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Bit9 + Carbon Black and SANS Name Experts to Board of Advisors for Industry's First Threat Hunting & Incident Response Summit

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bit9® + Carbon Black®, the leader in Next-Generation Endpoint Security, today announced the appointment of five members to the board advisors for the industry's first Threat Hunting & Incident Response (THIR) Summit, Bit9 + Carbon Black and SANS co-founded.

The inaugural event will be held April 12-13, 2016, in New Orleans, with SANS training available from April 14-19. CPE credits are available. Bit9 + Carbon Black is an advisory partner to SANS for the development of the curriculum.

The Board of Advisors for the Summit represents a new generation of cyber-security thought leaders from major organizations who have established their credentials as visionaries in the fight against cyber attackers. The board is composed of:

Heather Adkins – Information Security Manager, Google
Ben Johnson – Chief Security Strategist, Bit9 + Carbon Black
Jesse Kornblum – Network Security Engineer, Facebook
Rob Lee – Digital Forensics and Incident Response Lead, SANS Institute
Bamm Visscher – Manager, CIRT, General Motors

"We've assembled a 'dream team' of security professionals for the THIR board of advisors, and I'm honored to be a member," said Johnson. "This is a must-attend event for every IR professional who is eager to learn how to go on the offensive and start hunting down and destroying threats, before the damage is done."

The Threat Hunting & Incident Response Summit will focus on specific hunting and incident response techniques and capabilities that security professionals can use to identify, contain, and eliminate adversaries targeting their organizations. Topics will include:

  • Adversary hunting
  • Threat containment
  • Effective remediation and threat elimination planning
  • Proactive digital forensics
  • Enterprise network and host monitoring
  • Threat intelligence utilization and usefulness
  • Incident response team operations and management

Click here for more information and to register for the summit.

About Bit9 + Carbon Black

Bit9 + Carbon Black is the market leader in Next-Generation Endpoint Security. We have sold more licenses, have more experience, and more customers than any other NGES company because our solution is the most effective way to prevent, detect and respond to advanced threats that target users, servers, and fixed-function devices. That's why more than 60 MSSP and IR leaders, including Dell SecureWorks, EY, Optiv and Solutionary, have chosen our technology as a key component of their security offerings, and 25 of the Fortune 100 rely on us as a critical element of their advanced threat defense and compliance strategies. By the end of 2015, we expect to achieve 7 million+ software licenses sold, and almost 2,000 customers worldwide. We were voted Best Endpoint Protection by security professionals in the SANS Institute's Best of 2014 Awards, and a 2015 SANS survey found that 68 percent of IR professionals are using or evaluating Carbon Black.

Bit9 and Carbon Black are registered trademarks of Bit9, Inc. All other company or product names may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Kevin Flanagan Bit9 + Carbon Black +1 781-856-2589 kflanagan@bit9.com

Source: Bit9