SOURCE: Sourcefire


August 20, 2012 09:00 ET

Sourcefire Introduces "Chalk Talks" Series of Educational Cybersecurity Videos

Ongoing Series to Examine Critical Topics Ranging From Malware to Network Security

COLUMBIA, MD--(Marketwire - Aug 20, 2012) - Sourcefire, Inc. (NASDAQ: FIRE), a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, today launched Sourcefire Chalk Talks, a complimentary collection of informative cybersecurity videos. The ongoing series will provide viewers with deeper, unbiased knowledge on essential cybersecurity topics, initially focusing on malware and network security.

Introductory topics for the conversational "chalk talk" style videos include fundamentals of network security technologies such as firewalls and intrusion prevention, malware behaviors and protection techniques and "case-study" looks at prominent malware and advanced persistent threats. New content will be added regularly to expose viewers to an even wider variety of cybersecurity material. 

Sourcefire's chief scientist in its cloud technology group, Zulfikar Ramzan, has spearheaded the initial content creation for the video series.

"A gulf has developed between cybersecurity threats, which are increasing in sophistication, and the general public's limited perception of these threats," said Ramzan. "For this reason, Sourcefire wanted to develop Chalk Talks as a resource to bolster broader understanding of network security, malware and endpoint security, and cybersecurity in general." 

Videos are intended to be of utility to a broad audience, ranging from students interested in supplementing course work to IT and network security specialists looking to further understand pressing topics and trends to anyone interested in learning more about cybersecurity.

To view Sourcefire Chalk Talks, go to:

Beyond our Chalk Talks series, Sourcefire offers extensive formal education programs for security professionals around the world. Sourcefire training courses, whether computer-based or onsite and instructor-led, reduce deployment costs and maintenance while encouraging employee development. Sourcefire training qualifies for CCSP and CISSP continuing professional education (CPE) credits. For more information see

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