SOURCE: Cyphort, Inc.

Cyphort, Inc.

October 20, 2014 09:00 ET

Cyphort and Bit9 + Carbon Black to Host Webinar Called "The Need for Malware Detection and Response" Featuring Guest Speaker Rick Holland

Drawing on His "Targeted Attack Hierarchy of Needs" Research Series, Rick Holland Joins Cyphort and Bit9+ Carbon Black to Discuss Effective Strategies for Defending Against Advanced Attacks

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 20, 2014) - Cyphort, a pioneer of Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) solutions, and Bit9® + Carbon Black®, the leader in endpoint threat prevention, detection and response, today announced that they will jointly host a webinar called "The need for malware detection and response." The webinar, which will occur at 9 a.m. PDT on October 22, 2014, will feature Forrester Research, Inc. principal analyst Rick Holland, Ali Golshan, CTO of Cyphort and Ben Johnson, chief security strategist at Bit9+ Carbon Black.

Forrester Research's Rick Holland will draw upon his research series "Targeted-Attack Hierarchy of Needs" to discuss effective defense strategies and tools against advanced attacks. He will discuss the four technologies that should form the pillars of your breach detection capabilities: malware analysis, network analysis and visibility, endpoint visibility and control, and security analytics. Then Cyphort CTO Ali Golshan and Ben Johnson, chief security strategist for Bit9 + Carbon Black, will delve into the key evaluation criteria and considerations to help you select the right network-based and endpoint solution. These technologies, in the hands of skilled staff, are essential for building resiliency into your cyber security program.

Attendees will learn:

  • Foundational requirements for building the necessary resiliency to targeted cyber attacks.
  • The primary technology pillars for breach detection
  • How to evaluate breach detection solutions


Rick Holland is a principal analyst at Forrester Research, where he serves Security & Risk Professionals. Rick works with senior information security leadership, providing strategic guidance on security architecture, security operations, and data privacy. His research focuses on incident response, threat intelligence, vulnerability management, email and web content security, and virtualization security. Rick speaks at security events including the RSA conference and SANS summits. He is regularly quoted in the media and is a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Ben Johnson is chief security strategist for Bit9 + Carbon Black. In that role, he uses his experience as a co-founder and chief technology officer for Carbon Black to drive the company's message to customers, partners, the news media and industry analysts. Johnson has extensive experience building complex systems for environments where speed and reliability are paramount. His background also includes a great deal of technical "agility," having worked on advanced operational teams supporting U.S. national security missions and writing complex calculation engines for the financial sector.

Ali Golshan founded Cyphort in 2010 and leads the company's research and technical direction. The original architect behind the core Cyphort technologies, Ali has more than 15 years of forensics, security analytics, and security architecture experience. He has advised numerous Fortune 100 companies such as Microsoft, PwC, Google, as well as government intelligence agencies and the defense industry. Working with these high-profile entities, Ali resolved matters related to cyber-espionage, targeted attacks, and research in the fields of machine learning and big data analytics. Ali started at the age of 17 as an ethical hacker.

Date: Wednesday, October 22

Time: 9:00 am -10:00 am PDT


About Cyphort
Cyphort is innovative provider of Advanced Threat Protection solutions that deliver a complete defense against current and emerging Advanced Persistent Threats, targeted attacks and zero day vulnerabilities. The Cyphort Platform accurately detects and analyzes next generation malware, providing actionable, contextual intelligence that enables security teams to respond to attacks faster, more effectively, and in as surgical a manner as their attackers. Cyphort's software-based, distributed architecture offers a cost effective, high performance approach to detecting and protecting an organization's virtual, physical and cloud infrastructure against sophisticated attacks. Malware detection for Windows, OSX and Linux allows businesses to extract maximum value from IT assets without compromising the security of an organization. Founded by experts in advanced threats from government intelligence agencies and premier network security companies, Cyphort is a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit:

About Bit9 + Carbon Black
Bit9 + Carbon Black offers the most complete solution against the advanced threats that target your organization's endpoints and servers. This makes it easier for you to see -- and immediately stop -- those threats.

Carbon Black's lightweight endpoint sensor, which can be rapidly deployed with no configuration to enable detection and response in seconds, combined with Bit9's industry-leading prevention technology, delivers four key benefits:

  • Continuous, real-time visibility into what's happening on every computer
  • Real-time threat detection, without relying on signatures
  • Instant response by seeing the full "kill chain" of any attack
  • Prevention that is proactive and customizable

Thousands of organizations worldwide -- from 25 Fortune 100 companies to small businesses -- use Bit9 + Carbon Black to increase security, reduce operational costs and improve compliance. Leading managed security service providers (MSSP) and incident response (IR) companies have made Bit9 + Carbon Black a core component of their detection and response services. With Bit9 + Carbon Black, you can arm your endpoints against advanced threats. For more information, visit

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