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Cyber Security Consulting and Solutions Firm iSECURE Hosts IBM's X-Force Security Executive Summit

A former Under Secretary of Homeland Security joins some of IBM's top cyber security experts to brief IT professionals on how to defend against today's urgent threats, including Heartbleed.

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iSECURE, LLC, an end-to-end cyber security consulting and solutions provider, today announced program details of its forthcoming "2014 Information Security Executive Summit," to be held in partnership with the IBM X-Force Research and Development organization and a former Under Secretary of Homeland Security.

The Summit will take place on Thursday, April 24th, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Trumbull Marriott Hotel, 180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull, Connecticut. It will provide IT professionals with the latest thinking from some of IBM's top security experts on ways to protect against the most urgent cyber threats facing organizations today, including Heartbleed. The Summit is free of charge and offers three CPE credit hours.

The summit will include:

  • Keynote Speaker, Asa Hutchinson, Former Under Secretary of Homeland Security, who will offer an insider's look what the government knows about the war on cyber crime today.
  • Chris Poulin, Research Strategist for IBM's X-Force Research & Development Team, who will present, "Anatomy of the Target Breach: Lessons Learned and How to Protect Against Similar Advanced Threats." He'll discuss the details of this breach, how the attackers persisted undetected two weeks before it was discovered, and what IT professionals can do to protect their organization against similar attacks.
  • Diana Kelly, Application Security Strategist for IBM Security Systems, who will review the "2014 X-Force Report." She will discuss the most recent trends from the 1Q 2014 report, including watering hole attacks and malvertising. She'll also provide advice on how organizations can leverage the data to improve their security posture.

About Asa Hutchinson

After being re-elected to his third term in Congress in November 2000, Asa was appointed Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in 2001. In January 2003, he was confirmed by U.S. Senate to be the first Under Secretary of the newly created Department of Homeland Security. Asa is a 2014 candidate for Governor of Arkansas.

About X-Force

IBM X-Force Research and Development is one of the most renowned commercial security research and development teams in the world. These security professionals monitor and analyze security issues from a variety of sources, including its database of more than 76,000 computer security vulnerabilities, its global web crawler and its international spam collectors. The X-Force team produces the IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Quarterly report to help customers, fellow researchers and the public at large better understand the latest security risks, and stay ahead of emerging threats.

About iSECURE

iSECURE, LLC is an end-to-end cyber security consulting and solutions firm with more than 20 years experience providing last mile Internet and managed security services to organizations across all industries, protecting them against Internet-based threats to their technologies and businesses. Headquartered near Rochester, New York, with an office in Orange, Connecticut, iSECURE delivers a comprehensive set of security tools — comprising the full spectrum of consulting services, software and hardware — along with the industry-leading capabilities of its seasoned team of certified security engineers.

To register, interested IT professionals should direct all inquiries to Donna Smith, Director of Marketing at 585.419.8211 or email: donna.smith@isecurenet.net.

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