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[February 05, 2013]

Infosecurity Europe welcomes Safer Internet Day on February 5th

Feb 05, 2013 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- The organisers of the Infosecurity Europe Show - held each April in London - are fully supporting the laudable aims of Safer Internet Day, which takes place this year on February 5th, noting that effective education on how to use the Internet - without compromising your security and data - is now an essential feature of modern life. A recent poll by Infosecurity has found that the majority of organisations believe that their awareness training is reducing security breaches.


David Rowe, CISSP, a member of the Infosecurity Europe Advisory Council and Head of Business Services for the show, says that - ever since Safer Internet Day was launched back in February 2004 - the programme's aims have aligned with that of the show, namely the education of everyone on a safer and more secure Internet that anyone can use without worry. Thanks to European Union support - with programmes taking place in schools and workplaces across Europe - he says it is clear that Safer Internet Day will be a success this year, building on the success of previous years.

"Back in 2010, the EU sponsored a Safer Internet Day survey that found 50% of Europe's teenagers are posting personal information on the Web without being aware of the consequences. And in 2009, the EU liased with 18 Internet firms to develop safeguards on a total of 25 social networking sites, including Facebook, MySpace and YouTube," he said.

"This year's free educational programme at the April 23rd - 25th show will centre on the Keynote, Business Strategy and Technical Theatres - backed up with an Information Security Exchange, Workshops and Technology Showcase - and rounds out with the ever-popular Infosecurity Hall of Fame," he added.

For more on Safer Internet Day: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/sip/index_en.htm http://www.saferinternet.org/web/guest/home About Infosecurity Europe Infosecurity Europe, celebrating 18 years at the heart of the industry in 2013, is Europe's number one Information Security event. Featuring over 350 exhibitors, the most diverse range of new products and services, an unrivalled education programme and over 12,000 visitors from every segment of the industry, it is the most important date in the calendar for Information Security professionals across Europe. Organised by Reed Exhibitions, the world's largest tradeshow organiser, Infosecurity Europe is one of four Infosecurity events around the world with events also running in Belgium, Netherlands and Russia. Infosecurity Europe runs from the 23rd - 25th April 2013, in Earls Court, London. For further information please visit www.infosec.co.uk Notes for editors For further press information please contact Neil Stinchcombe on (0)20 7183 2833 or email neil@eskenzipr.com Infosecurity Europe now part of the Infosecurity Portfolio Infosecurity Europe and Infosecurity (www.infosecurity-magazine.com) - Linking the Infosecurity Industry Dedicated to serving the Information security community; online, face-to-face and in print. The Infosecurity brands deliver quality contacts, content and communities with the power to transform our customers' business.

The Infosecurity portfolio provides information security professionals across the globe with the opportunity to learn and share best practice, make new connections, access the latest news and research and hear from industry experts. Both online and face-to-face, the portfolio enables you to identify leading information security suppliers, hear about cutting edge technology and see real solutions in action.

Infosecurity Europe (23rd - 25th April 2013) Addressing today's strategic and technical issues in an unrivalled education programme and showcasing the most diverse range of new and innovative products and services, Infosecurity Europe is Europe's number one information security event. Featuring over 350 exhibitors and over 12,000 visitors from every segment of the industry, it's the most important date in the calendar for information security professionals across Europe. www.infosec.co.uk Infosecurity www.infosecurity-magazine.com Trusted and highly respected, Infosecurity Magazine is devoted to the strategic and operational challenges of the information security community. Providing knowledge and insight, Infosecurity provides a compelling focus on hot topics and trends with frequent online news, features, blogs, book reviews and a calendar of webinars and virtual conferences.

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