TechSec keynoters to talk standards, convergence

Dave Morrow, CSO/SPO for EDS, David Bunzel, tops at Santa Clara Consulting, provide end-user, consultant views
SSN Staff  - 
Friday, February 1, 2008

YARMOUTH, Maine--TechSec Solutions, the preeminent conference exploring the impact of IP technology on the security industry, run by Security Systems News and Security Director News, will be held Feb. 25-27 in Dallas.
David Bunzel, who will open the conference programming on Feb. 26, is managing director of the Santa Clara Consulting Group and president of the Optical Storage Technology Association. After more than 20 years covering the IT industry, Bunzel in the past year has shifted his focus to the physical security landscape, issuing his first report, Technology Convergence in Video Surveillance, earlier this year. In early 2008, he will deliver his first report on the IP camera market. In 2002, he was made president of OSTA, in recognition of his long work in developing standards in the storage industry.
Bunzel will focus his remarks on the security industry's need for standards development as it moves into an IP-dominated technology marketplace, where IT professionals are used to established ways of doing things and broad interoperability.
Dave Morrow, who will close the conference programming on Feb. 27, is chief security and privacy officer for IT and business process outsourcing firm EDS. In his role, Morrow is responsible for EDS' Chief Security and Privacy Office, which includes all physical security, IT security, privacy, crisis management, executive protection, and corporate oversight for disaster recovery/business continuity, and health and safety functions. Morrow took over the leadership of EDS' CSPO in its initial stages of converging all aspects of EDS' physical and logical security elements, and since that time has made this convergence a reality.
Morrow is a Certified Information Security Manager, a member of ASIS International and ISACA. Morrow was also one of three finalists for the Alliance for Enterprise Security Risk Management's 2006 award for leadership in convergence.
Morrow's address will focus on the issues security practitioners and the industry face as IT and physical security converge, and will also discuss findings from AESRM's new report, The Convergence of Physical and Information Security in the Context of Enterprise Risk Management.
In addition to these speakers, TechSec Solutions' educational programmers have announced a slate of 13 presentations and panels for the 2008 conference, to be held at Dallas' Fairmont Hotel. Juried by Rhianna Daniels, editor of Security Director News, and L. Samuel Pfeifle, editor of Security Systems News, the educational program features many of the security industry's thought leaders offering case studies, educational presentations and panel discussions. Please see the full program at
In addition to TechSec Solutions' educational offerings, attendees will also find a targeted exhibition floor showcasing the latest IP-enabled security technologies and featuring the leading brands in the security marketplace. The conference is a place where manufacturers, installers, resellers, consultants, systems integrators, security directors, network administrators and IT professionals can come together for a frank discussion on the future of the security marketplace. Thanks to TechSec's unique organization, no distinction is made between exhibitors and attendees so all parties can participate in discussions that affect the entire industry.
TechSec Solutions is owned and operated by United Publications, publisher of fine specialty newspapers, including Security Systems News, Security Director News and Security Systems News Europe.