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New Security Conference Announced for March

SOURCE Boston announced today it will host a new security conference in Cambridge, MA in mid-March. The educational conference—SOURCE 2008—will feature some key players in the computer security industry, who will come together for “a computer security conference that combines business, technology, and software development, and provides an opportunity to share ideas, insights, and opportunities.”

Keynote speakers include Steven Levy, journalist and author; Dan Geer, chief scientist of Verdasys and computer security expert who has served in advisory roles for the Federal Trade Commission, the National Science Foundation, the Treasury Department, and the Department of Defense; and Richard Clarke, internationally recognized expert on security who served the last three U.S. presidents as a senior White House Advisor.

The SOURCE 2008 curriculum was designed with all levels of interest in mind. Its planners include such heavy-hitters as former members of @stake, the NSA, and L0pht Heavy Industries, the former Boston-based security think tank that famously told Congress it could take down the Internet in 30 minutes.

According to a press release, the intent of the conference is to “help educate security and IT professionals and senior executives on the latest security trends, while providing opportunities for attendees to network with industry thought leaders in an intimate, East Coast setting.”

The conference will take place March 12-14, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA.