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Optiv Security Gears Up for RSA Conference 2016

February 23, 2016

-- Optiv Experts to Share Insights on Women in Cyber Security, the Evolution of the CISO, Endpoint Security, Personal Security and Techniques on Lateral Movement --

Denver – February 23, 2016 - Optiv Security, a leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced several of its industry-leading experts will participate in six different sessions at RSA Conference 2016. The experts will share insights based on their expertise from delivering the industry’s most holistic, programmatic cyber security solutions to clients around the world. Session topics include retaining women in the industry, evolution of the CISO, endpoint strategy, personal security and privacy, and techniques on lateral movement. The event will take place from Feb. 29 to Mar. 4 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Sessions include:

Should I Stay or Should I Go? How to Attract/Retain Women in the Industry
Who/Topic: Ping Look, director, information security, will join a panel discussion that will provide insight into the findings of the 2015 (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study and discuss how these findings relate to real-world experiences for women in security. The panel will provide thought-provoking discussion on the importance of driving initiatives to reach young women entering the profession, and ways to attract/retain women in this industry.
When/Where: Monday, February 29 from 1:50 – 2:50 p.m. PT/West Room: 3014
Track: Professional Development

From Cave Man to Business Man, the Evolution of the CISO to CIRO
Who/Topic: James Christiansen, vice president, information risk management, will present on how the CISO is evolving to CIRO. His session will focus on how successful IT security leaders are transforming their skills to meet the demands for today and future needs of their organization.
When/Where: Monday, February 29 from 3:00 – 3:50 p.m. PT/West Room: 3014
Track: Professional Development

Detection, Prevention and Response Strategy: The Return of the Endpoint
Who/Topic: After many years of neglect, enterprises once again are switching their focus and budgets to deployment of next-generation endpoint security technologies to help address the lack of continuous visibility and rapid response functionality they miss with existing technologies. During this panel discussion, Rafal Los, managing director, solutions research and development, will debate the importance of security from the endpoint perspective and discuss strategies that bring together endpoint and network security capabilities to holistically define protection schemes that solve real problems.
When/Where: Tuesday, March 1 from 3:30 – 4:20 p.m. PT/West Room: 3002
Track: Technology Infrastructure & Operations

Privacy Perspectives: How It’s Lost and the Implications
Who/Topic: Florindo Gallicchio, executive director, Office of the CISO, will co-present on how privacy and security are not fixed points but rather moving points we must continually assess and reframe.
When/Where: Thursday, March 3 from 10:20 – 11:10 a.m. PT/West Room: 3014
Track: RSAC Studio

The Pivot
Who/Topic: In today’s threat landscape, the attacker’s goal is to become trusted. Whether a state-sponsored actor or cybercriminal, attackers typically first compromise the endpoint with a client-side exploit and then pivot. In this presentation, Jonathan Trull, vice president, information security, will take a deep dive into how attackers pivot through organizations, identify the telltale signs of a pivot, and most importantly, identify steps for defending against it.
When/Where: Friday, March 4 from 10:10 – 11:00 a.m. PT/West Room: 2006
Track: Analytics & Incident Response

Got Coverage? Cyber-Insurance Realities Revealed
Who/Topic: Cyber-insurance, although around since the 90s, is increasingly being discussed and provisioned by the executive leadership team. Cyber-insurance is not a replacement for a solid security strategy and program. Blake Huebner, vice president, security education and awareness, will join this panel discussion of realities from the insurer, legal and CISO viewpoints.
When/Where: Friday, March 4 from 10:10 – 11:00 a.m. PT/West Room: 2018
Track: Law

Optiv is proud to exhibit at RSA Conference 2016 at booth 1715. Media wishing to interview any Optiv experts are encouraged to contact Lauren Howe at or (443) 519-5455. 

About Optiv Security

Created from the merger of Accuvant and FishNet Security, Optiv is a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions. We help clients plan, build and run successful cyber security programs that achieve business objectives through our depth and breadth of cyber security offerings, extensive capabilities and proven expertise in cyber security strategy, managed security services, incident response, risk and compliance, security consulting, training and support, integration and architecture services, and security technology. A Blackstone (NYSE: BX) portfolio company, Optiv maintains premium partnerships with more than 300 of the leading security technology manufacturers. For more information, visit or follow us at, and


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