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Press Release -- February 15th, 2011
Source: Verizon
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Verizon’s Data Security Expertise Is a Main Feature at RSA 2011

Attendees Can Learn About Integrating Findings From Verizon’s 2010 Data Breach Report; Best Practices for Securing the Cloud and Guarding Against ID Theft and Fraud

February 15, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO – Verizon is a major participant at the RSA Conference 2011 this week, offering advice on how companies can improve their data-security programs and providing security experts who will make presentations and participate in panel discussions to share their experiences and expertise.

At the Verizon booth (#323) at the Moscone Center, where the conference is being held Monday (Feb. 14) through Friday (Feb 18), attendees can learn how to integrate findings from Verizon’s 2010 Data Breach Investigations Report into their own security programs; review new statistics gathered from the VERIS community website (which gathers data on security incidents from participating organizations); find new ways to better guard against identify theft and fraud; and examine best practices for securing the cloud.

“Verizon has redefined what it means to be a global security provider of not only today, but also tomorrow,” said Peter Tippett, vice president of solutions and security practices. “What really sets us apart is the keen intelligence, expertise and skill of our team. At RSA, our security experts will be sharing our hard-earned knowledge with the industry in the hopes of finding new and compelling ways to address current and future security challenges.”

Verizon security experts will participate in the following presentations:

Tuesday, Feb. 15

  • “Cyber Forensics Team Players,” 1 p.m., Orange Room 306. J. Andrew Valentine, a practiced forensics analyst, will cover the tools and techniques favored by specialists during a cyber forensics investigation.
  • “Behind the Verizon Business 2010 DBIR,” 2:30 p.m., Orange Room 301. Bryan Sartin, who leads the company’s forensics team, will examine data from the Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report and offer unique insights into how victims are breached.
  • “Risk Management Smackdown,” 3:40 p.m., Orange Room 300. Risk Expert Alex Hutton will participate in a panel on whether risk management works today – or can ever work at all.
  • ”Breaking News! Up-to-the-Minute Hacking Threats,” 3:40 p.m., Orange Room 304. Wade Baker, primary author of the DBIR series, will join other security researchers in discussing the latest cyber security threats.

Wednesday, Feb. 16

  • “Will the Strategy for Trusted Identities Secure Cyberspace?” 8:30 a.m., Orange Room 306. Security luminary Peter Tippett and his panel participants will dissect the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, which is aimed at reducing cybersecurity vulnerabilities and improving online privacy.
  • “Mobile Security: What Perimeter? What Defense?” 1 p.m., Orange Room 307. This interactive session features Marcus Sachs, vice president for national security policy at Verizon, who will take part in a discussion of the enterprise security issues associated with a highly mobile workforce.

Thursday, Feb. 17

  • “Metrics are Bunk!? The Zombie Apocalypse, Baseball, and Security Metrics,” 10 a.m., Orange Room 300. Verizon’s Alex Hutton and The 451 Group’s Josh Corman will discuss the following: As IT security matures, security professionals look more and more to metrics. Is this realistic? Are metrics even real? Amidst constant change, which metrics matter? Which do not?
  • “PCI Compliance in the Cloud: Why or Why Not?” 11:10 a.m., Orange Room 305. Two Verizon PCI experts, Mike Dahn and Martin McKeay, will discuss the challenges associated with moving to the cloud while remaining compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.
  • ”Where Should Security Live?” 11:20 a.m., Orange Room 303. Ken Biery, a cloud security expert, will highlight how the extended enterprise and new technologies have pushed out the boundaries of security and how to implement security in the future.

Verizon is also a gold sponsor of the Cloud Security Alliance Summit, which was held on (Mon.) Feb. 14 and co-located with RSA Conference. The CSA Summit 2011 aims to educate participants on how to secure cloud computing. Ken Biery of Verizon participated in the “The CSA Roadmap” panel.

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