NitroSecurity and ESG Host “Advanced Persistent Threats – Cutting Through the Hype” Webcast

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — December 13, 2011 — Despite the unending scrutiny and media attention around high-profile security events including Stuxnet, Duqu and Operation Shady RAT, Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) remain misunderstood. Heading into the New Year, these stealthy, protracted attacks remain a critical issue at the top of enterprise and government cybersecurity agendas.

To help security teams understand APTs more fully, NitroSecurity, Inc., now a part of McAfee, and Enterprise Strategy Group, an integrated, full-service IT analyst and business strategy firm, are delivering “Advanced Persistent Threats – Cutting Through the Hype,” a webcast sponsored by Federal Computer Week, on Wednesday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m. EST. To register or learn more visit:

Jon Oltsik, senior principal analyst at ESG and Mel Shakir, McAfee SIEM product manager (former NitroSecurity chief technology officer), will provide a clear understanding of the dangers of APTs and examine why some organizations are well prepared for APTs, while most are not. Additionally, Oltsik and Shakir will explore the pragmatic processes necessary to assess and identify internal vulnerabilities; offer insights on effective best practices; and discuss advanced “rule-less” correlation and analysis technology now available to help automate the detection and deciphering of critical security information.

Last month, NitroSecurity, the leader in high-performance, content-aware security information and event management solutions, introduced NitroView ACE, the industry’s first Advanced Correlation Engine appliance. Available now as part of NitroView version 9.0, NitroView ACE provides real-time and historical correlation capabilities that enable enterprises and government organizations to correlate large volumes of disparate data to detect and remediate zero-day threats, more efficiently predict and prevent future attacks, and scale and streamline security operations.

NitroSecurity develops high-performance security information and event management (SIEM) solutions that protect critical information and infrastructure. NitroSecurity solutions reduce risk exposure and increase network and information availability by removing the scalability and performance limitations of security information management. Utilizing the industry’s fastest analytical tools, NitroSecurity identifies, correlates and remediates threats in minutes instead of hours, allowing organizations to quickly mitigate risks to their information and infrastructure. NitroSecurity serves more than 500 organizations in the energy, healthcare, education, financial services, government, retail, hospitality and managed services industries. For more information, please visit

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