NEW YORK, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Live announced today that select products within CSI (The Computer Security Institute) have transitioned to its sister company, UBM TechWeb.
Based on synergies with UBM TechWeb's IT security portfolio, such as Black Hat(R) series of events and DarkReading.com, the CSI Web site at goCSI.com and CSI-branded webinars will continue under UBM TechWeb's management. Robert Richardson, Director of CSI, joins the UBM TechWeb team and will focus on online initiatives in the IT security arena. CSI Annual, scheduled to take place November 6-11, 2011, has been cancelled; in addition, new CSI memberships and renewals will not be accepted pending re-direction.
"Thirty-seven years ago, CSI was at the forefront of building community in information security," said John Stuttard, SVP of UBM Live, "Changing times and current demands have dictated that we need to change our current model and discontinue offerings that are better served by other resources - many of which reside within UBM TechWeb's portfolio."
EVP and General Manager of UBM TechWeb, Katherine Astromoff comments, "Joining CSI with brands such as Black Hat and DarkReading.com reinforces UBM TechWeb's reputation as IT security professionals' best resource for information and solutions for their workday challenges."
CSI's online offerings will continue and the next CSI Webinar sponsored by Intel will take place June 2, 2011 at 2:00PM ET. Targeting IT security professionals in government agencies and focusing on ICAM, complete details including registration information are currently available on http://www.goCSI.com/Webinars.
About UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses - media solutions, marketing services and paid content - UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM TechWeb is a UBM plc company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.
About UBM Live
UBM Live is a wholly owned subsidiary of UBM plc (LSE: UBM) a leading provider of business information services to the maritime, travel, fashion, technology, healthcare, media, and property industries. UBM offers services in education/programming, trade shows, online, news distribution, and publishing to customers across the globe. Its brands are represented in more than 30 countries and are organized into specialist teams that serve their business communities helping them excel in their market by working effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to http://www.ubm.com.
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