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

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

Second annual Security Development Conference brings together IT security
professionals to network, learn and discuss secure development best practices.

PR Newswire

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 18, 2012

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Registration is now open for the
second Security Development Conference taking place in San Francisco May
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 landscape.

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 potential.

SOURCE Microsoft Corp.

Contact: Rapid Response Team, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, +1-503-443-7070,
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