together, you get so much creative energy ... talking together about what we're
having trouble with or what our challenge is and how someone else solved it in
their environment."

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software,
services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full

SOURCE  Microsoft Corp.

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