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Bit9 + Carbon Black and SANS Institute Co‑Found Industry’s First Threat Hunting Incident Response Summit

Will teach IR pros the most advanced techniques for discovering and vanquishing threats

WALTHAM, Mass.—October 1, 2015—Bit9® + Carbon Black®, the leader in Next-Generation Endpoint Security, today announced it is partnering with the SANS Institute to co-found the industry’s first Threat Hunting & Incident Response (THIR) Summit. Bit9 + Carbon Black also is an advisory partner to SANS for the development of the curriculum.

The inaugural event will be held April 12-13, 2016, in New Orleans, with SANS training available from April 14-19. CPE credits are available.

“The bad guys have had the advantage for far too long,” said Ben Johnson, chief security strategist for Bit9 + Carbon black, as well as an advisory board member and a summit speaker. “The time has come for IR professionals to become threat hunters and aggressively discover and vanquish malware in their organizations before a breach occurs. That’s why we have co-founded this first-of-its-kind event with SANS, the acknowledged leader in cyber security training and education. This summit will give attendees the weapons they need to go on the offensive and start hunting down and destroying threats before the damage is done.”

Rob Lee, the curriculum lead and author for digital forensic and incident response training at the SANS Institute who is chairing the THIR Summit, said: “The SANS Institute and Bit9 + Carbon Black share the same passion for arming incident response and security professionals with the tools and knowledge they need to become highly effective threat hunters. We are proud that our companies have co-founded this valuable event that will help organizations improve security and avoid the potentially devastating effects of a breach.”

The Threat Hunting & Incident Response Summit will focus on specific hunting and incident response techniques and capabilities that security professionals can use to identify, contain, and eliminate adversaries targeting their organizations. Topics will include:

  • Adversary hunting
  • Threat containment
  • Effective remediation and threat elimination planning
  • Proactive digital forensics
  • Enterprise network and host monitoring
  • Threat intelligence utilization and usefulness
  • Incident response team operations and management

Click here for more information and to register for the summit.

About Bit9 + Carbon Black
Bit9 + Carbon Black is the market leader in Next-Generation Endpoint Security. We have sold more licenses, have more experience, and more customers than any other NGES company because our solution is the most effective way to prevent, detect and respond to advanced threats that target users, servers, and fixed-function devices. That’s why more than 60 MSSP and IR leaders, including Dell SecureWorks, EY, Optiv and Solutionary, have chosen our technology as a key component of their security offerings, and 25 of the Fortune 100 rely on us as a critical element of their advanced threat defense and compliance strategies. By the end of 2015, we expect to achieve $70M+ in annual revenue, 70 percent growth, 7 million+ software licenses sold, and almost 2,000 customers worldwide. We were voted Best Endpoint Protection by security professionals in the SANS Institute’s Best of 2014 Awards, and a 2015 SANS survey found that 68 percent of IR professionals are using or evaluating Carbon Black.

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