TechWeb Launches 'Security Clan' Website on Internet Evolution

To Track and Forecast Enterprise Networks' Most Pressing Threats, Vulnerabilities

Jul 21, 2008

TechWeb, the global leader in business technology media, today launched the "Security Clan" (, a specialized information resource for investigating the myriad internal and external threats to corporate resources and the Internet. The Security Clan is part of Internet Evolution (, TechWeb's upstart Website focused on the future of the Internet.

The Security Clan's readership will comprise senior IT security professionals and CIOs working within large enterprise organizations. Site users will receive access to exclusive, in-depth intelligence about the future of the Internet and its impact on the enterprise and their jobs.

The Security Clan also features an active social networking component with household names in IT and Internet technology bloggers who interact daily with readers via message boards on the site.

"Security consistently tops IT spending categories, and with good reason: The nature of the underlying threats is constantly changing," says Terry Sweeney, Editor-in-Chief of Internet Evolution. "Our Security Clan's bloggers collectively bring several decades of experience in virtually every aspect of security, from software to networks and personal security and beyond. That's critical for IT departments, since the value of corporate data only continues to increase and has never been more vulnerable."

Internet Evolution also announced new contributors to the Security Clan today:

Steven Batson -- In addition to his CISSP, MCSE, TCP, and BSEE credentials, Batson is also CEO of N-Shield LLC, a security consultancy, and brings years of experience in enterprise security management.

Paul Doyle -- Doyle is a security consultant who was most recently CEO of security startup Proofspace, which is focused on authentication and data integrity. Doyle is an active participant in the Sedona Group.

Rob Hansen -- Hansen is a freelance hacker and self-described "dabbler in the black arts of information security." He's also a doctoral student at the University of Iowa's Department of Computer Science and is working on hacking of voting system technologies.

Greg Hughes -- As an independent IT security consultant, Hughes brings experience as a chief security executive and as a former law enforcement officer. He focuses on forensic security in IT and software development projects.

Ira Winkler -- Winkler is recognized as one of the world's experts in Internet security, information warfare, and industrial espionage. He's the founder and president of the Internet Security Advisors Group (ISAG) and also worked at the National Security Agency (NSA).

Topics covered on Security Clan include viruses, worms, and other malware; hacking; penetration testing; social engineering; authentication; access control; wireless security; data protection; spam; botnets; phishing; cross-site scripting (XSS); computer crime; security administration and management. The site also provides regular broadcast-quality broadband video technology tutorials on subjects like the best ways to thwart botnets.

The Security Clan is co-produced with Light Reading (, the world's leading authority on telecommunications, and InformationWeek (, the largest, most influential community of IT buyers and providers in the world.

About Internet Evolution

Internet Evolution hosts more than 100 world-famous Internet experts -- such as Kevin Mitnick, once the most-wanted computer hacker in the world; Dr. Lawrence Roberts, inventor of packet switching and one of the world's foremost authorities on telecom network architectures; Jack Uldrich, futurist, scholar, and author; Craig Newmark, the founder of; David Weinberger, technologist and co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto; Howard Schmidt, former White House cybersecurity adviser; and Norman J. Ornstein, political scientist and a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) -- all of whom are addressing today's critical socioeconomic issues within its ThinkerNet blogosphere. Internet Evolution also offers broadcast-quality broadband video documentaries and interviews; investigative reports; and user-generated content facilitated via the latest Web 2.0 technology.

About TechWeb (

TechWeb, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million(*) business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events, Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat, and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise,,, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market-leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, and Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

(*)13.3 million business decision-makers: based on number of monthly connections

  Amy Averbook
  TechWeb's Internet Evolution
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