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Cylance® executives Malcolm Harkins and Jon Miller add cybersecurity expertise to the Washington, DC-based tactical bipartisan forum of Federal agency executives, legislative community, and industry leaders focused on solutions-based strategies to the nation's critical infrastructure obstacles
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, November 18, 2015 —Cylance®, the company that is revolutionizing cybersecurity with products and services that use artificial intelligence to proactively prevent, rather than just reactively detect advanced persistent threats and malware, today announced that it has become a member of the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) Fellows Program. Cylance executives Malcolm Harkins, Global Chief Information Security Officer and Jon Miller, Vice President of Strategy have been named ICIT Fellows and expand the Institute’s growing expertise in preventative cybersecurity technologies and other national cybersecurity concerns.
Cylance has already contributed to several ICIT briefings including “Moving Forward: How Victims Can Regain Control & Mitigate Threats in the Wake of the OPM Breach”, the third in a series of ICIT briefs in support of the U.S. Government’s response to the OPM breach. This brief has since been turned into a series of videos, which are providing valuable guidance to the millions of federal employees victimized by the OPM breach. Cylance has deep expertise in Incident Response, Compromise Assessments, Penetration Testing, Industrial Control Systems (ICS), Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR) in addition to its next-generation endpoint security product CylancePROTECT®.
On November 19, 2015 Cylance executive and ICIT Fellow Jon Miller will address senior legislative staffers and both public and private sector healthcare industry leaders on the top cybersecurity risks facing hospitals and other healthcare organizations as well as what can be done to mitigate them. The ICIT Briefing “Hacking Healthcare” held at the Senate in partnership with a congressional healthcare committee will also feature insights from federal agency technology leaders from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), NASA and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
“It’s widely discussed that our nation’s critical infrastructure is vulnerable to cyberattack and that the ramifications of such an attack would be very wide ranging,” said Jon Miller, Cylance VP of Strategy and ICIT Fellow. “The ICIT can play a key role in guiding both governmental cybersecurity policy and business cybersecurity practices at a time when strong proactive measures are necessary to keep our citizens safe and our economy moving. Cylance is proud to be a part of this important work.”
“In addition to bringing cutting edge knowledge and threat analytics to the Institute, having two of the most highly regarded thought-leaders in the cybersecurity industry as ICIT Fellows adds tremendous depth to the advising offered by ICIT to legislative, agency and critical infrastructure stakeholders,” said Parham Eftekhari, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Critical Infrastructure Technology. “We greatly look forward to their continued contributions.”
The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology is a non-partisan think-tank providing objective advisement on cybersecurity and technology issues to the House and Senate, federal agencies and critical infrastructure sector stakeholders. ICIT Fellows contribute their expertise and cutting edge research to legislative briefs and other publications as well as participate in legislative briefings and speaking engagements to help educate our Nation’s technology leaders. For more information please visit www.ICITech.org.
About Cylance® Inc.
Cylance is the only company to offer a preventive cybersecurity solution that stops advanced threats and malware at the most vulnerable point: the endpoint. Applying a revolutionary artificial intelligence approach, the Cylance endpoint security solution, CylancePROTECT®, analyzes the DNA of code prior to its execution on the endpoint to find and prevent threats others can’t, while using a fraction of the system resources associated with endpoint antivirus and detect and respond solutions that are deployed in enterprises today. For more information visit: www.cylance.com
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