Malcovery® Security and IBM to Host Seminar on Cyber Intelligence at Work

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 2, 2013 (PRWEB) July 02, 2013

Malcovery,® the leader in delivering actionable intelligence that can be applied to neutralize the threats and actions by cyber criminals in the areas of phishing, spam and malware, and IBM i2, the leading provider of intelligence analysis, law enforcement and fraud investigation solutions, today announced they will be jointly hosting a seminar “Cyber Intelligence At Work: See the Threat, Close the Door”. Featured industry expert speakers will address the challenges businesses face today with the growing number of security issues including protecting intellectual property, reducing the exposure of customer information and maintaining business operations. The seminar will be held Wednesday, July 17, 2013, with the Keynotes from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm with networking and lunch afterwards, at The Hilton McLean – Tysons Corner 7920 Jones Branch Dr. McLean, VA 22102. Seating is limited. To register email Jennifer Apicella jennifera(at)us(dot)ibm(dot)com with your name, company, and phone number.

Featured Speakers for this event include:

Troy Pugh IBM Worldwide Financial Crimes Leader and previous Managing Director for Bank of America’s Financial Crime Intelligence and Analytics team.

Gary Warner Chief Technologist for Malcovery and the Director of Research in Computer Forensics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

Chris Knisley IBM Worldwide Business Development Leader for Visual Analysis and Intelligence Management Solutions.

Copies of Mr. Warner’s presentation will be available on the Malcovery web site, at the conclusion of the presentation.

Mr. Warner’s presentation will discuss how traditional phishing response in the past has been limited to the game of ‘Whack-A-Mole,’ where phishers make new websites and banks report those to ‘take down’ companies, who then try to shut the site down before any significant amount of customers lose their credentials to criminals. He will discuss how his patented technology, now licensed exclusively by Malcovery Security, can automatically identify phishing sites from URL streams and then, based on its core ‘big data analytics,’ can prioritize the threats and target the appropriate response or countermeasure to scale in response to the threats.

As an IBM Business Partner Malcovery’s patented clustering technology integrates with IBM i2 Intelligence Analysis providing Malcovery’s users the ability to clearly visualize the source and nature of sophisticated cyber threat campaigns. IBM PartnerWorld is an award-winning global program designed to help IBM Business Partners increase demand, grow their business, improve profitability, and enable their clients to build a smarter planet.

About Gary Warner
Gary Warner serves as the Director of Research in Computer Forensics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and as the Chief Technologist at Malcovery Security. At UAB he focuses the attention and resources of the Computer Science and Justice Sciences Departments on the problems faced by CyberCrime Investigators in Law Enforcement and elsewhere, while at Malcovery Security he is responsible for the technical direction and product vision efforts for Malcovery’s commercial offerings in Phishing, Spam, and Malware Intelligence. With a 20-year career in Information Technology, Warner has served as IT Director for a publicly traded Energy company for nine years prior to arriving at UAB. For the past six years he has been active in the FBI’s InfraGard program, and has served as local chapter President, SouthEast Regional Coordinator, and on the National Board. He has also served on the national board of the Energy ISAC. He currently serves as a Microsoft Security MVP, and has been recognized by FBI Director Robert Mueller for “Exceptional Service in the Public Interest” and has received the IC3 and NCFTA’s Partnership Award ” in recognition of his outstanding support in the ongoing battle against cybercrime.” In 2006 he received the “Outstanding Alumni Award” from the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at UAB, his alma mater.

About Malcovery® Security
Malcovery Security is a leading provider of actionable cyber security intelligence and forensic analysis, delivered through software and services that target cyber criminals and their activities. The company’s patented and patent pending technology provides the ability to identify the ‘root sources’ of cybercrime attacks (servers, perpetrators, locations, etc.), delivering rich intelligence information about cross-brand attacks and targeted attacks, as well as advanced notification of emerging e-mail-based threats.

Unlike services that serve as a response to these attacks today–services that simply address the symptoms, but cannot provide the intelligence to actually stop the cybercriminal–Malcovery Security’s solutions provide the unique intelligence required to respond effectively to attacks on customers’ brands, to disrupt phishing activities and successfully prosecute cybercriminals.

Malcovery Security is based on technologies developed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s (UAB) Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research (CIA|JFR) and has offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Birmingham, AL.


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