Bit9 + Carbon Black Free Webinar: "Preparing for the Holiday Breach Season"

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bit9® + Carbon Black®, the leader in endpoint threat prevention, detection and response, is sponsoring the free webinar "Preparing for the Holiday Breach Season" on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

The weather may be warm now, but retailers are already planning for the 2015 holiday season, when businesses will conduct as much as 20 percent of their total annual sales.

Unfortunately, cyber criminals are also gearing up for the holiday rush, as they know that IT teams are often too busy keeping point-of-sale systems and servers running smoothly to be on the lookout for signs of attack. They also know that many organizations enter a "code freeze" period, when no new security patches are introduced that might diminish transaction speed. What's more, according to our recent survey, nearly 20 percent of businesses actually turn off antivirus during rush periods to avoid slowdowns.

Intensifying the pressure this holiday season are a number of distractions:

- The October deadline to migrate to EMV-enabled credit card technology or face increased liability
- PCI DSS 11.3 (penetration testing methodology) is now a requirement instead of a "best practice"
- More POS systems than ever before now rely on operating systems that have reached end of life, including Windows XP and Windows Server 2003

During the high-volume, highly critical holiday period, retailers can't afford to let their guard down. Attend our webinar, featuring Chris Strand, PCIP, to learn about the potential cyber threats facing your organization this holiday season and what you can do about them.

What: Free Webinar: "Preparing for the Holiday Breach Season"
When: Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. EDT.
Where: Click here to register

About Bit9 + Carbon Black

Bit9 + Carbon Black provides the most complete solution against advanced threats that target organizations' endpoints and servers, making it easier to see—and immediately stop—those threats. The company enables organizations to arm their endpoints by combining continuous, real-time visibility into what's happening on every computer; real-time signature-less threat detection; incident response that combines a recorded history with live remediation; and prevention that is proactive and customizable. More than 1,400 organizations worldwide—from Fortune 100 companies to small enterprises—use Bit9 + Carbon Black to increase security, reduce operational costs and improve compliance. Leading managed security service providers (MSSP) and incident response (IR) companies have made Bit9 + Carbon Black a core component of their detection and response services.

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Source: Bit9