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August 12, 2015 06:00 ET

Securonix Joins the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology

U.S. Government Think Tank Welcomes Global Cybersecurity Innovator

LOS ANGELES, CA and WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Aug 12, 2015) - Reinforcing its role as a thought leader and innovator in the cybersecurity arena, Securonix today announced that the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology has formally welcomed the company to the ICIT Fellows Program. Securonix, a leader in advanced behavior analytics (BA), adds to the Institute's growing expertise in preventative cybersecurity technologies and will be represented by Fellows Dr. Igor Baikalov, ICIT Fellow - Chief Scientist, Securonix; John Menkart, ICIT Fellow - VP Federal, Securonix; and Stewart Draper, ICIT Fellow - Director of Insider Threat Programs, Securonix.

In the aftermath of the OPM breach, Securonix has contributed to several key ICIT advisory initiatives, including providing expertise to its latest brief "Handing Over the Keys to the Castle: OPM Demonstrated that Antiquated Security Practices Harm National Security." Its fellows have also been involved in ICIT briefings with Senate and House of Representative members discussing how behavioral security analytics technologies can play a crucial role in protecting federal agencies, healthcare organizations and other critical infrastructure sector stakeholders. Securonix as an industry leader is making meaningful contributions to the legislative community that could see wide spread behavioral requirements put in place and helping government partners bridge the gap with public Fortune 50 companies who have already heavily invested in this technology.

Next month, Securonix will speak at an ICIT Security Briefing and Clinic to be held at the U.S. Senate, speaking on predictive vs. reactive cyber technologies and how BA can be used for early prediction of insider threats.

"Securonix is proud to join a select group of thought leaders and innovators in cyber security represented by ICIT Fellows," commented Baikalov. "As an acknowledged leader in Security Analytics, Securonix welcomes the opportunity to share our expertise and help shape technology legislation to secure critical infrastructure."

"Behavioral Analytics is a key component to a strong multi-layered security strategy," said ICIT Co-Founder and Sr. Fellow Parham Eftekhari. "As an ICIT Fellow, the expertise Securonix is bringing to legislative and federal agencies is paramount to the Institute's mission of providing cutting edge, objective research to support our nation's critical infrastructure sectors."

About ICIT
The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (www.ICITech.org) is a non-partisan think tank providing objective advice to the legislative and federal community on technology and cybersecurity issues. ICIT Fellows provide expertise on technology legislation as well as general thought leadership to Senate and House members, congressional staffers, federal agency leaders and the critical infrastructure community through ICIT briefings and other direct engagements.

About Securonix
Securonix is working to radically transform all areas of data security with actionable security intelligence. Our purpose-built advanced security analytics technology mines, enriches, analyzes, scores and visualizes customer data into actionable intelligence on the highest risk threats from within and outside their environment. Using signature-less anomaly detection techniques that track users, account and system behavior, Securonix is able to detect the most advanced data security, insider threats and fraud attacks automatically and accurately. Globally customers are using Securonix to address the most basic and complex needs around advanced persistent threat detection and monitoring, high privileged activity monitoring, enterprise and web fraud detection, application risk monitoring and access risk management. For more information visit www.securonix.com.