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ThreatConnect, Inc. Executives to Participate in 2015 SANS Institute's Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit

What: Executives from ThreatConnect, Inc., the leading provider of security products and services including the ThreatConnect® Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP), will participate in educational sessions focusing on threat intelligence and Operation SMN at the 2015 SANS Institute’s Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit held February 2-3, 2015 in Washington, DC. ThreatConnect, Inc. is also a bronze sponsor and will be exhibiting at the event.

The theme of the summit in 2015 focuses on specific analysis techniques and capabilities that can be used to properly create and maintain Cyber Threat Intelligence in your organization. The goal of this summit will be to equip attendees with knowledge on the tools, methodologies and processes they need to move forward with cyber threat intelligence. The SANS What Works in Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit will bring attendees who are eager to hear this information and learn about tools, techniques, and solutions that can help address these needs.

Who: Adam Vincent, CEO, ThreatConnect, Inc., will participate in in a group discussion entitled “Cyber Threat Intel Solutions For Real”. Moderated by Rick Holland, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, the panelists include Vincent and Matt Jonkman, CTO & Founder, Emerging Threats; Mark Kendrick, Director of Solution Engineering, DomainTools; and Adam Meyer, Chief Security Strategist, SurfWatch Labs.

In this session, leading vendors will answer tough questions about commercially-available tools and solutions that really deliver on their promise.

Rich Barger, CIO and director of threat intelligence, ThreatConnect, Inc., will participate in a panel discussion on Operation SMN entitled, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Lessons Learned from Operation SMN and What We Would Do Differently”. Moderated by Mike Cloppert, CIRT Chief Research Analyst, Lockheed Martin, the panelists include Barger as well as Brian Bartholomew, Lead Technical Analyst, iSIGHT Partners; Zachary Hanif, Director of Applied Data Science, Novetta; and Nick Levay, CSO, Bit9+CarbonBlack.

Operation SMN examines a multi-year cyber espionage operation which was directed against governments, NGO’s, and the world’s largest companies. The Operation was brought to light by multiple security leaders coming together to collaborate and precisely deliver an effects-based solution for their common customers and the Internet as a whole. This session takes apart Operation SMN and the threat group Axiom, and examines in-depth how over 10 private industry companies banded together to act against a global security threat. We’ll review the strategic reasons why and the tactics of how these industry partners shared their knowledge with one another to achieve their common goal.

When: The 2015 SANS Institute Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit will take place on Monday and Tuesday, February 2 and 3, 2015.

Adam Vincent’s presentation will take place on Monday, February 2 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Rich Barger’s presentation will take place on Tuesday, February 3 from 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Where: The 2015 SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit is being held at The Dupont Circle Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Ave., NW Washington, DC  20036. All sessions will be held in the Dupont Ballroom. Additional information on the event including the full agenda can be found here:

About ThreatConnect, Inc.

ThreatConnect, Inc. is the leading provider of advanced threat intelligence products and services including ThreatConnect®, the most comprehensive Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP) on the market. ThreatConnect delivers a single platform in the cloud and on-premises to effectively aggregate, analyze, and act to counter sophisticated cyber-attacks. Leveraging advanced analytics capabilities, ThreatConnect offers a superior understanding of relevant cyber threats to business operations. To register for a free ThreatConnect account, or to learn more about our products and services, visit:

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