May 05, 2010 09:00 ET

Bit9 and BigFix Announce the "Stop Tomorrow's Malware Today" Live Seminar Series

Morning Educational Series Featuring SANS Instructor David Shackleford Focuses on Cyber Security, Advanced Threats, and Zero-Day Attacks

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2010) -  In response to the rise in cyber threats and zero-day attacks, Bit9, the leader in Application Whitelisting, and BigFix, the leading provider of high performance systems and security management, is offering a live educational seminar series entitled, "Stop Tomorrow's Malware Today." The series features SANS instructor Dave Shackleford, who will address best practices for preventing advanced threats and zero-day attacks. Held in six cities across the United States, the seminars will focus on the recent advanced threats that have breached existing Antivirus and Host Intrusion Prevention (HIPS) security.

The seminars, held in the mornings, will cover:

  • What's behind the recent explosion in targeted attacks
  • Why there is a gap in today's endpoint protection strategy
  • Why Gartner advises application whitelisting should be "foundational in our strategy to protect endpoints"
  • How you can stop tomorrow's malware today

Join us today in the city nearest you:

Atlanta, GA, May 13, 2010 -- REGISTER TODAY

New York City, May 18, 2010 -- REGISTER TODAY

Boston, MA, May 20, 2010 --REGISTER TODAY

Dallas, TX, May 25, 2010 -- REGISTER TODAY

Chicago, IL, June 8, 2010 -- REGISTER TODAY

San Francisco, CA, June 10, 2010 -- REGISTER TODAY

About the Speaker:
SANS Instructor Dave Shackleford is Director of Risk and Compliance and Security Assessments at Sword and Shield Enterprise Security. Formerly CSO at Configuresoft and CTO at the Center for Internet Security, Dave has worked for several Fortune 500 companies and consulted with hundreds of organizations.

About Bit9, Inc.
Bit9 is the pioneer and leader in Enterprise Application Whitelisting. The Company's award-winning solutions provide total visibility and control over all software on endpoints, eliminating the risk caused by malicious, illegal and unauthorized software.

Bit9 leverages the Bit9 Global Software Registry™ -- the world's largest database of software intelligence -- to identify and classify software, delivering the highest levels of endpoint security, compliance, and manageability. Bit9's global customers include companies in a wide variety of industries, such as government, financial services, retail, healthcare, e-commerce and education.

Bit9 was awarded a prestigious $2M United States federal research grant in 2003 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology-Advanced Technology Program (NIST ATP) to conduct the research that is now at the core of our application whitelisting solutions. Bit9 is privately held and based in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information, visit or call +1 617.393.7400.

About BigFix
Founded in 1997, the BigFix®, Inc. solutions support a global portfolio of A-list organizations in government, finance, retail, educational, industrial and public utility sectors. BigFix revolutionizes IT infrastructure management by replacing fragmented collections of single-purpose tools with the industry's only unified visibility and control architecture that consolidates up to 18 security, IT compliance, decision support, and green computing functions. For more information, visit, follow BigFix on Twitter @BigFix, or stay in touch on the BigFix Facebook page,

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