(ISC)2 New Jersey Chapter Announces PhishMe Co-Founder and CEO Rohyt Belani As Keynote Speaker at Social Engineering Prevention Conference SECON2017

JERSEY CITY, N.J., April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- (ISC)2 New Jersey Chapter, is excited to announce Rohyt Belani, Co-Founder & CEO of PhishMe® (www.phishme.com), the leading provider of human phishing defense solutions, as a keynote speaker for its annual Social Engineering Prevention Conference SECON2017 held May 25, 2017 at New Jersey City University.

The conference offers two keynote presentations from industry leaders, interactive workshops, and "hands-on" exercises on social engineering. The program includes two Keynote CISO panels and a lively discussion on social engineering impact on security. Attendees will learn about implications of social engineering and mitigating strategies. Members of the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) will be on hand to answer questions or concerns.

Social engineering is pervasive and this conference has something for both business and technical attendees. Learn how to protect yourself, family and business from the dangers of social engineering.

Belani's presentation on Collective Security will demonstrate how to implement new practices to avoid becoming a victim of ransomware and spear-phishing from exploring the nature of shared threat detection as well as lessons you can learn on harnessing the power of humans to build strong defense-in-depth programs. 

"In the cyber world, social engineering attacks originate predominantly via email," notes Belani. "It's an honor to be sharing insights at SECON2017 on how a human-focused, collective approach to security can drastically strengthen an organization's defense posture and reduce exposure to phishing threats."

Prior to PhishMe, Belani was the co-founder and CEO of Intrepidus Group, (acquired by NCC Group Plc), Managing Director at Mandiant, Principal Consultant at McAfee's Foundstone division, and a Researcher at the Software Engineering Institute. He was also an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University for five years. Rohyt is a contributor to information security publications, has spoken at conferences including Black Hat, RSA, OWASP and forums catering to the FBI, US Secret Service, and US Military. He provides commentary on cybersecurity for national media including BBC, CNN, ABC and Forbes.

Other significant speakers include:

  • Arvin Bansal, Director Cyber Security Strategy and Risk, Verizon Communications Inc.
  • Chris Novell, Independent Researcher, LeagueofLearners.com
  • John Leo, FBI Supervisory Agent Computer Network Intrusion Investigations, FBI
  • Jay Ferron, Principal at Interactive Security Training
  • Rashaad Bajwa, President of Domain Computer Services, Inc.
  • Stephen (Steve) Schwed, Manager Long Term Fraud Strategy, Verizon Communications Inc.
  • Tom Brennan, Director, McAfee
  • Thomas Ryan, Security Subject Matter Expert for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Fortify

"As systems security is hardened hackers target employees through phishing emails to trick them, because there is no patch for human trust," said Niloufer Tamboly, Membership Director of (ISC)2New Jersey Chapter.

Registration is now open for General Admission and Students Registration is now open for General Admission and Students https://www.se-conference.org/

About PhishMe

PhishMe is the leading provider of human-focused phishing defense solutions for organizations concerned about their susceptibility to today's top attack vector — spear phishing. PhishMe's intelligence-driven platform turns employees into an active line of defense by enabling them to identify, report, and mitigate spear phishing, malware, and drive-by threats. Our open approach ensures that PhishMe integrates easily into the security technology stack, demonstrating measurable results to help inform an organization's security decision making process. PhishMe's customers include the defense industrial base, energy, financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing industries, as well as other Global 1000 entities that understand changing user security behavior will improve security, aid incident response, and reduce the risk of compromise.

About (ISC)2 New Jersey Chapter

(ISC)2 New Jersey Chapter is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization. Our chapter's mission is to disseminate knowledge, exchange ideas, and encourage community outreach efforts, for advancement of information security practice and awareness in our society. We also strive to provide enjoyable opportunities for professional networking and growth.

Media Contact: Yolanda Baker, ISC(2) Chapter New Jersey, (646) 883-6815, press@isc2chapternj.org

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