RiskSense VP to Discuss Cyber Risk Management for K-12 Education Market at ACPE Transform IT Conference

Dr. Torsten George will Present Best Practices for School Districts to Pro-Actively Defend against Ransomware, Student Hackers, and More



WHO:           
Dr. Torsten George is Vice President of Global Marketing and Products at pro-active cyber risk management software vendor RiskSense. He has more than 20 years of global information security experience and has held executive level positions with Agiliance (now RiskVision), ActivIdentity (now part of HID® Global, an ASSA ABLOY™ Group brand), Digital Link, and Everdream Corporation (now part of Dell). He is a frequent speaker on cyber security and risk management strategies worldwide and regularly provides commentary and byline articles for media outlets, covering topics such as data breaches, incident response best practices, and cyber security strategies.

WHAT:          
K-12 educational institutions can greatly benefit from taking a pro-active stance against cyber threats. As the Horry County school district in South Carolina found out, being reactive is costly. The district was forced to pay $8,500 to attackers in a crypto-ransomware attack. In this presentation, cyber risk expert Torsten George will explain the top cyber threats facing K-12 institutions and districts, as well as the challenges associated with addressing them. This session will also provide best practices for transforming cyber security risk management from a reactive to a pro-active discipline that can enable educational institutions to get ahead of nearly 95% of all threats.

WHERE:       
2016 ACPE (Association for Computer Professionals in Education) Conference - Transform IT at The Resort at the Mountain, 68010 East Fairway, Welches, Oregon. To register, visit: http://www.acpenw.org/

WHEN:            
Wednesday, May 4th, 2016, 1:30 - 2:30 pm PDT






About RiskSense RiskSense®, Inc., is the pioneer and market leader in pro-active cyber risk management. The company enables enterprises and governments to reveal cyber risk, quickly orchestrate remediation, and monitor the results. This is done by unifying and contextualizing internal security intelligence, external threat data, and business criticality across a growing attack surface.

The company’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Platform transforms cyber risk management into a more pro-active, collaborative, and real-time discipline. The RiskSense Platform embodies the expertise and intimate knowledge gained from real world experience in defending critical networks from the world’s most dangerous cyber adversaries. As part of a team that collaborated with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Intelligence Community, RiskSense founders developed Computational Analysis of Cyber Terrorism against the U.S. (CACTUS), Support Vectors Intrusion Detection, Behavior Risk Analysis of Vicious Executables (BRAVE), and the Strike Team Program.

By leveraging RiskSense cyber risk management solutions, organizations can significantly shorten time-to-remediation, increase operational efficiency, strengthen their security programs, improve cyber hygiene, heighten response readiness, reduce costs, and ultimately minimize cyber risks. For more information, please visit www.risksense.com or follow us on Twitter at @RiskSense.



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