Georgia Tech's Richard DeMillo to Keynote at First Annual Atlanta SecureWorld Expo

March 10, 2003

Richard DeMillo, Imlay Dean and Distinguished Professor of Computing at Georgia Tech and Director of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at the first annual Atlanta SecureWorld Expo. Security professionals throughout the Southeast will gather at the Cobb Galleria May 21-22 to promote the ideals of fostering communication between security professionals and technology leaders, to discuss best practices and to bind that body of thought in a public/private partnership with government.

DeMillo returned to academia in 2002 after a career as an executive in industry and government. He was chief technology officer for Hewlett-Packard, where he had worldwide responsibility for technology and technology strategy. Prior to joining HP, he was in charge of Information and Computer Sciences Research at Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bellcore) in Morristown, New Jersey, where he oversaw the development of many Internet and web-based innovations. He has also directed the Computer and Computation Research Division of the National Science Foundation.

The author of over 100 articles and books, DeMillo's research has spanned several fundamental areas of computer science and includes fundamental innovation in computer security, software engineering and mathematics. His present research interests are focused on information security and nanotechnology. He is active in many aspects of the IT industry, serving on advisory boards and panels, and he is an advisor for several early-stage technology companies. He is a member of the board of directors for RSA Security.

The first annual Atlanta SecureWorld Expo will feature the most advanced physical and digital security products offered by top regional and national manufacturers and solution providers. In addition to keynote presentations, the event will focus on three educational conference tracks that address the most critical security issues today, including public/private partnerships, IT security, workplace violence, security management, bioterrorism, integration of physical and digital security and so much more.

The SecureWorld Expo has partnered with the Georgia Tech Information Security Center, Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS), Southeast Cyber-Crime Institute, Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), InfraGard Atlanta, Information Systems Forensic Association, Georgia Technology Authority, FBI and the GBI.

SecureWorld is the first regional conference combining both physical and information security under a public private partnership. In 2003 SecureWorld Expo will host events in Baltimore, Atlanta, Seattle and Detroit. For additional information on SecureWorld Expo, and details on additional features within the event go to: www.secureworldexpo.com.