Wave Systems Hosts Leading Information Security Experts at the Trusted Computing Seminar

Thursday, December 22, 2011 by Wave Systems

Wave Systems will play host to the world's foremost authorities on data protection at the Trusted Computing seminar on 20 October in London. The seminar, to be held at the Royal Aeronautical Society, is focused on IT management, IT security managers and risk managers, and will feature some of the world's leading experts on information security and government advisors. The discussion will centre on current and future practices and policy, and the emerging role of hardware security built on open standards set forth by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG).

Joseph Souren, vice president and general manager, Wave Systems EMEA, will lead the day-long seminar, introducing a highly accomplished panel of experts that includes David Smith, the deputy commissioner of the Information Commissioner's Office; Ian White, the deputy technical director of CESG; Owen Pengelly, deputy director (Policy) of the Office for Cyber Security & Information Assurance, Cabinet Office; Steven Sprague, CEO of Wave Systems; David Lacey, director of research of the ISSA-UK; Boudewijn Kiljan, Solution Architect Global IT, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Stuart Aston the chief security advisor of Microsoft UK; Robert Thibadeau the chief scientist of Wave Systems and inventor of SEDs, and James Stevenson, EMEA technical Lead from Netwitness.

Open to senior IT professionals, the seminar comes at a time when hacking and data loss stories have dominated the headlines in 2011, and as governments and enterprises are realising the need to re-examine their data security protocols

The traditional approach to security is failing to keep up with rapidly evolving and sophisticated threats to both financial and IP assets at corporate and government level. A trusted framework for data security is needed to protect organisations of all types, both now and in the future.

Wave Systems will lead a series of roundtable debates and panel discussions to tackle these issues, as well as giving an update from the US where the National Security Agency has lent its support to embedded hardware security built on open standards, hosting last week's 2nd Annual NSA Trusted Computing Conference.

This change of approach, led by Wave, will be a key talking point at the seminar. The company leverages the hardware security capabilities built directly into endpoint computing platforms, and is helping shape standards through its work as a board member for the Trusted Computing Group.

Joseph Souren, Vice President at Wave Systems says: "Security in today's IT infrastructure focuses on building layers of software defence and these systems have been exposed to high-profile breaches. We believe that organisations should seriously consider adding device identity as an independently managed layer to help protect their data. This device-based security solution offers unmatched protection and will play an integral role as organisations move to the cloud.

"It's a framework championed by major organisations, enterprises and governments across the globe but there is still a lack of awareness about device-based security, even though around a half billion business-grade PCs and laptops have been deployed equipped with the technology to put these systems into practice."

Earlier this year the CESG, the UK's Communications Electronics Security Group and the government's technical authority on Information Assurance, issued recommendations for the use of device-based security within government agencies. Both the US Government and the NSA have also made Trusted Computing technology central to their security protocols.

Wave Systems has recently launched a strategic programme to develop markets in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa and provide trusted, proven and unbeatable network security and compliance solutions for organisations of all sizes.