IDG Launches Global IDG Security Day

World’s leading tech media company to convene the global cyber security community with an unprecedented event in 10 different countries

BOSTON--()--IDG, the world’s largest media, data and marketing services company, announces the launch of its international IDG Security Day on June 21, 2017. A first for the IT security industry, this truly global program will ‘follow the sun’ by staging 10 events in 10 countries, across three continents, in a single day.

IDG Security Day will be a unique opportunity for IDG’s partners to share ideas and develop solutions to the crucial data security challenges the global business community faces in the digital age. Amidst rapidly changing cyber threats and an evolving regulatory environment, IT and business leaders worldwide must focus on technology security and collaboratively determine the best form of defense against ever more sophisticated attacks. In Europe, the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will impose significant new obligations around the handling of personal data – rules that will have an impact on businesses far beyond the EU.

IDG Security Day comprises both half-day and full-day events with content that addresses the most crucial needs of CSOs and IT security experts in each region. The IDG Security Day agenda includes keynote addresses, workshops, panels, roundtables, Q&A sessions on the following topics:

  • Threat protection/preventing breaches (Incl. patch management, user training, encryption management, multi factor authentication and threat intelligence)
  • Social engineering (Incl. phishing/user awareness)
  • Managing regulation and compliance (Incl. GDPR)
  • Managing the IT/security relationship
  • Managing third-party risk or skills alignment
  • Building credibility with senior leadership
  • The role of CyberInsurance

Recently announced members of the IDG Security Day Advisory Board include:

  • Bob Bragdon, SVP / Publisher, CSO
  • Mark Connelly, CISO at Boston Consulting Group
  • John Gallant Chief Content Officer, IDG US Media
  • Emily Heath Global CISO at AECOM
  • Rudramurthy KG, CISO at Digital India
  • Marlon Molina Director, Computerworld University
  • Dr. Hans-Joachim Popp CIO, DLR.

Each forum will be moderated by a senior executive from IDG’s renowned CSO and CIO brands.

“IDG Security Day is an exciting initiative that reflects our firm belief in the power of collaboration to ensure our collective security,” said Bob Bragdon, SVP/Publisher, CSO. “It is our hope that, by leveraging IDG’s deep expertise in data security and our unmatched global presence, we can bring our international partners together to develop solutions that can be successfully deployed at both a local level and on an international scale.”

SecurIT, the IDG Security Day event in the US, will be held in Washington, D.C.. More information can be found at

For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Adam Dennison, SVP / general manager, IDG Events & publisher, CIO at For global sponsorship opportunities, please contact Briony Rowe at For more information regarding the conference and to sign up for news alerts regarding speakers and registration, please visit Event updates will also be broadcast on Twitter, #IDGSecurityDay.

About IDG

IDG connects the world of tech buyers with insights, intent and engagement. IDG is the world’s largest media, data and marketing services company that activates and engages the most influential technology buyers. Our premium brands, including CIO®, Computerworld®, PCWorld® and Macworld®, engage the most powerful audience of technology buyers providing essential guidance on the evolving technology landscape. Our global data intelligence platform activates purchasing intent, powering our clients’ success. IDG Marketing Services creates custom content with marketing impact across video, mobile, social and digital. We execute complex campaigns that fulfill marketers’ global ambitions seamlessly with consistency that delivers results and wins awards. Visit for more information. IDG is the #1 tech media company in the world, per comScore.*

*Source: comScore Media Metrix, Desktop Unique Visitors, Worldwide, February 2016


IDG Enterprise
Lynn Holmlund
Marketing Director


IDG Enterprise
Lynn Holmlund
Marketing Director