Symantec Finally Agrees With Everyone Else In The Security Community: Says Antivirus Software Is Dead

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As a technologist I have long respected Symantec and their many capabilities (they do far more than antivirus, see the list here). But the hottest firms in cyber security, those growing because they make real, measurable, virtuous differences in enterprise security, are growing because they realized that Symantec''s core antivirus features just are not sufficient.

Symantec Government Symposium 11 March 2014 at the Renaissance Hotel Washington DC

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By Bob Gourley DC seems to have a cyber security related event every week. All those factors together make the Symantec Government Symposium of 11 March 2014 one to pay attention to. Here are details from the invite: Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to join 1500 IT leaders and innovators on March 11 to collaborate and discuss the top issues in IT security and management. Learn how agencies are turning to BYOD to ensure security and ROI.

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Invincea Names Former Verizon Terremark CISO as Chief Operating Officer

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Norm Laudermilch Brings 25 Years of Technical and Executive Experience Spanning Fortune 50 Companies and Security Startups. GARTNER SECURITY & RISK MANAGEMENT SUMMIT, NATIONAL HARBOR, MD —June 23, 2014 – Invincea, Inc., the market leader in the use of secure virtual containers for user protection against advanced cybersecurity threats, today announced the appointment of Norm Laudermilch as the company’s first chief operating officer. For more information, visit [link].

CIT Hires Robert Stratton as MACH37 General Partner

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He is widely known as a community-focused thought leader with special skills in enterprise technology and cyber security. Stratton adds experience in information security and entrepreneurship to MACH37™. His experience in the information security industry will be highly valuable as we move forward with the first cohort session.”. Stratton comes to MACH37™ from Polymathics, a technology startup advisory and security strategy firm.

RSA Conference 2015 – San Francisco 20-24 April 2015

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Offering five full days of educational training from experienced industry practitioners, the RSA Conference is widely regarded as one of the world''s leading forums for enterprises and technical information security professionals. As the 2015 theme suggests, info security is an ever-changing industry. In order to stay ahead of threats, you need to challenge today’s security thinking. 23 in all, along with new tracks like C-Suite, Identity and Securing the Ecosystem.

GovLoop Releases Report: Winning the Cybersecurity Battle

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As a nation, we must work collaboratively to ensure that cyber defense strategies are robust and effective to secure our way of life. 49 percent of respondents cited phishing as the largest threat to cyber security at their agency. Finally, the report includes a cybersecurity cheat sheet, which is a synopsis of the guide, and provides readers with the need to know cybersecurity information. Cyber Security

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The Sony Hack in Context

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The good news for the moment is that the North Korean attack on Sony Pictures is in the headlines and has the nation discussing cyber security issues. Indeed, penetrations of corporate information systems are so widespread, persistent and severe that government agencies and cyber security firms such as Symantec independently estimate America is losing “hundreds of billions” of dollars in intellectual property per year. National Security Risks. By Chris Mellon.