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Conference Discusses Cybersecurity, Biometrics, Biodefense and Other Security and Defense Issues; Live in New York and Online for Global Viewers

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 02/14/14 --, an investor research and news portal covering leading sectors including technology and defense, announces new speakers for its upcoming Security and Defense Conference, "Game Changing Technologies: The Face and Future of Security," to be held live in New York and online on March 11, 2014. New speakers include Janice Kephart, Founder and CEO of The Secure Identity and Biometrics Association (SIBA) and Phil Agcaoili, Chairman, Ponemon Institute Fellows, Co-founding Member, Cloud Security Alliance and Board Member, Mobile Active Defense.

The theme of the conference will share insight into developments in biodefense, biometrics including fingerprint, voice and facial recognition, cyber security and other security and defense issues. The agenda will include a financial panel, and industry panel and presenting companies showcasing their technologies. The current list of speakers represents some of the top thought leaders in biometrics and cybersecurity including cybersecurity expert and counterterrorism analyst Roger Cressey.

Janice recently returned from a Special Counsel position with the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she was asked to testify and then return to staff to support the national, border and identity security aspects of the now Senate-passed immigration reform legislation. Ms. Kephart is an internationally recognized border and ID security expert, who served as counsel to the 9/11 Commission and was a key author of the Staff Monograph, '9/11 and Terrorist Travel' as well as the immigration and identity/security-related facts and recommendations in the 9/11 Commission Report.

Janice speaks regularly at conferences, to international media, publishes articles and op-eds around the world, and has testified before Congress 16 times on issues of border and ID security. More info:!aboutsiba/csgz

Phil Agcaoili has been an influential leader in the Information Security industry for over 20 years and has established world class security organizations from startups to the Fortune 25. Phil has led successful security teams at General Electric, VeriSign, Alcatel, Scientific Atlanta, Dell, and Cox Communications and was involved in three consecutive and successful startups. He co-founded SecureIT, which he sold to VeriSign for $70M, and was VeriSign's first Chief Information Security Officer. He was also an early foundation member of Internet Devices, acquired by Alcatel for $181M. He was the Chief Security Architect for Scientific Atlanta which was acquired by Cisco Systems for $6.9B. Phil participated and influenced the development of the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.

He's shaped Cyber Security for US Telecoms as committee co-chair of the FCC CSRIC and Communications Sector Coordinating Council, and Communications ISAC. He set cloud standards as a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and is co-founder/author of Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM), Cloud Security Trust, and Assurance Registry (STAR) and Open Certification Framework, aligned security and privacy attestations with the AICPA for SOC 2 attestations (the replacement for SAS 70 attestations), set eDiscovery standards with EDRM, and is a privacy and trust leader as a Ponemon Institute Distinguished Fellow and the Chairman of the Fellows. Phil won the inaugural Information Security Executive of the Decade Award in 2012, 2012 RSA Conference Award for Excellence in the Field of Security Practices, 2010 Information Security Magazine Security 7 Award, and 2009 Information Security Executive of the Year Central Award. Many of Phil's team leaders have started their own companies or they have gone on to lead other successful global security teams.

The growing list of speakers and presenters includes Kris Tuttle, Director of Research for SoundView Technology Group; cybersecurity expert and counterterrorism analyst Roger Cressey*, Partner with Liberty Group Ventures; and Kiersten Todt**, President and Managing Partner of Liberty Group Ventures.

*From 2004 - 2013, Roger Cressey served as an on-air counterterrorism analyst with NBC News, appearing frequently on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, MSNBC and CNBC.

**Ms. Todt has commented on homeland security and sport security issues in multiple media outlets, including MSNBC, NPR, Bloomberg, and The Wall Street Journal. Her work on sport security has been published in two editions of The International Centre for Sport Security Journal.

Additional speakers include Marty Martin, CEO of Crane & Crane Consulting, who also has a background with the CIA, NSA, and the U.S. Army; Scott Greiper, President and Founding Partner of Secure Strategy Group; and Scott Sacknoff, President of Spade Defense Index (NYSE: DXS).

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