FireEye CEO to Address Growing Threat of Botnets at Dow Jones Enterprise Innovations Conference
MENLO PARK, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashar Aziz, CEO of FireEye, the leader in next generation network security platforms, will present at the Dow Jones Enterprise Innovations Conference, on Tuesday, July 17, 2007. The presentation by Aziz, which will address the botnet pandemic, marks the latest in his series of discussions focused on the increasing global threat of botnets and other forms of malware.
MENLO PARK, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire/ — Ashar Aziz, CEO of FireEye, the leader in next generation network security platforms, will present at the Dow Jones Enterprise Innovations Conference, on Tuesday, July 17, 2007. The presentation by Aziz, which will address the botnet pandemic, marks the latest in his series of discussions focused on the increasing global threat of botnets and other forms of malware.
Titled "Taking Control Back From Botnets," Aziz's presentation at the conference will examine the real danger associated with botnets for enterprises and Internet users while demystifying the hype surrounding the issue. The prevalence of botnets is growing at an alarming rate, crossing corporate boundaries and spreading undetected infections behind corporate firewalls — so much, in fact, that the FBI ranks it among its top priorities along with espionage and terrorism. As part of his discussion, Aziz will outline steps on how to protect networks and the Internet from bot infiltration.
Aziz holds over 20 patents in the areas of networking, network security and datacenter virtualization. As founder and CEO of FireEye, as well as a leading authority on botnets and other rampant malware, Aziz's recent speaking appearances at leading business and industry forums include:
— 7th Annual Morgan Stanley CTO Summit — Aziz spoke on the growth of botnets as a tool for crimeware — Computer and Enterprise Investigations Conference (CEIC) — His session "Crimeware – The Evolution and Current State of Hacking as a Criminal Enterprise" focused on how exploitation techniques have changed from hacking for profit rather than exposure. — RSA 2007 — In the Peer 2 Peer session "Crimeware is here. Now what?", Aziz led discussions on the most common tools in the cybercriminal's toolbox and the damage they can cause, why crimeware is so difficult to stop, and the steps companies can take to protect themselves against damaging attacks by cybercriminals.
More information about the Dow Jones Enterprise Innovations Conference is available at: http://enterpriseinnovations.dowjones.com/
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FireEye, the leader in next generation network security platforms, enables organizations to regain control over their networked computing assets. FireEye's security systems protect against botnets and other rampant malware that seeks to compromise customer data, intellectual property, and enterprise resources. By using proprietary security virtualization technology, FireEye stops ever-morphing network malware and new attack techniques without relying on manual analysis or updates. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Menlo Park, California, FireEye is funded by Norwest Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital. For more information, call (650) 543-1600, email email@example.com or visit the FireEye Web site at http://www.fireeye.com.
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