Accuvant and FishNet Security Expert to Speak at Dark Reading’s Cyber Security Crash Course

Topics Include Best Practices, Pitfalls and the 
Overall Management of Cyber Security

Denver and Overland Park, Kans. – April 28, 2015 – Accuvant and FishNet Security, which recently joined together to create the nation’s premier cyber security solutions provider, today announced that  James Christiansen, vice president, information risk management and member of the Office of the CISO, will present at Dark Reading’s Cyber Security Crash Course, offered in conjunction with Interop Las Vegas. The session, entitled “CISO Hot Seat,” is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 12:15 p.m. PDT.

Attendees of the luncheon session will gain insight into security problems and solutions through the successes and failures of those who experience them. Christiansen, a former chief information security officer for various Fortune 500 companies, will talk about his experiences managing cyber security, discuss best practices and pitfalls, and answer questions from attendees.

What:     Dark Reading’s Cyber Security Crash Course: CISO Hot Seat

When:    Wednesday, April 29, 12:15-1:00 p.m. PDT

Who:     James Christiansen, Office of the CISO

Where:    Interop Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay Convention Center

The Office of CISO is a street team of seasoned CISOs who have each built some of the largest security programs for Fortune 500 companies and, collectively, have worked with hundreds of organizations this year alone. The team’s mission is to bring value to the CISO community by helping executives think differently about their information risk strategy so they can change, innovate and be more successful.

About Accuvant and FishNet Security
Accuvant and FishNet Security, which will begin conducting business as Optiv Security in summer 2015, recently merged to become one of North America’s leading information security services and solutions providers. We offer a full suite of services and solutions that enable businesses, governments and educational institutions to define their security strategies, identify and remediate threats and risks, select and deploy the right technology, and achieve operational readiness to protect their organizations from malicious attack. A Blackstone (NYSE: BX) portfolio company, we have served more than 10,000 clients of various sizes across multiple industries, offer an extensive geographic footprint with 60 office locations across the U.S. and Canada, and have premium partnerships with more than 250 of the leading security product manufacturers. For more information, please visit or

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