Clarke to Keynote eWEEK Security Summit

The ex-security czar will address ways companies can protect their networks.

Richard Clarke, the former top cyber-security adviser to the president, will be delivering a keynote speech at the eWEEK Security Summit next week in New York.

Clarke will be addressing the wide range of security risks that enterprises are up against and also plans to talk about the various ways companies can protect their networks. The summit also will include panels of security experts from vendors including Computer Associates International Inc., Symantec Corp. and Check Point Software Technologies Inc., as well as analysts and security instructors from the National Defense University.

Clarke, the former chairman of the Presidents Critical Infrastructure Protection Board, left the government in 2003, ending a career that spanned more than 20 years and also included stints with the Department of State and the National Security Council. Now a security consultant, Clarke recently has been at the center of a controversy surrounding allegations he made in his recent book that President Bush and his advisers could have done more to prevent the terrorist attacks of 2001.

Clarke was the countrys top counterterrorism official at the time of the attacks. He later took over as head of the PCIPB, where he helped develop the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace.

The eWEEK Security Summit is May 12 at the Warwick Hotel in New York.

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