AFCOM WORLD SURVEY FINDING: Cyber Terrorism Is Not Being Adequately Addressed by World’s Keepers of Top Secret Financial and Military Data.
DIARY NOTE UPDATE for Thursday October 29
A controversial, international Data Center Report will be released from international media embargo next Thursday October 29. Visiting AFCOM CEO Jill Eckhaus will be in Australia at the time of the release and will be available for media interviews and Photo Op 10.30 AM – 11.30 AM during morning security cleared tour of the recently opened $220 Million Polaris Data Center at Springfield near Brisbane. (see attached jpegs) The Minister for Finance and Deregulation Lindsay Tanner last month announced Polaris was one of the five companies that will make up the Australian Government’s interim panel for data centre facilities and services
For directions, and to confirm your interview interest in Ms Eckhaus at Polaris - or later in Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney, please contact Letitia Johnson, Executive Assistant, The Strategic Directions Group Office: 1300 786 566 Mobile: 0402 749 076 or email PR Terry Quinn firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 0439 710 418.
Further interview opportunities and full text of AFCOM Report will be made available on request. Ms Eckhaus will visit CANBERRA MONDAY NOVEMBER 2 for meetings with the AIIA and AGIMO (Federal Government Workgroup) before flying to MELBOURNE WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 4 and finally to SYDNEY NOVEMBER 5 before flying back to the United States.
AFCOM (www.afcom.com) is one of the most respected world authorities in the data center industry with more than 4,000 members and 32 chapters worldwide. The peak industry body provides data center professionals with unique networking opportunities and educational forums and resources through its annual Data Center World conferences, publications, regional chapters, and research facilities. Their latest world wide Data Center Trends Survey is entitled “A Closer Look at Greening and Cyber Terrorism”. Ms Eckhaus will also be prepared to discuss other IT “greening” findings contained in the AFCOM Report such as: “Government Agencies Are Less Environmentally Conscious than their Private Sector Counterparts”. She will be happy to discuss The Gershon Report and its impact on future Australian Data Center design and construction.