NEW YORK, April 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Filter: CSI's virtual video conference debuted on Thursday, April 8, 2010, and was greeted with enthusiasm from the global marketplace. Using cutting-edge technology that included streaming video, CSI connected a community of industry professionals, decision-makers and suppliers from the information security marketplace. Almost 45% of the 655 registered professionals actively participated over the course of the four hours of presentations.

Our key goal was to provide a cutting-edge educational environment that supports our members' and attendees' goals of securing leading edge solutions and processes, said Robert Richardson, director of CSI. It clearly was accomplished and we anticipate that 'Filter Events' will become a staple in our offerings.

This online event provided a forum for hundreds of IT Security professionals to participate and network globally. Registrants representing 49 countries expressed great satisfaction with the content and the method of presentation - describing it as curve-wrecking, as well as frightening reality, respectively. Bryan Hooke, president, B. Hooke Associate furthered these sentiments by stating, Conference was well organized, experts were well versed on their subjects and could clearly convey the key elements memorably. Very slick.

Lynda Martel, Director of Marketing with DriveSavers and one of Filter's key sponsors found the content interesting and compelling. She was proud and pleased to participate in Filter's debut: I applaud (CSI) on the event's content and speakers...the event generated 400 VERY qualified leads for DriveSavers - so again, kudos to the CSI Team! Many of these comments were posted through the live QA and chat functions that supported interaction over the course of the event.

From a Management perspective, it was exciting for the entire CSI Team to actually participate and be a part of the action and dialog in the conference room, commented Robert Richardson. Collectively, we rarely get to experience this first-hand - and it was so gratifying when questions posted from one side of the world were answered immediately by an expert from the other side of the world! This is exactly the type of interchange we hoped would happen and it did!

The video conference content allowed for questions to be fielded through an online chat/discussion viewed by all participants and also allowed attendees to privately ask questions of specific speakers - thus providing a free flow of questions and ideas with an element of privacy that is sometimes required. The conference program presented attendees with solutions and information that was filtered down (the genesis of Filter), thereby providing an exchange that was both cost and time-efficient. Conference content included:

- The Risks of Business Agility - Data Breach Notification Laws: From California to Australia - Does Recovering the Data Abandon Your Security? Best Practices - Using Virtualization for Better Security - Clobbering the Cloud - Legal Issues in Multi-National Cloud Computing - Compliance in the Cloud - Social Media Security - Nature Security - Securing the Electronic Health Record: The Big Challenges - Don't Write Your Own Security Code: The OWASP Enterprise Security API - Agile Security: Necessity or Mission Impossible - How to Protect Against Smartphone Attacks

Seen as an optimal tool to support CSI's live and multi-day educational programming, Filter will continue to focus and offer condensed versions of technical information and solutions that are needed for maintaining business agility and continuity. CSI SX is scheduled for May 26-27, 2010 at San Francisco's Marriott Marquis; CSI Annual 2010 takes place October 25-29, 2010 at the Gaylord National Hotel Convention Center right outside Washington D.C. Visit for complete details on all offerings.

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