More than 250 IT and business executives walked away from the Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) first annual Security Forum with the tools and processes necessary to make security more relevant within their organizations. The two-day sold-out Event concluded last Friday at the InterContinental Buckhead in Atlanta, also the location for Forrester’s Security & Risk Management Council member meetings.

“Attendees are telling us that the Forum enabled them to be more successful in their jobs by providing them with the strategies, technologies, and governance to defend against future threats,” said Laura Koetzle, vice president and research director of security research at Forrester. “Security professionals also had an opportunity to share ideas on enhancing the credibility and visibility of the security organization with well-respected practitioners, Forrester analysts, vendors, and their peers.”

“The Security Forum provided a good mix of both practical knowledge that I can take back and implement and future, thought-provoking conversation,” said Brian Wrozek, IT security and disaster recovery manager at Texas Instruments. “As a member of the Security & Risk Management Council, I was also able to engage in facilitated interaction with the presenters and my peers to delve into the session topics and to build trusted relationships for future discussion.”

Presentations from the following industry and technology leaders offered additional real-world examples and best practices for effectively implementing security processes and technologies for near-term and future risks:

  • William R. Cheswick, Chief Scientist, Lumeta
  • Ken Dunham, Director, Rapid Response Team, iDEFENSE, A VeriSign Company
  • Rich Jackson, Chief Information Protection Officer & General Manager of Global Information Risk Management, Chevron
  • John Meakin, Group Head of Information Security, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Claudia Natanson, Chief Information Security Officer, Diageo
  • William F. Pelgrin, Director, Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination, New York State
  • Paul Raines, Chief Information Security Officer, UN Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
  • Adam Stubblefield, Senior Security Analyst, Independent Security Evaluators