It's almost upon us now, the most wonderful time of the year for security practitioners - Infosecurity Europe. Kicking off tomorrow in its new home of Earls Court, the event has grown to quite a size over the past four years I've been covering it. Over 300 security vendors and 11,000+ delegates will pack the show floor, alongside keynote presentations from MP David Blunkett, head of information security for the BBC, Julia Harris, and other luminaries of the security world.
Blunkett's speech has been widely trailed already, with the former Home Secretary likely to launch an attack on the government's "woeful lack of awareness" of the threat to the Olympics posed by cyber terrorists.
Also coinciding with the event, as it did last year, is Information Security Awareness Week, an awareness raising project started by the Information Security Awarenss Forum (ISAF).
"This event will provide a focus for awareness activities for suppliers and consumers of advice, will give experts an opportunity for those promoting awareness to collaborate for greater effectiveness, and will deliver a platform for launching initiatives on which to build and whose benefits are expected to continue for the coming weeks and months," said chair of the ISAF, David King.
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