Security Experts Eric O'Neill and Chris Roberts to Keynote Bit9 + Carbon Black User Xchange 2015 in Las Vegas

Former FBI agent O'Neill helped capture the most notorious spy in U.S. history; Roberts is a top counter threat intelligence expert


WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bit9® + Carbon Black®, the leader in Next-Generation Endpoint Security, today announced Eric O' Neill and Chris Roberts as keynote speakers at the Bit9 + Carbon Black User Xchange 2015 on October 19–21 at the LINQ Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The event is open to all Bit9 + Carbon Black customers.

The keynotes highlight a packed agenda of best practices, information sharing and training at what will be the biggest User Xchange in company history, with twice as many attendees expected than last year.

On Tuesday, October 20, at 9:00 a.m. PDT, O'Neill will deliver his keynote address: The Spy Next Door. How the Human Element is the Weakest Link in Any Cyber Security System, which will reveal how to identify and neutralize the spies hiding right beside you.

In 2001, O'Neill helped capture the most notorious spy in United States history: Robert Hanssen, a 25-year veteran of the FBI. The remarkable events of what the Department of Justice called "possibly the worst intelligence disaster in US history" inspired the critically acclaimed film Breach.

O'Neill now leads The Georgetown Group, a premier investigative and security consultancy, where he specializes in counter intelligence operations, investigations into economic espionage, cyber security penetrations, internal investigations, catching the trusted insider and security risk assessment consulting out of Washington.

On Wednesday, October 21, at 8:30 a.m. PDT, Roberts will deliver his keynote address, A Call to Arms, which will focus on better utilizing an organization's people as a key asset in the security equation.

Roberts is one of the world's foremost experts on counter threat intelligence. He constructs and directs One World Labs' portfolio of defense services designed to improve the physical and digital security posture of both its enterprise and government clients. With increasingly sophisticated attacks on targets of opportunity, Roberts' unique methods of addressing the evolving threat matrix and experience with all information systems make him an indispensable partner to clients and industries that demand protection of financials, intellectual property, customer data and other protected information from attack.

For more User Xchange information—including the full agenda—and to register, click here.

"These keynotes highlight an exciting agenda for the 2015 User Xchange," said Eric Schurr, chief marketing officer of Bit9 + Carbon Black. "The rapid growth of the event reflects our position as the leader in Next-Generation Endpoint Security. In addition to the keynotes, attendees also will experience insightful presentations from Bit9 + Carbon Black customers, meet the company's technical and business leaders, and talk shop with their fellow security professionals."

Schurr said that a record number of Bit9 + Carbon Black partners, representing some of the most innovative companies in the security market, are sponsoring the User Xchange, including:

  • Advanced Threat Analytics
  • Blue Coat
  • Click Security
  • Cyphort
  • Damballa
  • Dell SecureWorks
  • Infoblox
  • INSA
  • Kroll
  • Lastline
  • Red Canary
  • Set Solutions
  • ThreatStream

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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