FireEye Addresses National Cyber Security and Exposes Malicious Data Theft Methodology at Upcoming Conferences

July 15, 2009 at 12:00 AM EDT
FireEye Addresses National Cyber Security and Exposes Malicious Data Theft Methodology at Upcoming Conferences

FireEye Addresses National Cyber Security and Exposes Malicious Data Theft Methodology at Upcoming Conferences

Milpitas, Califorinia - Jul 15, 2009 – FireEye, Inc.,, a global leader in cyber threat protection, today announced the company's Founder and CEO Ashar Aziz will present at two industry conferences this summer to educate attendees about the severe threat of cyber crime and new channels used for malicious data theft. These presentations come in the wake of the White House's "Cyberspace Policy Review," which pronounced threats to cyberspace as one of the most serious economic and national security challenges of the 21st Century for the United States and its allies.

Aziz will provide a detailed analysis of the increasing dangers of cyber crime, cyber warfare and stealth malware for more than 1,000 GFIRST members and industry experts at US-CERT's "GFIRST5: The Five Pillars of Cyber Security" Conference in Atlanta, Ga. The national conference will take place August 23-28, 2009, in the Omni Hotel at CNN Center. Attendees will learn about sophisticated cyber crime tactics and the vulnerabilities they leverage, as well as strategies for improving stealth malware detection and protection.

In addition, Aziz will be exposing methods of malicious data theft at the ISACA Information Security and Risk Management Conference, an all-encompassing security event which merges network security, information security management and risk management. The conference will be held at Caesars Palace Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., September 28-30, 2009. Attendees will learn key differentiators between data leakage and malicious data theft, why today's data loss prevention (DLP) solutions struggle to prevent targeted data theft, and how companies can discover the covert channels being used to siphon away information and resources.

"Cyber crime prevention requires broad collaboration from both the public and private sectors to stem the loss of billions in corporate revenues and increased threats to national security," said Aziz. "Cyber security experts must renew their focus on identifying new covert attack channels being used for malicious data theft. I look forward to engaging with so many experts from the field of cyber security and contributing to the collective effort."

For members of the press interested in speaking with Aziz regarding these topics, please contact Roger Fortier from the FireEye media relations team at 408.738.9141 or

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