Microsoft announced that beginning April 13 that it will host a series of one-day security events in five US cities tailored for IT pros and developers. The series, Security Matters - Microsoft Security Summits 2006, are intended to teach people about key trends as well as how to prepare for those trends, and also offer an opportunity to discuss security issues with experts from the company.
"Microsoft aims to provide timely, relevant and easy-to-understand security guidance to make it easier for customers to maintain a more secure business environment,” said Bret Arsenault, general manager of U.S. Enterprise Security and chief security advisor of the U.S. National Security Team at Microsoft.
The summits will consist of 2 general sessions and 3 session tracks. The first summit is already underway in Atlanta, Georgia. Upcoming summits include Dallas, Texas on April 25; New York on May 8; Rosemont, Illinois in the Chicago area on May 23; and Novi, Michigan in the Detroit area on May 28. People can register for the events at Microsoft's Web site or by calling 877-795-4684.